Reflections From My True Self

Remembering Who I Really Am

Inner Seasons


I was taken by the concept of finding in my spiritual and emotional state a reflection of the seasons, ever since I first read about it in The Seasons of Change: Using Nature’s Wisdom to Grow Through Life’s Inevitable Ups and Downs, by Carol L. McClelland.

I don’t know just yet what season I find myself in, precisely now, but I do know that I have been living with, sitting with, and walking with many people I care about who are deep in the coldest winter.  By that, I mean that they are in darkness, they are hurting, ill, afraid, or feeling weak and their energy is turned inward, gathering, waiting for —or perhaps creating— the spark of the winter solstice, when light returns to their landscape, and with it hope and fresh determination to move forward.

A winter view, seen through a peep hole

I have been feeling bruised, sensitive, tender.  And, even though the winter here has been unseasonably warm and snowless, the outer landscape has still mirrored the bare winter in my loved ones’ inner landscapes.

So it’s no surprise that I forgot! I forgot that, even as the (north of the) northern hemisphere is scrubbed down by winter, even as the trees stretch bare limbs to the cold sky and the ground is hard, in the south the season is summer. I forgot that even if my inner landscape is blanketed by snow, my neighbor may well be bursting forth with ideas and the new energy of spring, or thriving, relishing their confidence in summer.

Remembering that, I am filled with joy, I feel renewed. That, perhaps, is the spark I have been yearning for!


Author: Andrea Friedmann

I am an intuitive Life Coach at, helping women who feel stuck, lost, and stressed, in their business or their personal life, to reconnect to who they really are, so they can build a life they thrive in. My clients want to feel confident, energized, and excited by their life again! What makes me different is that I developed a process that combines coaching, spirituality, and energy work and, with it, my clients quickly get rid of anxiety, change the underlying, limiting beliefs that keep them stuck and stressed, and discover they have what they need to thrive!

4 thoughts on “Inner Seasons

  1. I am in my winter. I am sure that I will not “end up” like this, that I will move on. I believe I am moving, subconsciously. And if your spark is finding even one other person in spring or summer, then I wish you joy with that.

    • Thank you, Clare, for your comment and your wish. I can affirm that we will both move on through each season, for we always do, and that winter bears its own gifts. Today, for me, the awareness of the hearth within (perhaps another name for my heart).

  2. We are connected to all seasons. Sowing – Spring, Growing – Summer, Slowing – Autumn and Glowing – Winter.

    Our Inner Seasons are Growing and Glowing and others prepare for that time. I love what you have expressed and this came to me to share with you.

    P.S. Sowing and Slowing are times of movement and physical aliveness and the others are times of acceptance and inner spirit.

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