Images of Fall

What do you feel when you see the transformation of fall before your eyes?

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Listening Deeply

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

 

Loved by Every Season…

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.

Lyrics:

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

Shivers underneath

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…

Spring…

Life Comes So Fast

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…

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Here Comes April

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.

Quiet, Grey Morning…

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.

Spring Can Be So Sneaky…

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.