The weather in Raleigh was warm this week. Each day as I walked around my yard I watched life returning to my plants. Early in the week there was just the hint of green on the end of my blueberry bushes, my elderberry bushes, and my peach tree. As I cleared away leaves from some beds I saw tiny columbine leaves pushing their way through the mulch. Each morning I went out to watch the progress. It seemed like, if I stood there long enough, I would have been able to see the growth. One morning I saw the smallest pink tinge on the azalea bushes. The next day there were dainty pink petals peeking out from the cherries. By the end of the week it was undeniable, the cherries had full blossoms. The azalea blooms were increasing. Buds appeared on the peach tree. Yes, spring is definitely arriving.
Spring arrives every year without fail.
Sometimes it comes earlier than others depending on the sun and rainfall, sometimes it is short lived, and it may surprise us, but it always arrives. Why is spring such a welcome sight? When the weather begins to turn warmer and the plants and trees start to bud we are ready for a change. We have just spent several months in colder weather, maybe with snow or ice. The landscape looks barren, with no leaves on the trees and nothing in bloom. Spring brings the hope of longer, warmer days. Spring brings the promise of new life, not only for the plants but also for our spirits. We may feel like we are coming alive again after a long hibernation. Nature is a great teacher. The seasons model life cycles for us: dying, death, rebirth, and lush full life. Each season conspires to teach us valuable lessons if we pay attention.
There is a correlation between the lessons of nature and the work I do.
In the spring we often feel our hearts longing more urgently. Just like the sun and warmth urges the plants to grow and bloom, the promise of new life stirs our desires, our ache to create a new life, maybe a life we have always dreamt about, or a pining for clarity, a way to feel calmer and less stressed in your everyday life, or maybe you long to have more confidence. I have been noticing another connection, one between grief work and transformational work. I often find that the journeys are similar.
My approach to grief and loss work is that they offer an opening into transformational work.
Clients who begin working with me on grief issues discover that their grief journey is calling them to a higher place. Clients who begin working with me to gain clarity in their lives discover unresolved grief enmeshed in their stories. When we begin to address a feeling of dissatisfaction in the direction of our lives, we often find unresolved grief is an underlying cause. As you travel further along your life’s journey, many of these themes arise. In my work with grief clients we explore ways to distress, incorporate self- care and creativity. Samyama helps us learn how to bring our feelings to our hearts and untangle the stories we tell ourselves. These are all practices that can be applied to any life transformation.
Because of the similarities, I am able to offer my work to a broader audience.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? Are you unclear on the direction of your life? Do you long for more passion in your life?
Do you long for a life filled with abundance? Do you long to be more confident?
Do you long to live a more meaningful life?
Do you long to live a life in alignment with your desires?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, my work can help you. I invite you into a personal conversation with me to discern your next step, to see if we are a good fit to work together.