Springtime is here. The snow moon arrived last week heralding the end of winter. It was a massive moon. It was so huge and unusual. A bit like the situation we find ourselves in huge and unusual. And it will be a big thing for all of us to move out of lockdown soon.
The small shoots of springtime are ready to burst through. There is warmth in the ground. We all need the lightness that springtime symbolises; the vibrant yellows of daffodils, the purple crocus, the smell of newly mown green grass, the aliveness of nature, the longer evenings. The birds building nests and singing their hearts out. The harsh winter of lockdown and discontent is moving on. The darkness is lifting.
Gardening fever is starting here in Ireland. Grass cut, clippers out at the ready, patios cleaned. Spring clean is truly on the way. Cleaning back the patio and the flower beds, noticing how the weeds have grown so strong, so wild, sometimes seemingly out of control. It sort of happens without knowing it.
A bit like our lives really. The weeds of negative thought may have gotten stronger this winter, and sometimes it felt like they were out of control. Perhaps it’s time to get rid of the weeds and set up a new state of mind. Our state of mind has been pushed to the limits during lockdown. Everyone has felt it. It’s time now to start weeding the negative thoughts from our minds and set up new ways of thinking and new ways of behaving. It starts from the inside out.
Like the snow moon, we can step out of the shadows of this winter, and spring into action, starting with our thoughts and putting the focus more on our well-being. Those weeds may have dug in hard, but if you keep weeding out those negative thoughts, then you too can blossom like the onset of springtime.
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