Welcome to Autumn 2022
Whilst Autumn appeared to arrive early this year; my e-Newsletter is a month late!
This is the result of last months huge Weather Event – causing significant flooding along the East Coast of Australia – with major devastation to towns, homes and businesses.
I was without Power for several Days, no running water, and no Phone / Internet line for a couple of weeks. Many people, families, homes and businesses will take months to recover from what nature has offered in the way of water!
However this week we have some soft sun and beautiful Autumn weather, reminding us that for many people Autumn is a favourite season of the year, being a Season between the two extremes of Summer’s heat and Winters cold. Autumn is a season easy on the body and soothing to the senses.
Autumn 2022 here in the Southern Hemisphere, finds us with a lessening of the COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions that have limited our lives for 2 years.
Whilst this is a wonderful relief, we now find the world faced with the ongoing uncertainty of War in Europe due to the invasion of Russia into Ukraine.
Our World and Humanity, that has dealt with the challenges of COVID-19 is now being faced with ongoing uncertainty and stress. This certainly brings to mind, the underlying potential for unease, stress and struggle of the human condition.
This may become a reminder and motivator to the importance of maintaining Mindfulness, Wisdom, Compassion and Care. That while external situations can be very difficult it is up to us to manage our Mind and maintain Mental Equipoise.
While the blights and plights of humanity continue, with Fires and Floods, Famine and Fighting; we may take heart in knowing that Nature and the changing of the Seasons continue. That whilst there may be variations in the timing and degrees of the Seasons, they do continue to occur with relative harmony and balance.
My verse below about the coming of Autumn is a reminder to connect to Nature and be present to those things that are perennial beyond the seeming foolishness and folly of humanity at times.
May we find Peace through great Wisdom and Compassion.
AUTUMN ARRIVED EARLY
Autumn arrived early as a gentle surprise;
We could not mistake her calm cool guise.
She spread a quiet peace across the land;
Like a comforting, caring, soothing hand.
The sun became a softer light;
Not the blaze of Summer, hot and bright.
The wind brought a cooling breeze;
A few months of life with more physical ease.
Animals and insects quietening to a hush;
Respite from Spring and Summers rush.
The colours of Autumn so easy on the eye;
Yet reminding us all that time has gone by.
The season of Autumn to many is dear;
Just look to nature to see why is clear.
Autumn is a time to be quiet and reflective;
She is natures messenger and brings this directive!
MEDITATION GROUP AND RETREATS RE-STARTING
With the easing of the COVID-19 Restrictions, it feels like the right time to resume our Meditation Connections.
Thank you for your patience in waiting for our Meditation Group to recommence.
Our Weekly Meditation Group at Farrants Hill will resume on:
THURSDAY 26TH MAY at 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
If you are coming for the first time email on firstname.lastname@example.org or text me 0400 022 048.
Please bring your own water bottle, pen and notebook. With the hour session we will have a 30 minute Meditation and then 30 minutes of Wisdom Reflections with questions. It will be wonderful again to meet up as a group and to continue our Meditation and Mindfulness practice, together with some Wisdom Reflections.