“After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth…The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.”
― Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The truest of truths is that nothing ever stays the same. Yet, no matter how we intellectually KNOW this, our fearful reptilian brain clings to status quo like a drowning sailor to a buoy in a stormy sea. October, more than any other season, slaps us in face with the reality of change. Clearly, summer is gone, green has transformed to gold…the sun’s glow has shifted angles, nothing is the same. October’s brilliance reminds us that change is indeed inevitable, but also potentially quite glorious. For this reason, it is my favorite season reminding me that anything is possible, making me feel vibrantly alive like the colors that surround me.
As trite as it might be, January always compels us to consider our lives and look at steps we might take to “improve”. In yoga this is called “svadhayaya” which means self-study. It is one of the first steps ancient yogis recognized as a way to live more fully, more gracefully, more peacefully. I for one, took the opportunity to clean house (another yogic step, saucha)….I’ve eliminated some baggage, including a sluggish out-dated website. I hope this new, cleaner format allows for greater ease and clarity for you. However, I understand that any change, any evolution, can involve some growing pains. Please be patient as we transition into the new year with this new website. We’d love to hear from you! Ommmmmmmm, Debbi