Some people have difficulty waking up, opening their eyes and taking a deep breath. Allow yourself to wake up slowly, take small steps and nurture yourself. What do you need in order to spring board to a new level? Spring is about moving forward.
Growing up in Chicago winter was often very long, sometimes as early as October and lasting until the beginning of April. One of my favorite spring symbols were the purple and yellow crocus. It was always the first flower to push its way through the frozen earth, even after a late March snowfall. So fragile and yet so resilient, it was the flowers that gave me hope and told me spring had truly arrived. No matter how it may have appeared on the outside, cold, gray and dreary, if there were crocuses at the back door, I knew that spring was around the corner. The crocuses reminded me not to rely on only what you see but also what you intuitively know.
Sometimes its hard to find the symbols that tell us what we need to know. These symbols are all around us, sometimes very subtle, and sometimes bold. It is the beauty of these symbols that add to the joy and mystery of life.
Sometimes the symbol is a song that plays on the radio, a scent, color or dream that triggers a memory or new awareness, a story that keeps repeating, people that we are thinking about and then they suddenly appear in our life, an animal or pet that unexpectedly arrives, or Purple Crocuses.
Embrace the spring and watch for those “amazing” symbols and signs that are around you.
Once upon a time when I was a little girl I thought that Dandelion seeds were magical. If I made a wish and closed my eyes tight I thought the seeds would be carried to my wish in the heavens. I called it a “Dadywish”
Today the winds are blowing, sometimes with great force, sometimes a gentle breeze, and sometimes a storm that is beyond our imagination. We are in the midst of uncertain times.
We need to be open to change and bend with these times.
My Blog is about keeping the “Dadywish” alive remembering what is important and allowing the seeds of change to create a new force within ourselves.
This blog is to do just that: Explore colorful moments, reflections, a story or a memory that makes us stop and think, “I know that this too shall pass or I can get through this” or we smile and then start to feel better, and then I connect with someone else adding some symbolic sugar sprinkles to their spirit. Candy Sprinkles or 100s and 1000s as the British call them brighten the most lopsided cake, plain cupcake or cookie…suddenly it looks magical. My inner child is smiling. So, let’s see what we can do to add to each other lives, with a little bit of color, compassion, magic and kindness. (Even in these uncertain times).