What an interesting spring this has been, intense and long lasting heat in the North and a much cooler and rain filled climate in the South and on Mallorca. The island is soaked up in life giving sweet water and is bursting at the seams with colourful flowers and fruit bearing trees.
This beginning of summer is truly a delight for all the senses. It is a time for inspiration and expression as is so beautifully displayed in the blossoming landscape.
All that has rested and grown in the cool winter earth, that has pushed, shot and grown in the spring is now present and openly offering it´s splendor to whomever is open to receiving.
An invitation to soak up all the sensations of delight that present themselves to us. The smell of wet soil after a good rain, the unique shade of red of a poppy flower in the evening sun, the scent of sweet jasmin blooming in the dark and the sheer abundance of bright yellow lemons. These natural delights of early summer carry a hint of goodness and sweetness, a promise of future, of endless continuation of life and beauty.
It is a time for us to simply tune in, into the joy of life, of creation. To allow ourselves to become a part of this renewal, a part of this colourful, joyful expression.
Enjoying can be an inspiration to provide delight to anything and anyone we encounter. This can be expressed in beauty that we wear, a self care that we practice and inspires each person we meet, it can be expressed in dedicating time to the preparation of a meal shared with loved ones, it can be a smile that lights up a strangers day. It can be a gesture of love and affection that may take someone by surprise, it can be an appreciation of watching butterflies dance, a smile about a cat majesticaly lazing in the sun or admiring the endlessly busy bees, tireless in their dedication.
There are endless sources of delight each day, simply by acknowledging them, our mood can change, magic can happen.
I was recently having a difficult time until one morning I woke to see the sunrise. It´s beauty and magnificense caught me by surprise. I was in such awe and so humbled by this generous display of beauty, I was simply and utterly delighted. This moment of witnessing uplifted me. I was struck by the endlessly recurring realisation that wether I choose to participate or not, the sun will rise each morning, always offering, reliably, consistently, unconditionally, gifting a new day, a new light, a new beginning. Calmly, effortlessly; just like that.
I may be struggling or I may not, the invitation of participation, of rejoicing is always present.
Tuning into lifes flow can be as natural as taking a breath, moving in acceptance and freed of doubt. Just one moment of wittnessing, of presence can get us there.
In these moments of connection it is so difficult to imagine how to ever feel heavy and filled with worry again, how it is possible to again feel burdened and hopeless. But in this endless cycle, we do, again and again, go through all these experiences. With time we can practice to not identify as much, we can practice to trust the times of connection and delight will embrace us again, it can not be any other way.
Wishing you the most delightful month, may you tune in with ease and let yourself be delighted.