We humans tend to forget that there was a time when we were as in tune with the cycles of Nature as the rest of the animal kingdom. It would serve us to remember how much richer life is when we follow Her lead. I have begun that journey. Will you join me?
Fall is when we need our inner-industriousness to be at peak performance. It is time to harvest and store all of the proceeds from our spring planting. Time to put away enough sustenance to last us throughout the upcoming winter season.
If you are not a gardener, you may be thinking ‘But Diane, I have no harvest to process. And I will simply purchase my ‘sustenance’ at the local supermart this winter’. I get it. This is the way the bigger part of the world turns.
There is something about the heat of a sunny summers day. Something that is a little hard to put into words. And yet seems to be clearly understood by both the plant and the animal kingdoms.
I like to think of it in gardening lingo. The seeds have been planted, and now it is time to just relax a bit and wait for the harvest to come. There is some maintaining to do, of course. Things will need to be watered and weeded. But, still, the next event that will require a significant bit of energy from us is the harvest.
One of the most beneficial things we can do for ourselves is to more closely align with the ways of Mama Nature. As her seasons change the rest of the natural world aligns with them. We humans seem to have lost touch with this phenomena over time. And it would be in our best interests to reconnect with it.
The spring season is so clearly a time of renewal and rebirth. The animals are birthing their young. They become more active as the days grow warmer. The flowers are beginning to ‘strut their stuff’. Tiny little buds are forming on the trees. And we see fresh new life popping up throughout the plant kingdom.
Making the effort to ebb and flow with the natural cycles of the seasons is paramount for good health. Our bodies are designed to follow the patterns of Nature. Even the smallest adjustments to honor these patterns just make damn good sense!
Winter is a season which calls for more quiet time, deep inner reflection, and more than the average amount of nurturing. Perhaps even a little pampering every now and again ❤️❄️❤️