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Personal Transformation Process: Embracing Change

“As the days grow longer and the earth awakens from its wintry slumber, spring beckons us with a promise of renewal. Harriet Ann Jacobs once wrote, “The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” In this season of rebirth, we find a mirror for our own inner landscapes, reflecting the need to let go, to clear out, and to make room for new growth.

Spring is not just a transition of seasons; it’s a cue for personal transformation. It’s a time to assess the clutter, both in our homes and in our minds, and to ask ourselves some profound questions about what we truly wish to cultivate in the soil of our lives.

As we approach the new moon and pass through the spring equinox, consider these questions: 

1. **What are the weeds in the garden of your life?**

Just as gardens require weeding to allow for healthy plants to flourish, our lives need a reassessment of what no longer serves us. What habits, commitments, or relationships have become overgrown, stifling your growth?

2. **What windows need washing in your perspective? **

Sometimes the grime on our windows is not just literal, but figurative. What outdated viewpoints need cleaning to let in the fresh light of new perspectives?

3. **What’s in your life’s attic or basement?**

These are the places we store things out of sight, often out of mind. What have you been avoiding dealing with that might be weighing you down emotionally or mentally?

4. **What seeds of potential are you planting?**

Every action, every thought is a seed that can grow into the flowers or weeds of tomorrow. What intentions are you setting that align with the identity you’re growing into?

5. **What does your inner garden look like?** 

Visualize the landscape of your soul. What does it need more of? Less of? What would make it a place of peace and joy for you?

6. **What is your trellis?**

Like the honeysuckle vine that needs support to climb, we too need structures in our lives that support our growth and our wellbeing. We do well with structure, whether we believe it or not.  What practices or people help you rise towards your best self?

7. **What are you ready to let go of with the fading moon?**

As the night sky wanes to new moon, it is an optimal time to release the old. What are you ready to say goodbye to, to make space for the new?

8. **How will you welcome the light?** 

The equinox brings balance of day and night before tipping into longer days. How will you embrace the light, both externally and internally?

In a moment of quiet reflection, allow your intuition to answer these questions. Trust the flashes of insight that come in seconds, for they are often the purest truths, unobscured by overthinking. It’s time to reassess, to reorganize, and to reinvigorate our lives. Spring’s arrival is not just about the physical act of cleaning out our homes but also about the mental and emotional act of clearing out what no longer fits who we are and who we aspire to be.

As you ponder these questions and embrace the change of seasons, remember that spring’s light is a gentle but persistent reminder that growth is a natural part of life.
The cycle of seasons is a metaphor for our own personal cycles of growth and change. Each season has its purpose, and spring’s purpose is to awaken and inspire new beginnings. Let’s carry this metaphor into action.

With the warming soil, plant the seeds of your future self. Nurture them with positive actions and thoughts. Prune away the old habits that no longer serve you to make room for fresh growth. And as the first green shoots break through the soil, let them be a symbol of your own resilience and capacity for renewal. Remember that transformation is not an overnight process. It requires patience, just as a garden requires time to bloom. But with each step you take towards clearing out the old and welcoming the new, you are cultivating a life that reflects your highest self.

As the light increases, so too can the light within you. Embrace this potent time of the new moon and the spring equinox to commit to your personal growth. Let the light in, and let it illuminate the path ahead, revealing a landscape of possibilities that spring’s promise of renewal can bring. In the spirit of welcoming in the light, I leave you with one final question to ponder:

**What does ‘letting the light in’ mean to you, and how will it guide your steps as you move forward into the brightness of spring?

As the season changes, let us all find joy in the process of renewal, growth, and the ever-present opportunity to begin anew. Welcome the light, welcome spring.

As we embrace the changing season and the personal transformations that come with it, it’s important to acknowledge that sometimes, we need guidance to clear the path ahead. If you find yourself seeking clarity or assistance in how to effectively clean, purge, and make meaningful changes, remember that help is available in many forms.

Coaching can provide personalized support and accountability, helping you to navigate your journey of self-discovery and change. A coach can work with you to identify your goals, overcome obstacles, and develop strategies for lasting change. Mind-body tools such as visualization and writing exercises can empower you to manifest your desired changes.

Visualization

helps you to see your future self and your goals with clarity, creating a strong mental image that can guide your actions. Writing exercises provide a tangible way to articulate your thoughts and intentions, helping to bring them to life.
Breathwork is another powerful technique that can help to release tension and clear mental clutter. By focusing on your breath, you can calm your mind, reduce stress, and create space for new ideas and inspirations to emerge.

Hypnotherapy

 can be an effective way to address deeper subconscious blocks that may be hindering your progress. By tapping into the power of the subconscious mind, you can reframe limiting beliefs and create positive change from within. If you feel drawn to any of these tools or techniques, don’t hesitate to reach out to a qualified professional who can guide you along your path. Whether it’s through coaching, visualization, writing, breathwork, or hypnotherapy, you have the potential to harness your inner strength and make this spring a truly transformative season.

As we welcome the light and the fresh energy of spring, let it illuminate not just our external world, but also the internal landscapes we are eager to explore and cultivate. With the right tools and support, the journey ahead is bright and full of promise.

If you’re looking for coaching, guidance and tools, please reach out!
With love,
​Abigail

Photo courtesy of Clint Graves March, 2024

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