This morning Mir and I sat out on the patio – she nibbling the new grass – me sipping my hazelnut coffee. We sat in awe watching the hummingbirds return to the fountain to drink. We became aware of new tulips appearing and of a blue jay couple gathering nesting materials from the yard. Today’s sunny warmth follows a winter that culminated in last week’s cold, heavy rains and howling winds. During those cold nights, I prayed for our animal friends that they would be warm and safe and have shelter from the storms. I prayed for the trees and the earth. Today I was inspired to see that even through the last week of heavy rains and wind, the earth’s re-birth into spring was at hand, though imperceptible to the eye over the long winter. Spring could not be denied and at last has arrived!
And so it is with us. We, too, have our spring – our time of re-birth and beauty and fulfillment. We – like all creation – have an inner divine nature, and we can trust that it is imperceptibly growing, and will, at just the right time, burst into its full flower.
“The Tao teaches us to be in perfect harmony with the environment. Think of the trees, which endure rain, snow, cold, and wind – and during these, they wait with the forbearance of being true to their inner selves. They stand and they wait, the power of their growth seemingly dormant. But inside a burgeoning is building imperceptibly. We should be the same way. In order to do so, we must love that same burgeoning imperceptible inner nature that will bear fruit. Love yourself, make no show of yourself, and quietly remain in awe and acceptance.”
We invite you to join us in making this year’s spring your personal spring. We invite you to celebrate the inner self that is divinely intelligent and is part of the One and therefore of all things. We invite you to love yourself and to stand in “awe and acceptance” of yourself. It is inevitable that your burgeoning imperceptible inner nature bears fruit. Your time has come, your spring is now!