Spring has sprung!
But don’t go bouncing off to the races just yet.
With the exponential growth of light, it’s easy to get ahead of ourselves.
We want all the flowers, vegetables, hikes, picnics, a clean and dust free house, and of course,
a beach bod.
This early part of the spring is the perfect time for decluttering, tidying up and ultimatly, discernment.
It’s not quite time to put plants in the ground or sunbathe,
so take this time for internal cleaning.
After a long winter things become a little stagnate, or habits of mind and body change, as well as our priorities.
This is a good thing, it served us in those quiet, darker days well.
Now that we can get out in the world again without cringing and more sun shining on us, we start to reconnect to the outer world, the nature that we are part of.
Take a couple weeks to do some slow moving inventory.
Make a ritual out of it. This makes it mean more.
Your personal time with nature and being.
Walk around your backyard and neighborhood with curiosity.
How do things look in the light now after the winter?
What’s starting to grow and bloom already?
Can you experience the changes all of your senses?
What does the outside world smell, taste, feel and sound like?
How are you feeling with the quickening of the sun?
Take some time to jot down:
What are your thoughts about the season change?
What emotions does it invoke?
What are the physical sensations of being in your body and in more sunlight?
What do you notice about your natural response to longer days?
What are you eager to get working on?
Was there an activity from the winter you want to bring forward into the rest of the year, maybe see how it can flourish practiced outside?
What can you leave behind that may have been an easy habit of comfort?
There is no real rush to get the house, your body and garden all in shape by any certain time.
It is all in your head, your beautiful brain with the power to change your life.
This year, take a step back.
Become an observer of change rather than diving in before you even see what has transpired.
From this place of calm clarity, observation and assessment of you and your relation to life and the world,
you can choose carefully how you want to spend your precious hours.
My suggestion is take a week to drink more water, go on some nice intentional walks, or simply sit in the sun observing.
Make note of the quality of your thoughts, emotions and sensations in your body.
Take some meals outside with out any stimulation other than what nature has in-store.
Notice if your mind is racing for more.
Allowing the mind to be bored, is how we find presence and gratitude.
It is where great ideas are born and it is how we get to really know who we are.
When you start the process of change from the inside first you build the muscle of discernment.
This is a skill you can take anywhere with you.
A tidy house helps trigger positive thoughts and emotions, but our circumstances are not always in our control.
To be able to be in the change and chaos of life as an active observer is an invaluable asset to own.
I invite you to become an expert at it.
I have many tools to aid in this process to create ultimate ease of change and enjoyment.
Reach out for a phone consult. I would love to connect and hear about what is present for you.
Let’s make the most of the changes around us and in us. A more relaxed state of being might just change the world.