May is my favorite month of the year. It is the month in most parts of Canada that offers the most splendid manifestation of the blooming of nature’s palette of ‘creation’.
Winters in Canada can be long and arduous. Snowfall can last well into April and temperatures sometimes do not moderate until late April. So it is with great joy, excitement and anticipation that May brings with it warmer temperatures and the splendor of nature’s creation.
There is something almost surreal, something awe-inspiring, about watching tender shoots peek their heads up through the ground even before all the snow has disappeared. And as each day warms up and the sun casts its warmth on the earth, more and more of nature’s creations burst forth and bloom.
Gaia offers a painter’s palette of color, texture, shape, size, and form. Together, this canvas becomes a work of art for the senses. More than that, Gaia’s creations extend a healing energy that is so palpable, even a sorrowful heart opens, gladdens and smiles.
I notice this blooming energy affects everyone is ways that can only be described as ‘love’. People seem to walk with a lighter step, seem to have a closer connection to nature, and seem to be more compassionate and caring toward one another. There is demonstration after demonstration of people being more loving to one another.
As I watch the splendor of Gaia’s creations bloom and blossom, and as I watch this life-giving energy be passed among everyone around me, I pondered how these gifts of creation offer abundant healing potential for humanity. What is it about the ‘event’ of Spring that fills our heart with joy and lifts our spirits to new heights? What can we take from this time of year—Spring—and apply to everyday of our life? What would life be like if the blooming and healing qualities of Spring—nature’s creation—were with us in every moment of every day?
I invite you to ponder the possibilities of what this time of year offers you and how we may extend this blooming and healing to everyone and everything around us. What would this form of unconditional, loving existence mean for you? What would it mean for humanity?
Shanti, Namaste, Agapé,
Rev. Robert Meagher
About the Author:
Robert Meagher worked for almost 25 years in traditional corporate settings and acted in various management roles in the education, arts, financial, not-for-profit, government, consulting, and healthcare sectors. Along the way Robert earned bachelor and masters degrees and professional certifications. Robert left corporate Canada in 2009 to set himself adrift and explore a new way of living and seeing the world we live in. Robert is now an Interfaith Minister who embraces a spiritual life and now serves to guide all those who wish to accept the Divine into their lives. Through Spiritual Guidance, Robert’s ministry initiative, he embraces the opportunity to serve those who wish to explore their own spirituality and gain insight into who they are, their purpose here in this lifetime and existence, and their desire to grow in Spirit. Robert can be reached at 613-204-0299, [email protected], or through his website at www.servingyourjourney.com.