Spring is a season of renewal and transformation. It’s a time when the world around us begins to come back to life, and we feel a sense of energy and excitement. The arrival of spring is marked by the return of birds and bees, flitting into view and reminding us of the beauty and growth in nature. It’s easy to feel excited and waaay more energized in general during this time, as we witness the world around us waking up after a long winter.
The return of birds, insects, and other animals is a sign that the world is shifting from the hibernation of winter. This morning I spied two beavers cutting the surface of my local pond, springy branches clamped in their jaws, the signs of rebuilding and perhaps upgrading their lodge. For a lot of us, spring is when we feel most open to change. After all, it’s a time of new beginnings, and it’s natural to feel a sense of hope and optimism during this time. As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we begin to shed our winter coats and embrace the beauty of the season.
I’m a big fan of leaning into this energy and hopefulness that seems to spring (pun intended) from the very air we breathe. I often invite clients to do some mental “spring cleaning” by taking time to reflect in writing on what they experienced from January to the end of March. Taking time to contemplate the emotions, thoughts, and events of the latter part of winter can help us see what we might want to shift or release as we move into spring. if you want to try this for yourself, some simple, useful questions to start with are:
- What is an event that I would love to repeat and why?
- What situation do I see I could have been kinder in, either to myself or another?
- What is a recurrent thought about myself that I’m willing to ditch? And how will I celebrate releasing that thought?
- What is something I will do to celebrate my accomplishments for the next three months?
One of the most remarkable aspects of spring is the return of the birds. After spending the winter in warmer climates, many bird species return to their breeding grounds in the spring. They arrive in a flurry of activity, filling the air with their chirping and singing. Birds arriving fresh with their songs can be a source of joy and inspiration, reminding us of the beauty of the natural world. The invitation is to take time each day to listen for birdsong- yes, even if you live in a busy city. When you close your eyes, can you hear cooing, chirps, or a sweet song that you were unaware of before?
Similarly, the return of bees is another sign of spring’s arrival. Bees are essential pollinators, and their presence is a message about the health of our ecosystems. Bees flitting from flower to flower can be a calming and reassuring presence, reminding us of the interconnectedness of all living things. What else allows you to feel connected to the world around you?
As we witness the world around us coming back to life, it’s natural to feel a sense of energy and motivation. Spring is a time when we often feel more open to change, and this can be a powerful force for personal growth. Whether we’re looking to make small changes in our daily routines or larger changes in our lives, the energy of spring can help to fuel our efforts. In yogic science, there is a tradition of planting the seeds in mid-February for what you want to create. When spring arrives, those seeds break open and start to grow. When we give those tiny seedlings of intention attention, just as we would give new plants enough water, sun, and rich soil, our intentions will bear fruit come summer.
One way to harness the energy of spring is to take advantage of the season’s natural rhythms. For example, many people find that they have more energy in the morning during the spring months. This can be a great time to start a new exercise routine, take up a new hobby, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature. By embracing the natural rhythms of spring, we can tap into the energy of the season and use it to fuel our own personal growth and transformation.
Another way to embrace the energy of spring is to focus on gratitude. As we witness the world around us coming back to life, it’s easy to feel a sense of wonder and appreciation. Taking time to express gratitude for the beauty of the natural world can be a powerful way to connect with the energy of the season and cultivate a sense of joy and fulfillment.
Spring is a season of transformation and renewal. We are reminded of the beauty and interconnectedness of the natural world. It’s a time when we often feel more open to change, and this can be a powerful force for personal growth when we take advantage of the energy we feel. By embracing the energy of spring and focusing on gratitude, we can tap into the beauty and energy of the season and use it to fuel our own personal growth and transformation.
I’d love to hear what helps you step into transformation and release. email me and let me know what you create for yourself!
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