“To everything, there is a season.”
(from The Byrds song “Turn! Turn! Turn!”)
It’s the last day of 2012 so naturally, I feel a bit like Janus, the Roman god with two faces looking into the past & the future at the same time. (A fitting god to inspire the name for the first month- “January”.)
“To everything, there is a season”, the Byrds sang in the 1960s. So what is this season for? The time between Winter Solstice (Dec. 21st) and the Spring Equinox (March 21st) is traditionally a time to retreat into the darkness, hibernating & being introspective while also celebrating the return of the light & anticipating new beginnings.
I dislike the term “New Year’s Resolution” because resolutions have a history of being broken as soon as they are made. Instead, I ask, “What do I want in my life in 2013 & how can I make my vision a reality?” For example, I want to deepen my connection to nature & provide food for those I love so organic gardening will continue to be a priority. I’ll also provide for wildlife by planting more native species that shelter & nourish. When food is hard to come by, bird feeders will remain full for my feathered friends.
I also want to continue creating artwork that reflects both my respect for the Earth & deepening spirituality. Here is a sneak peek of the new series…
Everything I want for 2013 is united under the banner of “LOVE”… love for those I want to share my life with, love for the earth & all sentient beings, love for creativity in all its forms, & even love for my Self.
May 2013 bless you with what you hold most dear.