A New Season

Leaf at Bulls BridgeWith each new season, comes an inevitable accompaniment of emotions.  Leaves fall, feathering through the air as they gently glide towards their next destination.  While the detachment from the tree is symbolic of letting go of the old, shedding what once was, and waiting in anticipation of what is yet to come, I can’t help but notice the beauty in this leaf, caught so delicately by the resting fence.  It is appears as though it was placed by a loving hand.  The bead of water hugs the stem, giving it comfort, letting it know that while it may no longer be rooted to the tree, it is rooted with love.  The earth is much more powerful than humans perceive it to be.  Nature is not just merely in existence.  Nature feels.  Nature loves.  When we weep, the earth is listening, the angels come near, and there are lessons to be told, not just through experience, but by opening our senses to what surrounds us and enveloping your soul in the earth’s blessings.  It is up to you to let down your mental blocks, dismiss your fears, feel your spirit with each breath, and channel your mind’s focus and energy toward what is surrounding you at any given time.  This image, which so beautifully mirrors the transformation occurring in my own life, is a reminder that the nurturing environment in which we live is not to be taken for granted.  Love and peace is everywhere.  It is what we live and breathe.  Do not let the opinions and biases of the mind allow you to think otherwise.  Be Free.