Mulch is the marker between the end of Fire Season, and the beginning of Rainy Season. Mulch is the last of the ‘red’ things that you will see in Southwest Florida. Although it is fake-fake-fake, it looks pretty good on green suburbia yards. And this is the time of year when people get out in the cool time of day and do some gardening. (Almost everybody does this; we haven’t done any gardening lately.) Once you get the “flower beds” weeded, and put down a thick layer of Mulch, you can kiss the weeds good-by for a couple of months.
In my opinion, the point of following a Path is to bring about positive, meaningful change in your life. This is similar to goal setting, creative visualization, and manifesting desired changes. Keeping in mind that the Seasons follow one after the other, then work we do now, was developed in a previous season. And, whatever we do “now,” lays the groundwork for something we will do “later.”
Remember that symbolically, Dry Season represents the East, Fire Season represents the South, Rainy Season represents the West, Hurricane Season represents the North. The Center is Spirit. Fire Season follows Dry Season. In Dry Season, (Air=Intellect) it is time for new ideas to spring forth as more and more of what was grounded, previously, now symbolically dries up into the Air. So, the Idea is developed in the Dry Season.
Fire is symbolic of passion and creativity. This is a time to discover what you are passionate about, and what is it that you create. I believe everyone is capable of creating something. When you think about the Idea that manifested in the Dry Season, do you get excited about it? Do you think about ways you can make your idea happen, how to create it? That is the work of Fire Season.
When I was out at Sanibel Island last Saturday, I saw a Crow having a bite to eat. I didn’t realize Crows eat Bivalves! Be sure to look at Photo #4 carefully to see the Crow clutching the seashell in its talons.
Yesterday was the Spring Equinox. I went out to a field and selected a spot and some of my friends joined me with Picnic foods, and afer we ate we focused our energies with burning sage on crystals and seashells and feathers. It was a fairly simple meditation and we all felt very uplifted afterwards. The sun was so bright as I was taking pictures of the flowers in the field. I didn’t notice the buds, nor the purple stripes on the buds, until I got home.
I’ve been very concerned about the Bees since lots of the flowering trees and shrubs in Southwest Florida were frosted this January. I am hopeful that the Bees and Birds and Butterflies will find enough nectar to keep them healthy. We saw tons of Bees out in the field and many Birds and Butterflies.
The Spring Equinox fits right into Fire Season. Fire Season in Southwest Florida, is all about this buildup of energy, bursting forth like the buds blooming everywhere.