There are 4 seasons to our Love and relationships. I’m referring to loving yourself, loving your family, loving your friends and loving your partner. I’m convinced that 4 seasons cycle holds true in many different areas of our lives. I believe we were giving the 4 seasons as a blueprint for those cycles that we can detect in our lives. Think about this and apply it to yourself! This can assist in your cycle of transformation and change which those who seek continual growth go through.
So if I’m truly engaged and active and upbeat, there will be a time in my life when my rhythm has to be the valley where I go deep inside and am quiet. That gives me the balance. That does not mean I have lost the thing I am passionate about. It means I have to experience the quietness of that passion to take it to a new level.
In the spring of the year, all seeds are bursting forth with newness and growth and vivid color. The smell is different. The colors are different. All the senses are alert and alive. Similarly, our passion for someone or something we love has to have seeds that burst forth. During the newness or the beginnings of that love, our senses are like those of the springtime.
In the summer, the colors change. They grow deeper as the flowers mature. Much of the plants energy goes into creating these flowers and this beauty to attract the birds and the bees which help pollinate the plant. Similarly in our relationships, we put a lot of energy into the love we have for another during the summer of that relationship. We explore ideas together, we do things together, we spend a lot of time watering and feeding one another’s soul.
In the fall the rhythm of life changes. We no longer need the bright colors to attract birds and bees. The fruit is developing nicely. This is similar to love energy. It has been pollinated and is maturing. It will be sustained if we have nurtured it, weeded out the stuff that doesn’t work for us both and fed the relationship with good topsoil of conversations and experiences. Our relationship has ripened and matured by a level of truth, honesty, trust and understanding.
In the winter, we tend to be quieter in our relationship. It’s not hibernating, but is sustained under that lovely snowy blanket of white that holds everything we hold dear together. That snowy blanket is woven through the love fabric of emotions that continue to water our love through both good times and others. So sometimes we get a total new dusting of snow and at other times we get slush. So what, our blanket of love is woven tightly enough to endure. If we are very wise, we are planning together for the next phase or cycle of our lives. We are deepening our relationship. While this appears to be a quiet time, in fact life is teeming underneath the white mask we present to the outer world. This is a time of introspection and quiet rhythms of day to day normal life with our partner or with our friends. They accept us as we are.
We need the quietness of winter where everything is sleeping before we can burst forth with a new spring growth! It comes full circle once again. Wise ones will tell you that you need to continually work at your relationship to sustain it, to make it a perennial plant. I want to suggest you look at having 4 seasons in your love relationship!
Reflection Questions Love Quiz: Examine your relationships and friendships pattern.
- What do you typically do in the spring of any relationship?
- List 4 words to describe your actions in the summer phase of relationships.
- List 4 words to describe your behavior in the fall or autumn of relationships.
- In what season is your relationship with yourself, with your friends, with your honey?
Affirmation: I intend to allow myself my natural cycle of relationships!
Instead of looking for love, give it;
constantly renew it in yourself and
you will always feel its presence within you.
It will always be there smiling at you,
gazing on you kindly.
(Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov)
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