The summer is past
Winter will come too soon
The stars will be nearer
Skies are clearer
Under the harvest moon”
--Lullaby Sterling loves
Fall is here, at least almost. In this Indian Summer we are
having it seems the seasons can’t quite decide how to proceed.
But the leaves are changing, and there are some chilly days.
I love watching, celebrating, pondering, and living the seasonal cycle. There is something so comforting for me in it. Part of this, I believe, is the insight into my own life, my own cycles I am given when taking the time to observe the energy of each season.
To me summer’s energy is an expansive haze. Mother Nature takes the lead and we only need follow. There is so much life buzzing around it feels as if the only thing to do is sit back and enjoy it. The Earth herself provides all the entertainment and nourishment.
Then Fall comes. There is a quickening of energy. Animals scurry to prepare for the coming winter. Mother Nature provides her bounty for us to gather. After a season of absorbing and watching Nature create, my own creative energy awakens. It allows me to tackle home projects and new skills.
Then there comes the winter. Our Earth tells us she is going to rest, we must find our way on our own for a bit. And what creativity of spirit springs forth during this season. It is one of my favorites because the light of the human spirit shines so brightly. With the withdrawal of nature’s energy, the human energy bursts forth with song, celebration, and tradition.
It is as I am moving as a parent into the winter of my pregnancy in which I often have to say to my own children “Mama is resting. You must find something to do on your own” and watching as they too shine forth with their own ideas and energy as Mama withdraws her own energies and simply watches
Knowing Spring, the awakening again of energy and life, is just around the corner.