After a long Winter of inward time, of resting and dreaming, I am READY for the greening, the new life, the new possibilities of Spring!
In my backyard city garden, the lettuce is up, the peas are just beginning to poke their curious heads out of the ground, the chives are gathering together in a clump to stay warm on still chilly nights, and the garlic, having overwintered, is raring to go, shooting upward toward the sun, which will be much less once the trees fully leaf out… I have also planted kale, calendula, and morning glories, all of which can handle some cool nights and even the bit of Spring snow we are getting today!
Spring energy can feel exciting and revivifying, waking up all our senses from a more inward-turned attention. Yet even as I eagerly breathe in Spring’s fresh nourishment, this new energy can also feel overwhelming and challenging to my comfortable (read “habitual”) way of living—my habits, the ways I know myself…
I may need to undertake some Spring cleaning, inside and out. And like the plants emerging from the earth, I must be willing to meet what is in my growth-path, willing to be changed, while at the same time sensing how to stand firm as I emerge into the new light of Spring.
How to do this?
We can remember to turn inward, sitting quietly and breathing into our deep roots of inner contact and ground. We can practice slowing down, listening, receiving our own inner wisdom as a way to ground in ourselves as we meet what is in our path. See this Breathing Practice for support, too.
In this way, we can emerge into Spring confident that the soul roots we continue to grow will support us as we step out into the newly forming world, trusting that we can lean back to connect with our steady ground as needed to keep our balance.
If our seeds have been sheltered wisely and received true nourishment, they are ready to push up and reach out of the dark, cozy holding of the earth, into the growing light and warming air. Life is opening again, in the world around us and within our souls.
Deeply rooted in ourselves, can we meet whatever we encounter along the way with interest and curiosity? With a desire to open to and learn
from the unfolding of this fresh, new life?
To practice grounding and growing, I invite you to join me at my April 26th The Way of the Happy Woman®: Spring Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreat. It is almost full! 🙂 I would also be happy to offer you a free Discovery Session to check out if my Women’s Holistic Health & Wellness Coaching is a fit.
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Beautiful reminder, Katy! I love the expression “soul roots”. Thank you for reminding us it’s time to step out 🙂 x