September is here and soon it will be the Fall Equinox. This is the transitional time of the year when the Sun changes direction and the seasons move from Summer to Fall in the Northern Hemisphere and from Winter to Spring in the rest of the world. For many, it is celebrated as a time to look at how they can use the transitional and transformational energy of the equinox to live better and make positive changes.
In our upcoming retreat at Joshua Tree, we will be addressing turning points and using ancient ritual with the Fall Equinox to spur us into focus and empowerment for lasting positive change for ourselves and the world.
Again we are moving into the "Holiday" Season. Here in the United States, it starts with Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and ends with New Year's day. It is a ritual that we follow year in and year out.
As I grow older, I often find myself thinking, "Didn't we just do this last year?" It has become somewhat tedious for this old bird. I long ago gave up Halloween as many of you found out with last month's article. Now, there is Thanksgiving. I do celebrate Thanksgiving. I find that it is one of the few holidays that have meaning for me. Granted, I no longer have the luxury of fixing a large family meal. My mother doesn't eat much and I live with hubby and friend who really don't care. The rest of my family are in Oklahoma, mucho miles from here.
This year, I am ordering the full Monty meal from Marie Calendar's. I won't have to baste a drumstick nor peel a spud. I like that. Normally, I would opt for restaurant, but with mom, that is problematic. It takes an hour to get her dressed and downstairs, then into the car. Too much work. Plus, her eating habits have become increasingly bizarre. So it's turkey at home from Marie. Yum.
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