The mythological story of the goddesses Demeter and Persephone are model for the seasons of our lives. From them we learn that life is a cycle of birth – death – and rebirth. And that from these seasons, we can learn perseverence and hope.
This prolonged period of social distancing, economic hardship, and lives lost, resonates of Demeter’s profound loss. A loss so great that she cast the entire world into winter.
But the spring returned when Persephone found her way back to her mother. The trials and experiences of this mother – daughter duo, helps us to see the cyclical patterns and can show us the way forward.
Demeter teaches us resilience and persistence to see the journey through. She teaches us that everything has a season. She teaches us about impermanence and the importance of savoring the present moment.
Persephone teaches us that while some things may go out of our ordinary site, they are never really gone. She shows us the path into the deeper consciousness of ourselves, and then shows us the way back into ordinary reality. She teaches us about birth, death, and rebirth.
What are the stories that encourage you to persevere and keep hope. Share in the comments below.
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