I started reading this book today and I was reminded of my desire to celebrate the seasons. One of the things I love about New England, is the change in seasons. With it being August, I was also reminded of a family member who keeps saying how much she hates the fall because it signifies death. While I understand how she sees winter as a time of death, if you look at death in a more positive way, it is a time of letting go and resting and rejuvenating.
The author of the “Toltec Path of Transformation” is also the author of “Warrior Goddess” a book I am currently listening to on audio. I am loving both of these books and will probably end up ordering “Warrior Goddess” as well as the workbook that goes along with it. What I don’t like about audio books is my distractibility. With a written book, I can go back if I need to. While I know I can go back with an audiobook, it is not as easy and I guess there is something to be said for me being a visual learner.
What I am liking about this book is the mind body spirit connection. I love the idea that our thoughts, beliefs, goals can be thought of in comparison to the seasons. We can plant the seed of our thought, our dream, our goal and nurture it, as time passes it grows and then it is time to harvest. After planting, nurturing, and harvesting, we get to take time to revisit and re-evaluate that thought, dream, or goal and decide if we want to continue to nurture it or let it go and plant a new seed. Just like Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, as well as the song Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ga_M5Zdn4 , “To everything there is a season…”. I have only read the very beginning of the book, and I am taking notes which makes reading tough, but I can wait to read more and continue to read more self help/spirituality books.
What are your thoughts about the seasons? Do you like a certain season over another? Do you hate certain seasons due to a specific way of thinking or belief?