We all know that there is a time for reaping and a time for sowing. Right now observing nature reminds me that Yoga Nidra, as Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD says, is “Resting on the cloud of Yoga.” Rest is essential for the rejuvenation process that is part of our nature and sleep alone is not sufficient. Laying among the leaves feels like an embrace from Mother Earth. Trust in the process, let all that is no longer necessary fall away . The nature of life is change. When all else fails do Yoga Nidra to remind yourself that your nature is eternal even if the body changes. During your reflection there is a time for planting those new seeds, sankalpa , while letting go of the old. Remember, we’re going into a time of darkness. Respect the seasons and lay among the leaves covering yourself in the cloak of time to be reborn and to awaken from the unconsciousness which holds on to what is gone missing the value of the moment. Often we are sleeping to our true nature rather than awake in relaxed trust where we ‘rest’ in the moment, in the breath, in the space, our hearts and mind one with the universe… Om tat sam. Autumn , especially as the leaves fall IS a contemplative meditation.
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