Most of us are more than ready for this winter to be o-v-e-r. It has been a weight of ice and snow and bitter cold. We are ready for the forsythia to waves its yellow wands and the crocus to show their purple heads and happily announce, “It’s spring!”
And we love spring. It’s palpable; there is a shift in light and energies. We take a deep breath and expel cabin fever. We open windows and air out musty corners. No more heavy layers, we are free, free, free.
Every year at this time, Mother Nature throws us this party of verdancy and colorful flowers in a riotous array. There is growth; there is mating. Creation has run wonderfully amok. Feelings of friskiness, possibility, and adventure permeate the atmosphere. Life is good.
And as much as we love spring, we can also get all churned up by spring energies. Spring serves as a clarion call for individuation. In essence, we want to be our own daffodil. We want to be our own person and distance ourselves from that which encumbers, restrains, and inhibits. We want to be free — free to be me…not you, or your version of me.
These new-birth, new-aspect-of-self energies are a lot like labor. There is contraction; there is the push and pull; there is the restless agitation. It can be a bit messy and, sometimes, not so pretty. You can struggle internally as you become more of who you are and who you are meant to be. This is not easy. In fact, it is brave and courageous.
Please be gentle with yourself; don’t go nuclear on your warring parts. They grab your attention and force you to look at the burgeoning issue of self. Who am I? What makes me light up with happiness? Is this how I want to create my life? And when you are awash in uncertainty, just take the next right step. You always know what the one next step is. And, then, repeat; one right step after the other.
Remember, acceptance of every aspect of yourself — even the loud, cranky ones — leads to healing. And the root of the word, “heal” means to become whole. That is the idea. Allow yourself to unfold to be the best daffodil you can be.
Now, let’s go take those spring energies out for a spin. You with me, Daffodil?