Got a case of the blahs or blues? You may not be feeling yourself lately and it’s not your fault! Just as seasons cycle and shift throughout the year our energy within will too! Every season is important and serves its purpose in understanding the purpose of their counterparts. Contrast is key. We cannot fully understand something unless we learn its opposite. Think about the seasons we experience and start comparing them to your feelings throughout the year. This is not a coincidence. The more connected we remain during these transitions, the more we can experience peace in the presence of each season.
Winter is the hibernation and rest period in the cycle where energies chill or freeze and some may go dormant until spring. Sometimes the seasonal shifts can be overwhelming and daunting as things begin to change. As our inner energy begins to awaken and “thaw out” from the freeze of winter, we may feel uneasy because we have forgotten about issues or old energies that we “put on ice” while we rested during winter. This is perfectly normal as we begin the journey towards a season of change, and give life to new energies.
Spring brings new life and the birthing of transformative growth periods for our earth. It is also the perfect time for us to turn inward and reflect and take inventory of what’s necessary going forward and what we can clear out. Imagine spring cleaning your home and putting all of the old things that no longer serve a purpose in your life and packing them into garbage bags or containers and driving to goodwill to drop them off as a donation. This is a simple meditation practice you can employ by labeling each bag as something you would like to drop off from your experience. Once it has been donated it has a new cause and new purpose. I like to think of it as being “transmuted” into something more useful. Make a list of any mental “baggage” you are carrying around with you right now. The first step of getting rid of them is to acknowledge them. Acknowledge that they are part of your experience and then surrender to them as if they were a divine teacher of a lesson. The only way out of inner problems is through them. After we have surrendered and learned from our teachers, we can move forward and embrace the warmth and new energy of the season that has finally arrived in our favor. We have taken the time, done the work, and we are now a more refined version of ourselves. Nice work! 🙂
As we enjoy the pulse of new life that spring carries, it brings us full throttle into the warm exciting energies of summer. Everything is expanding. Possibilities seem endless, and we act on new opportunities and endeavors that spring has gifted us. Continue to maintain your inner garden by tending to your thoughts and energies. Continue to weed out negativity, and lessons that you have completed. Take advantage of the energy and spirit that this wonderful season brings and use it to your full advantage to set your future up for success.
Crisp autumn energy begins to create a new season for us. Things cool down, and allow us to turn inward and reflect on what we have created during spring and summer. We have done the work, enjoyed experiences, and basked in the warmth of our productive seasons provided for us. As we look back at what we have learned, we begin to look forward to the winter season, and prepare for rest. We use the warmth of what we have created in the past two seasons to keep us grounded and thriving as we enter slowly into the cold, yet comforting winter season.
Just as the seasons come full circle, as do we. Through ups and downs, highs and lows. Let us remember that nothing lasts forever- good or bad, and it’s all part of a cycle that serves its self for the greater good in the end.