Get Up, Get Out, Do Something
Spring is here and with it comes the awakening of a more closed chrysalis state. No doubt you will soon begin to feel lighter and more energized if you’re not already. Often the natural shifts of the season begin to occur in our bodies, just as in nature, well before the official date on a calendar. As the days grow longer and we begin to witness the miracle of new life, we too start to break bud and turn our face toward the sun.
The freshness of Spring inspires us to get out of the house, begin new projects, and indulge our senses in the beautiful sights, sounds and smells of season. Think narcissus, hyacinth, farmers’ markets, and the chirping of little chicks. Notice also the “good” and “hopeful” feelings that accompany this season. Life suddenly seems more positive and upbeat. Inspiration comes easily, as if anything and everything is possible. And it is!
Everything is possible! Not just because it’s Spring, but always. The only thing that stands between possibility and impossibility is perspective…..and perhaps a few hours of sunlight! What the transition from Winter to Spring offers us then, is a wonderful opportunity to shift our perspective and to look at life through a fresh lens.
Hopefully, if you allow yourself to live closely in tune with nature, the short days of Winter provided you a chance for deep rest and reflection. A place where creative ideas gestated and are now ready to be planted and explored. Spring is your invitation to put them to the test. Because energy and creativity run high, this is also a great time to start new projects, get out and move the body, and try new things.
I love the Macy Gray song titled, “Do Something” that goes: “Get up, Get Out, Do Something. Don’t let the days of your life pass you by. Get up, Get Out, Do Something. How will you make it if you never even try?” Her song isn’t really about Spring but the message is a great motivation all the same.
Here’s the song on YouTube.
So much inspiration, so little time!
Allow yourself to blossom into the beautiful flower you already are.