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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ready


The earth awakens. 

Spring edges in. 

The daylight waxes, cajoling the darkness in which we've nurtured our-winter-selves into the brightness of each expanding day. With this seasonal verve the faeries return. Not the (gag) Disney-variety faeries, mind you, but the real faeries - the beings that reside in the shadow of the Underworld. 

Already they are making themselves known to me. And to you too, I hope. They emerge from their winter realm as ours brightens. They return to support and facilitate our return. 

As our natural environment shifts with the season, it offers us the natural capacity to see, acknowledge and face our own shadows which - if we're paying attention - become more visible, hang around longer, and grow more intense as spring edges in and evolves toward summer.

The return of the faeries reminds me that it is a perilous folly to reach for the sun and deny the shadow. After all, shadows are only seen in the presence of light. And light returns now, undeniably so, a bit bolder with each day.


This is the season of communal awakening. It is the time to honor our sprouts, the roots and stems that will support the greenery from which life-sustaining fruits will flourish. A time to honor our roots and stems - our backbone - as we make ready to stand and face our shadows candidly, truthfully and with love.

Today … I make ready.

Peace.

13 comments:

Kendra said...

i like your photos :)

Annie Kelleher said...

so sweet! :)

roseworksjewelry said...

Peace :)

Allie SilverMoon said...

I Love this! Thank you!

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely post
so full of new life and honoring
reminding us of the magic in the shadows and the light.
thank you

Your Blissful Day said...

I am so very happy that spring is finally upon us. Seeing sprout starting to form really warms my heart.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such a beautiful little seedling - full of promise and the beauty of spring! I'm ready, too. :) Theresa

Kim said...

Ashe

Sharkbytes said...

Sweet! I have a few daffodils poking up in one corner that gets reflected warmth by a west-facing wall. Otherwise it's snow and mud.

Kerri said...

Beautiful post!

Divaeva said...

:)

JDConwell said...

Peace to you, Rosemari...and thank you for wise words.

Holly said...

Such a peaceful post. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it this morning, while the junipers poof their pollen and make my eyes swell. It's all part of the journey....