I wrote this article for the first issue of Maker’s Magazine which was published late last year. This issue explores the relationship between human creativity and Mother Nature, and my article in particular looks at the theme of surrendering. I hope you will read it and enjoy!
Thanks to Maker’s Magazine for their inspirational first issue and for allowing me the opportunity to put my writing forth to a wider audience. It just goes to show that if you believe something is worth saying and continue to do the work, honing your message, somebody, somewhere is listening, and may even share the same feeling as you do!
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Seasons of the Soul by Lisa Fam
Autumn is upon us,
a time of shedding skins
drawing our energies close
into the warmth of our bellies
for cool times ahead.
Plucking the last of the Summer harvest
in the dimming light
how all the earthy textures sing
~ Lisa Fam 2015
With the coming of the warmer months here in the southern hemisphere, I am always filled with a sense of gratitude for the change in seasons. Mother Earth continues to seed, grow, bud, develop, flourish and die. Winter is not a complete annihilation or death. Summer is not endless heat. And so it is within us as well. We cannot stay forever in the dark, as depression would have us think and feel. Nor can we burn our energy endlessly in extroverted pursuit of summer fun and frivolity. Everything has its season and by trusting in the outer cycles of growth and change we can begin to attune our inner world with them as well. Then we begin to feel more alive, more present and embodied in the natural order of Gaia.