Part 1 of 14 in the series Seasons


Metaphors drawn from the seasons can frame our exploration of the inner life.

This allows people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to engage in a respectful search for Self and be inclusive of others.

Such metaphors represent cycles of life—such as the alternation of darkness and light, death and new life—shared by everyone in a secular, pluralistic society regardless of philosophical, religious or spiritual differences.


Sometimes the area we feel strongest about may be injustice, or it could be grief at the loss of a parent, or joy at the birth of a child, or loneliness from not feeling loved as a result of a divorce.

These are all spiritual seasons, and over time will change. As our experiences change, so does our awareness, and our ability and willingness to contribute to others.

The people we encounter in life who resonate with the season we are in are likely to help us learn and grow spiritually. That is why you are asked to let us know what season you are in, and change it over time.

What we give, we get or “As you give, you will receive”

Sometimes we are needy, other times we are able to give.

The notion that our lives are like the eternal cycle of the seasons does not deny the struggle or the joy, the loss or the gain, the darkness or the light, but encourages us to embrace it all, and to find in all of it opportunities for growth and connection. The LISN offering is to link us to those in similar seasons. By choosing your own resonance with the seasons outlined in this series you can then connect with others, to help, and to be helped.


So it is with the spirit, we go through seasons of emotion, dreaming, change etc.

The four seasons of spiritual awareness

1 Being told what to believe yet still questioning inside
2 Telling others what to believe, while still trying to find answers
3 Accepting questions, mystery, silence are the path finding peace within
4 Experiencing joy and abundance in all life right now in the present moment
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