“30 Days of Harvest” is an ecourse for those who want a daily inspirational touchstone as we welcome Autumn and celebrate our own personal harvests.
On the surface, it’s about beautiful photos, art, quotes, practices, and journal/photo prompts landing in your inbox every day for 30 days.
It’s about connecting more deeply with the rhythms of nature as you celebrate the harvest, give thanks, and prepare to turn inward as the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer.
At Autumn Equinox, day and night are held in equal balance, with the Dark ascending. We have come to the exact opposite point on the Wheel of the Year from Spring Equinox six months ago, when Light was ascending. Even as we bask in the sunshine of the last warm days, we notice a change in the quality of the light, and we pull our wool sweaters out of the closet and make plans to winterize our homes.
The Mother of the Harvest feels her age as she slowly transitions into the Wise Elder she will become at Hallows. In this season, we honor Demeter, Mother of the Grain, and her daughter Persephone who now becomes Queen of the Underworld. As Persephone descends, Demeter covers her face with a veil, and all growing things begin to die until Persephone returns in the Spring.
We gather together with family and community to celebrate the plenty that our work over the spring and summer has produced. We feast, share the bounty, and toast the work well done. And yet we know it is a time of endings as well. We recognize our limits. We set our boundaries. We live each day fully, made so much sweeter by the knowledge of the approach of the Dying Time.
At Autumn Equinox, we release that which no longer serves us, knowing it clears the space for that which is most important and dear to us.
Come along with me and take a divine pause each day to mindfully experience the shift in the seasons as the earth comes into her harvest glory at Autumn Equinox, then begins her descent into the sacred darkness.
I’d love to have you join me.
People are talking . . .
“Joanna has once again created an accessible portal to Spirit! In 30 Days of Brigid, the many ways of exploring Goddess were distilled into personal relationship. Each day I was invited to ponder, What does Brigid mean to me? How might I invite Her into my life and practice? How do I see Her? Joanna has offered a devotional course that is fresh, simple and profound nourishing a woman’s soul. It feeds the stars.”
“I loved the Spring course, Joanna, as it inspired me first thing every morning. Though many mornings I had to rush to work, it began my day and allowed me to ponder throughout. I did not write as much as I’d hoped to share with you, but the questions ran through my mind and heart through each day and made me smile to get so in touch with the soul and Gaia in that way. Thank you so much for sharing this. Touching and grounding the spirit with the earth is something you are so very gifted with and it is the kind of thing that feeds my soul.”
“I really loved this process. I looked forward to sitting down with my journal every morning and spending 10 or 15 minutes exploring my thoughts and feelings via the prompts. I felt complete in the process even after such a short time, and it felt so sacred to pause and to carve out this time for myself. I loved reading the poetry and creating my own — there was no pressure to share, so this felt completely personal to me. I look forward to the next session!”
30 Days of Harvest is open for registration now. Your daily emails begin on Tuesday September 12th, one week before the holy-day of Autumn Equinox.
How it works:
~ You’ll receive an email every day for 30 days, beginning Tuesday September 12th.
~ You respond, in the privacy of your own journal, or share online. I encourage you to set your timer for 5-10 minutes, and free-write in response to the journal prompt. Some days you won’t have time, and that’s OK. Other days you’ll write more.
You can also pick up your camera or smart phone, and take a photo each day in response to the photo/art prompt. Or you may want to sketch or make art in an art journal.
You’re most welcome to share your writing, art, or photos on social media using the hashtag #30daysofharvest.
~ We will also have a private Facebook group where you can post more privately.
~ At the end of the 30 Days, you’ll receive a PDF with all 30 of the quotes and prompts.
If you have found this page after September 12th, you can still sign up for this course. But your emails start the day after you sign up, and you won’t receive the ones you’ve missed. At the end of the 30 Days, you will receive a PDF with all 30 of the quotes and prompts.
– Loran Hills