Is it just me or did the weather suddenly shift as equinox dawned?
Just as if the conductor tapped her wand then the breeze felt like autumn; the temperature evenly matched the air’s quality. Summer had been smitten. It is time to find my favorite sweater and dream of a cool night’s sleep.
I appreciate the idea of time. I like to measure things like the height of my grandson or how far I have read in a book. It brings me a sense of accomplishment and sometimes even growth. I have also come to see time as cyclical. That was quite a shift within. It took a new way of seeing, some learning from a few friends, and, well some time.
There is a gift in the repetitive movement of life. Each season carries its own song and feel. I believe that I am actually growing in my depth of appreciation for each quarter of the year. I need the repetition as if I were experiencing a close friend again and again. It takes all of me to listen, sense, see, and feel myself into this relationship. And like many relationships I often receive in proportion to what I offer.
The seasons are not to be “endured” but first introduced and then slowly walked with and engaged. Before too long we will breathe in autumn and know from a heart place that not only has she arrived but her beauty and her message are one in the same. I welcome you dear Autumn! I thank you for your invitations, gifts, and challenges! Bless you, my friend.
Scott Jenkins is a Founding Director of Celtic Way
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