I don’t have an official religion, but my temple is the ocean. My altars are the trees. Animals are my teachers. And the seasons have taught me an immense amount.
Aligning with nature’s ways has taught me that Spring is growth and the promise of what might be, a time to plant seeds and to let this unfurl.
Summer is heady abundance and a time to harvest what has come from the Winter cold and Spring growth. In Summer there is also heat, in which sometimes things are burned or scorched. Too much of anything is not a good thing.
Autumn teaches to prune back and let go. Trees don’t angst when their leaves are dropping, they know they will mulch and feed the roots. If we forget this, Autumn can bring anxiety and panic.
Winter is a time for cold, quiet and solitude, for spareness and simplicity. Sometimes Winter brings loneliness and boredom.
Everything in our lives has seasonal shifts. Our relationships, our friendships, our work life, our relationship to ourselves. If we can recognise the seasonality, we can resist resentment and instead respect. We can get inflow and we can realign. Nothing to be forced, nothing to be wasted.
Sent with love,