When I’ve mentioned the coming Spring to friends and strangers over the last few weeks the reaction has been the same: disbelief and a laugh that resembles a scoff.
Admittedly I woke up with a sense of despair and bemusement over the weekend, when confronted by the swirling eddys of snow rich air chaotically descending to the ground.
For the Winter to be so late and long lasting and for the rhythm of the Earth’s cycle to be defied fills me with a sense of discomfort. As an observer of the natural world I can’t help but feel the weather is a reflection of a warming planet.
“But global warming suggests hot weather, not cold weather,” I hear some say. And maybe they’re right. I’m not going to make out as if I know what’s going on.
In my heart, coming from a cosmological perspective, I sense that the increasingly turbulent weather (globally) is a reflection of human kinds prolonged disregard for Nature and its cycles and rhythm. The distortions in our behaviour have been slight, but over time the compound effect of our pillaging has crescendoed to a point where even we – the climatically placid British Isles and city safe Londoners – are becoming aware of the discord.
There are moments when Nature chooses to show us its might and reminds us of our place and vulnerability. When our pseudo strength is exposed as a facade, and we are reminded of our dependence on our environment and planet for the life it sustains, we , well at least I, come close to losing my shit.
Still, with open eyes I observe nature and look at the cycles which are continuing regardless – the springing cherry blossom, birds building nests, the promise of lambs and fresh flowers. In this ongoing unfolding I reflect on my place in relation to these beautiful phenomena and sense the ways in which I can honour the rhythms moving through me.
On Saturday 24th March there will be a gathering at my place in celebration of the turning seasons and a welcoming of Spring. You are welcome to join us and celebrate this life with others of like mind and heart. Message me for details.
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