The falling leaves
drift by my window,
The autumn leaves
of red and gold...
Did you know that when the leaves turn such spectacular colors in autumn that they are merely revealing what has been there all along? It's true...the brilliant golds, oranges, reds, and browns have been masked during the tree's food and oxygen-producing seasons by the necessary green chlorophyll which covers their natural colors.
I can't help but think that we are like the leaves on the trees. We spend much of our time hiding our true colors--our gifts and talents--until we slow down our urgent productivity. Then we let our real selves shine for all to see. We need a longer season and a definite intention to let our true colors show, for they are as bright as the sun and as warm as its light!
Mother/Father Divinity, let each of us reveal the splendor of who we really are that the world may see the glory of Creation and give thanks. AMEN.