The Awakening Blog
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Are you willing to boldly venture out into the cold, beyond your comfort zone to experience a new reverence, awe and aliveness; a new comfort zone?
Isn’t kindness like the snow? Doesn’t it beautify everything it covers? Is there ever enough of it?
Winter’s promise is a slow down, a respite from the hustle of life, an opportunity for contemplative artistry, presence, surprise and delight.
This Presence is beyond thoughts, words and good intentions. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride of a lifetime here and now.
The Winter Solstice is a time of endings and beginnings that invite us to stop, look, listen and wonder about our life here on earth.
To welcome December is to open to the amazing transformation that takes place in Winter.
The wonder of winter for me is how the inner and outer landscapes seem to reflect one another.
These are the seasons we live without soul, without the inner knowing of what’s happening in our thoughts, feelings, physical relations and deepest spiritual needs.
The seasons of receiving, giving and thanks are not just for what we think we know. Rather, they are for thanks, giving and receiving what we don’t know and in this not knowing, can come to know.
We observe this day to give thanks for everything. It’s a stark reminder that when we continually count our blessings, our whole life changes and rearranges.
November ushers us to the close of the earlier seasons while opening us to another series thus placing us on the perpetual wheel of fortune.
As we awaken to the last month of Autumn, let us be aware of the death and dying that leads to new life.
It helped me realize that Life goes on with us and without us; that every harvest is filled with beginnings and endings, permanence and impermanence.
The experiences of Autumn teach us about letting go to let come, about the ever present cycles of nature that help us belong.
For many of us, Autumn is a time of mystery as we watch the leaves turn colors, drop from their trees and create humus for new growth.
Autumn takes on the beauty of all the seasons, brings us truth in the October skies and alerts us in our reflections to be wise.
The season of Autumn teaches us about letting go, letting be and celebrating the gift of being free to shed all that’s no longer necessary.
The passive energy of soul can transcend and include the active ego energy while transforming and reconciling it to a new dance.