Heading Toward Winter | The Parenting Passageway

All exterior is dark and chilly

But just beneath the earth

Rest seeds from which new everyday living spring

Bringing Nature’s items to beginning

  • Betty Jones, from “A Child’s Seasonal Treasury”

The days are shorter, the nights are colder, and the leaves on the deciduous trees have fallen. We are headed toward wintertime, a time of deep rest, a time of assignments, a time of marvel at snow and lights and the lovely winter season sky with the skeletons of trees etched versus the horizon.

We can set up a seasonal table with snow white and pink silks, crystals of quartz and amethyst, glass vases, paper snowflakes or an beautiful Advent tableau with a dark blue silk with candles and gold paper stars. The regular Advent wreath can occur out.

We are moving from a time of mourning and remembering our ancestors, the saints, these who have long gone just before us to a new year and a new path. We are preparing for what is to appear. What are the deepest longings of your coronary heart for the coming calendar year? Arrival can be a time of fasting and planning and considering for this new commencing. I have currently decided on my phrase of the 12 months for 2023 (for a lot more on that tradition, see below)..I imagine this is going to be a Major year, so I selected the word Bold. I will have 1 boy or girl finishing college or university in December 2023, an additional little one starting college or university in 2023, we will have been on our farm for two years in the spring, and with this I am building some new and various alternatives in the midst of this seventh seven year cycle of my very own lifestyle and also returning to my roots in lots of approaches.

I am dreaming of some form of Waldorf homeschool chance for large schoolers and I am back again to seeking to educate at homeschool conferences. Waldorf parenting and training is so nurturing to all loved ones associates, no subject what the age. It attracts me in with its therapeutic impulse around and about yet again.

What is contacting you for wintertime?