Winter is a time of reflection, looking inward, staying warm with tea and hearty soups. It’s a time to fully give in to the need to relax and reset. It’s a time to think about what is calling your heart. It doesn’t mean we need to jump into action and go, go, go, but it is a time to reflect on what is truly calling us, what’s next for us on this journey. I do my best to schedule as little as possible during this time. I always thumb through seed catalogs and get excited about seed orders and the seasons to come.
It’s interesting to be so fully in the current season, yet still having an eye on the future seasons to make sure we are prepared and ready when the time comes. This can be for the garden or life in general. Maybe we decide things need to change and now is the time time plan out the first steps to make that change. Winter is a great season to shine the light on what is working and what isn’t. To seek out those things that work and keep them in our life and a part of our daily routines. It is also a time to let go of those things that are no longer serving us. To bring in new practices or goals that maybe were once just a glimmer in our hearts and are now shining so brightly we can no longer ignore them. We create space for the new when we let go of the things that need to be let go of.
Here are some suggestions to help you go within:
- Daily meditation
- Walks in nature.
- Listening to music that speaks to your heart.
- Staring into a fire.
- Getting quiet and just laying down or sitting comfortably in silence. (Separate from your meditation practice.)
- Deep breathing
- Sitting in the garden or nature.
These are all things I personally do and have done for many years. Showers can also be helpful, I get a lot of insight during showers. *Journaling is something I keep trying, then stopping and it does help when I do it.
Whatever this winter is feeling like for you, it is my wish that you feel a sense of hope and find an opportunity for connection to your heart’s calling. May whatever is calling to you be found and may you have the courage to go after it. It is often scary, take small steps with an open mind/heart. I believe in you.