Mother Nature offers us a number of metaphors with which we can apply to our lives if we are willing to see them. Recently I shared some thoughts about the determination of seedlings as they push through all sorts of barriers to move into the purpose and greatness of their life. You can read that here. One day ago I was marveling at the first blossoms of the daffodils in my yard. Little did I know that I had only one day to fully appreciate their presence.
As I watch nature come to life this spring, I am inspired to come forth into a new way of being. I would like to cast off or shed the old dry beliefs, judgments, expectations and conclusions that keep me from rising up and being the fresh, clear, strong being I have the capacity to be.
Observing a new seedling breaking through the earth demonstrates the strength of new life. There is a determination and demand to be able to move through dirt, around rocks, and persevere no matter what. And if that seedling is nurtured and given all the it requires to grow, it will.
In looking at my life as I emerge from the winter of this cycle, I ask what do I require to demand that I emerge strong, determined, willing and able? For each of us that may be something different, and yet I am pretty certain that there are some common elements that are stopping each of us.
Mary Dravis-Parrish is an