Guest Post by Libre Leading Light Leah Goard
Expansion * Friction * Growth
Spring is that time of year when the sun starts to shine on the seeds that were planted; new ideas, stories and ways of being in the world crave breathing space.
Working so hard to emerge through the thawed ground, there’s tension between the old and new.
You may find yourself deeply yearning for room for growth, have wild desires to clean out your closets and throw out just about everything you sense is blocking your path. Spring can be an oddly intense time, and understanding that there is a very powerful natural cycle at work may help to curb your decision to toss it all aside, pack your bags and head for the nearest airport.
I too have been experiencing what I have come to recognize is a SPRING TANTRUM!
I’ve thrown out, recycled, given away and burned just about everything I’ve gotten my hands on. I’ve considered selling my house and dreamt of white space and packing my bag to find an endless beach.
I’ve had to remind myself on several occasions that this is not mid-life crisis version 7.6 – it’s just Spring …
the season when Mother Nature calls you to simplify,
to listen carefully to what your life is calling you to focus on and to create the space required for the fruition of all that has been cultivating beneath the winter ground.
What to do when Spring fever hits?
Well, I’ve been a BIG radical decision maker my whole life. I’ve moved countries and changed identities in a matter of weeks. Quit jobs and launched businesses. I’ve gone from long blonde to skinhead and pierced from head to toe, all in one night.
And I’ve learned over the years that the most powerful, radical decisions come in small packages. The small shifts. The quiet, sacred contracts made between you and your soul.
Letting the story go
Carving out an hour a day to play
Waking up early to give your soul the silence to be heard
Honouring your boundaries
Returning to your yoga mat
Deep breaths + tea moments