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Published By Gwenith Kikkawa on March 31st, 2005 in Circle Stories From The Heart
I went for my last ski of the year the other day. It was a beautiful blue sky, and the snow sparkled brightly. I love this time of year with the warm breezes, and fresh smells as the world begins to awaken around me. While skiing on the lake I was reflecting on relationships. As the sparkle in the snow reflected back to me, it seemed to say to me that we have a choice in our relationships. We can either help one another sparkle and shine or not. Our sparkle is always there, but sometimes it is not shining as brightly as it could, with the help of the sun. On this particular day, I was being shown the possibilities of what it would be like if we could all shine like the snow did that day. I am encouraged to help those I love to shine their magnificent lights.
On my walk this morning I noticed the water from the snow melting. It is making pathways, and collecting in puddles. Some of the water flows together, and connects with other streams. I also noticed that some water gets trapped, or stuck or appears to be stagnant. What I am reminded of this time is that it is important to allow others to follow their own path, even though they may move more slowly than the rest. The challenge is to let them find their own watercourse, and carve their own path. Growth happens even when it appears that nothing is happening. It is important to trust the process, and let go.
May the spirit of spring awaken the songs that wish to be sung.
“It’s not what we do, but who we become that changes the world.”
~ Sandra Ingerman, Medicine for the Earth