Buds are actually on the tree all winter long. If you look at the very tips of the twigs in the winter you'll see buds. At the end of summer, the last new leaves the tree makes will become the buds that protect the tree all winter long. These winter buds contain all the tree needs to start growing again once it is spring.
Buds are on the tips of the twigs all winter long to protect the tree from freezing cold temperatures. They serve as a barrier to keep the cold out and prevent the inner parts of the tree from freezing and dying. In the spring when temperatures warm up and the days are longer the trees begin to come back to life.
This year we not only lay dormant from the cold, darkness of winter, but also of a pandemic. Have you, like the trees, been resting and waiting for conditions to be favorable to be active again, to come back to life? What has been laying dormant for you that has now been triggered by spring and wants to burst forth?
Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. The spring flowers surface and bloom, buds on the trees burst into leaves, grass turns green, farmers plant their fields, and the birds return. Here in Wisconsin coming out from the dark cold winter months, spring is a hopeful time where we're reenergized to see the reemergence of light and life.
Some of us mark spring by engaging in spring housecleaning. Decluttering our homes and renewing them for the year. It can be a time for the attitude of "out with the old and in with the new." Spring can also be a great time to declutter our minds, our mental energy, our emotional energy, and our spiritual energy. A planting of a new energetic seed.
It's a great time to check in and take a look at what we want to clear out and let go of and what it is that we want to plant. It's a time for transference and manifesting. A time to reflect on what it is that you want to draw into your life.
A time to remember that what you water, what you give energy to, what you give your attention to...grows.
What is it that you would like to energetically clear out to make space for planting some new seeds to grow? What old story are you willing to let go of, so you can energize a new story ... a new way of being, a new mindset, a new experience? What are those seeds that you would like to plant this spring?
Take a few moments this week to be still and check in with where you are at. What's going well and what isn't? What would you like to clear out to make room for something different? Step off that hamster wheel of life and reflect, reevaluate, renew, reenergize and rejuvenate.
Be intentional and remember that what you water, what you give energy to, grows. Whatever it might me for you, let the sight and sound of spring serve as an invitation to put a spring in your step to shake off the winter and pandemic and get into the action.