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“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” — Galileo Galilei

The slow turning of summer to fall, like the nearly imperceptible change of ripening fruit, once again leads us forward in life. First we are blessed with a rise of brilliant color, and then observe an inevitable decline toward winter. Taking a global look at the seasonal changes during the years of our life helps us to keep perspective on parallels we may draw.

How does our energy change, season to season?

How does our appearance change as we traverse the seasons of our individual lives?

Within these changes is an ever-present force that is vital and unchanging. For although our body may change, our spirit is part of something much grander and vital: a force of nature!

In Dahn Yoga and many other forms of practice, this force of nature is called “ki energy.” As Ilchi Lee comments in The Call of Sedona, “You have to keep reaffirming that that aspect is the real you that you had forgotten.” He adds, “Inside of ki energy, we feel we are not beings fettered by time and space but that we are infinite and eternal. Unlimited peace flows from that eternalness.”

Observe the changes, but recognize always that it is the same infinite force within you that ripens the grape on the vine.

By Lynn A. Trombetta