This bowl of magic in the photo is from my teacher’s garden and I’ve been sprinkling these dried bits of tobacco, corn, sage, and lavender all over the yard. This is how I am honoring the transition within in nature and within myself. By returning this plant material back to the ground I am reminded of my truest source of power, the force that carries me when it feels like I cannot possibly take one more step and the force that shines though my eyes when I am out in the world, present and full of joy.
The deeper I go on my journey the greater my longing to connect to the earth and the practices that fill me up from the inside. There is so much power and energy available by taking the time to cultivate a relationship to nature. Each time I put my hands in the soil, water the plants outside or gently pull a lemon from the tree out back I am happy. There is nothing I need because I am truly one with everything around me. Tapping into the vibrations of nature and giving back to her as much as possible is becoming my spiritual practice.
The bees and Hawks came out to play earlier and even my cat is enjoying the potent energy of spring. I feel it in all of my cells, the vibration of new life coming forward and old energies being composted into something more vibrant than I can imagine.
And I’ve been called to compost so much during these last weeks. I can feel the internal shifts and the beliefs I’ve held tight for years rotting away. I feel done with them, over them, bored with them, ready to transmute them into joy, love, acceptance and peace. Spring is here as a reminder that we can compost as much as we are willing and that it’s our choice to live in our insecurities, our doubts, our fears. Today I give all of this to the soil as a prayer to live in as much joy and abundance as I am open to receiving.
In her essence spring is a metaphor for change and it’s up to you how much you want to shift. Some changes we welcome, others we resist. Today, decide if you’re ready to drop the resistance and soften into right here right now.
Are you willing to get super uncomfortable, shed whatever you need to shed to become a brighter more open version of yourself?
Are you willing to compost whatever is holding you back and tend to your inner garden, giving yourself loads of love, nourishment and tenderness?
I am. I am so ready for all of this. I have felt the presence of death in recent days and I feel how precious this life is. We don’t know how much time we have and I am unwilling to let another minute go by where my insecurities and fear are calling the shots. Today, on my knees with my hands firmly planted on the grass I pray,
Please help me transform this darkness into light that heals everyone around me,
show me where I can help,
and who I can serve.
Teach me through birds and animals,
the ways that I am here to lead and the messages I need to receive.
I am paying attention and I am ready.
I am listening.
I am willing to risk more.
I am open to receiving your guidance,
I expect it,
I trust it,
and I will take action on what comes through in a timely fashion.
I love you.
All my heart.
Photo by Brittany Wood