We have reached the time of the year when we spring ahead. On March 11, we sprung the clocks ahead one hour. Though we lost an hour, we gained some more day light!
So on this year’s day light savings day, I was helping out at a great friend’s baby shower. DON’T STOP READING! PLEASE STAY WITH ME, OK?
This baby shower was a day of celebration of my friend’s and her husband’s pregnancy with twins. no less, after overcoming so much adversity to arrive at this celebratory “spring ahead day.”
She is one of us. One of the strong, powerful, faith-filled, and surrendering women who withstood the process of creating her family outside of the intimacy and privacy of her own home and brought the act of creation to the medical helpmates.
I traveled along side her for years, when feelings of failure, heartbreak and disappointment challenged her faith and also brought me back to moments of questioning.
Then it happened again. The natural cycle of life came around again with, the shifting in emotions and energy.
The promise, once again, that hope is eternal and the cycle of life from prosperity to adversity and adversity to prosperity will follow each other as springs follows winter. Cold followed by warmth, darkness by light and the process to conceive to conceiving.
Robert Ohotto, the author of Fate into Destiny and a radio show host, shared his thoughts about how we make our pain sacred. How do we hold the space that allows us to see that through the adversity there is light and a lesson that will carry us forward? How do we hold the prosperity and share it with others through shining our light for all and learning to bring the sacred lessons from despair to faith?
We do this by simply acknowledging that we are both the dark and light and we need both. We need both: the winter to retreat and learn from and the spring to shine and share.
I promise you that the lessons of compassion, love, gratitude, acceptance and fortitude we learn through our “non traditional” ways of creating our families and our lives are needed for ourselves and for the whole.
So, hope springs eternal because we are wired to be hopeful, loving, and unlimited in our being for eternity.
Here’s an affirmation for the month: “ I am loved and supported fully.”
(Originally Published April 6, 2012)