Just the other day I noticed some crocuses blooming. Their purple and yellow color was so vibrant. They looked especially alive amidst the hard, bare earth. Here was just a little bit of spring trying to push its way through the winter cold.
The sight made me think of our feelings during transition when we experience a faint glimmer of light trying to push through our stuckness and confusion into finding our beginning of healing and pursuing a new path.
When I’ve been at that juncture of readiness to leave one place in order to travel to another, I too often get anxious. Just when I’m about to make that breakthrough, I go into overdrive. I start pushing myself as if I was a runner trying to get to the finish line.
This overdrive and trying too hard always ends in disappointment. Just as we can’t rush the blooming of crocuses, daffodils and tulips in spring, we can’t rush healing.
What might it be like, if instead, we took in a breath of fresh air, meeting the emerging springtime just where it is? Could that same breath of fresh air help us connect to where we are in our life transition? By emotionally absorbing and taking time to just enjoy the moment, could we open our eyes to recognizing changes in ourselves?
What have you discovered about yourself so far in the process of transitioning from married to single, working to retirement, mom to empty nester? Can you feel how you’ve come through your personal winter into the promise of spring?
Take time to notice changes, no matter how small they might be. What are the new beginnings you are transitioning into?
Please join me and Wellness Coach Liz Lockwood on:
Tuesday, May 13, 2014. 1:00 – 2:00 pm
At: Simsbury Chiropractic & Wellness, 540 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT.
For: A Breath of Fresh Air – A Peaceful Hour of Relaxation & Conversation
Price: $ 15 per session Dress Comfortably Please do now wear fragrance, perfumes or scents