When seasons change here in Colorado, the green aspen leaves turn radiant gold as their glory explodes in a flash of vibrant color before it fades into the winter of their mountain abode. Our Creator provided for cycles of being that give times of rest, times of serving, and times of reflection. Evening offers quiet rest into morning when the day is active until the sun’s brightness softens into vesper light, offering a moment for reflection on the day passed.
Creation reveals the presence of God in its existence, the beauty of a forest, the majesty of a lofty mountain peak, the lively sounds of a jungle, or the babbling of a stream. They have no voice, and yet if we listen in quiet meditation, their sound can be heard to the ends of the earth. They, like humans, have seasons of warmth and cold, moisture and dryness.
The human being is one in the same a spiritual being with both beings longing to be a single whole. This calls for seasons of quiet nurturing and active serving in a world that hurries past. You and I journey through wonderful transitions in beauty in our own created essence. Take time to notice, savor, enjoy, and remember the beauty of every season.
Calvin Wulf is a writer, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator who lives in Colorado with his wife Lisa. He has a passion for Christian spiritual formation drawing from the ancient spiritual traditions of the Apostles, and Christian sages through the centuries. He is also a vowed oblate of the contemplative monastic Order of Julian of Norwich.
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