When you are growing up, you became accustomed to January being the time for new starts. In January it is the new year, new year's resolutions; almost everything, even a new outlook on life in general. But as you grow older, the month to set the mood for a new year seems to be September. In September, you have a new fall schedule for television, the next year's cars start o arrive at car dealerships, the new school year starts, and churches start their new children programs. Why? To be perfectly honest I have no clue to why that is.
But when think about it some more, you do see other months taking n that “first position”. For example March is the month where most new life spring in to action. New flowers, baby animals, trees come out of “hibernation”. June starts the “adult life” of the much of this new life. They go through storms and trauma, which makes them stronger. September is the month that they start preparing for the end of their life cycle. Many store up food to sustain them through the winter months. Much of life become inactive. December, to us shows that much of life seem to have died. Every month is special to somebody, because it is their birth month. And the cycle continues.
We apply the lessons of nature to our everyday lives. In one of those months we are born, we are born. Between birth and adulthood, that is our spring. We grow, we work, we play, we enjoy life. In adulthood, until we enter the age of 50 0r 60, we are in the summer of our lives. We do more work than play, we start saving up for retirement, and we raise a family. While we are doing all of this, as in the spring of our lives, we are going through storms and trauma that make us stronger, helping us grow.
When we reach the retirement age, we have hit the autumn of our life. We slow down, enjoy life more, taking in the beauty, and start preparing for the end of life. Then, winter arrives. We can't function as we use to, we may even not be able to be cognizant of life around us. As in the weather phenomenon, winter is the darkest part of our lives. When spring arrives again, we have passed from this life to the eternal spring of Heaven, if you are a believer. As in the weather spring, our new spring brings new beauty, new life, new experiences. And here, there is a but. That but is, this spring never ends.
So if we had to put months to our life, March would be our birth, spiritually speaking; June would be our summer, September our time to prepare to for the end, and December would be our declining years or moths. Then March will bring us new life. I like that word March. We will march right into our new life. Of course, some will go from March to December without seeing summer. Some will go from March to December without having a September. Our life cycles differ, as it does in nature.
If we pay attention to the natural life around us, we can learn to prepare for the September and December times of our lives, and also prepare for the next March in our new rebirth. I now have a new way of looking at life. Looking at the storms of life as rain or precipitation, we can use that for food to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Maybe September is a month that helps us for new starts.