Timing is everything.  By taking advantage of opportunities when the larger timing is right, you achieve a success.  For example, when the tide is out in the ocean, it’s not a propitious time for the sport of surfing.  The rules we see everyday in mother nature are self evident, and by cooperating with that larger timing, we can fit into the reality of “what is” and use it to our advantage.

By using the principles of natural timing, we cooperate with life and know when to pull back and when to press forward for success.  The times of moving forward can be used for initiating new directions that are important for us.  The times for pulling back can be used for reinforcing our position, organizing our lives and growing stronger within ourselves.  The times of balance open the opportunity for consciously enjoying our lives and the people in our world.

ON THE DAY OF THE FALL EQUINOX it is a time of giving thanks for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of spiritual forces.  Sometime during the day, set aside time for a ritual that involves an outreach to others.

This is a day for giving thanks for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of Life itself.  On this day, plan to celebrate with some form of thanksgiving.  It may be joining with friends for a potluck and sharing food to commemorate the blessings that each of you has; on in some way contributing to someone who has less than you do.

Make a list of the three main gifts that the universe has blessed you with at this point in your life.  It may be a loving family, a special friendship, financial comfort… whatever occurs to you that you appreciate as a true blessing that has been added to you in your life.  You came on this planet on your own – with nothing, not even clothes on your back.  Life has provided and everything that you have has been added to you.  This is a day for gratitude and acknowledging the blessings that life has bequeathed upon you.  In the process of being grateful for what you have, you open yourself to Life continuing to add bounty to your life.

NOTE: On the day that signifies the beginning of each of the four seasons of the year, throughout history people have gathered together in groups to celebrate bringing in the new cycle.  The Honoring Life ritual suggested for bringing in the new cycle can be done alone or as part of a group that can empower the new cycle through shared celebration!