Reawakening: Spring Message 2010
I live in New York in a beautiful little community just outside of New York City. Last week a winter storm dumped 14" of snow on us. Today is February 28. This morning as the sun came up I was sitting watching the morning sunshine pouring onto the remaining snow. I started to sense the coming of spring. It may be a month away, but even though the winter birds were still on our bird feeder, I could hear the song of a spring bird. They're forecasting snow for tonight and tomorrow, but it's supposed to only be a few inches. Maybe it's a spring snow?
I just heard the spring bird song again! I can feel and hear spring coming. Even though I love winter, and all seasons, it feels good to know that spring is on its way. Be aware of how you feel. Notice within yourself the beginnings of spring. Just like nature around us, as spring begins to dawn, we begin to open and eventually bloom just like the flowers and trees. Notice the gentle stirring in your heart as it begins to open. Be aware of that subtle energy within you as it begins to awaken.
Inspiration and creativity are an inherent part of us and are always there. But spring is an amazing time of reawakening, and if we align ourselves with this natural process within us, our sadhana (practice) will take on a deeper dimension.
Let each breath and moment be a new beginning, an awakening of the tremendous joy, light and truth within you that is your heart. Let everything you do be a reemerging of the compassion, love and tenderness that is and always has been you. Settle into the hereness and the nowness of the still, quiet and boundless joy and love that is your infinite and eternal nature, and let that be where you live out from and express in each and every moment of your existence.
With love and blessings,