My Inspirations for putting Spring in my step:
I feel the Winter has passed.
Everything is beginning to Expand again. I find myself inhaling a little deeper and there are faint whispers of awakening throughout the gardens. While walking around the Village of La Jolla, there are scents of the sweet Pacific Ocean and a warm saltiness gently clings in the air. Looking up and outward, this is the moment of slumber no more, but a time of rebirth.
I am ready to receive the Gifts of Spring.
The budding of Spring’s first green is painted with Gold. Can you see the hues? My Fig Tree is one of the first things that brings Spring to my garden. And watching these Figs grow is one of life’s lessons in patience, nurturing and kindness.
With the arrival of Spring also comes its quirky energy! Bursting forth from deep slumber, this energy is full of unexpected joy and happiness. Humming Birds are flying into my house, fish are jumping out of tanks and new and old friends are getting in touch. Literally!!!
We all just want to connect!
How many of us can pinpoint what puts that little extra “something” in our step? That little extra sashay in our hips? Is it the change of the Season or the time change? Does the air smell different or do the shadows begin to disappear? Or does it come from the unexpected clarity of mind resulting in new windows finally opening? Whatever those stimuli are, they are working over time for me right now.
I’m feeling Sassy, energetic and playful! And I’ve been waiting for what seems like AGES to feel all of these things.
“Those who do not have the Power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because THEY CANNOT THINK NEW THOUGHTS.”
I wonder if we really ever stop to ask ourselves if we are blossoming from the experiences and events that shape our lives. Or do we fall into the old habits of our thoughts and stay there? I am consciously adding a deeper level of awareness to how I am feeling and reacting to the life around me. Something is breaking wide open for me and I’m in AWE of its intensity from within! Is it possible to actually feel your heart space break open? I cannot stretch mine open fast enough to accommodate this feeling of expansion!
When the days begin to lengthen and the birds are singing loudly heralding the rising sun, we must take pause to feel the awakened moment. What is filling your heart up this Spring?
I have an old friend from my high school days. We shared an 8th grade English class. I like to think the teacher that year, Mrs. Stone, is responsible for much of my love for writing. I think perhaps, my friend Bob Iwaniec, might agree. So I’m going to share an amazing poem from Bob:
Anything can happen
We see it
All the time
Out of an infinite number
One jumps out
And calls itself
Bob Iwaniec can be found on Facebook where you will discover a daily dose of good positive thoughts!
La Zingara is an Italian Gypsy Woman, one whose Spirit yearns for a connectedness to the World around Her! That’s me!!!