Today is the Autumnal Equinox, which is one of 2 moments in the Earth's year when Daylight and Dark are in balance. Harvest is here. As the days go by, the Earth in the Northern Hemisphere will race toward the time of Darkness and Winter.
Many Indigenous Peoples believed (and believe) that the consciousness of the Mother Earth and Her Peoples are intimately bound. The People could be a part of the renewal of the cycles of the Earth, or they could distort them. Indigenous Peoples recognized the dependence of their Lives on the rhythms of the Earth's Cycles and that Life was a Sacred Gift of the Divine. Seasonal acknowledgements included Celebrations with the telling of Story.
On Butterfly Hill Farm, we seek to live as indigenous to this Earth, rather than separate from Her. We try to recognize the 8 Seasonal Celebrations of Creation. Compared to Indigenous Peoples, our honoring has come only lately and it is quite primitive. But it is a start.
Happy Autumnal Equinox!