As we head into spring after a long and dreary winter, we feel a renewed energy. With the days longer, the sun shining and the birds singing, we all feel the need to sing along. Our spirit yearns for escape from the confines that the winter season has placed upon us. It isn’t coincidence that all creatures on this planet seek companionship at this time of year. We all seek out new relationships for procreation, animals and birds – for the purpose of extending their species, and for people it is for the purpose of expanding our creative capabilities. The dictionary defines the word procreate as “to produce or create; originate”. Therefore, procreation is steeped deep in our DNA.
Every one of us feels an all consuming need to purge ourselves of “junk” as spring enters. We start cleaning out our closets, washing walls, cleaning rugs, and tossing out the winter debris. We go through the piles of paper that have stacked up around us and throw away the old catalogues to make room for the various seed catalogues that appear in our mailboxes. We feel the need to get things in tip top shape for the coming summer so that we can take those much needed vacations. We begin to rearrange the furniture in an effort to make our surroundings feel new.
What about your inner life? The desire for renewal is an ingrained need from the Divine. Spring is a checkpoint that comes to us from our Source, a chance to use our new found energy to reconnect to the spirit that is within us. Many of us tend to feel a little lost at the beginning of the spring season. We have a sense that we should be doing something, but we are not quite sure what it is. We tend to turn this energy outwards instead of taking a look within ourselves to see what things have become stagnant on our life path and our spiritual journeys. We are experiencing a yearning for connection at a level that most people do not see on a regular basis. We need to take advantage of this wonderful energetic gift from Source, and make the changes that we need to experience our lives to our fullest potential.
Take a few hours out of your busy schedule to do some spiritual spring cleaning. Spend some time alone in nature; whether you go for a walk, sit on your patio or clean the leaves out of your flower beds. Quiet your mind of all thoughts of what you should be doing, and invite the Divine to enter in their place. Meditate, pray or contemplate…whatever makes you the most comfortable. Completely lose yourself in the natural world around you and allow spirit to fill you with new ideas, answers, and solutions. Put these thoughts into action in the coming days, as they have come to you directly from Source. If nothing new comes to you, that is OK too. At least your mind has had some time to connect with the Divine and renew your spirit.
Learn something new! Spend some time learning about different spiritual practices to see if there is anything that resonates within you. You don’t need to completely change your religion, or spiritual beliefs; but incorporating some small changes helps to kick start your spiritual energy and renews your connection to the Divine. When we spend too much time following the same routines over and over again, we tend to lose sight of the meaning these routines once brought to us. Clear out some of the old beliefs that may have become stagnant. It is only harmful to our spiritual evolution to hang onto “junk” that no longer speaks to us.
As you purge out the old, invite in the new, and meet new people along your path; you will shine your newfound light on the paths of others and strengthen your connection to the Divine. We are all connected, and the stirrings of the spring season serve to remind us of that.
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