Each of us is connected to nature and the cycles of the seasons in deep and powerful ways. We are part of a rich and diverse tapestry that includes every particle of life on this planet. Just as the seasons ebb and flow, each having their allotted time, our personal energy ebbs and flows in unison with them. We often try to ignore this simple reality, but no matter how many walls appear to stand between us and the natural world, the light, the air, and every other aspect of our environment contain and radiate the energy of the season. We are all feeling the effects of this energy, whether we acknowledge it or not.
Observing this process at work in nature reminds us that there is a time for everything. Each season becomes an opportunity to renew our commitment to living in unison with Nature, to tap into its ceaseless flow of energy, and feel our own lives begin to unfold with grace and ease. As we feel the balancing effect of the seasons, this awareness of our connection to the earth and her rhythms can offer us a new and empowered perspective on our place in the world, realign the pace of our lives, and bring us into balance.
Most importantly, when we recognize the gifts of the seasons, we take the first step out of the destructive cycle of pushing against Nature. If this idea appeals to you, I invite you to begin by looking at this season with new eyes; it is full of delights, blessings and gifts!