The Fall Equinox marks the beginning of the year’s transition into autumn. Nature’s cycles remind us of a grander story in which we all take part. The cycle of the year offers us an ongoing story of change and transition that is mirrored in our lives as women.
As the days begin to shorten and the darkness grows longer, it is a time for reaping the harvest of summer’s bounty, for slowing down and getting ready to settle in. It is also a perfect invitation for us to gather the wisdom of our own lives, to notice the places of transition, and to feast together on the goodness that comes from sharing our bounty with others.
There is power in story telling. There is power and goodness when we own the truth of our own stories and offer that truth into community. Life is full of great change. The difficult energies stirred by change evoke fear and resistance. Yet, moving toward the very things we want to avoid is the path we must walk to glean the wisdom and growth offered in transitions of all sorts. Through sharing bits of our own stories and receiving the wisdom and authenticity of other women’s stories, we discover that we can see ourselves in one another. We are all connected in the universal struggle to grow the challenges of life and hold onto hope when things seem to be falling apart!
- Shared meal - we will provide a bountiful harvest salad selection and beverages
- Stories of life's transitions offered by two delightful and different women
- Time for individual reflection and small group sharing about your current or past transitions
YOUR HARVEST CONTRIBUTION
If you have a favorite autumn appetizer, side dish or dessert, we'd love to have your contribution to the feast! But, if that isn't your thing, no worries. We look forward to sharing food for body and soul together!