Autumn – Nature’s Teacher

As I was walking in our local park recently I could not help but see the huge piles of leaves on the ground – the true expression of Autumn.

I noticed the variety of colours and how some leaves were comprised of different colours. The leaves were all different shapes as they had fallen from different trees.

The leaves had many different patterns etched onto them which formed from the different colours, shapes and textures.

Some leaves looked quite old while others looked freshly fallen. No matter the shape, colour, pattern or age, they all landed on the ground and formed this amazing magical carpet of colour.

You may be thinking – why is this relevant?

I know and feel the reflections of nature often in many parts of my life and know that nature is there to support and confirm me, so I wondered what this pile of leaves could be confirming for me at this moment. The answer was not long in coming…

  • The colours represent the many different ethnicities in the world and how they offer a different perspective on how to live, which may be evident in the food they eat, how they dress, and the traditions that they follow.
  • The shapes represent all the physical differences in our bodies with no shape being more superior than another. Every body carries its own beauty which comes from our innermost and is reflected out for others to feel.
  • The different patterns are our lifestyles which are the result of the choices we make in how we live our lives.
  • The different-aged leaves carry their own individual beauty and wisdom. The younger leaves reminded me of the innocence, the potential and the enthusiasm of youth with their bright fresh colours. Although the older leaves looked wrinkled and were crackly, their prominence in the leaf pile showed the dignity and grace of ageing before they returned to the land on their never-ending cycle of life.

However, it was the entire constellation of the pile of leaves lying on the ground on the same level which held the greatest joy for me, as I realised that it represented just how equal we really are regardless of our colour, shape, pattern of living or our age. The pile of leaves represents brotherhood on earth and this is only possible if we truly accept our differences and understand that although we come from different trees of life, we are all on the same journey, albeit at different stages, as we fully reconnect back to soul.

It is through the presentations and writings of Serge Benhayon that I understand that nature is reflecting truth to humanity constantly, and these reflections help us to understand how we are truly living on earth.

by Anne Hishon, Registered Nurse, partner to Peter and mother to Joshua and Ben.

Further Reading:
Living religion: my livingness is religion
A True Relationship with Nature
The Magic of Nature-the Magic of God And Me


547 thoughts on “Autumn – Nature’s Teacher

  1. And all the leaves eventually disintegrate and go back into the soil and support other plants and living beings to grow and continue its cycle.

  2. What a great analogy for all of us, that no matter our shapes, colours or ages we are all part of the pile and all equally a part of that whole. Each of us brings a different aspect and the whole is diminished without it.

  3. There is the magic offered by and through nature, but it is our openness to see beyond the temporal and read the energetic dimension of life that reveals the magic, hence it is up to us to be aware of the magic that we cannot escape but ignore to our great detriment.

  4. Thank you for taking us on your insightful autumn walk Anne. This reminds us that we can read and deepen from every observation if we are willing to.

  5. I love this blog, thank you Anne, it gives me a fresh way to look at nature. The inspiration it offers is dynamic and full. It never leaves anyone less or anyone out and I can see it is responsive to the body of divine order we all come from, we are a mere part of that divine order.

  6. I would like to understand more deeply how we are living on earth, collectively, all together. Because so much of life does not make sense, so much of it is so obviously disharmonious to the sensitive beings that we are, and yet there seems to be this ‘carrying on’ aspect of life that just keeps us all going even in the obvious falsehood of it all.

  7. I love autumn, last autumn I was fortunate enough to be in New York and made a special trip to Central Park and took some beautiful photos of the tress and their different colours of the autumn leaves, nature does offers us such amazing reflections.

  8. When we align to our connection with the universe, we can feel that life is limited in how we have been living – and that it is not it. We can feel by virtue of our connection that we stem off from a whole, a grandeur that is greater than any images or perceiving ultime high. I love that about the universe, that it is endless forever more. Just like we are..

  9. I love the 4 dot points Anne, it is such a beautiful sharing of the autumn leaves. Nature does reflect so much for us to learn and appreciate.

  10. To me, it is true evil to take nature and it’s beauty and relevance in our lives flippantly, and that without it and its reflection we would not be able to live on this plane of life.

  11. Autumn was a season I didn’t use to like except the flamboyant colours. Isn’t it interesting that it is a time to go inwards, the weather changes, it becomes cooler, even wet at times.
    When we have a stop moment and truly observe the various season’s, it is no different to us in our seasonal changes. From the time we are born, we move to puberty/adolescent, menopausal age and then the elderly – our seasonal changes occur within us all, its how we perceive it is the question.

  12. Thank you for sharing this awesome reflection of brotherhood in the pile of leaves, just like us they are each magnificent but offer so much more together.

  13. The wondrous thing about nature is not only that its breath-taking beauty is an awe to behold, but more so that is serves to remind us that who we are within is far greater in magnificence, waiting to be appreciated and lived.

  14. Thank you Anne a beautiful observation, reflecting that we are all equal and part of the whole. That there is no individualism we are merely a reflection of different parts of each other and together we are one.

  15. To walk in nature with an awareness of the Magic of God that is all around us is to know that we are called to return to the Divine love that we are.

    1. Walking in nature offers us space to re-connect to the body we are all within. There is no question that our particles shift in nature, so perhaps our role in this world is to take that shift and reflect it wherever it is needed to offer that same particle expansion in other areas. We were given legs for a reason!

  16. A very beautiful reading Anne, with the sense of wonder that only comes when we are connected to the all. There is purpose in everything.

    1. There certainly is Jennifer, I have walked past autumn leaves many times and this blog and your comment reminds me that we are all deeply connected and that everything in nature is a reflection of the beauty and grandness that we all are.

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