Daily Archives: September 5, 2016

31. A Time Of Rest And Regrouping

winterAnd don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. – Rumi

I find the same to be true of our being as well. There are times when things appear less than desirable, or even downright barren. That doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going on inside that has yet to bear fruit! The seasons are a fantastic metaphor for the transitioning times in our lives. Winter often looks bleak, yet in short order, brand new shoots break ground and spring forth, ushering in a new season during which growth is rampant! I like to look at the “winter” seasons as a time of rest and regrouping, a regaining of strength needed for the upcoming germination and expansion to come.

Love & Light,
Laura Lum Corby

This is a poem I wrote a while back, that illustrates those times of regrouping.

Soon Will Come The Spring

As winter came my petals dropped
My color disappeared
My stalk began to wither
As it had so many years
For months I just lay dormant
Hoping soon would come the spring
That once again I’d start to thrive
And growth would be my thing
As time passed by the warmth did come
And so did I soon grow
I also learned and understood
A truth that I must know
That I was a perennial
Eternal life was mine
But always with the winter months
Would come a dying time
To shed my weathered foliage
Knowing soon the sun would bring
A brand new life and garment
When again did come the spring

© 1995 Laura Lum Corby