I inhale the sweet, intoxicating fragrance of lilacs opening to the sun. Bees dart in and out of the branches, on a mission to fulfill their divine purpose. The sun shines through the fresh new leaves, leaving a dusting of gold upon the forest floor.

Stepping gently over daisies and dandelions, I’m greeted by a curious little snake. Still as the blades of grass she glides over, we sit together in the simplicity of the moment.

Breathing in deeply, I allow my body to let go of everything I no longer need. My mind becomes still, all thoughts floating away. My heart becomes one with the world around me, infused with life force — enveloped by love.

Beginnings unfurl without effort. Grace gives way to flow. Everything is in harmony.

As the blossoms flourish and unveil their beauty, there are those that remain dormant. Perhaps they prefer the solitude within the earth, drawing nourishment from the power of the core. There is a time and place for everything.

We’re all emerging into the newness of this moment. We can choose to step into the flow or struggle against the current. Either way, the seasons move on. It’s all part of the great mystery.

Today, I open to my own new chapter. I don’t know where it will take me, but I know it is driven by love…and that’s all I truly need.