Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Autumn Comes


“Autumn Comes

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.  IMG_0015a

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


And waits. 


Knowing Spring, the awakening again of energy and life, is just around the corner.


No comments:

Post a Comment