Fall Reflection Rev Jill Carey 9/27/19

Dear Friends,

It may not feel like it yet, but autumn has arrived! I am grateful for the cooler mornings. The seasons have always been a good reminder for me about the seasons of life and the seasons of spiritual growth; and it brings to mind the great passage from Ecclesiastes: “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”

Autumn makes me feel reflective and energized at the same time. The weather is cooler and sometimes wetter---more days indoors or walking in the brisk air. But much of the natural world begins to go dormant or die, so that new life can spring forth in the spring. This period is as necessary as the warm rains of spring that coax new life from tree buds and underground seedlings. In the same way, we may find ourselves letting go of things whose season has ended for our lives---relationships, unproductive thoughts and ideas, unhealthy habits, or anything that no longer serves your highest good.

Reflect upon these things, and allow your life to flow as gently and inevitably as the seasons do.

Much love and many blessings,

Rev Jill