Finally. It is finally Spring! With the longer days, we have more light. As the northern hemisphere of the planet leans toward the sun, we have more warmth. In our neighborhood, the warmer weather has brought with it the lovely sound of children laughing and playing each evening. There is a rising energy of life within and all around us at this time of year, and it does a body good to get outside and play!
Perhaps this is true for you – I know it is for me – sometimes I become so focused on “adulting” that I forget to go out and play. There will always be dusting, dirty dishes, and drudgery, but we don’t always have the fresh air of Spring, the sweet sound of the birds, and the feel of sunshine on our faces.
The Story of the Frog
You may have heard the story of the frog that died in the pot of hot water on the stove. The water was cool when he jumped in the pot. When it started getting hotter, why didn’t he just jump out? Because the temperature increased so gradually that the frog didn’t notice until after it was too late. Are you in a pot of stress about all that’s happening in your life? Would you, like the frog, not notice the heat because it has risen so gradually?
These days, more than ever, it’s so important that we remember to do things that lift our spirits and soothe our souls. With our busyness and the steady barrage of negativity from the news, we’re like the frog in hot water. We’ve forgotten how it feels to be carefree, light, and fluffy! If you listen to the children, their laughter will remind you.
Check – In
I invite you to take a moment and check in with your feelings. Does your inner child long to go out and play? In a time of prayer and meditation, be still and allow the Spirit of Life itself to fill you up. If you’re feeling sad, frustrated, or overwhelmed by all that’s going on right now, perhaps it’s time to get out of that pot of hot water. Spirit is calling to you, “Come on, let’s lighten up. Let’s go out and play!
It is Spring, and there is a rising energy of life within and all around us. Let that Spirit of Life you up! Come home to Unity where we love to pray and play together. We’ll see you on Sunday.
In Light and Love,