Today after meditation I sat reflecting on the importance of spring. The idea of rebirth and growth seems so relevant as my eyes can’t help falling on the beauty of every full bloom in my path. I recall noticing and watching the changes occurring all around me over the past few weeks, as if I was gifted a personal kaleidoscope for viewing all that had been in a deep slumber, now finally awaking and coming to life again.
If we think about awakening, as it relates to time, spring is a time of moving from the darkness of winter into the lightness of summer. It’s a time of turning outward from inward with a freshness and abundance that celebrates life. Yet, it is not one time is better than the other, rather it is one balances the other, as a necessary duality for harmony. Although we do not literally hibernate or get to experience rebirth, this metaphor of awakening to a new time is powerful. Many people feel daunted by the idea of change or changing as it can push us out of our comfort zones. Perhaps if we embrace the notion of change as a gift as opposed to work then we get an opportunity to awaken.
Many people I talk to struggle to escape the weight of winter, and the layers of accumulation that build up over the years. These bogged down and cluttered feelings people describe are not uncommon. There is a direct connection to what we hold on to and what is stored in our physical and emotional bodies. Possibly you are even spinning your wheels right now trying to keep it all together. Why not let spring to remind us to find balance and let go of all that is physically or emotionally weighing us down. Let it be a time to clean house, literally. The process of cleaning and clearing out can pave the way to a fresh reboot. There is a certain peace and calming that can be restored as you bring order to both your external and internal worlds. Ultimately, this order can help to enhance your overall emotional health and wellbeing. The spring is here and the time is now to let go of all that is not serving you. You owe this gift of awakening to yourself.
Dawn Ippoliti LCAT, ATR-BC
Dawn Gilbert Ippoliti, LCAT provides confidential, client-focused counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples and families specializing in areas that include, but are not limited to: Adolescent issues, Art Therapy, Anxiety Symptoms, Anger Management, Depression Symptoms, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, PTSD Symptoms, Panic Attack Symptoms, Stress Management, Stress Symptoms, and Trauma-Informed therapy.
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