It is said, or so I have heard, that when the robin starts to appear you can bet that spring is close at hand. Although the wind is still cold and we received a light dusting of snow over night I have to agree. At first it was only one or two who would visit the yard on occasions. They would frantically pick at the ground in an attempt to find a cold blooded worm that had found its way to the surface. Yet as of late, as the earth has warmed and started to awaken, they are with us more often and their fight for food is more successful.
As I did my weekly routine this morning of filling the bird feeders throughout the yard, I also noticed another wonderful sign of the return of spring. Nestled beneath my little oak, a small bunch of crocus sat. I had planted these bulbs the year before yet the rabbits had gotten to them before they had a chance to bloom. The clover is sprouting slowly in the yard and a hue of green can be seen when I glance out my kitchen window. I refuse to spray the yard for weeds as I love when the clover and hensbit start to come. I know its a weed yet since I was a child I have loved the blanket of purple that covers the ground when it is in full bloom. It draws the young rabbits out. Many a time I have seen them gathered enjoing an evening meal.
With all the change that is occurring, it is difficult not to feel the pull ourselves. The stirring inside that change is coming. The urge to open the windows and let the fresh breeze in pushing out the negative energies that have accumulated. Yes it is a time for spring cleaning. Even here on Mother Moon, I felt the need to change and lighten up the place and unclutter it some. Likewise in our homes and in ourselves we feel the need to cleanse and make new.
Much like the Ash, we feel the need for change. Sometimes we are unsure of what the specific change may be yet still the pull is within us. What is it that you feel you need to change or renew in your life. What signs of rebirth are you experiencing? It is a time of awakenings. It is a time when the seeds that were planted before begin their journey towards life and the gift they have to bring.
How well will you tend your garden? Nuture the seeds within. Tend to the stirrings that you feel inside. Water them with silence and consideration. Warm them with action and movement. Give them what it is they need for strength and growth and in turn you will give the gift of yourself. Each one of us is some form of garden. Some plant with a specific ability and manner that is unique all unto ourselves. Yet so many times we do not give that gift all it needs or wants to mature and become the beautiful thing that it is meant to be. Today take a moment and check your garden. Is it full of weeds? Strangled by things that don't necessarily belong there. Is it dry and underfed? Lacking the nutrients that it needs to thrive and produce? What is it that will help your garden to become the garden that you desire.