Moving from Dormancy to Life!
After a long winter’s hibernation, where nature takes cover against the cold, the winds, the frost and freezing temperatures comes Spring! Full of potential, bringing in new colors, new sounds, new life!
Let’s join in the natural cycle with Mother Nature!
In the world of nature, the Earth takes cover in the winter. This comes in a variety of ways. Growth slows or stops for plants and trees, birds bring their gifts of flight and beautiful sounds to warmer climates, and the surface layer of the Earth itself becomes covered with snow or freezes over in an almost impenetrable way! And here, during this time, life pauses offering an opportunity for rest and time for preparation for new growth to come! If you want to get in sync with your own natural rhythms, following nature cycles is an optimal way!
As Spring comes into its own fullness, it brings with it an opportunity for you to do the same ~ spiritually, emotionally, mentally. So let’s explore how the Luminant Sun of Spring can shed light on the messages held in your “Winter Cycle”.
Let’s start with exploring the aspect of mental energy. In this recent ‘winter cycle’ what occurred in your thoughts? How did they go dormant? This could be noticed as repeating thoughts without new solutions or movement. Or it might look like increased thoughts of helplessness to external conditions, thoughts that pulled you down and away from others…you get the connection! Thoughts that parallel the process of shutting down in some way. OR, it could look like spending more time in meditation, prayer or mindful activity. It could hold a time of slowing our thoughts to ponder or reflect on life.
Now let’s look at the winter cycle of emotional energy. What has occurred for you this past winter? Sluggish, dormant, emotions can be experienced as sadness, depression, exhaustion, depletion, etc. You may then not have felt like doing anything or going anywhere. And perhaps you became hardened on the surface to keep others from disturbing or trying to enter the inner worlds where you had withdrawn. OR, it could look like quieting inside, enjoying more time for stillness, feeling the peace that comes within the pause of this cycle.
And finally, let’s look at the winter cycle of spiritual energy. What has the ‘winter cycle’ brought your way here? As you slowed down, did you minimize or stop spiritual pursuits? Stay inside, away from community, pass time by hopping from topic to topic on the internet but not absorbing or integrating in a meaningful way? OR, it might have been that you had more time to sit by a fire, have a cup of tea or read something inspirational that lifted your spirits!
Most likely, you did a bit of all of the above because it is all a part of the “Winter Cycle”! And each experience played an important part of getting you ready…ready for the Cycle of Spring! Time to let go of all those things that brought discontent ~ shed like the old leaves off a tree! Time for a softening of the frozen tundra that created defensiveness and distance, to open to the melting as the waters of consciousness begin to flow once again! Spring – where the new way ahead begins to bud and blossom in your mind (mental energy), and you begin to feel the excitement of new possibilities (emotional energy) and the stirring of your Soul (Spiritual Energy) brings hope once again as you come out of your withdrawal, take a big breath of fresh spring air, and reconnect with the world in new ways that can now be nurtured into existence!
Yes! This is the gift of Spring! Embrace it! Come into resonance with it! Much Love and Many Blessings! Cheryl and Lynn