Seasons come and go; things change; plants spirt and die; leaves wither and fall; babies are in the belly and then out; annual car insurance and tax is to be renewed and so on.

Things change and sometimes happen frequently at the same time every year. We have to experience a variety of seasons, even within a physical sense, not every summer feels the same atmospherically nor does it feel the same emotionally. I tended to always like the idea of seasons being taught in church sermons as I'd read it so many times in Ecclesiastes 3:
 

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

I would love to touch on verse 8 but you have time, read it and let me know your thoughts. (The Message version is a more 'current-friendly' version and can be read here.)

Now I'd known about the seasons and had experienced them emotionally, mentally and spiritually relating to things that were important to me at a time. I knew around exam time I was a specific way, around summer time I was another way and around the changes in my hormones or hours between meals it could be a completely different way. I had known of people losing someone and could be sympathetic but now having lost someone first hand the seasons felt different as another person wasn't going through it with me and a lot of my life now was affected because she wasn't there (my mom). I had then begun the experience of a time to break down, weep and mourn. I had to learn death to understand life (verse 1) and loss to truly feel and label feelings concretely in this season. My frustration now is different from my university third-year frustrations albeit the same label of "FRUSTRATION".

What are you feeling, what changes have blown by you in the last few weeks that may have been different to the previous seasons? How are you handling with the change, the slow patches, the quick paces, the success and failure, the loneliness and crowded rooms, how? If you don't think you're experiencing changes, think about what's changed this year and how your emotions have developed or unravelled, how life and times were extremely fun due to a build up to quiet and calm after a plateau.[caption id="attachment_3950" width="1880"]seasons https://www.pexels.com/@nappy[/caption]

Originally posted here.