And so it is with life. There are times when we all resemble the winter tree. Times when we are filled with despair and uncertainty, discouraged, downtrodden, empty and desolate or just tired and depleted. Our spirit seems hidden and our souls are seemingly cold and empty. We toil through our daily chores, attend our family's needs and tick life's boxes, feeling caught in a never-ending work cycle. Sometimes, that's ok. Sometimes, that's just how it has to be.
We need to give ourselves permission to sit, like the tree, and patiently await our new season. At these times, often unknown to us, new ideas are coming into our space and gently poking and prodding. Often, though, these new ideas alarm and confuse. We contemplate, but dazed by the intrusive and sometimes clashing and erratic ideas and thoughts, we become indecisive. We simply sit, feeling disabled and disempowered; allowing our thoughts to dance and dart through the darkened corners of our mind. We are the winter tree. This is our fallow; a precious time. A time to let our minds rest and contemplate. A time for peaceful acceptance as we prepare for the beauty of the emerging seasons.
And as the sky gradually transitions from the murky grey of winter to the palest of blues, a new season slowly reveals her face. Little buds emerge on the trees, and soon blossom into the deepest and most beautiful shades. The trees, once cold and lifeless, begin to transform. Before long, stark branches now radiate in magnificence, sending the messages of this glorious new season; joy, energy and positivity.
New doors open, new people walk into our lives. Slowly, but slowly, our little thought buds begin to emerge again, this time more peacefully and respectfully. The once competing ideas seem to make sense and often, unexpectedly, they complement each other. With each blossoming branch we are filled with life and vitality. Change is embraced and the deep, darkness of the fallow is shaken. We stand, tentatively at first, and then, with greater confidence and poise. The new season has revealed her face, allowing us to assert our true magnificence, once again.