enna Posted March 2, 2013 Report Share Posted March 2, 2013 Almost time for transformations depending on your climate. I always become very excited when winter is drawing to an end because I know it means flower boxes, green grass, bees, hummingbirds, swimming, fresh greens and tomatoes. Oh, don’t get me wrong I also love falling leaves, the kaleidoscope of colors shining threw the trees, snow falling for the first time, and dogs jumping in the soft snow. But, spring is for beginnings or transformations and that takes me to the reason for this thread. We here are on a journey that will take each of us through many transformations. Our journeys will be unique. Most times painful and not without despair… but we who are the survivors will find a way to bloom just as the crocus does in early spring. The crocus sits buried in the ground having been planted there in fall or winter so we almost forget about it until it pops out of the now clear ground of winter. We who have been grieving for however long cannot see that we too are preparing ourselves for this transformation. It is so slow that we do not see the growth ourselves, but others can see it. While journeying through our grief others see our change. We are encouraged to continue even though we want to give up. We whine and complain because it is too hard. We lose purpose and think that this new life is just too difficult for survival until along comes someone from this forum to remind us that we are moving through our grief. Keep moving, keep moving is repeated over and over again until you want to scream out: ‘I am moving or I’ll sit where I am for as long as I feel like it.’ And that is all right for we are all accepted in whatever state we are in at the moment. No one is telling us to ‘get over it’ on this forum. We are listening, showing empathy and encouraging one another to ride the waves. Oh, are we so reminded to ride the waves! The first time I heard that phrase I didn’t like it. I thought that is a terrible thing to say but after awhile I began to understand what it meant. It is much easier to go with the current then against it. Feel the pain, cry, sit still and just be where we are in the moment. I have no doubt that each one of us will bloom and become more beautiful than we already are – the colors will all be vibrant and so different but someday we will be able to look at our garden of healers and be pleased. Anne Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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