I recently rediscovered 'Open Letter to the Women of the World' which I had written exactly four years ago in autumn of 2004. A portion of it seems the perfect wisdom for this Autumn Equinox:
To the women of my world,
I want to say that you are incredible. You are compassionate, intuitive, wise, creative, hard working and strong.
Now more than ever, the world needs these gifts from you. Now more than ever, you need to rely upon those qualities to guide you each day in every interaction. Now more than ever, you need to believe in your own power.
Do not be frozen in the face of these challenging times.
Now more than ever, you need to tap into the energy of hope. You need to use that energy to fuel your action. You need to ground yourself in the deepest faith that we are together in our love for this Earth and her family.
The times are as challenging as ever ... it is a vast blessing to the Earth that we are as compassionate, wise, creative, hard-working and strong as ever.