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Sunday, March 14, 2010: Spring Ritual--Melting Away Blockage

         Warm weather has come to Michigan and my heart rejoices. I have lived here long enough to know mid-March is too early to declare winter over, but for now the icicles run fast and furious, creating a continuous stream from their lofty perch to the ground. I watch beneath the shrinking tapers the formation of miniature rivers and streams, winding off toward the streets in search of distant lakes.

          The neighborhood awakens from its winter seclusion and I see familiar faces venturing out to marvel at the warmth, to walk boldly down ice-free sidewalks or to poke about gardens looking for signs of spring growth.  We all share the same enthusiasm. It does us good to smell the fresh earth, to feel moisture in the air, and to catch sight of new life, presenting vivid green against last season’s browned leaves and yellowed grasses.

          This is the time of the year when I need to become part of spring. Like the icicles, I need to let accumulations of winter hardness melt away. In the stress of holiday and family commitments, I have not always remained in touch with a center of peace and harmony.  Barriers have crystallized in the process of getting past the turmoil, the necessities of secular life. In the hustle and bustle I have once again (instinctually, no doubt) bought into the idea that internal walls are unavoidable when dealing with family stress and remaining focused on immediate concerns. 

           I stop now and remind myself that the reality of inner worlds is friendly, that I can fully open to its goodness. Only by opening completely and without reservations will I regain the levels of peace and harmony I desire.

           I search out pockets here and there where my heart has formed protective blocks and I consciously give myself up, letting the frozen structures melt in the warmth of spiritual radiance.  I rejoice as the outside edges turn to liquid and drop away.  I am not losing the essence of my being but dissolving blockage that keeps me from truly being ‘one’ with the universe.  Let it all melt away. When it is gone, I will focus on new growth, green and bursting with promise, and by this, I will welcome my own spring renewal.

Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 08:15AM by Registered CommenterThe Skeptical Mystic | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

Beautiful photo and spring thoughts. Becoming your own spring renewal. I like this.
March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKass

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