All this Spring-ness makes me think a lot about Mother Earth. Many believe she is a living Goddess. A living, breathing entity – with extraordinary wisdom, compassion and spiritual power who has sacrificed her own salvation so that we can live here. When I think about her in this way, it's especially hard to reflect on the damage we have done, are doing, and will continue to do to her. When I was in India, I went to Parmarth Niketan and listened to Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji. She explained our mindless destruction in a way that really resonated with me. She brought up the habit many mothers have of saving the “art work” of their children. Often simply scribbles on paper. And the children grow older, but the art work stays in the house. Even if it’s in the attic or under a bed. The time to move to a new home comes and someone tries to throw away the paper with the scribbles. “No!” The mother exclaims, “Those are sacred!” The creations are sacred because she knows and loves the creator and won’t let the creations be destroyed.
If we loved the creator, we wouldn't let the creations be destroyed.
It is spring break for many, and even if it is not for you, go outside. Be quiet. Listen.
Create space for love.
See you soon at The Hive!
Wednesday is the first day of Spring! I think many of us love to see more daylight, buds bursting from plants and the earth, and even spring rain. Spring is also a time of shedding and removing things we have accumulated. Winter boots, heavy coats and shoveling off the porch can become memories as we welcome lighter clothing, less winter stuff to carry, and less restricted movement.
Spring is also the time to release and unpack other heaviness we have accumulated. To take a look inside and see what we are holding onto that we don’t need. Did something happen two days ago that wasn’t expected or wanted? Have we let that go? What about something from last year? How much have we accumulated?
This is a theme we will be working with over the next several weeks. Taking time and finding stillness to look inside, get quiet, see what we see, explore what needs to be released to make room for growth. Then tackling the work it takes to change.
Spring is GROW TIME!
As we proceed into Spring, and you see the growth and change in nature, maybe take a moment, a little pause to marvel at the bud on the tree, or the little green protrusion from the ground. Appreciate the miracle. We are nature.
See you at the Hive!
Blaine Wilkes is the owner of Yoga Hive Colorado, and writes inspirational musings for our newsletter, which we post here, along with upcoming trainings and workshops. To filter, navigate using the links above to see the category you're interested in. If you have questions, or wish to get in touch with Blaine, drop in to a class, or connect online: