Spirit of Life,
Great Ocean of Compassion,
Now the rains begin to fall
and the leaves to show glorious color.
Now begins our time of gathering in,
of making fast.
Squirrels rush to and fro
carrying summer’s bounty
to their secret hoards.
May we ourselves gather
just what we need, and no more.
May we open ourselves
to the knowledge that there is enough.
There is enough love.
There is enough food and water.
There is enough shelter and medicine.
There is enough wisdom and beauty.
There is enough if only we will share.
Grant us the strength to share.