WE ARE WANDERING QUICKLY THROUGH RAINY SEASON, on our way to Hurricane Season.
Rainy Season is an introspective time, a time of respite from the build up of dust from Dry Season, and a relief from the annual increase in population of people to Southwest Florida during Fire Season. It is a time when the animals are migrating, mating, nesting. And we rest: We rest in the shade of lush leaves and fronds which have leapt out in this growing time. It is hot, and it is growing more humid each day and this makes humans feel tired. (Make sure you drink enough water, this helps you deal with humidity.)
Spirituality, this is a time for making connections, and learning from those events, and for personal renewal.
We celebrate family milestones of graduations, marriages, new jobs, and moves across town or aross country, at this time of year. These events present considerable opportunities for personal reflection; be sure to give your self time for that inner work.
Consider what personal goals you have for yourself, and the progress you are making in those goals. Make notes on steps you need to take, to adjust your course.
It’s also a good time to clean your Altar, tidy it up, and check in with your Higher Power and your Guides. It’s always a good idea to check in with Them while things are going well to say thank you for your blessings and bounty. Get grounded through these communications and establish small rituals with them –simple ways to connect with them. Do those little rituals, daily, make them a part of your life. As Rainy Season winds down, it is important to get grooved in to this self care habit, over the next 2 to 3 weeks…
… as the heat and humidity of Rainy Season build up daily, and soon, the Hurricanes will come….
You will be glad you have tended to these self care tasks, and built up your reserves, once Rainy Season rolls into Hurricane Season.
*** We will be having the Hurricane Season ceremony and ritual, on Sunday, August 5th (2018) a little after noon, at the screened porch of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers.
**** In the Earthways Shamanic Path, we celebrate the Seasons as they unfold in our front yards, so to speak. The area of the world where we make our homes. Our town. In Southwest Florida, we observe the following Seasons: Rainy Season (from June 15th to August 15th), Hurricane Season (from August 15th to October 15th), Dry Season (October 15th to February 15th), and, Fire Season (February 15th to June 15th).