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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Healing with Mother Nature and Her Seasons

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On my morning walk, I was greeted by a most beautiful Humming bird hovering at its feeder, taking in through its long beak the sweet, sugary nectar contained in the feeder. As I stood there watching it for a couple of minutes, I was reminded of the healing powers of nature.


The changing of the seasons is a reminder that nothing is permanent. After a long winter, the warm days of spring melt away the snow and warm the air that has kept us inside. With each passing day the grass, flowers and animals that have been resting start to awaken and before you know it we are playing in the hot summer days, building castles in the sand and swimming with the sea creatures. During this time farmers’ fields begin to blossom with wonderful crops, that keep our bodies nourished throughout the seasons. As the earth revolves, the heat of summer begins to fade in our corner of the world making way for autumn. The fiery colours of the leaves bring with them a reminder that one must start to prepare for the winter ahead. Food becomes heartier to warm up our insides from the cold breezes that signal the arrival of winter. Sitting around the warmth of the hearth looking out at the snow covered ground, we take in the beauty, with a cup of hot cocoa or tea in hand, dreaming of the day that Mother Nature will decide to change her wardrobe. Though sometimes she takes a little longer to change, yet other times she changes her wardrobe much too quickly, she will change.

 
When a life-changing loss occurs, it is as if one has entered an eternal state of winter .We need to have faith, like the seasons it is not permanent. When brighter days appear we need to embrace them, enjoy them and live in the moment for like the seasons life is always changing.

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It’s been a long and cruel winter [almost 4 years] for me, but with faith and God's helping Angels guiding me..I’m starting to see the sun trying to peak through and warming my days.


What season are you in?
For those not in the grips of winter what advice can you offer?


18 comments:

  1. I do hope Spring is right around the corner for you, dear friend. :)

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  2. Four years of winter is a long time, indeed... Has blogging helped? I've found my blog friends (including you! thank you) to be so supportive, it's really amazing.

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  3. Cafe Bellini ...Oh most definitely, Blogging started out as part of Speech Therapy, to help me with grammar, vocab, and writing over all. I never expected the support, encouragement, inspiration and love that I have received from you and all that take the time to read and leave a comment.

    I've had other Bloggers going through changes in their lives, who have emailed me, that sometimes reading the comments people leave on my posts is helping them as well. With each click of a keyboard the Blogging community just keeps giving to all.

    Thank you for the time you take to read my posts and for the sweet words you leave with your comments. It is truly appreciated!! XO HHL

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  4. Dearest HHL,

    I just wanted you to know this is one of best posts' I have read in a while! I love the way you write as it really seems to touch my soul when I least expect it. The season that I am in right now?...well I'd say a happy summer because it has been full of joy and love and people which I gather energy from. Just like blogging, I love the people I have met and cherish the friendships I have made through writing.
    Thank you for stopping by and your sweet words about Sissy, yes she was such a wonderful teacher!
    Terry

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  5. I am sure you are moving out of winter! :O)
    I saw a hummingbird today and thought of your post!

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  6. Another heart warming post. You are a very good writer. You have been down the road of winter too long. You will be just fine now and in time try to remember only the good in your life. May you continue to be blessed. I may not comment each day, but I think about you.

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  7. As a cancer survivor I remember that feeling of winter, but with God's help I knew I would see summer again...and I have for almost 5 years. Because of that, I became stronger in body and in faith. I know my God is always with me in good times and bad. I'm so glad you're seeing big changes. I'm so glad you're blogging and sharing your story will us.

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  8. HHL-As I read your post, I kept waiting to see the name of a famous author at the end of each stanza as your words are so professional and yet familiar. I have concluded that nothing (good or bad) lasts always where life is concerned. You have been braving winter's time of dormancy and teeth-chattering cold for a while, but this, too, shall pass. I've only just met you and already I see signs of new life budding from your blog. I feel Spring's warmth radiating from your writing. Psalm 27:14 (NIV) reads: "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." -Eastlyn

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  9. Whenever you write a post like this, I want to fly to Canada & give you a big hug! Your Spring is on the way!

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  10. oh dear HHL, it must be tough going through four long years of winter. i'm praying that your days from now be brighter ones. Love, Ruth

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  11. Next to hubby, you have got to be one of my biggest supporters ... one of my absolute favourite bloggers to read.
    You have taken me through a range of emotions like few ever do. You encourage, inspire and push me to do better and to be a better person. Since I began reading your blog, I have become a better person, more cognizant of what others may be, or may have, gone through.
    You are truly an extraordinary person ... one of the most amazing people I have encountered in my life.
    I see Spring around the corner for you. You have brought Summer into my life, and so many others.
    Much love and hugs
    SOS

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  12. Looks like you are entering spring..Your writing is so warm and beautiful....I think my spring is starting. It takes a while to heal and get out in the sun....You are very inspiring to me.
    Big hugs
    Frenchy

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  13. I was blog-hopping tonight and came upon yours. Thank you so much for sharing so candidly about your life, then and now.
    Sixteen years ago, my life changed permanently, but with different reasons and I too, go through different seasons, questions, doubts, fears, and faith. I find that realizing I am not alone helps tremendously. "we are all in the pool together. Some might be in the deep end, some are in the shallow, but here we are together."
    much love
    lynn

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  14. Enjoy nature as it is indeed healing, if I feel low just a walk with my dogs embracing the green cheers me up.
    During the winter we can all lean on one another :) xx

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  15. Enjoy nature as it is indeed healing, if I feel low just a walk with my dogs embracing the green cheers me up.
    During the winter we can all lean on one another :) xx

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  16. Enjoy nature as it is indeed healing, if I feel low just a walk with my dogs embracing the green cheers me up.
    During the winter we can all lean on one another :) xx

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  17. Wishing you all the best as you move into Spring! You're in my prayers.

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  18. i pray that the warm days will greatly
    outdistance the long, cruel cold ones.

    this was beautifully written.

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