To Everything There is a Season

While the timing, degree and details vary depending on your hemisphere and how near you live to the equator or one of the poles, nature demonstrates an annual cycle of harvest, hibernation, rebirth and profusion.

Within that cycle, of course, variations exist—a short fall, a wet winter, a late spring, a dry summer. But one season always follows the other. The turning of the seasons can offer a haven of predictability in a world that can otherwise seem wildly unpredictable.

By aligning our own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy with the prevailing energy of each season, we can infuse our lives with a greater sense of balance, harmony and flow.

To Everything There is a SeasonAs you read the suggestions below, remember that each of us is a unique cocreation of the Universe. As such, what works for one person might not work for another. Leverage these ideas to help you connect with the approaches that will best suit your personality, temperament and passions. If a particular suggestion won’t work for you, what other seasonally inspired activity just might?

Fall

The fall offers us golden rich colors and crisp, cool air. There’s a feeling of transition and that “back to school” energy we never outgrow. A new school year keeps whole families busy. The harvest of fruit and vegetables is in full swing.

Some activities that align with fall:

  • Look back over the year and consider your “harvest” of possibilities for joy. Are you satisfied with its size and quality? What might you do to improve it for next year? Did you spend enough time with loved ones? Would you have appreciated more vacation time? Did you get enough rest? Did you have plenty of fun?
  • As you gather and assess this year’s harvest, are there any last-minute tweaks you can make that will improve your yield of delight?

Winter

Winter brings frigid air, frosted glass and, in some areas, a white blanket of snow. Many plants and some animals slip into hibernation and get ready for their springtime rebirth. Wintertime sports and holidays distract us from the chilly temperatures and cold weather drama.

Some activities that align with winter:

  • Ask yourself what within you is waiting to be born. Let yourself imagine that birth taking place. Write out what you picture and squirrel it away for percolation in a secret place. Then watch the Universe begin the unfolding of your heart’s desire.
  • Consider what is “hibernating” in your life personally and professionally. Is that productive pause nearing completion? What expectations do you have for that new birth?

Spring

In spring, everything is glistening, green and new. There is a feeling of expansion, and a sense of renewal and reawakening. Seeds start to grow. People get outside more, becoming reacquainted with their gardens and hiking trails. We take on spring-cleaning and clear out clutter.

Some activities that align with spring:

  • What have you always longed to do? Perhaps you want to write a book, rescue a dog, teach a class, foster a child, learn another language, adopt a cat or support a charity. Let this be the year you take action on your dream.
  • Notice, as well, if the seeds you’ve already planted are starting to sprout. Tend them carefully, giving them ample time to grow.

Summer

In summer, the landscape is lush and colorful with fruits and flowers. The air is warm and growth is everywhere. Summertime offers opportunities for adventures, camping and exploring. We’re also busy in our gardens, working hard to ensure a good harvest. Longer days lend a feeling of abundance.

Some activities that align with summer:

  • Use the increased daylight hours to tackle home improvement and other projects. Enlist the help of willing partners or children for a team win.
  • Think about what you’re about to harvest in your life personally and professionally. Are you ready for it? What else can you do to support your own abundance?

By tailoring your activities to the natural rhythms of the seasons, you might just find that your life and work are likewise supported to deepen, grow and prosper.

Author’s content adapted under license, © 2009 Claire Communications

 

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As a coach, author, speaker, singer, artist, consultant, radio host, Reiki Master and EFT/tapping practitioner, I share hope, possibilities and empowerment with the world. What's love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything! My book, "Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!" (Hay House/Balboa Press 2013) shares my story and the stories of 10 of my clients along with my signature Discovery Framework. During my 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, I served as a senior partner in four of the world's largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, I took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. My recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding my purpose guiding others on their journeys. Through healing and self-exploration, I discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work and the world. With attention and intention, I learned to live in alignment with love through a wealth of energy-shifting tools and techniques that help me reduce stress, anxiety and overwhelm by releasing limiting beliefs, emotions and habits. My books, blog, radio show and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness the transformative energy of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. To learn more about my work in the world, visit djwlifecoach.com. Subscribe to my blog at tiny.cc/djwblog. Listen to my radio show at tiny.cc/djwradio. View my author video and book trailer at tiny.cc/djwauthorvideo and tiny.cc/djwbooktrailer. Access 40+ tapping resources at tiny.cc/djwtaps. Send email to deborah@djwlifecoach.com. For fun, I love singing, reading, sewing, knitting and movies. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia with my husband, Wilson, and the three coaching cats who manage my life—SiddhaLee, Mortimer and Maisy Jane.
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