Today, I give thanks to the changing seasons and the insight they offer up about our natural rhythms.I am grateful to winter, nature’s way of reminding me to go within and search through the depths of my soul for clarification. And I welcome Spring, a season as much in transition as I, as the time to sow my seeds and to tend them diligently with love and patience.
I am humbly reminded by the equinox that we, too, are the fruits of Mother Earth. It is easy to forget the cycle when we believe we can are in control of it. But if this East Coast winter has proven anything to me, it’s that our Mother doesn’t play around! When she says it’s time to crystallize and be still, we have no choice. We are her children, and we shall obey.
Let us be grateful to yesterday’s vernal equinox and for the reunification of Mother Demeter with her daughter Persephone! As Demeter rejoices, she will once again allow us to thaw our aching winter bodies and resume a more active way of life!
Happy Spring! May your gardens grow!