The smell of Autumn is in the air and the feeling of leaves crunching under my feet is a welcoming sound. The aroma of cinnamon and pumpkin fill the air inside our home. Blankets fall gently over the dining room bench for added warmth. Autumn is my favorite season for all the reasons above but there is one element which rests deeper than any smell or taste. The months leading up to winter are the ones where I naturally start to realize what I can do more of. For me, winter is for nestling into the work so that in the spring it can rise and then be enjoyed in the summer months. I suppose the Autumn is the month where everything is revealed. I am constantly working on myself and if you are a frequent visitor here you already know that. You see, I want to be the best I can be for myself and the world and in order to do that the inner work never stops. Life brings so many lessons my life in many forms and for that, I am thankful.
The other day Timm and I took the dogs on a walk to enjoy the sunshine and crisp air. The light is so different this time of the year, it is almost golden. Do you notice this where you live? As we wandered through the park I noticed a giant oak tree. As a child I grew up with thousands of oak trees surrounding our farm so it wasn’t the oak tree that was a big deal, I wanted an acorn. Just one. I looked and it seemed as if they had all dropped and been separated from their shells. Timm found one that was still intact and brought it over to me. I put it in my pocket knowing that in a day or two it would bring me inspiration and provoke a thought or two.
I was sitting at my desk gazing out at the maple tree that has turned a beautiful shade of gold when I thought of the acorn. I walked over to the window sill where it was resting and stared at it for a second. It is amazing what I hear when I am silent within. I remember the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. ” One acorn can create so much life, oxygen, beauty, and nature. It blows my mind to think of the power of one. I realize one acorn may not literally create a thousand forests although I believe it has the power to.
I am a believer that one person can shift the vibration and energy for one thousand people. One blogger can shape a trend. One doctor can discover a cure that will save millions. One dog can lift a sick person to vibrant health. One heart can be healed by another. It only takes ONE to make a difference. My commitment this season is to work on one main aspect and allow it to spread into other areas of my life. Just like the acorn, I will drop, settle, and grow where I am planted.
Do you believe in the power of ONE? What do you think of when you see an acorn?
I wish you all a beautiful day,
Image is by Jocelyn Casey.