The gardening season officially begins on January 1st and ends on December 31. ~Marie Huston
I chuckled when I found and read the above quote. It has many layers. I have said for a very long time and will continue to that nature teaches us everything we need and want to know. For we are nature too, even if we’d like to think we are not.
Everything on this planet changes, constantly. The molecular structure of your body never stays stagnant, not even the cells in your body. Yet, we try with all our might to keep things the same, fixed, constant. I have been experimenting and practicing with bringing awareness, consciousness, and attention to how my mind, body, and spirit are impacted by seasonal energies for about a year now. And, I wanted to share a little of what I have learned from my experience.
When I started I knew I would be changed, but never did I imagine just how much. Flowing with the seasons has completely changed my life. I find I am much more comfortable, confident, and patient in myself, in my engagement with others, and with the flow of Life. Although everything changes, there is a pattern. Other life forms on this planet are very aware and connected with this. Watching my cat throughout the different seasons has taught me so much.
Each season carries specific energies that can assists us with living, healing, creating, and manifesting. The key is bringing your attention and awareness to it, which means you must SLOW DOWN to see it or you’ll miss it. Winter was once my least favorite season. Ok, I hated it lol. I now have so much respect and thankfulness for winter energy and the magic and wisdom it carries.
Winter season energy brings about introspection, slows everything down, is deep magic, and is a fantastic time to really do deep inner work. Imagine about 3 months of deep, deep work that uncovers areas you’ve been avoiding for years and bringing intention and mindful attention to these areas. Intense for sure, but the results stellar! Winter also allows for us to cultivate our intuition, build a loving relationship with our body, and opens up our creative powers. The dark is where creation happens. The light is where creations are seen and manifested. Winter is a great time to do the foundational work (research, study, etc.) of whatever you desire to manifest and work on come the spring, summer, and fall time.
Spring season energy is when the earth seems to come alive! It is a time of new beginnings, new life, and has an initiating energy to it. Spring is a wonderful time to begin projects, take inspired action on ideas you were receiving during the winter, start that new workout regimen that was your New Year’ resolution. It’s an energy of starting, beginning, and planting. There’s a lot of showering and rinsing off the residue and residuals of the winter.
Then comes bright as the morning sun, Summer! This is when the sun is up longer, it’s hotter, and we tend to feel brighter, livelier, and optimistic about Life. Summer energy is a manifesting energy. It can be a great time to launch the things you have been working on. It’s a season of being seen and witnessed. We even wear less clothing during this time. Summer is a wonderful time to connect, collaborate, and partner with others. It is also a great time to monitor how we manage our time and energy. And, it allows us opportunities to practice the things we learned during the winter energy.
Fall season energy brings the culmination of all the other seasons. It is harvesting time, as well as, a season of transformations. Fall is a great time to wrap up projects or things that are completed. It is also a great time to put things in place to sustain and maintain whatever it is that you want to continue throughout the winter. Fall energy is a great time to review what worked and what didn’t work over the last 9 months and what areas may call for your deeper attention come wintertime. It is the time when things begin to slow down a little bit. Fall can also bring about a clearer clarity, because we are no longer running on the highs from spring and summer.
Each season carries deep wisdom and transformational energies. Flowing with the seasonal energies can truly transform your life if you allow it. Being attuned with the seasons allows for you to discover your own natural flow. You learn what seasons and times are optimal for you to expend energy and preserve energy. You learn what times are good for you to begin certain things in your life and even end certain things. You learn how to flow with Life instead of against it.
I thank you for taking time to read these thoughts that come to me. It is always an honor and a blessing when another chooses to share their energy with you.