I’ve been watching a patch of snow buried under a bush slowly thaw and release into the ground. It’s the last spot of frozen snow in my yard.
Thawing takes time.
My heart also feels like it needs to thaw and open up again too. It’s been closed and protected throughout this whole last year.
I hugged one of my longest friends for the first time the other day, both of us being vaccinated, and found tears springing into my eyes.
My heart was releasing all the pent up emotion of feeling shut down, shut off from people I love and care about.
I feel like we’ve all been in a hibernation of sorts and wonder if it’s possible that we could emerge as a more integrated self?
Hibernations aren’t always easy.
They can be isolating, lonely, confusing and so very challenging. The insights and lessons learned may not be the ones that we were going for. Nonetheless, they certainly are available to lead us into the next evolution of ourselves.
Celebration of Spring, Easter, Passover and kids returning safely to school are all points of light. There’s more than that, I know. I remind myself daily that darkness has no hold where there is light.
Although our country and the world continue to struggle with tragedy and terror, I am choosing to honor the light and the hope I have for us to open up again to one another.