Today is the Autumnal Equinox, which means it is the first day of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. On the first day of Autumn, the hours of light and the hours of darkness are equal. After today, the hours of daylight will become shorter in the Northern Hemisphere and longer in the Southern Hemisphere.
Pagan ritual celebrates this celestial event as the holiday of Mabon. Mabon rituals focus on balance, change and a shift into darkness as we head into harvest and winter in the Northern Hemisphere. This is a time to remember that darkness isn’t inherently bad or evil, but rather, darkness is simply the counterpart to light. There can be no light without darkness, making both necessary and important.
Today’s message of the eternal struggles of change v. balance and dark v. light strikes a major cord with me. This is a time for reflection…of reaping what we have sown. Today, I’m reflecting on issues I’m facing and the ways that those struggles have enriched my life.
What are some things you can reflect upon today, personally or within the context of your relationship dynamic concerning the topics of change, balance and looking at the ‘darkness’ in yourself to see what you can learn from it? How can you use the energies of today to aid in your own Fall Enrichment?
Some topics to consider for reflection on balance, darkness and change…
1.) Today is all about finding balance…and what better way to find balance and access your core than through yoga poses!? Are poses and positioning an aspect of your dynamic? If so, tell us about it. If not, are posturing and positioning something you would consider incorporating into your dynamic?
2.) Are you (or your partner) a sadist? If so, what’s you favorite type of sadomasochistic play…physical, emotional and/or mental? If not, can you tolerate any S&m play? Hard limit? NMK?
3.) Change is enviable. All we can do is deal with it with as much grace and poise as possible.