Cherry Blossoms Spring Santa Cruz, CA

Blossom in Gratitude

Spring is in full bloom here in Santa Cruz, and we’ve been grateful for the misty mornings, which have offered small morsels of precipitation to the land. The bird songs start earlier each day, and the spring light is enhanced as it shines through the fresh foliage of the forests.

This time is one of rebirth, of awakening. Everything comes into focus, and we are able to see the path ahead more clearly. Our goals and dreams of the future are within reach, and we find ourselves propelled forward by the innate power of growth. That power that allows a small blade of grass to split concrete on its journey to the light. The invisible force that manifests in all the amazing visible changes we are witnessing in nature during this season.

As we instinctively strive to grow during the spring, tapping into the life force of nature can allow us to reach our full potential. Remembering to breathe in the smell of fresh flowers can remind us to appreciate our senses. Enjoying the flavors of fresh seasonal foods prompts our appreciation for Mother Earth. And the natural blossoming of our tutu (flower of the heart) causes us to connect with one another in gratitude.

We are able to both give and receive more fully during this season and so it is a natural time for us to reach out to our friends and accept new opportunities. Remembering to do so in gratitude allows us to grow without overextending ourselves. Much like a tree, we must always make sure our trunk can support any new growth. Our ability to grow stably provides us with the foundation for longevity.

As the midpoint between spring and summer approaches, we are provided with an intuitive opportunity to retool and shift our growth pattern. With more light and an increase in energy from the fire of growth, our pace of development quickens. Our focus intensifies and our projects mature faster. It is easy to get lost in this rapid process of maturation. Once again, we can utilize the power of gratitude to maintain strong yet grounded progress in the development of ourselves and the projects to which we dedicate our lives. Staying humble in the realization of newfound progress fortifies our trunk of longevity.

So let us blossom forth in this spring season and remember to be grateful and remain humble.

With Humility & Gratitude,

Nico Secunda