Coming to an understanding of how seasons work in my life has been one of my most profound discoveries.
Enduring through trials and celebrating victories has taught me to appreciate the balanced orchestration of seasons in my life. …in the universe. I thank God for the beauty and for the yin and yang of it all.
I often write about trees. I believe that many poets do. I always go back to trees because they represent the seasons masterfully.
I believe that God gave us an example in trees (and in all of nature) on how he wants us to be.
Trees set an example of how to stand strong and proud during the winter season, unashamed even if scarred or naked.
And, in springtime, how to gracefully display the beauty that it took all winter to prepare for and present to the world.
On many occasions, I have walked through parks, mountain trails, and forests to get writing inspiration from trees.
As my understanding of how seasons work in my life became clearer, I began to see a pattern in how seasons operate throughout the universe, in my world, in my body, and mind. There is a Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall in all of these things, as well.
Nature has no choice…no free will. It must endure through the brutality of and appreciate the beauty of every season, as God commands it.
We have a choice, and it seems to ‘trip us up’.
We want what nature does not offer to us. Summer year-round. It’s a bit selfish.
But we forget that trees only bear fruit in one season, not year-round. This applies to us too. We should not expect victories and blessing at all time. Just is springtime always comes, so does winter.
Our resistance to season changes in our lives, mind, body, and spirit is foolish for two reasons.
One, we ‘can’t stop the time’, as Bob Marley sang. It’s foolish to waste valuable energy resisting a force that is more powerful than we are. We will never win. We would do better surrendering to the seasons in which we find ourselves, and seeking beauty in it.
The second reason why, such stubbornness is foolish, is simple. It’s because Spring Always Comes. …Always…
All we have to do is endure through the other seasons, and rest assured that better finances, health, state of mind and body will come.
God guarantees this to us, if only we emulate what trees and all of nature does.
I am hopeful that you will enjoy the supporting works that I share to complement this post –poetry, an inspirational message and music.
By Kevy Michaels
Winds of Change
From Darkness to Light
Sickness to Health
Not even I
The gravitational pull
Those who try to fight it
Nothing is constant
Even a rock will change
To the power of Yin and Yang
I’m learning by
Falling from Trees
How to stand naked
With the audacity to stand
I’m Reflecting from the sun
…My eternal source of light
…Echoing against the moon
In the dark of the night
I’m Weathering through cycles
Like the sand fox
Endures the sun
Winters are sometimes harsh
But my springtime
Like A Tree
I want to be like a tree
Grounded in the soil
Nurtured by the Sun
For God has chosen its station
Bendable, but only when necessary
Humbled by its inability to move
Seasonally losing everything
That defines its Identity
But always returning to a greater Majestic Beauty
It is welcoming to all that find refuge
In its Tranquility
…Always standing firm
Even through ferocious storms
And when it can’t endure
Fighting the battle any longer
But does so gracefully
But not without planting a seed
So that its spirit lingers until time ends
Thank You God
For giving me the Tree
Thanks for showing me
Just how you want me to be
God, I want to be like a Tree