So if you had any doubts… Springtime is here…And the urgency of life flowing back up, up, up, up like the sap is soooo obvious and calling us (in the northern hemisphere!) to action, action, action, action …

In the South west of France where I live, we are being bombarded with green, flowers, sun, birds, rain and generally … life!

I love winter because it is a break, an interior voyage, a retreat … but … every year I can’t wait for it to end …

Then springtime literally attacks … around here you can almost hear the plants growing, the trees stretching and the flowers blooming all over … It’s a call you can’t ignore…

And I feel tired … overwhelmed …

Every year … so much energy, so much vehemence … such a call towards the outside, the exterior of life … the introvert in me is always experiencing a contraction of some sort …

As if there was too much life, too much energy, too many projects, too many people, too much light … and I feel besieged !

What to choose …

How can I see my clear path with so much light around, almost blinding me ?

And on the other hand …

How not to get lost in just bathing in the sunlight and procrastinate ?

And mostly … how can I stay connected to the inside of me that I meet again every winter AND go out in the sun and share my gifts and my joys with the world ?

Lost in the sun like Icarus I know that my wings will burn and I’ll fall on the ground …

Lost in the dark like Persephone I will have to spend my life with my shadows and be of no use to the world …

With my heart full of love for the dark and the light, I meander back and forth on the teeter-totter of springtime …

In the swinging of in and out, I need to be, connected to the tiny voice inside which wants to grow as well and yet singing with the birds on the blossoming trees.

There is no equilibrium, no status quo, no permanence, there is just dancing in balance from the out inwards, and from the in outwards …

In the balance between, the blue space between the clouds, that is where I have to walk, light footed, knowing that life and love will push and push again to fly me higher everyday.

And like nature, like Mama Gaia… I can’t stop growing!

Neither can you !

We better get used to it !

Shoot me a comment any of this speaks to you and if you feel like investigating the help I could give you in a transition time… contact me!

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