Thursday, September 19, 2013

Harvest Moon - Daring to Dream...

My eyes turn towards the skies lately, focused on the glowing, orange moon. The Harvest Moon arrives around this time every year and each time, I am blown away by its beauty.

Because it’s round and full, it appears pregnant as well as magical – pregnant with dreams.

It reminds me that what we imagine carries much weight. Focused on what we would like to see in our lives, we can feel inspired and hopeful.

It’s easy to get discouraged when we don’t have what we want. That’s why we need to bring a piece of it into our lives right now.

If you long for a summer garden, you can plant a bunch of bright yellow daisies in a flowerpot. It will make your heart sing, because it’s part of your dream. Maybe your dream is to visit Hawaii but with your finances stretched to the limit and current responsibilities, it seems impossible. Just putting a picture magnet of Maui on your fridge can keep your dream alive. And who knows? An opportunity to travel there may come sooner than you think.

When we lose our dreams, we lose our enthusiasm for living. The Harvest Moon comes around once a year to remind us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven...a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted" These lines from Ecclesiastes are a reminder to be patient and to know that we must do our planting at the right season.

I think this also applies to our writing. A time to write and a time to send out our writing.

It is also, as your post so elegantly states a time to dream. What do we want to harvest this time next year? What should we be planting to get the gifts of our life?

Harvest time is also a time to be grateful for our own harvest, whether it be new friendships,new writings, new places to see.

One reaps what one has sown.