Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chaos as Teacher

There is always so many things that need to be done on the farm. Horses need their hooves trimmed, gardens needs tending, crops need to be stored away, harvests needs to be processed, wood needs to be split and stacked, chimneys need cleaning, winter pastures need to be set up... Sometimes it seems as if there are never enough hours in the days. The autumn days grow shorter which makes us feel even more urgency. There is an underlying energy of Chaos growing by the second.

Many people dislike this feeling of Chaos, even fear it. Yet Chaos, while not good on a permanent basis, is a great teacher if only we listen to Her. She can excite us, challenge us, make us grow spiritually if we accept Her as simply part of life.

Rest and Peace, two words often associated with Death, are not always good things. They can make us fat and unhealthy and rarely challenge us to do more than do nothing. While they are needed for a balanced life, if we let them take over our lives, we stop growing as spiritual people. We become spiritual "couch potatoes". LOL

Rest when we can, work when we should, and never fear The Lady Chaos. She is the bright hope that makes us prepared ourselves for the coming winter...whatever that winter may be.

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