A Change of Season

Miriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines season as:

  • noun: one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
  • noun: a recurrent time marked by major holidays
  • noun: a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
  • verb: lend flavor to
  • verb: make fit
  • verb: make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
  • I have noticed in recent years that the seasons of the year are packed to overflowing with activity, growth and change. Whereas when I was younger the years had a distinct flavor, now the seasons themselves are colored and marked by themes that begin and end quickly as new areas of interest spark and carry me into uncharted territories.

    In my work with clients and interactions with others I’ve observed this same phenomenon. We are being seasoned by the desire from within for a more heartful and engaging way of living and being. If we are to stay current with our emerging deep inner self we must continue to let go of old behaviors and ideas about who we thought we were. As we release old concepts and behavior our true nature begins to be revealed, and with it a state of grace.

    Whatever we cling to thinking it defines us is somehow limiting our true expression. The definition of you is unique in all the world. Only you have had your experiences. Only you have walked your path. Only you know what you truly need. Only you can feel your heart warm and race a bit in the presence of someone or something you love. Our divinity alone gives life, lights eyes and drums hearts.

    As Gerald Manley Hopkins said in one of my favorite poems As Kingfishers Catch Fire, What I do is me, for that I came.

    Life in the body in this life that we alone are living is a journey to discovering our wholeness, our holiness, that which we alone can do as we stand in the light of all we are and shine it out into the world.

    The tree in the picture dropped all of its leaves a couple days after I took this picture. It doesn’t look the same but the spirit of the tree is alive and well. Today the angles of its dark limbs reach in sacred geometry against the backdrop of the sky. A season of rest and the restoration of resources begins. When the seasons change again the green buds of spring will begin the cycle of creating these gorgeous orangey-red leaves anew.

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