Emergence of Spring
Well technically speaking, Punxsutawney Phil declared that Winter was not over (even though we are starting to see budding leaves on the east coast already). This is the time when we start thinking about what we want to plant when the season comes, and begin the cultivation of these seeds. As we think on this spiritually, what is it that we've been marinating on while we've been hibernating? Winter is not quite over yet, so we can still dream of the year to come - but yet we lay on the brink of a cusp, where we begin the motions of collecting seeds.
As we begin thinking about the seeds we want to plant, there is something different about 2017 then in previous years. Change is imminent and obvious in this year, and with change tends to come a reluctance to let go. Change brings out the need for security. It also brings out the obstacle of Stubbornness as a reaction. In order for change to happen, we need to make room for something new. For change to occur, things have to become destabilized for a time so that new structures can be built. Did we weed the garden before planning the new one for this coming spring? If we haven't, it's possible the same crops from last year could potentially grow in the same spot. If we don't get to the root of our problem, then we can only change something on the surface level, but deep down it's still the same - and we won't notice the difference until it's fully grown. Change is happening whether we like it or not, so now the question is - how do we embrace change while at the same time supporting it and moving along?
One of the ways we can do that is by fully letting go of the things that have mentally, emotionally, and spiritually held you back in 2016. If you've already done that - have you found a loving and supportive community of people who are also on this journey with you? When we find people who support us, the task becomes so much easier. Ask yourself if you are ready for Winter to be over. Ask yourself if you are ready to plant your seeds for spring time. It's not time to plant, but have you thought about what you want to grow? Where your focus goes, your attention flows. If you refuse to let go of the old, then you will be manifesting a different version of the same reality.
Take time daily to find something to be thankful for, say blessings to some random stranger that made your day, and grow your faith and confidence by being comfortable with your decisions.