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Winter-Watering the Internal Garden

“And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous”. Rumi

Winter…that time of year we find ourselves in right now in the Northern Hemisphere…how blessed we are to feel the changes in season and to honour each of them for what they bring and ignite within us. Although when we have a cold wind howling in our face, when the firewood is damp and we can’t make our house warm or when the rain is so fierce that even dashing to the car from supermarket we get drenched we don’t always welcome this season with open arms…but if we look a little deeper…take a peek at the deeper essence of Winter we can see it as the time of year to really nourish ourselves and be more inside…both physically and emotionally.

While all of nature seems to be shedding, leaving for warmer climates or hibernating until the Spring time sun, what is really going on is the work of the underworld…the digging, rooting, seeding and the churning of the Unseen.  We are also mirrors of nature and part of its intrinsic cycle and when we are reminded of this, our approach to Winter can be vastly improved. Most of us live our lives with our attention on the doing not the being or the being and the doing at the same time….but simply on the doing…the culmination of experiences and to do’s justifying our life’s purpose and our recognition within it. When we live in accordance with the seasons we can begin to realign ourselves with the rhythm of life…cycles of life, death and rebirth and feel the deeper respiration of the Earth…the universal inhalation and exhalation…expansion and contraction…

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