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It is almost fall! I feel so fortunate to live in an area where I can celebrate every season. I love the change of seasons. Fall is one of my favorites, and it always comes at just the right time (wink wink, when else would it come?).

Over Labor Day weekend, I was in my yard at about 7:30 pm picking some basil for dinner. I had my little dog outside running beside me. As I was going back inside, I smelled the basil that I had picked. At the same time, I looked up at the beautiful almost full moon. A feeling of complete joy came over me. It was the simplest moment, and I wondered how it could create such bliss.

These are the moments that keep us going. These are the moments we can live for if we choose to do so. These are the moments of which we can create more.

Choose to not be saddened this year by the shortened days that come with fall and winter. There is something to celebrate in the darkness of night under the moon. There are subtle energies to be felt there. There is stillness to be sensed. There is magic to be harnessed. There is peace to be found.

We live in a society that glorifies the day and all it represents. We worship the sun. We value action. We feel good when we “get things done.” We give credit to what we can see and prove.

But what about the night? Have we forgotten about the moon? When is the last time you just let yourself be and did not worry about doing? When is the last time you lied under the stars and felt the magic?

The spiritual world is a world that cannot always be seen. It has to be sensed. That is why many spiritual seekers are drawn to the night sky. It is a way to quiet our minds and maybe even forget who we are in this physical form even if just for a moment.

When this happens, we realize our true essence, which is not of this physical world anyway. In realizing our smallness, we also realize our oneness with everything, and in turn realize our magnitude. In the words of Wayne Dyer, we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a physical experience.

And then yes, we can go back to the day and the sun. We can accomplish what we were sent here to accomplish. We will have a sparkle in our eyes, because we know now we are made of stardust. We will not forget what the night sky told us.

I invite you this year to meditate under the night sky. Do what you can to observe the sky at night, even if it is out your window. Notice how it makes you feel. Start following the phases of the moon, and notice your connection to these phases.

The next time someone complains about the dark or the night that comes with this time of year, say, “Oh I love the night! It is where the magic happens!” See if it changes the conversation. And see if it changes how you view the night and the darkness of this season. Start to FEEL the magic that comes at night.

I encourage you to stand up for the rights of the night! I believe we have ignored the importance of darkness in our society! Who stands with me? Write below and tell me of a beautiful experience you have had in the darkness of the night and under the light of the stars.

I wish everyone a beautiful fall season this year!

Peace, Love, and Darkness,

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