Thursday, September 18, 2014

Shifting


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.

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  1. What a gorgeous photograph! True art to me.

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  2. Simply beautiful, Kim! Your words resonate so deeply with me and I couldn't agree more! xo

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    1. Thanks Shel. I knew you would totally get it. xo

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  3. Beautiful little post Kim- I so agree- feeling I 'm leaning a little more inward...and am enjoying the slowing down that fall brings.
    xo

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    1. Thanks you Camilla. It is a lovely time of year for sure. This year, for some reason, I am feeling a stronger pull to move inward. Might be time to take the next big step on my journey...whatever that might be. Lots of inner work to do. xo

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  4. Really beautiful photo, and your words express so well the connection you obviously have with nature.

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    1. Thanks Sally. It is a connection I work on every day, and one I am grateful to have found.

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  5. How deeply we feel seasons and their rhythm. I feel lucky to be living in a place where our seasons are so dramatically different. To feel everything mother nature has to offer is truly a gift.
    xo

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    1. We do, if we tune in. Yes on the four distinct seasons, I love them all, and can't imagine not being able to experience them in all their glory. xo

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  6. It is really in the air, this shift you speak of. From summer to autumn. Every year it's the same. I feel it in my bones too. My whole body slowing more - finding time to reflect. I think the cooler weather precipitates this so well. :) Enjoying your nesting reflections...

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    1. It is, even more so today, with the cool, misty morning, and then the sunny, autumny afternoon. I think there will be some deeper reflection for me this year, feeling a stronger pull to move inward. Not sure why, maybe there are changes ahead.

      Thank you. xo

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  7. There is a shift here too and while it will be months before I see a frost I am noticing the fading light each day. It's nice to eat by candle light again and sleep in a few more moments before beginning the day.
    We are blessed aren't we? Hope your day has been a great one.

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    1. That fading light is lovely, isn't it? I have missed our candlelight dinners, and am so happy to have them back. So very blessed Tracey.

      It was, hope yours was too!

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  8. Kim, I have just spent time catching up with you! The great blue heron, the garden, the salmon and all of your thoughts were so fun to read tonight! I hope you have a lovely weekend. :0

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    1. That is so lovely to hear Rachel, I hope you had fun! Thank you. Wishing you a lovely weekend too. xo

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  9. I love these words! This past year I feel the rhythms in seasons so strongly and honoring them feels so right. Thanks for such a beautiful post Kim xx

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  10. That dew is beautiful! This shift in seasons makes me yearn for chilly nights. We'll have to wait a few more weeks still.

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    1. It is pretty amazing isn't it? The leaves were just sparkling in the sun. We are definitely having chilly nights here, a little early, but that is okay, we are enjoying the snuggling that comes along with them.

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    1. That is good to hear, my friend. xo

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  12. Breathtaking photo and a good lesson to remember. It's stew, bread, and apples for us as well. With how crazy this summer has been I welcome this slower pace and turn inward with open arms. Be well.

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    1. Thank you. I am with you, this time of nesting, and eventual hibernation is always welcomed. Enjoy the fall season and all it has to offer my friend. xo

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