What do you feel when you see the transformation of fall before your eyes?
A power overlooked
Is to listen with all of me
This is harder than it appears
Closing my eyes may help me
At times many thoughts crowd
A jumble of noise within me
It flows into awareness
Hearing what’s outside now within me
Listening recognizes and honors
Accepting all as part of me
Allowing all to be as it is
Not afraid that it touches me
Fall leaves of changing colors gliding
Winter flakes in white crystals covering
Spring emerging through flowers growing
Eternal sun radiating warm energy flowing
Listen…listen deeply…Love resounding
A lost sense awakening within me
I absolutely love this song…heavenly piano and beautifully touching lyrics. I hope you enjoy it today and the power of its message, every day.
Every evening sky an invitation
To trace the pattern stars
And early in July a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice you in children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer…
And even when the trees when just surrendered
To the harvest timeForfeiting their leaves in mid-September
And sending us inside
Still I notice you when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and what’s to come
You are autumn…
And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white all creation
And still I notice you when branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death you open doors for life to enter
You are winter…
And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with you and how you make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be as you are recreating me
Summer, autumn, winter…
Astounding and shocking
In the blink of an eye
You may miss it, not see it
If you’re walking quickly by
As winter melts to spring
And spring births new life
One day the branches are bare
The next, full of lush green life
They may start small
But new shoots are the brightest green
As if shouting for joy
We’re here! It is spring!
The energy of all nature
It grows and flows, it sings
What a dance it displays
A fast intense dance of living things
Then branches are dressed
Flowers brightly bloom
Every sense is come alive
From eye’s delight to fragrance swoon
For life is so full
It’s thriving with fierce speed
To birth, to grow,
From even a seed
Like seeing clouds in the sky
They seem to pass so slow
Yet we know in the heavens
They’re racing speed is an intense flow
Life is meant to move
Can you feel it? Do you see it?
The beauty of contrast
When we don’t resist
To let go and be still
Knowing we’re still moving
Allowing and accepting
To go with the flow, we’ll grow
It carries us if we let it…
Can you tell that it is coming?
Awakening just around the bend…
That season of life renewed and breaking free
A time for energy of regenerated surprise
It marks another year of my life
There is color and vibrancy ushered in
Like dancing into our lives as a lively girl
April twirls and glides about
With grace and gentleness such power springs forth
The sensations of birth and love
Even nature displays and enjoys
In all its tenderness such change comes about
With elation, with passion
April gives of love through life
Like a fire gives the warmth of light
Change is welcomed as pleasurable
When it is April that exudes its charms
An enchantment of grace-giving life born
That intoxicates us with mysterious awe
Enthralling while liberating
From fears and hibernating death
April is always coming,
Our receiving does not deem if it gives its best.
It’s that quiet grey outside…
The kind that looks soft and is flat of light and color
Yet comforting and cozy in some way.
The trees are still bare and their branches naked and leafless.
The air is still with no breeze and only a slight chill.
It seems to be an easy state of weather, a lull in sensations…
Not overwhelming and loud, it’s energy balanced and even.
Quiet and hushed, gentle and welcoming.
Restful…it feels restful and at the same time alive.
Interesting…how the season of spring can be pretty sneaky. I mean, think about it; one day it’s below freezing and snow is on the ground or falling from the sky or both, and the next day, it’s 70 degrees outside and the high heels and sleeveless dresses are donned for wearing. Today is that day. A sneaky spring day. I’ve sat in the sun with a cool breeze raising some goosebumps here and there, but otherwise, it’s warm and alive outside. The leaves rustling in the wind are dry and crackling and otherwise the tree branches are bare and silent, yet the sun can be felt and the air can be directly lying on my skin without a layer of clothing needed in between.
This is the sneaky-ness of spring. Or perhaps we can call it the surprise of spring. I am really liking the season of Spring. For most of my life so far I’ve favored the summer season. Now I am thinking that spring may be my new favorite time of year. I’ll admit that my birthday in April may have something to do with this, yes. At the same time, I can honestly attribute my excitement and joy of spring for what the season embodies and brings.
After months of cold air that requires multiple layers of clothing bundled on one’s self, there is a liberating sensation from the warmth that calls us to shed those articles of clothing. No longer are the layers needed on days like spring days. Even with the lingering tinges of cold in the breeze, the magical touch of life is what is so invigorating. It is as if the unseen shoots of grass and yet-to-bud blossoms of flowers and leaves, are speaking to us and reaching out to us, even before they can be seen.
That is what it so magical about it…it is the season of things unseen. What has long been dormant is now awakening and coming to life, even before we can see it with our eyes. Along with seedlings and shoots, grasses and trees, we feel and hear the call of spring to wake up! Grow from your roots…it seems to tell us. Reach out and break through your limits…as the energy gives us the power to extend ourselves.
Yes, a harsh snowy blizzard may yet visit. Even freezing temperatures are sure to come. But if there is any one thing that I want to learn from the season of spring, it is this:
It is never premature to break free and live with the energy of growth…to live to our fullest and be alive in our own blossoming way. For things are always changing. And if it is death that seems to be in our presence, it is only a prelude to even more life to come.