Here’s wishing you happy beginnings for 2014!
Every so often someone asks me why the “resting” phase (Week 1) of the 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks (4s4w) approach is compared to Fall* instead of Winter. They say they think of Winter as being the time to hibernate.
I tell them that yes, if we were bears, we’d be hibernating.
But we’re not bears. And from personal experience and observation, Fall is the time of year that throws us into going to bed early. Here’s an adjusted quote from the book:
“The Autumnal Equinox (the first day of Fall) signals the nights to grow longer than the days (in the Northern Hemisphere) until the trend is reversed at Winter Solstice and the days begin to gain light. After the Equinox, it is as though we’ve been given a sleeping pill in the evenings. The blanket of Fall’s early darkness, following the late nights of Summer, always sneak up on me no matter how many times I’ve experienced it.”
Fall is also “harvest time”. I compare the Period to the harvest. We are finishing up the former cycle, and also shedding what no longer serves to prepare for the next round.
The truth about Winter can be observed at New Year’s. We take ideas that we’ve had and begin to implement our good intentions—maybe it is losing weight or beginning a new workout routine. Maybe it;s about getting organized with our budgets or doing our taxes. It’s a fairly active time. In the same way that the Earth is gaining light from the Sun, we humans gain momentum as we act on and implement our passions.
Winter is the time we like to spend with our loved ones, either cozying up to our mate or meeting friends for coffee. This is the time when we build our relationships. Week 2, Winter, of the female cycle blueprint is the time that we, as women, are building uterine nests. It’s the time we’re building our projects, building our connections, and building in beauty because our primal bodies are trying to attract a mate, whether we are aware of it or not.
This “New Year” of 2014 feels more promising than other years for some reason. Perhaps it is just more promising for me and 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks. Last year, in spite of my mother passing away at the same time as my book release (and therefore losing my mojo to market enthusiastically) the books sold anyway! Word spread throughout the states and to different countries. I received emails from women all over the world who were having profound insights about themselves by reading this book. It really can’t get better than that. I’m grateful.
What I could manage to do effectively was organize and observe. I simply watched to see whose hands the book landed in and what they wanted from it. I revamped the website (and more will be done over the next couple of months) while I made connections and created allies. I spoke and did interviews where I was invited and built a nice foundation to build upon in a much bigger way for 2014.
This is the year I’ll launch a few classes, workshops, and memberships, do a radio tour, and perhaps come out with some new companion guides and gift items to go with 4 Seasons in 4 Weeks. Stay tuned. I’ll be posting the calendar events, weekly, for your convenience.
Thank you for your ongoing and loving support!
* Because the seasons are “main characters” in the 4s4w approach, I capitalize the first letters on purpose. It’s deliberate.