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

 

557 thoughts on “Autumn – Nature’s Teacher

  1. The seasons also show us the cycles we live within, there are so many cycles within cycles and yet we live life as though it is lineal.

    1. Absolutely Mary, there are so many cycles within cycles, what a great reflection for us to maybe consider that our life is not lineal.

  2. Nature shares so much and as you have shared Anne, when we are open to reading what is happening around us we are blessed by the level of appreciation from God in every aspect of nature, and the appreciative-ness we have for our own connection to God.

    1. I was out in the woods recently and the stillness was profound. I understand why we walk or go out into nature as it can support us to reconnect to that part of us, our soul, that we have become disconnected from.

  3. Nature shares so much and as you have shared Anne, when we are open to reading what is happening around us we are blessed by the level of appreciation from God in every aspect of nature, and the appreciative-ness we have for our own connection to God.

    1. I love the leaves in autumn, and have likewise pondered what the different colours, shapes and textures represent; what I would continually come back to seeing huge piles of leaves on the ground, was how each one of us is needed, that we all add something uniquely beautiful to the world, and this beauty grows exponentially as we are together.

  4. Thank you Anne, reading your blog I was appreciating your expression and the innocence and dearness you write with, and the wisdom with which you felt the symbolism of the leaves. I am inspired to go deeper with my relationship with nature, thank you.

    1. What Anne shares in this blog is very beautiful, ‘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.’

  5. This is a beautiful observation of nature and its symbolism Anne. These loving messages from God reminding us of who we are is everywhere we look.

  6. The seasons are more that physical seasons but reflect to us that there are also different phases of our physical life and how we can be in each phase. We put so much emphasis on spring and summer because they represent the new and activity, without equally valuing what the movements of autumn and winter bring in terms of inner reflection and inner work. We are all of the above, no one more or less and we need to learn to balance all that is represented by all of the seasons.

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