Everyone has heard of Imbolc, Brigid’s Day, Ground Hog’s Day, or Feast of Pan, it is known by many names because February 2nd is an important seasonal marker. Everyone feels the effects of this natural yin time of year with its decreased energy and sunlight. It is natural to feel tired and reflective during this time of year. A great way to prepare for a period of self-reflection is to remove yourself from your usual routine and get outside in nature. Our getaway was to Jackson, New Hampshire.
Jackson is a quaint little town, nicknamed New Hampshire’s Best Kept Secret. I don’t remember seeing a stop light in the whole town and we took turns driving across the one lane covered bridge. The scenery is breathtaking with mountain views and scenic parking all along the road in and out of Jackson, which is located in Mount Washington Valley. We spent time outside in the fresh air at Jackson XC. Learning how to Nordic Ski was exhilarating and a great way to clear out the winter cobwebs from the mind and body.
This is Mother Nature’s time of rest and preparation, before the burst of Spring. Making it a great time for reflection and rest for ourselves, in anticipation of the increased activity and excitement of springtime. Let’s try some reflection.
For this moment, let’s sit quietly, and just listen to Nature’s wisdom.