If you’re living in Minnesota, you may have noticed that the weather is having “a moment.”
One of those seemingly unending times where you find yourself saying:
“Mother Nature! NO! *clap* *clap* STOP THAT RIGHT NOW.”
We thought winter was over. The snow had melted, the birds were chirping, the buds were budding…but now all that growing and transforming…well…stopped.
We’re stuck in springter (spring/winter).
As I was jogging on my treadmill (dreaming of hitting the pavement on a sunny day around a lake) something clicked.
What if this “return to winter” is happening because we need a little more time to grow? Like the Universe is sending us a message that we have an opportunity to make our blooming even better and bigger…and our dreams an even more vibrant shade of whatever color you’re painting with.
Trust me, I would (and will) welcome spring with the biggest bear hug ever, but let’s think of this time like a “do over.”
Since we’re forced to be in this transitioning stage, and experience a slight slow-down, what can we do to make the most of this restart?
Ask yourself (I’m doing the same!):
- Are the seeds I’m planting the ones I’m looking forward to blooming? If not? Plant new ones!
- What do I need to work on from the inside out? Is there anything I need to release/let go of/forgive in order to move forward?
- Have I revised the action steps to birth my dream? Anything to change?
Surrender to the stillness, be OK with just being for now. Know that your dreams are being revamped for the better!
And seriously…if nothing else…let’s all take a few quiet minutes and envision spring here…NOW! 🙂
Photo from Jefferywsteen.com