The autumn equinox occurred this week. The days and nights in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres are at an equal length now. Equinoxes are balanced days where harmony exists between the light and dark. Maybe events on in our own lives or society will begin to find a similar balance, so we will be moving toward inner peace, stability and fulfilment.
In the next visualization, we will walk through the autumn leaves in a forest, and end up at a beautiful clearing before the sunset.
The afternoon is gently passing. Pale amber sunlight spills through the tangled branches of the forest. Summer is collapsing into Autumn, and the leaves are blushing with a last few weeks of colour before the arrival of winter. Red maple, yellow chestnuts, copper beech, red oak and crimson dogwood.
Many of the branches are already bare. The trail you are walking on is covered with a russet carpet of leaves that crunches as you walk over it. The ground underfoot is also uneven with tree roots, twigs and pine cones that snap. The forest floor surrounding you is littered with fallen trees, a tangle of blackberry bushes, and ferns without any direction.
As the wind sighs and wanders through the wild woods, the leaves scatter and fall about you like dry rain. The oak trees are also randomly dropping their acorns hard. You notice a grey squirrel bustling around through the piles of leaves searching for nuts.
The forest exhales, and with it, you smell the earth, and the leaves mingled together with the slight scent of smoke from a faraway bonfire.
The wood is thicker here, and find yourself walking through a tunnel of trees, their branches tangle and flow overhead. The limbs are intertwined and cast dapples of shadows on the forest floor around you.
You arrive at the edge of the forest at a vast field thick with yellow goldenrod and grass.
You see a herd of about six deer grazing in the clearing. They are sleek with glossy fur. You observe them for a few moments before they sense your presence. They gaze at you for moments with their large dark eyes, before they slowly back away, fling up their white tails and float off into the dark timberline.
The sun slips over the trees sending low slanting rays across the field as you walk out into the open. The sky
You find a place where the deer have slept like a round nest in the tall flattened grass.
In the distance, a flock of geese fly in a long V. shape. They have no borders. You can faintly hear their wings beat. They are sensing the shortening days as if a door is closing which they must dash through before it shuts. Other birds pass over the field in a level flight like punctuation marks.
The light is falling away from the sky, a few low clouds fold over themselves in a light shade of silver. It's time for you to retrace your steps and walk back through the forest.
〰️ Clara 〰️
I am bringing my favourite outside experiences and imaginings to create visualizations that encourage peace and relaxation.