In spring we are surrounded by new growth, with budding trees and flowers beginning to bloom. What a perfect metaphor for our own opportunity to grow! As the natural world wakes up around you, what seeds do you wish to plant? What unexpected wonders might they bring your way?
Traditional Chinese Medicine confirms that spring is a time for clearing out. The season of spring is associated with the Liver and Gallbladder organ systems, which govern the flow of our chi (energy), our inner disposition, and our detoxification processes. When our liver chi is unbalanced, we can feel defensive, agitated, angry, and unable to think or act decisively. Healthy liver/gallbladder chi enables us to make plans and put them into action, to follow our path in life and to regain equilibrium when unexpected challenges threaten to knock us off course.
A Healthy liver chi also can connect us to our innate capacity for compassion. Towards ourselves and others. This compassionate approach can help us to recognise and release what no longer serves us, what might be hurting or holding us back, so that we can create space to welcome something new.
As the signs of spring slowly appear, let this be an opportunity for you to refresh and renew your inner landscape. With compassion and lovingkindness, examine some of your habits and patterns, your recurring thoughts and feelings, judgments and expectations. Is there anything that no longer resonates with you, that no longer serves a positive role, that might hold you back as you seek to move forward on your path?
Make room for what is new – new ideas, new adventures, new paths forward. Welcome the new growth and possibility of spring.