Welcome Archangel Michael whose name means "Who is Like God"! This powerful Archangel brings dynamic assistance as He presides over autumn, a time of great change. Every season serves a definite purpose as part of a larger cycle. The Fall energies can assist us in letting go of the old, and helping us sow new seeds. This powerful season invites change and new beginnings. It's a harvest time to assess what has passed and to set new goals for the upcoming year.
As summer ends and autumn begins, our days grow shorter. That's how trees know to start getting ready for winter, a time when there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. A quietude fills the air, waiting for the leaves to turn and fall. Sugar maples turn brilliant orange-red, dogwoods and oaks turn bright scarlet. What beauty to behold.
The winds of change help to loosen the old leaves, but the force that pushes the dead leaf from the tree is actually the bud of the new leaf in preparation for next spring. Interesting that new life energies push off the remains of the old. There is a purpose for everything. In order for new life to happen, the branch must remain attached to the tree. A metaphor for our life with Christ.
Trees don't cling to their brilliant leafy wardrobe in fear of change. Instead they naturally allow the divine plan to manifest in the purpose of a tree. We could learn a lesson from nature. When the winds of change come, let go, and have faith in what is yet to be seen. God is Love. There is more happening than meets the eye.
Every season brings its gifts; may we walk in gratitude for each day's blessings and the loving assistance from God and His heavenly realm.
Love and joyful blessings,
(Archangel Michael artwork by Nanette Crist Johnson)