Giving and Receiving
On September 22, for one second, (exactly at 6:54pm) our planet's seasonal duality will be in perfect balance. Day and night will have the same length, the same value, the same influence on our astral system.
Light and dark, yin and yang, masculine and feminine, giving and receiving, sweet and sour, good and bad.
I see that as an instant of perfect stillness, in a perfect moment of exchange of giving and receiving. A stellar balance.
Then again they will differ in time. In our northern hemisphere, we'll start slowly slowly, day by day, getting into shorter daylight, stepping into autumn.
It's a traditional believe that light is celestial, positive, beneficial and associated with goodness. But I believe that darkness is not exactly the opposite. Darkness might induce fears for being associated with mystery and the unknown but it has immense value and ultimately it holds its own powerful radiance.
In darkness we can find unexplored inspiration, peace and softness, as much as in light. Inspired Darkness.
In darkness things might disappear but we can appreciate the surrounding favoring other senses, and actually it is only in the darkness that faint sparks of inner fire become visible.
And if we could surrender and open ourselves to that, we could appreciate our internal sparks and see all the treasures hidden in our inner world.
Discovering and receiving our hidden powerful inner strength and giving it out to others, can be done embracing darkness.
And so it is Practicing Compassion.
Starting from that instant where light and dark harmoniously dance together in Stillness.