Each season of the year has an energy of its own that engages us in a different way.
The winter season that is now passing has been a time of dormancy, laden with the potential of spring’s incipient greening. As spring begins in the Western Hemisphere, preparation for a new “garden” takes place, requiring planning, fertilization and making space for what you wish to plant. Beyond the seasonal transitions, life also moves in cycles that have to do with age, family and work situations and lifestyle.
Plan and Consider the Cycles
How do you plan for the seasons and cycles of your life? Do you allow yourself the freedom to consider options? Are your actions random, with little or no inner direction? Are they deliberate and calculated, without flexibility to respond to changing circumstances? How do you find the balance to move with inner direction and to flow with focus?
Remaining true to your inner sense of guidance can mean you need to change direction in a moment. Do you allow what you’ve “always done” to be what you “always do?”
What new direction is calling to you? What preparations are needed for this?
Time to Reflect
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing anchors insight in your body. It leads you to deeper insight. It stimulates action. Feel free to use this arena to share whatever has moved you.