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Springtime Is Awakening…

 

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“And the endlessly long winter had at last turned to Spring.
From life to death and back again to life.
It was indeed the greatest magic in the world.”

Spring is a magical time of year during which nature uses vibrant colours to signal the coming of longer, brighter and warmer days ahead. It is also a wonderful time to meet new people, catch up with friends, plan holidays in the sun, and see if perhaps something even more than beautiful spring flowers, might begin to blossom. Lets go full steam ahead into Summer!

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

1. Flirt with strangers.
2. Eat an exotic fruit..
3. Kiss a baby.
4. Buy yourself flowers or a new plant.
5. Cut your hair.
6. Buy flowers for a friend who needs cheering up.
7. Sing in the shower.
8. Call your Mother.
9. Wear a scanty black thong.
10. Sip a cup of Jasmine Tea.
11. Plant a tree.
12. Eat good chocolate.
13. Walk barefoot under the stars.
14.Take a lover if you don’t have one.
15. Read a good book. Anything.
16. Let someone else do the dishes.
17. Give yourself a secret name.
18. Incorporate flowers into your daily life.
19. If you don’t have an altar, create one.

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20. Expand your knowledge base by taking up a new hobby.
21. Practice Grace.
22. Or at least accept it.
23. Be gentle intentionally.
24. Read Anais Nin.
25. Eliminate plastic from your life.
26. Give up eating meat.
27. Breathe Life in deeply.
28. Really stop and smell the roses.
29. And love the dandelions.
30. Dance naked.
31. Incorporate your spiritual aspect with your physical one.
32. Write poems on toilet paper for others to find.
33. Cultivate generosity. Especially towards yourself.

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“Here, also, the future was cried aloud by the wind through the rocks, so that all those who heard would shiver

and then the liquid spring song of the thrush, would make all the beauty of moonlight and sunlight blend together

making it true, so true, that happiness must come again” 

Elyne Mitchell

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“She turned to the sunlight…And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    “Winter is dead.”

A.A. Milne

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The Call Of Life…

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“Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels.”
Richard Wilbur

All of life beckons you into sacred relationship – the trees, the grasses, the animals, the souls of all whom you meet. All of life reaches to you for the response of your heart, for the response of your inner knowing, for the response of your deepest truth.

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Sacred life, the life of the Earth and of all that exists within the vast universe, calls to you to recognize it, to honor it, to celebrate it, to join it. Only the history of three-dimensional reality has created narrowed vision. It has created a view of the world as solid. It has created the perception of aloneness.

310516_10150283337488131_7061358_nNone of this is true, beloved. None of it corresponds to your heart’s deepest knowing. Your heart knows that it is part of something vast and mysterious, something that fosters life and is life. Your heart knows that the world is much more than it appears to the physical senses. It feels the miracle of birth everywhere – of children, of flowers, of animals, of stars. It recognizes the creative power behind all of these births and knows that life is ongoing – it comes from somewhere and goes somewhere. It is flow.

13140_10152951861428969_332846315122583082_nThe rational mind has been empowered to define reality according to the physical senses and organs within the brain. However, the rational mind is not the source of deepest knowing. Your inner being, to which you are always connected, is the source of deepest knowing. You are always there. It is always with you, however covered over it may be.

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Celebration of life cannot come from the rational mind. Celebration of life can only come from the Mystery. It can only come from the perception of the power of life that moves in miraculous ways to create newness where none existed before. Celebration bears witness to the miraculous. It bears witness to the miraculous life of the Earth and of the heavens. It bears witness to the joy that arises from your very own heart when your own child is born. Celebration of life comes from the Mystery and remains in the Mystery, attuned to the Source of life that is the Source of the Mystery, whether recognized or not.
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All of life beckons to you to respond to it, to engage with it, to be in relationship with it. All of life reaches to you, calls to you, asks you to be present. Fear closes down the ability to hear this call. Self-protection inhibits the reaching out to others. And yet the ‘others’ are continually reaching out to you. They are angels, and guides, and helpers on all levels of spiritual reality. They are devas, and spirits of the streams, and spirits of the trees, and of the Earth. God reaches to you as well, directly, intimately, within the stirrings of your very own heart.

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Blessing may be felt by those who walk in the stream of holy life, who recognize the life that is everywhere. Blessing may be felt by those who open their hearts and ask to feel the oneness of all – who ask for an end to separation and to be part of the All.

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It is a matter of reaching out your hand, beloved one. Touch the trees with your hand. Touch the leaves with your fingers. Touch the air with your breath. Touch the sky with your awe and wonder.

You are already there. You are already home. You are already part of All-That-Is.

by Julie Redstone