Inspiration for Spring

shallow focus photography of green tree

Photo by Alexandru Dinca on Pexels.com

Enjoy Danna Fauld’s words embracing the surging energy and potential that is Spring here in the northern hemisphere.

From Root to Bloom

Sap is flowing once again

from root to trunk, from

trunk to branch, to every

leaf and bud and blossom

on the tree.  The frozen days

are past.

 Now is the season

of flowering, when the full

force of energy moves up and

up to manifest its destiny.

It is everything to me, this

new life springing forth from

ash and compost, this chance

to nurture, weed, and prune,

to patiently receive the

miracle that blooms as if

no force on earth can

turn aside its beauty.

~ Danna Faulds

Time to nurture, weed and prune our outer and inner garden.

Namaste

Haiku – nature takes her time

lion and lamb

Painting of Una and the Lion by Septimus Edwin Scott.

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Nature takes her time

March enters like a lion

April lambs ahead

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The forecast for the next couple of weeks here in the NorthEast US, is cold, windy and snow filled.

Nature has her own rhythm right now, and reminds us of the importance for snow to moisten and nourish the earth for Spring.

Finding your Middle Ground is about pausing and accepting what is happening in the here and now.

If you hear yourself complaining about the weather, remember Eckhart Tolle’s words:

“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is.

Say “yes” to life —and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”

And keep that snow shovel handy!

A Gentle Spring Night

spring night
Fellow blogger Eliza Waters summed it up so nicely when she wrote about Ihsan’s poetry back in September 2014. I still miss his soulful offerings reminiscent of Rumi.

Follow the above link to read more of his posts … or better still, purchase his anthology from Amazon.com.

This poem seemed perfect for the gentle spring nights at this time of year.

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A Gentle Spring Night

I walked on a gentle spring night
I saw a swimming star glide through the sky
It gazed at me in mid-flight, saying
Walk in the Light

I walked on a gentle spring night
I saw a dancing rose bloom a fresh smile
It greeted me in swaying, saying
Walk in Peace

I walked on a gentle spring night
I felt a gentle breeze brush by my ear
Whispering in still silence, saying
Walk in Truth

I walked on a gentle spring night
My soul came alive seeing God everywhere
Commanding me, in the gentle spring night

To walk in Love

 

~ Irfaan Ihsan Jaffer taken from Finally Back Home

Celebrate Spring with Chippy

Coming out to play.
Hibernation behind us.
Where did acorns go.

 

Spring is here

Source: Dreamstime © Creative Commons Zero (CC0)

I couldn’t help but smile at this photo. It could be our back yard.

Let’s celebrate Spring along with Chippy Chipmunk and all the other critters coming out to play!

From Winter Into Spring

Sunday morning took my breath away. We had a coating of snow overnight, which hugged the trees and branches and shimmered in the emerging sunlight. The sky was a brilliant blue color, and the birds were exuberant in their morning greetings. Such a bright announcement of moving out of Winter into Spring.

I recalled these words at the time of the winter solstice from Joyce Rupp.

“There is a tendency to want to hurry from autumn to spring, to avoid the long dark days that winter brings. But winter darkness has a positive side to it.
As we gather to celebrate the first turn from winter to spring, we are invited to recognize and honor the beauty in the often unwanted season of winter.

Let us invite our hearts to be glad for the courage winter proclaims.
Let us be grateful for the wisdom winter brings in teaching us about the need for withdrawal as an essential part of renewal.
Let us also encourage our spirits as Earth prepares to come forth from this time of withdrawal into a season filled with light.”

~ Joyce Rupp

Namaste

Haiku – joy to be here

terrier in flowers

Google Image

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What joy to be here

No matter what the season

Find your Middle Ground

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This photo makes my heart sing! Spring is full of bursting energy and anticipation for the change ahead. What a wonderful feeling after the hibernation of winter.
It takes me back to walks in Scottish woods as a child, small dogs and fields of bulbs.

No matter what the season, we can all pause and find this place of gratitude and love within us all.

* Do you feel it yet?

spring hurting through

Courtesy: Scottish Rock Garden Club

Do you feel the shift?

The days are longer and the sun, higher in the sky.

There is a new energy emerging.

It may not have reached you just yet, but give it time.

As new ideas sprout, I feel myself being drawn to the light.

To grow and serve in an expanded way.

Will you join me?

🌱