Time waits for no man. Or woman. And certainly for not for any quilter or crafter. The smell of citrus blossoms reminds me it really is Spring. From navel orange blossoms,to Improved Meyer lemon blossoms,and Mexican lime blossoms,it’s a heady experience to walk from the sidewalk to the front door. Bees are happily filling up on the pollen and the yard is alive with the sound of their industriousness.
I’m prompted to meditate on the effortlessness of Nature, how easily everything works towards its purpose and potential. The trees do not deliberate whether to bloom or not. The bees do not dither over leaving the hive to gather pollen. They simply do what they are meant to do, following the path from beginning to end, never striving to become something other, something different.
It is only us, the sometimes silly, often lazy and at times quite pathetic humans who have lost touch with our purpose. It is only humans who spend time in endless self debate. Only humans waste opportunities to be and to do. Nature simply is, simply does.
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring is a time for us to begin afresh, to leave behind the old ways and the darkness of ignorance. For the Southern Hemisphere, it is time to put things to rest, to take stock and let go of all the baggage that has accumulated. Regardless of where you are at on the globe, you are facing an opportunity to grow. Whether it is putting down roots and blossoming or whether it is storing up energy for the next season, now is the time to be who you are meant to be. Not someone or something else. Not a made up version of who you think you should be. Just you.
Because you are a vital part of this interconnectedness of Life. Your authentic self and all its potential is important. Being the person you are meant to be is the job of your lifetime. Don’t put it off any longer.