“I love autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed
to have put there just for the beauty of it.”
– Lee Maynard
Fall is such a great time of year. It is a joy to watch the leaves and plants change into colorful works of art before finally falling away. This time of year we tend to shift our attention inward to contemplation and learning. It is a time of nurturing the soul.
October is the signal that the end of the year is near. The busy, hectic holiday season is just a moment away.
Before the rush of the holidays shows up, I invite you to take some time to do something nurturing for yourself. Maybe a gratitude walk in the park or spend time with a friend over coffee. Perhaps just some quiet time of reflection.
Whatever you do, know that you are not alone. From Ernest Holmes, “You have a silent partner within you whose energy is inexhaustible and whose intelligence is without limit. Your silent partner is more than a subjective or unconscious reaction to life, it is Life Itself.”
Above all, know that you are loved.
“Be still and know… I am in the flow.”
– Eric Butterworth
We’ve been waiting and hoping for some normalcy to return to calm the free-floating anxiety, confusion, chaos, and uncertainty of the world. The good news is that the new normal is here. The bad news is that unpredictability is the new normal.
Before Covid, there was a sense of confidence in making plans for the future and an expectation that those plans would come into fruition. In the new normal there is no certainty our plans will happen, just an eery I’m-not-sure-what-will-happen-next feeling. The more we resist the uncertainty, the more stressed we become. We can resist, blame, and complain but it won’t change the circumstances.
Our opportunity is to learn to live in the flow. In his book, In the Flow of Life, Eric Butterworth writes, “God is a circle that is centered in you. All the attributes of the Infinite are in focus as you, flowing forth through you. You are in this flow.” Allow being in the flow to empower you. During this time of change and uncertainty it can be difficult to trust externally. Being in the flow allows you to trust internally.
Use this affirmation from Butterworth in your daily practice: “I am in the flow of life, and I move easily with the flow. I am radiantly and enthusiastically alive. I am free from tension, stress and strain, and I go forward in the flow of life – unhurried and unworried.”
Author Lynne McTaggart states: “Faced with some of the greatest upheavals and challenges in the entire history of humanity, we are one of the most important generations that have ever lived. Each of the major choices we make today will affect our children’s children – and indeed the world for all time.”
In today’s world we are all called to be engaged, standing up for justice and speaking out against racism, inequality, and abuse. There is no road map for what Barbara Marx Hubbard calls, “…this new Age of Conscious Evolution.” While the old systems are failing, new ideas and creative strategies are coming forward. The soul is awakened to a conscious expression of creation.
In order to allow the awakened soul to thrive, it is important to stay conscious and do the work to stay clear so our soul can shine. We practice letting go, forgiveness, gratitude and the art of allowing.
James O’Dea created a simple but powerful prayer practice in his book, Soul Awakening Practice.
The book is an instruction manual of meditations and prayers along with powerful essays and inspirations. The prayer is a call to newness, a transmission of love, a revelation of peace. Author Lynne McTaggart says, “People who have worked with the simple Soul Awakening Prayer report experiencing a cascading flow of transmission as they move from one line of affirmation to the next.”
It is important as spiritual peacemakers that we collect the tools and resources that nurture us when the days are dark and support us in staying on the path of love.
May Love light your path, harmony soothe your mind, and peace radiate in and through and as you each day.
Rev. Christine Green
Do you long to reconnect with your inner wisdom?
Are you in the midst of a transition?
Do you crave quiet reflection, rest, and renewal?
Rev. Christine Green has designed a deeply restorative retreat for women, in a nurturing, empowering, and supportive environment. Tap into the transformative power of spiritual principle to nourish body and soul.
Our retreat takes place at Alton Collins Retreat Center, a beautiful center in the lush forest located in Eagle Creek, Oregon. All meals are provided. There is an option of a single or double room. Workshop materials included in the price.
Integrate self-renewal strategies into daily life as you learn to:
- Slow down and access your inner wisdom
- Experience guilt-free spiritual practice
- Tap into self-compassion and self-acceptance
- Relax and connect with your needs, desires, and emotional well-being
- Meditate to enhance peace and harmony in everyday life
Enjoy authentic connection with like-minded women as you embrace a new way of being and experience greater freedom and joy.
Contact Christine for details and to register.