Sunday, March 8, 2009
Wow...I can't believe it will actually start being lighter later. That's always such an exciting time of year because we all know what's coming next...summer! We had a few days of 70 degree weather this past week - my neighbors started to emerge, people were wearing flip flops, kids were flying kites - you actually could see the excited energy everywhere.
We all know that spring is symbolically a time of rebirth and renewal. "Spring cleaning" allows us a chance to reflect on changes we need to make and things we are ready to let go of. We can clear out the clutter, release behavior that no longer serves a purpose in our lives and create space for newness.
As I come out from the coziness of winter I am needing more order and organization in my life. My husband and I recently spent weeks cleaning out our basement and that simply marked the beginning of my spring cleaning. Now I'm ready to conquer my creative center - my art room. I need to clear out some old projects and materials that I no longer resonate with so I can make space for the creative direction I'm moving in. I feel somewhat daunted by the task, and yet strangely excited.
I just returned from a walk where I looked more closely at the buds slowly sprouting and I reflected on what it is I need most this spring. Simplicity. That's it. My hope is that as I plant more seeds of order, organization, stability, and space - harmony and peace that come from keeping things simple will grow in full abundance for me this spring.
Your Personal Reflection: What type of spring cleaning will you do?