Updated: Mar 21, 2019
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In the last article we talked about the overall concept of The Four Sacred Seasons of Wellbeing™. Each of us moves through these seasons at given points in our life and each season has it’s own unique outlook on life and produces it’s own experiences. For example, we all know that if we plant seeds in the winter while wearing a swimsuit we will have a very different experience and different outcomes than if we planted those same seeds in the spring, and wore the swimsuit in the summer. Swimming in the ocean during summer months will produce a markedly different physiological bodily experience than if we joined the Polar Bear Club and jumped into icy waters in the middle of winter.
The Seasons of Discover, Transform, Awaken and Integrate, while they may seem to have similarities to our seasonal cycles of Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn, also have differences. The similarities include the specific conditions of the season that will dictate specific actions and structures that will produce success. The major difference though, is that unlike the climate seasons, there is no specific fixed time period. An individual may be in a Season of Wellbeing for a short period of time, or for many years.
The Season of Discover is usually our ‘jumping-in’ point. It is the starting line in our journey towards health and wellness. Like it’s name implies, the Season of Discover, is about discovery. It is vitally important when in this season to discover, to learn something new so that when we enter the Season of Transform we can do something with our newly acquired knowledge. It is a season where we develop strategies necessary to work with in the other seasons.
This season can be seen to correlate with our developmental years of infancy to the mid-teens. We are on a quest to learn about the world. As babies, the only way we get information is by putting everything in our mouths. Doing so we quickly learn the difference between something that is good for us and not.