Spring, A Time of Change?
Most people look at spring as a time of change and new growth, new beginnings and renewed passions. However, spring really is the continuation of growth that began long before the leaves and flowers explode into full bloom. The seeds and buds have been growing the potential substance of life within in order to give it to the world when the time is right. The seed turns toward the sun and begins reaching upward toward the skies before anyone can see the plant at all. Slowly, it emerges through the surface of the soil and then begins the outward expression we can all witness in its full glory.
Doesn’t that sound a lot like our process as human beings? Feeling something within us, a spark of divine light, filling us up from within. We feed our light with nutrients stored up throughout the winter months, begin to feel the greater light above us and then turn toward Heaven. It is the longing for the spirit, just as the plants, trees and flowers long for the sun; Spring being the fulfillment of our longing. We bloom as a result of all our time in the silence and nurturing environment of Truth.
Have we changed when we emerge into the light or are we simply expanding that which we already are? Is this the season of change or merely the season of greater expression of our true self?
One of India’s greatest teachers, Swami Vivekananda, once said, “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you; none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
Our soul is naturally seeking the fulfillment of itself. We do have teachers and guides which help point the way; but through our own soul-growth do we teach ourselves everything we know through experience. This experience is what we crave as spiritual beings; and in this time of rapid growth, expansion and expression of our inner light do we color the world with our presence and spiritual energy.
The vibrant colors are coming forth now, the fragrance of new life and sounds of celebration fill the air. Life abounds and gives all of its gifts freely to us in unlimited supply. What a wonderful time to pay attention to what is being manifest in our lives. I am sure it is what we planted in the silent times, in the fertile soil of our holy minds.
Enjoy this time of expression of life, love and who you truly are my friends.
Be Blessed and Be a Blessing