Spring in the Pacific Northwest is just right around the corner for us. Already, some of the trees are starting to flower and I am seeing new flowers sprout from the soil. If you’re like me, you are getting excited. It’s time to wake up from the cold dark winter and welcome back the light!
This time of year always harkens to a sense of rejuvenation. In a way, it is not much different than what happens to our loved ones when they leave their body to transition into the afterlife. One could easily make the case that while we are alive on planet earth, our senses become dull to the fullness of our multidimensional selves and we have entered into a type of focus that mimics a sense of hibernation inside the vastness of our souls. Indeed, those in spirit report back that when they look at us from their vantage point, we oftentimes appear asleep in terms of our awareness. Some spirits report that we look “dark and shadowy” – not much different than nature looking dark and barren during the winter.
This changes when we leave this environment at death. It is not so much because we are leaving the limited body behind (that is part of it), but also because we are stepping out of the entire space/time framework the world works in. This departure gives the newfound spirit an entirely new perspective on the life and world just left behind. It’s as if we have been living like a two-dimensional painting on canvass, then suddenly peeling ourselves off and seeing not only the canvass, but that we are really three-dimensional with properties and aspects of being we never knew we had!
This has got to feel like waking up from a cold winter and finding yourself being greeted by a warm and luscious new Spring. The Other Side has oftentimes affectionately been referred to as “the Summer Land.” No doubt, at the moment of earthly departure, we move into the Spring time of new spiritual life and then dance into the Summer.
As we begin to re-awaken from our winter slumber, take some time to go within and re-awaken your spirit. If you have spent much of the winter indoors, head out to welcome the new life growing all around you. Reconnect with it. Feel its vibrancy re-emerging and allow it to inspire a re-emergence within you. You are a vital, beautiful, loving spirit! Let your light shine with the new light of Spring! Stretch out your arms, take in a big gulp of air, then feel your energy skyrocket to every corner of creation. Know that our loved ones in spirit see this, feel it, and send it back to us.
It’s all about the cycle of life and its eternal nature. Let’s embrace the coming seasons … or rather, let the coming seasons embrace us.
Remember, you were born a perfect spirit. So be sure to have a spirited day!