Watching the last leaves fall to the ground, the nights drawing in and the cold is upon us. Winter is here.
There is beauty in every season. In the weather and in our lives.
Autumn is a time for shedding leaves by changing to the glorious warm hues before floating softly to the ground. Just as you would slowly loosen the grip of what is no longer serving you, allowing the process of letting go.
The starkness of the bare trees as they reflect their dormant phase in winter, is not death, but a slowing down and reverting to essential functions.
Trees need their dormant phase. It extends their natural life span by having time out.
Similarly, as you withdraw and silently continue your growth process, it feeds your soul. The inward processing becomes private and sacred.
Your growth will only be seen outwardly when your spring season arrives. When you are ready, other people may have the privileged of catching a glimpse of the result of your inner most workings over your still winter period.
Perhaps you do want other people to know how hard you have worked on yourself. All the pain, angst and anguish that you have endured to get to this point. But it isn’t for them. It’s your process that they may not understand as they are experiencing their own silent growth in a different way.
While you continue your own dormant phase. Be kind to yourself and all you are going through. It is a sacred an precious time for you.