Thursday, September 18, 2014
The slant of light is different, mornings are darker, and the evening comes sooner. A chill greets us each day, and night fall brings candles and firelight. There's a move inward, and from deep inside I feel the need for time alone...to think, to search, to learn, and to grow. Nesting begins, creating a place for hibernation. A place of warmth, solace, and comfort for the dark days to come.
The seasonal shift is more than just a movement from one season to another. It is a shift in rhythm, a shift in the day to day living in our home. We choose to live in tune with the seasons, to follow the call of Mother Nature, letting her guide us. It allows us to slow down, to tune in, and to be more deeply connected to each other and the earth.
As I move inward, to soul search and learn more about myself, this time of year reminds me of the reasons we live the way we do. Slow and simple is not easy in this busy world, it is definitely not understood by many, but in my heart I know it is the right path for us. And so, we walk on as the seasons shift, and the rhythm of our days change, and we stop often to look around and offer gratitude for this life we feel so blessed to lead.