the llama blog
practicing yoga off the mat.
The sound of a shovel strikes the earth. Hands scoop and push the cold hard dirt creating a valley among clay hills. As each seed drops into the valley, there’s hope and encouragement for a more colorful future. At first, there is no physical evidence above the ground to know the “work” is happening. Then, on a warm spring day, a tiny stem emerges. This beautiful stem sprouts leaves and buds as it reaches higher to the sun. At last, the moment has arrived. Colorful petals unwrap from its center showcasing the plant’s fullest potential.
Our lives are much like the life cycle of a plant. We start slowly creating roots and building a strong foundation. Some of us will bloom sooner while others will take the time to construct a studier stem or vast root system. We use the care and resources available to rise from the earth into a full bloom. But our life doesn’t end once we bloom, we begin again and again and again growing stronger with each passing season.
Revisit your 2020 word or theme for the year. What is your ultimate goal? What resources and support system do you need? Download this helpful and colorful guide to “plant” what you need for spring. (CLICK ON PLANTING SEEDS WORKSHEET.)
My phrase for 2020 is “do go.” I spent most of January thinking about what this phrase really means to me and then activated it in February with first doing good for myself – SELF CARE. I could still use more time creating better habits of self-care, and will be using the PLANTING SEEDS worksheet to help see where I could use help in my daily life. Is my family/friend support system strong enough? Am I being flexible when time allows for personal self-care? Is all of this helping me to feel balanced with my core beliefs? Does it make me feel empowered? These are all questions I’m pondering now and writing up ways to strengthen each one.
What are you planting this spring?