I like winter: the rain, wind and thunderstorms; long dark evenings of the soul and icy cold morning starts... it's the incubation of my mind.
Time for dreaming, time to hunker down* in front of the fire, with trusting companions, my dogs and I watch the flames of desire... Maybe it's like a trance.
It’s a call to sit and wonder wandering mind watching with awe appreciating what is mine, with grateful connection to myself and “Other” ... the meeting place in time.
A bubbling and a trickling begins to flow from my heart and with the alchemy of mind and soul new creations emerge, immersed in my flow. False images and stories detach ... and disintegrate like ashes on the ground.
While true investment embodies incarnation in joy; in differences alive as the flames flicker and embers glow.... Taking on new shapes and significance.
May you too take time to wonder at your life.
*What does hunker down mean? It means to go right down on your haunches so that your ankles and knees are bent, in a crouching position. Metaphorically it means to take a ‘season’ and with your supplies stay in one place where it is safe; much like many of are doing during covid-19 and lock-down. It apparently comes from the Scottish word to hunker.