Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mother Nature's Invitation to Reflect

This week presents so many beautiful elements of inspiration.  With the Spring Equinox (Tuesday, March 20), we may draw upon the balance of light and darkness or the beginning of a new season.  Today a new moon greets us with a call to start fresh.  Let us not forget the spring rain and vibrant green of growth.    

The symbols jump out… balance, light, growth, new, transition, change and beginnings.  This seems to be Mother Nature’s invitation to reflect and set our intentions.  To reflect is to go within so that we may come out more present to what surrounds us.  This is one way we may dive into our practice of mindfulness – awareness of one’s experience in the present moment.

I offer some questions to ponder in the shower, as you are driving to and fro or in a quiet space under a blanket.  Pick one or a few that speak to you… journal or let your mind roll with the thoughts provoked.
  • What in my life needs to change?
  • What no longer fits who I am?
  • How can I start fresh today?
  • In what areas of my life am I experiencing growth? 
  • What aspects of my life need watered to welcome growth?
  • Where am I resistant to change? How has this limited the choices for my life?
  • To grow, I must let go of...?
  • What seeds of change will I plant today… this week… this month?
  • What brightens the light within me?
  • How do I share my light?

Some ideas for Intentions or Affirmations from nature's inspiration…
  • I release all limiting beliefs I have placed on myself and others.
  • I meet the circumstances of my life with inner Grace and ease.
  • I start today.
  • I take action from the inspiration within.
  • I give myself the freedom to make mistakes because I know by making mistakes I can learn & grow!
  • I am supported with every breath I take.
  • I am free to be, just me.
  • My life is filled with beauty, love, abundance and joy. Each of these things find me with ease.