Seasons Change

November 8th, 2009

 sleeping bear

 

Been wondering why no new posts lately?  Honestly, I’ve been wondering the same thing.  I ask myself: Why the lack of inspiration?  Where did all that great creative energy from the summer go?  Why the desire to just come home at night, put on my pajamas and vegetate?

 

But alas, all questions that are asked with a pure heart are answered in good time.  My answer came yesterday while attending a very cool workshop on Taoist energy healing, given by a very cool Taoist Monk, Pedram Shojai.  Whoa, sounds pretty out there, you might be thinking.

 

Well,  I love going to these types of workshops because I’m just plain curious about different things, philosophies, ideas, systems, etc. that are new to me.  But to be perfectly frank, I really only understand a fraction of what I learn and remember only a fraction of that fraction.   Being an optimist, I guess I’m hoping that just exposing myself to these different ways of thinking, believing, dealing with life and the Universe will somehow positively affect my life.

 

 

 

In addition to learning about how the health of different internal organs, or lack thereof, affects our whole well-being.  I also had a minor epiphany about my own spiritual well-being.  It came during a minor comment about the earth elements (fire, earth, wood, water and metal) and their connections to the seasons.  Just as the seasons change, so do our inner beings.  Afterall, we don’t live in isolation of the place we live in.  It’s impossible.  Rather, in every moment, we are affected by and affecting our Universe.  Energy in and energy out.  It’s a dance, it’s a relationship, it’s a continuous give-and-take.

 

Come to find out, I’m not immune to this mutual exchange of energy.  I’m not unaffected by the changing seasons, the lessening of daylight, the cooling off of the outdoors, the need to power down and conserve energy to stay warm for the coming seasons.  As much as I love how my soul just blossoms and takes flight during the spring, how it fires up and burns bright all summer, I forgot that with the passing of spring and summer comes fall and winter. 

 

So if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, I’ve been shedding my leaves I guess.  Closing the windows and getting out the comforters.  Preparing to power down and burn more like an ember rather than a blazing fire.  Time to nourish, replenish and rest the body and soul.  No worries, though.  I have no fear that the flames will extinguish.  They are just recharging for the coming seasons.  It’s natural.  It’s seasonal.  It’s the give and take of life forces at work.

 

Life is good!  Namaste.  –Lori


8 Responses to “Seasons Change”

  1. What a beautiful post. I feel the same way. Like my Spirit is telling me that it is time to slow down and reserve my energy for the long Winter ahead. Time to curl up in my warm cave and rest. I used to think that this time of the year just made me sad and that I would isolate myself because of that. I now understand that it is just my inner being getting ready to hibernate. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  2. Hi Lori, great pictures. I feel the same way right now, I feel like I just need to go inward a bit for the rest of this year, so we will see where that leads me. We are shedding our leaves…
    As for absorbing just a fraction of the workshop teachings, I think this is everyone actually, at least at the conscious level…but I do think that we sometimes retain new knowledge, especially regarding energy, at a subconscious level, and it surfaces and ‘clicks’ when we need it…so I agree with your approach to just exposing yourself to as much as possible, this is my approach too..

  3. Lisa & Jill — let’s enjoy the coolest season together so we’re all ready to blossom by spring. Happy hibernating!

  4. Lori — I liked this post and your talk about seasons. I think we all seasons in our lives. Sometimes it’s Spring and we’re ready to blossom and other times, it’s Fall and we need to, like you said take the time “to nourish, replenish and rest the body and soul.”

    Perhaps, the most important thing we can do is honor whatever season we’re in and not fight it. It sounds like you are doing just that. Good for you:~)

  5. It appears from your writing that the information shared was more of an enlightening than an exchange.

    Great Post.

  6. Sara — I love your comment: “Perhaps, the most important thing we can do is honor whatever season we’re in and not fight it.” Great advice.

  7. [...] love this follow up comment from my recent post Seasons Change.  Fellow blog writer Sara  really gave the fighter in me something to think about [...]

  8. Lori, as usual you captured very well the feel of the subject of your article.

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