We are coming out of a physical winter – cold, darkness, & hibernation into a Spring Renewal & Awakening. Just like we physically experience winter, we also experience our own personal winters throughout our lives. Seasons when we experience challenges, low energy/mood, trauma, crisis, absence of health, questioning ourselves, and maybe even our purpose.
Much of 2020 was a personal winter for everyone and that carried into 2021, and even into this year.
If you are experiencing a personal winter, I want to remind you that after winter comes spring.
As spring arrives we experience and see glimpses of what is ahead…a warmer day, sprouts of green, more daylight, the melting of snow. Find those moments of joy and focus on them. If you are experiencing a personal winter you can be so far in it that you actually miss these signs and moments that will start to show you the way out.
Just as we may not prefer the physical season of winter, we also don’t want to go through the low of a personal winter and yet it can actually be the catalyst to something new, something greater than we could have ever imagined.
What if you embraced the cyclical nature of the seasons and the cyclical nature of your life?
I also wanted to share with you that in Yin Yoga the element associated with spring is wood. The Wood element is connected to the liver and gallbladder in the body. This is the time of year for renewal, when it can be beneficial to do a squeezed cleanse or a detox.
Here are 3 ways to support your liver…
- Add in 1 tsp of Chlorophyll each day. In fact Eniva Chlorophyll is on sale this month.
- Remove inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, and sugar. My 21 Day Detox guides you through this process.
- Do castor oil packs 2-3 times per week to support liver detoxification. CLICK HERE to purchase the one I use and like. Use code: JANELL10 for a discount.
- Do a mini reset with the 7 Day Detox Kit.
Back to the wood element…the wood element is about renewal, awakening, and rebirth. Like the seed that has been lying dormant in the earth during winter conserving its reserves, in springtime it bounds forward with new intent to bring life to our planet.
Wood allows us to be well rooted in the past, to stand tall in the present and have the vision and foresight to move ahead in the future.
Tapping into the energy of spring encourages us to stay in touch with our creativity, imagination, and dreams.
We can look to the trees for a lesson in standing tall by staying rooted, yielding to the winds of life by being flexible and agile as well as keeping our gaze upward and forward so we don’t lose sight of our life’s true purpose.
This weekend welcome in Spring by spending some time in nature observing the trees around you and remember if you are in a personal winter spring will always come.
Rooted. Grounded. Strong. Flexible.