Indian summer is finally over and it’s autumn here in Mount Shasta. Just went for a walk in the crisp morning air. Beautiful to behold the golden and red trees in the neighborhood framing the mountain white with fresh snow.
After several months of bustling activity, guiding spiritual retreats and sacred site tours on the mountain, I’m happy to have a leisurely morning. Plenty of time to walk, meditate, do yoga, even to write a bit
It’s amazing how I never tire of looking at the mountain outside my window. Seeing it white again after a very brown last few months touches my heart.
I’m looking forward to heading up for a hike when it warms up a bit in the afternoon. The energy of Fall is very different than Summer on the mountain.
Summer is so expansive. Perhaps the warm air and long, sunny days make it easier to relax into the infinite space. Autumn feels more grounded. A time to bring the expansion of summer into form.
November on Mount Shasta is a powerful time of transition as the mountain becomes white again, the leaves change colors and fall, and the weather becomes cooler and wetter.
I enjoy tasting all the different flavors of Mount Shasta as Life goes through its cycles. The constant is the way the mountain always opens my heart to the love that I AM.
Andrew Oser has been offering guided spiritual retreats on Mount Shasta since 1982. Through hikes to little-known sacred sites, guided meditations, spiritual life coaching, and time drinking in the silence of the mountain, he helps clients to deeply renew themselves in body, mind, and spirit and receive clear vision for their lives. Andrew also offers spiritual life coaching by phone and Skype.