Have you ever wondered (as Jerry Seinfeld would say) about the expression, “I’m down with that?” It means “I’m excited about that,” or, “I support that,” or “thumbs up!”
So why isn’t it, “I’m up with that?”
Either way…I am all over spring!
There is no greater feeling than getting a chance to start again, to re- commit to one’s goals, get re-inspired and feel a new surge of energy. Spring also reminds us that we are here for a reason, that we have a purpose greater than our own.
While we chug along day after day working diligently to reach our goals, sometimes it is hard to stay true to the passion that drives our dreams, much less connect the dots from passion to higher purpose.
I enjoy the downtime that winter offers, and find myself somewhat grumpy when the newfound light brought to us by daylight savings first signals the start of spring. I like hibernation, and don’t let go of it easily.
But before long I am taking lengthy walks with Captain, cleaning out closets, digging in the garden and feeling the exhilaration that only spring can engender in the whole world at once. Tony patiently endures an avalanche of new ideas, “we should’s” and “honey-do’s.” Out with the old…I am ready to take on the world! Maybe it’s the Christian metaphor of the crucifixion / resurrection, because I certainly feel resurrected!
|Tuillerie Gardens in spring.|
So how can we harness this powerful energy, and use it when we doubt ourselves, when things seem impossible? How can we connect the dots on a daily basis?
A Course in Miracles tells us, “Nothing real can be threatened; nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”
Here is what is real for me: I was put here to spread the joy and healing that music has given me. I am here to share the gift of music, to touch as many souls as I possibly can and to act as a facilitator for the power of Love.
Here is what’s un-real for me: Fear, self-doubt, insecurity, negative and paralyzing beliefs.
So, I am down ….and up with spring! Out with the un-real! It does not exist!
Sounds simple maybe, but this mantra is what keeps me going when it all seems impossible.
“Nothing real can be threatened; nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.”
Happy Easter, everyone!
(For more information about A Course In Miracles, please visit: http://acim.org/)