In Spring, Nature seems to come back to life after a long winter’s rest. The earth wakes up, defrosting from the cold snow and cool air. Everything in it seems to come alive as well. Earthworms aerate the soil, adding nutrients that plants need to grow. Insects and animals living underground make burrows and homes for their offspring. Plants and trees come to life—their roots stretch deep down into the earth as their blossoms lift above and enliven the landscape. As these organisms die, their bodies and root systems break down, making the soil rich and fertile.

Every aspect of Nature works together in Spring. All living and nonliving things cooperate to form a healthy, booming ecosystem. Nature knows that plants need the right amounts of sunlight, soil and water to thrive. Nature knows that animals waking up from hibernation will begin searching for food and mating once the warmer weather arrives. And Nature must be ready.

Spring is Nature’s time. It’s a time of rebirth and renewal. Can you see it? Can you feel it? When you walk outside on a beautiful Spring day, you can sense the energy of Spring, if you are in tune with it. Birds chirp as they search for mates. Woodpeckers tap, tap, tap on trees. The sun’s radiance shines down as bees pollinate flowers. And people—yes, people—seem happier and friendlier. All of Nature is renewed with the warmth of the sun. Nature includes everything in the outer world as well as your own inner realm. You are part of Nature, and as Spring’s rebirth restores the land, it also restores you—from within.

The next time you are outside, take a few extra moments to really see the changes that are occurring. Feel the sun’s warmth. Notice the animals scampering and the leaves blowing in the wind. As the wind blows, the land is restored and refreshed. Close your eyes and breathe in deeply. With each breath you bring a renewed sense of healing into your own body. Breathe again and envision Spring coming within. With each breath in you get stronger, healthier, happier. With each breath out you cleanse your body little by little. Just as Spring renews the land, let it also renew you.

 

 

Mind, Body, Spirit, Nature

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