I’m ready to say good-bye to winter. I’m not someone who dreads the cold – I actually enjoy it. I like sweaters, boots and jeans. I like the snow and the look of the winter sky. I like cocooning. Johanna, one of my yoga teachers, was quick to remind us that without winter, there can be no spring; without death there is no rebirth.
So while it was my first inclination to kick winter to the curb, I realized that wasn’t a good idea. Winter deserves a proper good-bye. Maybe even a kind, “thank you.” I learned a lot this winter; tough lessons, yes, but ones that were necessary. Lessons that would leave me living a lesser life without having gotten.
Lessons from Winter:
In letting go of winter and thanking the season for all of the gifts it has given me, I found it necessary to create some positive intentions for the spring as a welcoming of the season. A seed for rebirth, gestation and growth.
Inviting Intentions for the Spring:
So, with that being said, I bid you farewell winter and thank you for teaching me in spite of the difficulty of the task. Because of you, my spring and summer are now set to be far happier than they would have been without you. I’ll see you in December, when I am sure, you’ll have arrived with even more lessons that I will undoubtedly need. Next time, I will be a more willing student.
Let’s hear it Pinkies - what are some of the lessons you can thank the winter season for? How has calming presence brought wisdom to your life? What are you attracting to you this spring? New love, abundance, clarity?
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