into a butterfly, autumn deepens
for the worm
in the sliding door’s opening
a sharp voice
chilling autumn rains
curtain Mount Fuji, then make it
more beautiful to see
Happy equinox. And happy Autumn, for those in the northern hemisphere, anyway. The above are all haiku from Basho about autumn (although alas, these translations don’t maintain the 5-7-5 phrasing) They encapsulated for me what Fall feels like, and what I have been focusing on recently – deepening, listening, preparing. Spring is for the caterpillar transforming into a butterfly; fall is for the worm burrowing into the ground.
As part of this, I’ve decided to finally port Mommy Mystic to the full wordpress.org platform, and make some changes and updates I can only do once that is complete, but that’s going to take some time. In the meantime, I have a few books I’d like to review here, and I am still writing articles regularly for the BellaOnline Buddhism site. After that, I’ll hopefully complete the migration (pray for me) and start up a new series I’ve been looking forward to.
Also, several friends have started beautiful new projects this Fall, and depending on what your own soul is calling you too, they may be exactly the support you need…
Jan Lundy, from Awake is Good (and whom I interviewed here last Spring) has started a wonderful new online class and mentoring program called “Buddha Chick™.” As well as being a blogger and author, Jan is a certified interfaith spiritual director/mentor, and she has teamed with an excellent group of guest teachers/mentors in putting together this program. The course starts next week and runs all Fall, so check it out soon.
Nadia from Happy Lotus has relaunched her site – and her life – and is sharing her insights on aligning spiritual and business goals. She is now officially working as an ‘innerpreneur’ and conscious business and online media consultant. Be sure to check out her new services, and her just launched e-book, The Buddha Blueprint.