To Growth and Greenery

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“Like the seasons, we do not need to justify change.”

-The Goddess Rebellion

There is truly nothing like watching the greenery emerge from the dirt after months of brown grass and bare trees.

While Winter is the season for self reflection and growth, my Spring has been a continuation of that inward journey. I had a moment when I was with my therapist that I asked myself something I didn’t know I was feeling: “When did I become this weak?

I’ve always considered myself untamed, doing as I please with a stubborn heart. That’s the Aries in me. And besides a few difficult periods in my life, I rarely allowed myself to be swayed by external negative energies. The positive energies in my life, (friends, family and my familiar setting,) were just too strong to allow the bad in. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that the past few months have been a journey. This time has been about my own growth below the surface, battling feelings of fear, insecurity, and a whole lot of doubt. But with the weather warming and the scenery around me coming alive, I think I have too.

About a month ago, in a spot in our yard that has been just a patch of dirt, I noticed the emerging of new life. It was the daffodils that died away in the fall but always returned to announce the arrival of Spring.

Within a few weeks, they had bloomed with the most vibrant shade of yellow we’d seen in a while. I don’t know what it was about that sight, maybe the fact that the grass was still brown and the trees were still bare, but I had never felt so connected to nature than in the moment. Those yellow daffodils seemed to stir the stagnant energy I had been feeling, it was almost like I was being recharged.

To me, growth and greenery go hand in hand. The flowers and plants we love so much seem to disappear for a time, but are right below the surface waiting for the moment they can emerge stronger and full of life. We do so much work inward that might seem as though there is nothing to show for it, but we too emerge stronger and full of life.


My Spring Reading List
These books have brought a lot of color to my cloudy days. Growth isn’t based solely on self reflection, it’s also inspiration and knowledge that helps lead the way.

The Holy Wild by Danielle Dulsky
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
You Are a Goddess by Sophie Bashford
The Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, PHD

What books are on your reading list this season? Tell me below in the comments!