Have you ever noticed your relationship to the changing of the seasons?
With each change of season I feel like I am beginning again. As Fall emerges the days and nights are becoming cooler, and the last songs of the crickets appear louder.
Or, my lingering in the sounds present could just be my not wanting the warmth and expansion of summer to end!
I remind myself that life is more about the journey than the destination. This summer I took lots of time to just “be”. After teaching Yoga & Qigong on the Beach, I’d come home to sit on my deck watching the birds and butterflies just “be”. Then the “doing” came back after a few days. I found a book on the shelf of the local library. The title sparked my interest with all my observation of Butterflies: The Butterfly’s Daughter by MaryAlice Monroe. In reading the book I was truly inspired….
She tells the story of generations of women who migrate and gather in life experiences. Just as the fragile monarch butterfly takes flight each fall and travels miles and miles to Mexico where they complete their purpose from chrysalis to final resting. Once there, they cover the mountain with a vibrant orange glow of fluttering movement.
I’ve planted a butterfly garden of many colors this summer and as I step into the coolness of this season I savor the journey moving back into the studio and the inner landscape beginning once again.
What intention are you bringing into the coolness of this season?