Spring and Happiness
What is it about spring that gives us so much happiness? Is it the warming temperatures, longer light, and fewer rainstorms that dampen our spirits? Spring is a magical time of the year, saying it in a poetic way. What about energetically? Can spring be a guide to fine-tuning your energy in a way that brings greater rewards and happiness?
Souls and Seasons
In a recent intuitive session I was reminded of the dynamic energy that can emerge from a persons soul, bringing life into their world in a very spring-like manner. In fact, now that I look back, nearly every session has a part where I guide my client into a greater sense of self awareness and happiness, much like renewing their own “inner spring”.
How can you relate your own energy and expression of self to the seasons?
The seasons each have their own purpose. Summer is all about productivity. Fall is that time of transitioning, when the work is done and it’s time to pack things up. Winter shows us few signs of the life that lies dormant. Then there is spring, a time when conditions allow us to re-emerge and burst into action.
In our world of artificial light and indoor living we don’t necessarily follow the patterns of nature, but we could look at a typical work day from the eyes of the seasons. When the day begins you are sleeping, closed within your quiet inner world. As the morning light appears you gently arise to start our day, though there might be a few false starts called “snooze”. With the help of a little food, and making yourself presentable to the world, you move into creative and productive part of the day. Hard work, hopefully productive. As the day ends the energy winds down, and you transition back into your winter slumber.
The Energy of Spring
What about spring? How does spring look in relationship to our everyday lives? Let’s look again at the other seasons for a greater understanding of the energy of spring.
Winter is a very close-fisted time, but in a good sense. The environment is not very kind to anything delicate, so keeping your energy pulled in, sometimes hidden, is a wise choice. Summer is all about business, getting things done, really working those muscles in a physical, mental, even playful way. Then there are those times when it’s time to move on, and that could mean letting go of things that no longer serve you. What’s left? Spring.
The energy of spring is about creativity, color and light. Unlike winter and that close-fisted feeling, spring is expressive, not so concerned about maintaining those boundaries. We all need a little spring-time in our days, sharing with others, expressing ourselves.
When you look at your typical day, do you see a balance in the seasons? All work and no play is not well balanced. Just the same, spending too much time, even just spending too much can deplete your resources very quickly. There has to be balance, right? The other seasons matter as well, making sure you allow enough rest matters. I think the one “season” that you and I most likely neglect is our fall, taking enough time to reflect and release. I notice in the flow of my sessions there is always more emphasis placed on the fall season, and within that hour’s time I guide you in your transition through fall, winter, and early spring, energetically. Summer tends to take care of itself, as you carry this new-found renewal into your everyday life.
Spring and Symbiotic Relationships
The energy of spring is all about relationships, working together in a symbiotic way. Given just a little more light, the abundance of growth of early spring comes quickly, without hesitation! Spring is sharing, and in so many creative ways! Why are we so attracted to spring? Physically we’re able to be outside a little more, and the sunshine does us good. Spiritually you and I are here to express ourselves, being beacons of color and light. Could it be that spring is a reflection of your own being?
Frances Hodgson Burnett shared this wonderful perspective in The Secret Garden –
“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
Self Love Tips for Spring and Happiness
What self love tips could be offered to assist you in fine-tuning your own expression of self and exercise your own sense of happiness? It’s really a very individual thing. The one tip that can be offered is to use the seasons as a guide. The seasons are reflected in our days, and typically you should have some amount of balance. Remember, too, that your point of view could be season-based as well. Taking a look from your productive side is one thing, and letting your inner-child examine how you spend your days is quite different! Each side has its purpose, and the four seasons are here for you.
Spring and happiness: bringing the energy of color and light into every part of your being.
© 2014 Estee Taschereau. About the author: My greatest love is assisting others shift into the comfort of acceptance and appreciation. This relational, open-hearted energy carries into my many interests: photography, symbiotic gardening, long walks, and enjoying nature. Ready for a shift in your own world? Sessions available by appt.
Photo credits: This lovely photo was shared by Jon Sullivan under the creative commons share license through pdphoto.org. Thanks for sharing, Jon!