Well friends, I’ve about had it with winter here in Kansas — and we’re only one month into it! Yes – I know the days are lengthening, and like any masterpiece, I cannot rush Mother Nature. But try telling my body this sweet morsel of wisdom. I officially declared “Enough!” this morning as I feel that arctic air descend upon our little valley. I see the empty Great Blue Heron nests atop the grove of sycamore trees outside our kitchen window and the skies empty of the tribe of turkey vultures that live here in gentler times and my heart is calling them all here in due haste. Oh but I miss their antics and company. And even though it is barely breaking above 30 degrees today, I want so badly to break out my shorts in opposition to the whole matter. A voice pipes up inside of me saying, “But Elizabeth, you are not accepting what is here right in front of you. Love the moment for what it brings.” And I appreciate the bracing cold that wakes me up down to my bones. I appreciate the respite the trees seem to get from being fully dressed in all of their leaves and holding so much more of the world for most of the year. Somehow, I am not able to stretch myself quite that far into loving this moment, and I find myself wishing for the future instead. Once again, The Divine is teaching me a lesson. Wherever I feel resistance, there is a lesson for me. And the resistance I feel right now is no exception. I stop for an instant and lean deeply into the breath – the essence of life itself, right here, right now, and I partake fully in it. In and out. Again. And once more. There is no escaping this feeling rising up within me. I am fiercely craving the color green when I look or walk outside. The really vibrant green – you know the luscious green that is just filled to the brim with growth and the vitality of life. So, as I anchor into the breath in this moment, and patiently await the coming spring, I say, “Bring on the green!” What’s up in your neck of the woods?
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With gratitude for photo to ksuayan