Let go. Spring, a season for rebirth, renewal and regrowth, is upon us.
Beginnings. It’s time for new things to take root and blossom, as we let go of everything that no longer serves us.
But how do we do this?
Six months ago, I had a very bad fall while attending a concert at my son’s school. I broke my right ankle on both sides and dislocated it in the process. I had to undergo surgery twice, and was incapacitated for months.
But I decided not to have a “pity party” about it and focus on recovering, getting strong and remaining positive, while asking myself what the lesson from this journey was and what changes I had to make in my life.
It felt like God was telling me it was time to slow down, take stock, smell the roses and remember the little things.
Any working mother will tell you about the never-ending cycle of planning for kids’ extra mural activities, lunch boxes and dinners, while being a mother, working and spending quality time with one’s husband.
For the better part of my adult life I’ve never stopped working, only taking maternity leave when our kids were born.
But when the accident happened, I was forced to re-evaluate what was most important and realise that there was a reason and season for everything.
One of the things I had never gotten round to doing for 20 years was de-clutter my dressing room. So, I undertook a spring clean of my wardrobe.
While doing this, I remembered a moment in time each item represented. I am truly blessed to live a life where I stand in the light of my own truth.
But the clothes were not the reminder I needed. I decided to take time to meditate, be fully present in the moment and to let these choices be an integral part of my spirit .
You don’t need to wait for an existential crisis to make changes to your life.
The first step is to realise you cannot receive with closed hands and create space for what is to come by spring cleaning yourself emotionally and physically.
Iyanla Vanzant says: “What would happen if just for today, we allowed ourselves to imagine what our lives would be like if our hands and hearts were to receive something better than what we are holding onto right now.”
This spring, I encourage you to let go of whatever does not serve you.