I pray that everyone is enjoying the transition of the seasons. I can’t remember my first conscious experience of spring blossoming. What I do remember is being fascinated by how one day the landscape is grey, brown and black. Soon the rains move in and bring their luggage. They cast a darkness over the land (da duuuum). Suddenly, the sun reappears, high in the sky. This is when the magic happens. Everywhere is growth, color and fragrance. The very air is filled with the sound of activity. Heads that were covered and faces towards the ground (and away from the wind) are revealed. Community returns above ground. I can’t help it. Every single time, it blows me away. It all happens minus computers, management, paper work, etc. It’s so elegant and efficient.
When spring reveals itself, I actually feel the same way I do upon awakening in the morning. Not sure where I’ve been, but I’m very familiar with what’s ahead of me. We use morning water to cleanse and purify the images, thoughts, memories and judgements we may encounter in the uncensored night. Morning is when we release and consume water, salt and fresh. The water is refreshing, cleansing and connecting. Spring brings the rains. She splashes water on our heads, gently coaxing the thirsty soul back into this world .
Springs energy is also explosive. It takes over a previously dormant space and fills it with life, activity, community and beauty. It transforms the landscape so drastically, in such a short time, that it can SHOCK the consciousness into bearing witness to it’s presence. Spring doesn’t creep up on you. She explodes into your awareness like plant spirit medicine shamans. She whirls on one leg sending the wind spinning from the hem of her skirt. The sweat from her head showers sweet water when it shakes like calabash and shekere. If you allow her to teach you her whirling dance, you can ride the hem of her skirt to the success of your aims.
Our annual wake up call visits us this season. Let’s ride in the direction of the wind. Let’s spend a few days weeding and seeding our psycho-social gardens. Lets’ reach out, touch, expand our family/networks. Let’s get working on our new projects or new phases of old projects. Let’s Spring Ahead.
Let’s be Rainmakers, Garden Keepers and Truth Sayers again.
Rise and Shine Your Light Divine