Every year the same phenomenon happens. A warmish breeze blows the smell of earthy mud and the sound of new bird chatter into our senses and we wake up with an urgent desire for something new. We pick up our step, take the biggest breath we have in months and look around us for the opportunity that we hear calling. Just like every other organism on the planet we long to grow; spring has arrived!
So organically are we tied to all the other rhythms of the planet that it is impossible to deny this force of rising potential within us that pushes and pulls us forward searching out our greatest purpose. Like every budding leaf and germinating seedling we reach for the light of the sun to feel the heat on our skin and our vital fluids start to course with renewed vitality. In spring we once again remember what it feels like to want to be the best we can be, the most attractive, the sexiest, the smartest, the bravest, the most successful. Whatever it is we are renewed with the juice to take on the world! Our sap is running!
With our senses fully alive we remember that we have purpose and we may even understand that it is our birthright and duty to fulfill our purpose. But despite our hunger, our willingness and all our logical understanding we may not be able to actually identify what our purpose is. Unfortunately no one else can do it for you either. Your purpose has to emerge from within you. Purpose drives from within. We feel the surge of power and intuitively know that something is longing to be expressed. Our endocrine system jumps into high gear, ready to face the demands of a body on the move. If we can’t find an adequate release for these feelings we become overwhelmed with a frustrated sense of failure.
Now is the time to listen to your body. In spring we are in touch with our raw potential. Listen to the yearnings, the quiet but pushy urges that call us to our best and most powerful expression. The energy of spring will surely entice you to try something new, perhaps even something out of character. Before you do anything try to understand why. Try to determine the need for your diversion. As we emerge from winter it is important that we don’t automatically slip into old patterns of being. So I urge you to follow your soul’s lead just be wise about it. Feel the life force surging through your body, don’t waste it in feverish covert dalliances with forbidden fruit; use it instead to create positive change in your life. Take this opportunity to feel alive, to experience life, to cut away the dead wood!
Andrea Connell is a full time practicing Reiki Master, metaphysics teacher and energy practitioner. She has been using Tarot Cards and energy work to assist people in their life transitions for over 15 years and is passionate about teaching people the tools they need to feel empowered in their own lives. She is a popular teacher and offers many programs, seminars and workshop in self-empowerment, metaphysics, meditation and Reiki. When she isn’t teaching she’s busy working on her book. Find out more on her websitewww.centreforappliedmetaphysics.com and her blog at http://www.andreathielconnell.wordpress.com/