It's...Spring! And it arrives with aplomb, a remarkable burst of vitality and rebirth. We feel it; the birds and the bees definitely feel it: all of Nature exuberantly expresses the new growth and creativity that energizes this phase of the cycle of life.
Spring doesn't only happen in Mother Nature, however -- it takes place inside each one of us every year, as we, too, are children of Nature. Our lighter and happier moods aren't solely due to the warmer, sunnier, longer days (although this is no small joy!): we intuitively feel our own energy transforming inside, spurring us to move forward and upward, bursting with new life, just like the earth in the springtime.
How can we make the most of this energy naturally supporting us at this time? Have you ever noticed how windy and turbulent the beginning of Spring can be in many places around the world? "April showers bring May flowers." "March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb." It's Mother Nature's version of spring cleaning. If you've ever had a garden, you're familiar with this concept. You have to clear out all the dead roots and stalks from last year's crop, then till and fertilize the soil, before sowing new seeds.
Especially if you've been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just plain tired of life, take action this Spring to lay the groundwork for a productive, healthy, joy-filled year. Make space for the new by clearing out the old. Clean house in every way possible, to reinvigorate yourself in m
ind-body-spirit -- finish your taxes early, give your house and office a thorough de-cluttering, then go on a wellness vacation (or stay-cation) for a long weekend. Now's the perfect time to take advantage of Nature's support and clear the way for you to freely pursue your dreams, your visions, the unique, beautiful promise that you came to this earth to fulfill.
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