And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return, we can only look from where we came
And go round and round and round in the circle game
This is the view of the garden from my bedroom window at Mom and Dad’s house. The birds wake me at 5 am, chattering to each other. The sound of dogs barking or whining adds another circle of sound.
The circle is everywhere. Look around the room you are in and identify circles. Look outside to Mother Nature and see more circles. From ancient times the circle has been significant: it is spiritual, sacred and divine. It represents the infinite nature of energy and interconnectedness with the universe.
We experience the seasons (more so in the Northern hemisphere than in the South), so are drawn into the circle of Mother Nature. When we step into the forest or touch a tree, we become connected with the cycle of Nature.
The tides, the waxing and waning of the moon, all exude energy, which we often ignore. I think it’s time to take part in a full moon ritual and dance beneath the stars. Come Summer solstice, I will be out there dancing in circles!
Celtic circles were drawn to act as protective barriers; also as symbols of the cosmos, and a symbol of the progression of time.
Native American medicine wheels represented the integration of energy and matter) spirit and man – combining for the purpose of greater spiritual understanding.
The Chinese yin yang symbol encompasses the duality of masculine and feminine and represents harmony and sacred oneness.
Be aware of circles today.