2016 is a year of movement and action, but mostly it’s been a year of work. I cannot count how many pagans have told me that they have had significant amounts of work come up that they were forced to do. But the work hasn’t been all that bad. Most of the work that I have heard about has resulted in significant growth that pays big dividends. It’s been a pretty good year overall, but everyone I talk to is pretty tired!
Today as I did my daily walk, I noticed that the leaves in the trees haven’t started to change yet. This was really odd to me, as last year I was commenting that the leaves were mostly changed by mid-August. Now here it is, mid-September, and there is barely any color.
There are those who probably dismiss this, but I see something a little more spiritual going on. I think the ‘holding pattern’ has a bit of a spiritual connection to it. I think it might be a message saying, “Hey, take a breather from your work for a bit.”
Summer is officially over up here. Today we got our first colder morning. I wore a jacket into work today for the first time, and my husbands last open water swimming race was this past weekend. Yet most fall projects aren’t quite starting up yet.
It’s a perfect time to take a little bit of time to rest.
Now I’m not certain how long this rest period will last. Perhaps tomorrow the trees of the nature path I walk will be awash with colors, and possibly signify that the break is over. But if you are like me, you are going to take what you can get to be able to go into the last months of this year of action with as much energy as possible.