Sunday Serenity: Dormancy

Sunday serenity. Boy, do I need it.

We all need it.

We all need to be able to compartmentalize our lives enough that we can find some respite from these unusually challenging times.

So much change. So much uncertainty. So much potential. So much promise.

Yet, every birthing of the new requires the passing of the old. We cannot suffer and thrive at the same time. We must make a choice. What do we give up? What do we keep? What do we embrace so we can create the life we want?

This old apple tree, which has been battered by ice storms and had pieces of it grafted back together more than once, is dormant for the winter, but a few weeks from now it will begin its next great awakening. It will blossom full of promise for the new growing season.

That’s what I wish for myself, and for you. These unusual times have forced many of us into dormancy, but like the apple tree that sleeps and renews itself for the coming season we too have the potential to step into a revitalized and fruitful way of being.

And so, wherever you are, and whatever your struggles right now, I wish you strength, I wish you joy, and I wish you resilience. This too shall pass.

Oh yes, and I wish you some Sunday serenity.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: Bend with the Wind

Autumn is upon us and change is in the wind.

Whenever I find myself feeling overwhelmed by the challenges of our times I bring my thoughts back to nature. I look at this nearby tree, for instance, and consider what it must have witnessed and the storms it must have weathered over 100 years (+/-) of its existence.

Nature can help us put things in perspective. If we’re paying attention it can teach us lessons of resilience and adaptability. How to flow with the seasons, weather the storms, and bend with the winds of change.

Nature knows how to take care of itself. We, as living beings, are an extension of nature that appears to have lost this knowing. We need to return to the natural world and tune in to its healing frequencies.

It costs nothing but time.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Sunday Serenity: Puddle Ducks

In a chaotic world there is joy to be found in the small things.

Watching a family of ducks enjoying an afternoon swim is a delight to the eye and the heart.

Their puddle; my momentary paradise.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy E. Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2020 … Aimwell CreativeWorks