Sunday, April 10, 2011


This is a glorious time of year! There is newness everywhere, and it feels as though each of us is being given a second chance at something. As far as I'm concerned, spring is even more exciting than the beginning of a new year because it's literally the beginning of new life. My mind's eye envisions a cartoon-esque landscape of blooming flowers and budding trees! Of course, there is also the chemical factor--finally getting the natural vitamin D which we're all starved for after what feels like an endless winter, but more than that for me, it's excitement at new opportunities.

Shedding layers of winter clothes is also symbolic of exiting a cocoon and spreading our wings (arms?). It's like releasing the biggest, most satisfying yawn after a much needed, but overly extended, slumber. The Hindu Goddess Kali is a Mother Goddess who is often misunderstood as destructive (perhaps because she's often depicted standing over a body while holding a knife in one hand and a head in another), but really, she represents the stripping away of falsehoods in order to make room for new life. We should all take a page out of her wisdom now, as the layers are stripped and the possibilities that new life hold are at our fingertips. So, I say revel in the newness and do the unthinkable! Live your best life in the manner you were meant to, without the fear of failure and only the wonder of possibility as your compass!

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