by Tara Miller
AFO Content Writer
This year’s spring transition has been uncharacteristically hard for me. Or, it’s felt more misaligned than in the past--like the extended periods of light, more days of pure sun and warmth, the flowers blooming, don’t quite match my continued rootedness in winter, a staying need to be in hibernation, crying, introverting, integrating.
In the last few weeks before and following spring solstice, gifted healers around me have illuminated the ways in which we and the natural world are still in transition, even as the light beckons us out, and even for those of us who thrive in sun and warmth. This has helped me reframe for myself that even though this beginning of spring has felt more emotionally raw, more saturated with depression and introversion, than in the past, it may actually be evidence of more integrated alignment with the real transitory nature of this time.
Yes, the sun is out. Yes, the flowers are blooming. Yes, we have more hours of light. And yet, the air still feels soggy, I’m staring now at a gray sky, and all I want to do is curl into bed.
This is a playlist of and for the in-between. It’s a playlist in transition. What lives at the intersections in your life right now? What is valuable and good at those places? Even if it’s sadness or if it’s joy, what is that feeding you? How are you falling into alignment with it?
Enjoy babes. And listen on Spotify here.
Be honest to yourself about what you want: out of life, to eat, to feel, to do in this world. Honor whatever it is, without judgment. Give yourself whatever it is you need. This is a process that takes time. It is the process of getting to know yourself, getting to know your body – without judgments or assumptions – learning to let all the parts of you be what they are.
Face them, hear them, know them, and find peace in letting them be.
Many of us work against ourselves – denying us pleasure, fulfillment, and fullness. This is no way to find peace. We are working for peace within our bodies and ourselves to reconnect us to our power center. We are learning how to listen to ourselves and honor our needs and desires.
Be kind, be gentle, be love, be open.
Enjoy your body.