The light filters through
as the leaves gently roll to the ground
The time for harvest
the time to prepare for the season of hibernation
The long sleep of winter is beckoning
Now I lay me down to dream
Dream of all that is possible…
As we move steadily into the season of Fall, as the leaves see less light and change color and fall to the ground, I find my soul changing colors too.
This is the season that most of my life found me sad; regretful and on the border of fear.
Historically a season for letting go, I believe my sadness was in part because I did not know HOW to let go. I did not know that there was something else to feel, a different way to think, a better way to live!
My life at this moment is full of some of the biggest challenges I have ever faced.
I don’t always have the answers, but I do know that if I can stay in the energy of LOVE, even though the fear rises and tries to strangle my breath, then I can walk in faith and meet each day’s difficulties with grace. And with thanks.
During this Fall, I wish you PEACE in your heart, and I wish you to know what no longer serves you and the strength to let it go.
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Great post and wise words Lorrie. Peace to you!
Ah! Lilka 🙂 Thank you so much. Sweet blessings to you…I hope “Fall” finds you “Full!”
And to you! Many blessings <3
oh, Lorrie, that is such a great point about not knowing HOW to let go. I am so glad you said this!
Thanks, Kim! I’m beginning to realize how we gravitate to what we’ve always known…and that until we know better we stay in those low energies.
Sending good thoughts <3
Beautiful image and words to describe light filtering through our lives. Like leaves, we must let go and fall into our natural states. I trust you to find your way back home to peace and love Lorrie. Big hugs and love…
Hi Brad!! Thank you so much! You know what just struck me…? Your comments dive right in to the heart of whatever the message of my posts are. You succinctly, beautifully, and…I don’t know…intuitively (?) respond with a beautiful paraphrase. It makes me wonder if there is a place…a need…for such kind of writing…? Just a thought 😉
Thank you for your beautiful thoughts! I hope all is SUPER in your world 💜
Thank you Lorrie. I would love to use my words that way. Maybe inspiration will come for how/where. The blogosphere is one way. 🙂 Your words similarly touched me and gave me both tingles and a warm fuzzy feeling. Thank you my friend. <3
Giant smile!! Thanks, Brad. Have a wonderful week <3
I enjoy Fall but my favorite season will always be summer. So my best season are spring, summer, fall. Winter is my worst season as it ignites skin allergies, sickness plus the hectic pace of holidays that I don’t celebrate but where you are expected to be happy for some strange reason. Therefore I don’t do December. I’ve had way too many friends and family members pass away right before Christmas so I have nothing to celebrate. I just try to get through it. As for my anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD I’ve accepted that there is no cure. The triggers are still there and always will be. I stopped fooling and lying to myself. This past few weeks have been nearly a month of extreme job stress, anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia but I know this is something I must live with. I make adjustments. No more magical thinking or believing there will be a sudden breakthrough.
Ah…DeBorah. Your response here goes so much to things that made me write this post in the first place. I think the fact that you say you have “accepted” these facts about yourself that there is a FREEDOM in that first step. So many times we try to force change because something makes us uncomfortable, when in reality if we can accept and let go of the meaning we attach to it we can find a peace that will enable us to move forward.
I’m sorry to hear that you have had a tough month, but I know that you are very strong! And I also get that sometimes we can think that we are tired of being strong!!
I send lots of love and light to help you during these times. And thank you for always supporting me and my work! 💜
I don’t think I’m strong as I’ve spent many hours crying and in tears. For a long time I couldn’t eat much solid food. Living off smoothies. That’s not a sign of strength. I witnessed a violent altercation at work and had to give testimony of the incident. This event has brought back everything I’ve tried to bury for years. Getting through the holidays will be pure torture and hell.
I’m sorry Deborah 💜
But you are strong…and you will make it through the holidays. You don’t have to live in a lalaland pretending to be something you are not…but you will live your life each day the best way you know how…and you will survive!
Always sending good energy to you…
Only by the skin of my teeth. I hate Christmas. December is my worst month. A nightmare.
I’m not strong. I learned to lie about my problems and to wear a mask in order to function.
Oh, Lorrie, (((HUGS))). I have just walked through to the other side and I just have to reach tenderly to you and say, keep on walking your path with Love. You will make it and some day, a day that you won’t even “expect” it, you will break through and Glorious Light will flood your Soul. Three years worth of hardship and loss and hurt and betrayal and now today tears sting my eyes because I finally feel FREE of all the pain and all the gunk. You will too!! Walk on and keep on shining! Much LOVE!!! 💝🦋💝
Thank you for your beautiful soul dearest Amy!! Your words are beautiful and true…and I appreciate them so much! I have worked through so much in my life and I am grateful for all the opportunities that i receive to continue to work!!
I am grateful for our connection and I love that we walk similar paths and can help each other along the way 😁 Thank you 💗💗
A beautiful” reflection Lorrie. I recently learned that in Chinese Mediecine the season of Autumn brings a sense of loss. The emotion that is connected to this season is grief. Allow yourself to feel the letting go and the sadness that comes with it. It is part of nature’s flow, and we are a part of nature too. 🙏😉🙏 when the grief has passed, then we can embrace the creation and growth that follows winter’s pause.
It should be a gentle face not a winking one! 💛☺️💛
The winking one works too!! 😁
I love you Lorrie! Lets keep it light together 💕
Ah! Val…thank you 💗 Your words are beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. Yes, I have always felt such a sadness this time of year and could never really put a finger on it. I don’t like winter, but it always seemed like something more than that.
Thanks for the advice to feel my feelings…I think I spent many years trying not to because I had so much fear…they were so powerful!
Many blessings to you, Val. I hope you are well ☀️
This is beautiful advice, dear Lorrie <3 May we have the courage to let go of what no longer serves us!
Thanks, Tiny. Letting go is never easy but holding on can be so tiring!
Sweet blessings to you Helen 💜💜
So lovely, Lorrie! Glad you found the way.
Hi Cynthia!! 🙂 Thanks so much…it is an ongoing journey! Hope you are well <3
so lovely and inspiring, keep moving forward my friend 🙂
Awww…thank you Neha! Yes…that is the best we can do is to keep moving forward. I hope all is well with you 💜
Lorrie this is beautiful.. Your poem is full of its own colour, and I am so happy you are learning to let go, and finding as you do that you are also made up of many more wonderful colours that have been hidden behind your fear..
Once you embrace LOVE and begin to Love yourself.. you will find your heart expanding and BURSTING with colours..
Long my you shine..
Love and Hugs dear Lorrie xxx <3
I love this response, Sue! It couldn’t be more perfect and encouraging to all who read it. The core truth, and the thing that was completely missing for me but I now realize, is the self-love component. It is the most wonderful thing, and it is full of color!!
I’m so happy to share this journey with you…you always stimulate beautiful things to think about.
I hope you are busy creating wonderful things…including your life!! ☀️🌻💜
Thank you Lorrie, Life is full of wonderful things, and yes I enjoy creating.. I hope you too will enjoy more creative time and enjoy the moments of Now doing so.. <3 Hugs back xx
I could pretty much say the same. The older I get, the more fearful and regretful I become. Life did not happen as expected and it’s quite far already.
Well, I adore your strength to stick to love. I am trying, but, certainly, there are moments when all I can do is break out in tears.
I have realized by now that it is actually the sadness of the passing beauty that inspires me to to write and paint in the fall. The sparkling moment is brief. Light feels so intense because there will be so much less of it soon.
We are not supposed to find or know all answers. I think that’s why we live: to find out that there is so much more than we thought.
I am happy about you because art and creative side will always save you and lead into the right direction.
There is time for sadness, and then there is time for happiness and also for tears and laugh. I wish you to have lots of bright moments. We go to sleep and then we wake up again.
And your beautiful words brought tears to my eyes, Inese!! And they were the kind of tears that happen because someone speaks such truth and it touches my soul.
Believe me, I have had many of the very sad tears as well…and as you said there is time…a season 😉 for everything! The key is to feel it all…live it all…learn it all!!
It’s so nice to hear from you…i hope that your peace and happiness far outweighs the hard times! Many blessings 💜
Sending love and hugs to you, dear Lorrie, as you let go of what no longer serves and and live the good possibilities.
Ah…yes…good possibilities, Joanna! We need to keep our minds revved up for all the good things that are possible!! Just this morning I had a nice conversation with someone I would have thought was impossible.
Sweet blessings my friend 💜 And always live in the ‘good possibilities!’
Stay strong, Lorrie. And you are right – love eradicates fear. x
Thanks Mary! Sweet blessings for a beautiful weekend 💜
Lorrie, autumn is a beautiful season as the Earth cools preparing to rest over the winter. Discarding what is no longer required and so we do in our life. Letting go is one of the hardest things to do. People say it is easy. I do not think so many emotions grip tightly and have to be peeled away. I am looking forward to a new life a new season grasping the newly planted energy ready for spring. Lovely words as always. Blessings to you
Thank you!! 💜 I am in the process of letting go of things I no longer need…letting go of things that have held me back…kept me down. It is a cleansing and in the end…a necessary process. And it feels good when you can finally get that release. Perhaps I can change my energy at this time of year and see it for the blessing that it is.
Wishing you love and light as you enter a new phase. Thank you for the energy and wisdom you add here! ☀️
Beautiful both visually and verbally! Peace and Joy to you!!
Thank You, K irt 😁 Yes…peace and joy…beautiful wishes!
A beautiful post Lorrie. I too have found myself in resistance to letting go. With awareness and practice it does get easier. I wanted to stop by and tell you I nominated you for the Liebster award. Many Blessings Lisa https://connectingempathichelpersandartiststospirit.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/the-liebster-award/
Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for responding to my blog…and a GIANT thank you for extending this award to me. I accept this honor in the generosity it was extended. Please understand that I changed my blog to be award-free so I will not be forwarding the award (part of the reason was it was so hard to chose a handful of exceptional bloggers 😉
I will, however, visit your blog and have a comment to share the answer to your questions.
Many blessings to you…and thank you again for this honor!
You are welcome Lorrie! I will look forward to your answers. Many Blessings to you and your writing.
Just dropping by again Lorrie to see how you are my friend.. And just to wish you a lovely weekend..
Sending virtual hugs across the airwaves and take care.. <3
Ah! Sue…your intuition must be spot on! Thanks for checking in on me. It has been a tough week…and I find myself working so hard…so hard…to not drop into the lower energies…to not ‘dwell in the meanness I’ve experienced…and to make sure that I keep myself in the energy of love. I see how the same kind of cycle has been at work through most of my life…and I can feel how the self abuse could start. But I prefer to feel love and kindness…and as long as I can keep that forward in my life then I know everything will be just perfect. But it does hurt.
Thank you beautiful friend 💗💗 I hope that your weekend is full of truth…and light…and love!!! ☀️🌻💛
Keep those thoughts dear Lorrie, and you will break the cycle.. Its hard, I slipped several times.. But I know your inner strength has at last found its grip..
Love and Hugs xxx <3
This is lovely, Lorrie. Letting go is difficult but I feel you have the strength to move forward. Your strength shines through your writing. Sending hugs. And thank you for following BrewNSpew.
Hi Eugenia! Thanks so much for your super kind comment 😁 I’m so happy we have connected here and I look forward to learning more about you. Sweet blessings!
Beautiful and inspiring words! I hope the day brings a dazzling smile on your face! 💖
Thank you for your beautiful wish! And thanks for stopping by to check out my blog. Hope the upcoming weekend has lots of treasures for you!☀️