Welcome to March!
As we step into March anticipating the arrival of Spring, I relax into this moment and feel a sense of excitement. I am not sure what fills me with this sense, I know Winter is giving no quarter this year, but rather showing us that Spring does not get its day until the 20th! I am not even sure that it will give over then, it might linger a little longer this year. I pause to savour the moment and a picture of many events taking place this month that will surprise and delight us floats in. It behoves us to relax into the month without expectations of what will be, but rather just to enjoy each moment as it arrives.
I was reminded of the value of having no expectations just before the end of February. I was unclear on what the power animal should be this month, so I asked my gang to bring forward the animal they would like me to communicate with. I asked, then carried on with my morning routine. Imagine my delight when two racoons came zipping into my backyard. Playing as if they were puppies! I have never seen Racoon’s play before, and I was enthralled with watching them, they stayed in my view for five minutes. It was joyful, and I silently laughed and thanked my team for coming through so quickly. I truly did not expect it.
It is moments like those that delight me the most. They bring home to me just how much easier it is to wait for the right moment rather than struggling to make something happen. Life flows smoother, and I am not so tense. It might mean that sometimes things slide, and I have to learn to be ok with that, yet in the overall scheme, life truly is better. It becomes magical, filled with wonder and joy that no amount of me wanting something seems to bring.
No matter what surprises await you this month, they can either delight or trouble you, know that this month signifies the return of Spring. Spring always returns with its riot of colour no matter how harsh the winter. Enjoy each awakening bud, each blade of grass that rises from the earth, return every smile that greets you, and check your expectations at the gate this month; see what wonderful delights blossom in your life.
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
–An Irish Toast
Always thinking, always observing, always wondering and pondering the things that make life go round.