It takes courage to follow a path that feels true to you. The support that one yearns for that brings added confidence and motivation is not always readily available. Yet, it is this time of year that we perhaps feel an urge to do things differently, as we now feel refreshed and stronger to make necessary changes. Springtime is here in the northern hemisphere- signifying rebirth and new growth. Many of us who have grown weary from a grueling snowy winter, greet spring’s arrival with enthusiasm. It is like the welcoming of a close friend to our doorstep.
We humans like to shed our heavy clothes and take out more colorful, lighter garments that reflect our more active and exuberant spirits. We sing as we clean our living spaces, discarding clutter and things we no longer need. Just as we might start to plan a garden, or watch as birds prepare their nests for eggs and new life…so we feel that same sense of something blossoming from within ourselves.
It is an optimal time of nature’s cycle to shed the “old” and start fresh. This sometimes means not just donating clothes to a local charity, but taking the time to “redirect” our compass if needed. Spring supports us in letting go of old patterns of behavior that no longer serve us; as well as thoughts that do not contribute to the lives we are meant to have. We had that long winter to incubate and ponder what changes need to be made. Are there unhealthy foods that I can stop eating to take better care of my body? Are there friends that I need to let go of in order to move forward on my path? Are there changes you can make in your “work” that will allow more fulfillment?
Mother Nature has a new exhibition of flowers and budding trees. There is a part of you that wants to emerge too… Spring forth! Listen to that small, still voice inside, and you will get an idea of what steps to take. Find that path that is uniquely yours to travel on…one step at a time.
The universe supports you, and so do I.
p.s. If there is joy in your heart, you are on your way to wonderful new experiences and opportunities! :D