On Wednesday, March 20 at 7:09 am EST, Spring, the season of rebirth, made her entrance!
There’s still snow on the ground but it’s melting fast. The weather report is warning us of yet another snowstorm coming Monday.
It works like this, as one season gives way to the next; two steps forward, one step backward… dancing the tango and so we go round the seasons.
Saturday morning, I made my usual rounds to the recycling center, post office, and driving the girls to their various activities. It was windy, at times cloudy, then sunny. The sky was a brilliant blue. There were even snowflakes falling, dancing their way down.
When I returned home, I took a bag of potting soil and headed to replant my peace lily. It felt like a good day to replant something. It must be spring!
I washed a clay pot with hot water and soap and filled it halfway with new soil. I took the peace lily off the old pot. The plant had outgrown the pot it came in. The leaves have been looking sad. The root ball was tangled and tight.
I loosened up the roots. I placed the plant in the new pot and spread its roots over the new soil. I filled the pot with new soil and patted it firmly. I watered the plant and off it went back to its place in the dining room. Now, I wait!
In time, the peace lily will adjust to its new home and begin to grow and thrive. Eventually, it will outgrow this pot too.
As I started cleaning up the mess I made, it hit me! We are very much like the peace lily I had just repotted. We go on living but sooner or later we outgrow our space. Eventually, we need to spread our roots in new territory and thrive.
Spring is the season that reminds us that spreading our wings and exploring new pathways is the natural way. It’s the season for moving forward, often slowly yet surely, step by step, following our inner creative impulses.
What needs to take birth and grow in your life this season? What new territories are you ready to explore? Is it time to loosen up the roots and spread out into new and maybe unknown territory?