The new year may be still very new, and I am ready for Spring already. I search for the first flowers that break through the hard cold ground of winter each time I take a walk.
Symbolically, crocuses and snow bells are harbingers of seasonal renewal for me. I remember fondly when I was young, a beloved grandmother told me that I could count on Spring returning when I discovered the pale white and purple blooms. As cold and unfriendly as winter months can seem, it’s good to remember that crocuses and snow bells will be pushing through–promising another season of breakthroughs if I am willing to take a personal inventory of the past year and set some fresh and meaningful intentions for the year to come.
For the past four years, I’ve been exposed to every aspect of the Sense of Self Method. Year after year, I learn more about my Sense of Self and Motivations for the better. Masterful as I feel, I am always happy to experience a review of transformative ideas because (the way I see it) I am never finished learning. Living is a process I actively participate in–as mindfully as I can manage. Still though, I cycle through old patterns, much like the four seasons.
Holidays still take their toll on me for there were decades of less than idyllic family gatherings and years where I opted to avoid them all together. These days, when I catch my Ego being triggered, thankfully I am quicker at grounding myself again. I know this is because I stay committed to doing my inner work and fortifying the health of my Sense of Self.
I also know I am not the only one with a checkered history where emotionally-charged holidays are concerned. Friends and peers share their own stories of family angst that feels amplified between November and end of year.
To develop inner resilience and reframe what confounded me as a younger person is an ongoing journey.
As New Year’s Eve occurred I quite literally began to feel the weight on my heartspace lifting. Wishes were quietly thought as fireworks marked the occasion. This year efforts to create new rituals were both cathartic; and happily successes. I was again in a willing space to reinvent my story about my life. I weeded my inner garden yet again. It felt really good.
I can feel the ground of my being warming up again and my resistance to celebrating dissipating. I even imagine that the crocuses celebrate my shift by blooming early and in greater numbers. I’ll be looking for them when I head out for my next walk about the park behind my dwelling.
The hope and intentions that I hold for those who find Healthy Sense of Self is that the Self-development products we have created work to warm your inner soil and prompt a blooming of renewed well-being, inner peace, and more Self-respect in all the ways you live your life.
Be you searching for support with self-esteem, healthy boundaries, and joy-filled living know that the winter thaw is coming and your Sense of Self can be restored and renewed if you come to understand why you do what you do.
…as sure as there will be crocus and snow bells before there will be daffodils.
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