Seasons Of The Soul

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Things seen and unseen, known and unknown
What is shown and what is hidden
And the medicine of time and readiness.

This October Full Moon‬ has me straining Rose petal tincture and contemplating our cycles of hiding. We are continuously changing, whether we truly notice it or not, and at times these changes bring us into the light while other times we’d rather stay in the shadows. Neither is good or bad but simply the different seasons of our souls.

“HIDING is a way of staying alive. Hiding is a way of holding ourselves until we are ready to come into the light. Hiding is one of the brilliant and virtuoso practices of almost every part of the natural world.

Hiding is underestimated. Hiding done properly is the internal faithful promise for a proper future emergence. What is real is almost always to begin with, hidden, and does not want to be understood by the part of our mind that mistakenly thinks it knows what is happening. What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence.

Hiding is creative, necessary and beautifully subversive of outside interference and control. Hiding leaves life to itself, to become more of itself. Hiding is the radical independence necessary for our emergence into the light of a proper human future.”

Excerpted from “Hiding” in Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

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2 responses to “Seasons Of The Soul

  1. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom about honoring our rhymes. I really love the Cycle card in your photograph, is this one part of a deck that is available?

    • Jenn Grosso

      Thank you mudpiekt! Yes, this cycle card is part of the Earthbound Oracle Deck by Skullgarden. It’s a beautiful oracle deck!

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