Along the way in Bear Canyon today, a question appeared, "What is 'greening-up' in you right now?" Spring has come and gone and returned a few times this year. Now it seems in earnest. The wildly divergent 'greens' I see these past few days, must have stimulated the question. It is a good one to ask.
What shows up along side this question is, "What are you nourishing right now?" That brought me up short. Am I nourishing what is healthy and progressive for me? Is what is greening up healthy new growth or is it a growth which seeks to keep things as they have always been? It all seems to boil down to what is it that increases my engagement in life; even if it is new and different from years past. Questioning the way things have always been seems appropriate. This is a gift of spring.
So what_is_greening up in me right now? It seems to require deeper honesty, more playfulness and a willingness to let go of making big plans. God shows up, after all, in the unexpected. So, how do I find a balance of taking action toward desires and then letting it all flow.......releasing all expectations? Daily experiences of emotional contentment---several a day actually---help me. Noticing what shows up and how I feel are big clues. Clues to what is greening up and what I am nourishing.
If this is a good question for you, too....consider sharing here a bit of what you see and feel. We can be good for each other by gardening each others hearts. So what is greening up for you? Leave a comment if you like. HAPPY EARTH DAY!