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Weather Report: Moving Towards the Weather
What is it about the call of a new season that makes us want to move? For some of us, we want to retreat and savour the last days of the old season, be it the cocooning of winter, or warm days of summer. But, whatever the time of year, the old season can't hold us for long.
For others of us, we eagerly anticipate what is up ahead and rush ahead to meet it. Either way, whether tempted to go forward or back, we feel the pull to move. Even the most resistant amongst us eventually succumb to the call.
Spring is the newest season of all. It calls us out from our winter retreat and invites us to embrace an emerging new world. The weather calls to us. A clear spring sky pulls at us gently, until we hear the invitation to get outdoors. A shower of rain, might chase us inside temporarily, but then we are called outside again to smell the fresh fragrance of leaves and grass dripping. In late spring or summer we are called to the beach or the park, the heat of the sun sending a warm welcome as we venture outdoors. In winter or late spring it’s the snow and ice that calls us and challenges us to take our tentative steps, supported by our layers of warm clothing and sturdy boots.
The seasons might rotate in cycles, turning around and around, but they also call on us to move forward. We count off the years as another cycle turns. We think every spring is the same and yet we also acknowledge every spring is freshly new and bursting with possibilities.
Weather with You
Before you Stroll today take time to acknowledge your personal and current place in the cycle of the seasons.
Sit for a few moments with this acknowledgement.
Sit without judgement, comparison or pressure to conform to any prescribed or aspirational cycle.
Be present in the here and now. Let your thoughts flow and offer your current season in prayer as you Stroll.
Take some time to listen to this video of the Byrds song "Turn, Turn, Turn' based on the scripture Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
'Turn, turn, turn!'
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of Her hand.
Each Wednesday we send out an inspirational message.