I suppose Spring is only a few days away. Even though many cities just got hit with what seems like a tundra, the hope that comes with Spring has already arrived. As I scroll through my social media pages, I see the fresh energy that accompanies this season. The bright colors have started to come out of the deep crevices of closets. The need to be outdoors and bask in the sun is bursting in everyone (myself included). What I like to call SPRING FEVER is almost here (I have to warn my boss every year this season that the itch to be outside in the sun is sometimes just too strong).
My favorite part about Spring is the ability to start anew. Throughout the cold winter months, we spend time collecting our resources, stocking our storehouses, and basically preparing for this season of new. Just like that first little flower bud in the tree makes its way to the sunlight outside, we too, are renewed with a spirit of bodaciousness and spunk. There is an air of resilience. We made it through the harsh and cold months. Now, it's time to celebrate our victory.
It is during these times of transition that I like to reflect on what really happened the past few months. Where am I? What changes have I noticed within myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. Transition plays a very integral role in Ayurveda. It is during this time where our bodies start to change and adapt to what's ahead. We inherently know that something new is about to happen, so we start shifting the way we do things, the way we think, the decisions we make, even if they are in very subtle ways. In my opinion, transition is where the biggest change occurs. And it's incredibly beautiful. It's incredibly beautiful if we are able to hone in on that threshold from old to new and realize the beauty that comes with stepping over that gateway into the next great thing.
With the transition of Spring comes the stepping into a fresh new perspective. We literally have the opportunity to shed the weight of winter, and blossom and bud with all that Spring has. There is a lightness that comes with Spring--a stark contrast to the heaviness that accompanies winter. A bounce in your step naturally occurs. It's pretty remarkable.
With the transition, it is our responsibility to ourselves that we take care of not only our bodies, but our minds and souls. Take time to reflect on what was and what will be. We are a house of creation; that which manifests in more ways than we can imagine.
Here are some reflection questions to think about as you move into the new season with resilience and grace.