I love the waning days of summer as an elusive smell of autumn creeps into the air – mostly in the cool mornings from the beautiful evergreen trees surrounding my house, before the sun is full in the sky to remind us that there is still a bit of summer to be had. Autumn is my favorite time of year. There’s something about wrapping up the wild blossoming and abundance of spring and summer that feels like pulling my favorite sweater close around me, both warm and comforting, but not inhibiting like the finality of winter. There’s still time for harvesting what I’ve planted, learned and done over the summer before I nestle in my winter cocoon to incubate new ideas for the coming year.
As one who uses SoulCollage® both for introspection and spiritual growth, I find that autumn is when I turn to my SoulCollage® cards more frequently. Sometimes, it’s just to pull a card for the day, to see which Neter, or guide, has some wisdom to offer me. Other times, I may have a query and do an in-depth reading to help me peel back the layers of my daily life to find my deepest desires and wisdom.
My Gift of Nature card pays homage to the beautiful and nourishing fruits and vegetables I have been feasting on this summer that are plentiful at area farmer’s markets. Its voice says, “I am the one who is created from the bounty of Nature, healthy and whole. I am the best that Nature has to offer, full of nourishment & potential. I am organic, I am pure.”
I feel more compelled than ever to really take care of my body, mind and spirit during these tumultuous times. I know that I am being called upon to be strong and to rally for whatever is coming my way in this lifetime, though it is unknown as of yet.
I also feel my creativity beginning to flow more readily once again, after a bit of a dry spell. My art studio calls to me daily, and I find that I am developing new ways to offer my professional talents and experience in the work that I do with people who have disabilities. I definitely feel the influence of my Magical Moon Child, who says, “I am the One who is born of moondust and stays connected with the stars. I open your vision to receive Divine inspiration.” I have definitely been feeling Divine inspiration present in my life lately as I wake up in the early morning hours before the sun is up, my head filled to the brim with new creations waiting to be made.
As I look ahead to the coming year, new ideas, projects and plans seem to fly into my head. With so much from which to choose, it is helpful to turn to my SoulCollage® cards for discernment. The clarity I always receive from my cards helps keep the mental critic at bay as I tune into my intuition to hear the voice of Spirit speaking to me.