Spring has arrived and along with it a new chapter in my life. As I move forward I reflect on the many changes that have occurred in the past few months. It is enough to make my head spin and my feet wobbly. Sometimes, I get overwhelmed with it all and I wonder how will I manage and what next. In these moments when I feel afraid, I am reminded to continue to put one foot in front of the other as I forage in new ground. And most importantly, to trust I will get my bearings while I move in this unchartered territory.
I was enjoying Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas at the turn of spring. It was a beautiful sunny day when I was hiking out of a climb and I gracefully stumbled upon two amazing natural carvings set side by side. On my right a smooth alcove brushed with hues of orange and merlot, the perfect size to curl up in for a long winter’s sleep and on the left, a large majestically poised bear print.
In that moment, mesmerized by such beauty, I had forgotten that it was the beginning of spring and the time the bear awakens. I stood for several minutes simply staring in awe at nature’s masterpiece. It wasn’t until I stepped out of the canyon and later that evening a warm smile spread through my body and I truly felt this powerful gift.
While I journey into a new time, I will carry this indelible image along with a mantra:
Creatively set your footprint on the earth and follow your path. As you move forward and find your footing, embrace the new, thrive in ways unexpected, and always always trust in your intuition.
May we tread lightly as we leave our mark on this earth, in solitude and in togetherness.
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