The winter was painfully cold. We welcome the coming of spring to thaw our hearts. We bask in the first signs of the renewed life around us. We remember how it feels to be embraced by the warmth of the light. The comfort it brings prompts us to remove our protective outerwear. We remove our armor to invite in the compassion. The lowering of our shield also allows our empathy to be revealed.
At that moment, we feel wonderfully connected.
Abruptly, the cold returns. The sting of the icicles feel like deep lacerations. Memories of the scars from winter return to the surface. It suddenly feels like winter again. Our outerwear gets strapped back on.
Allow the thaw.
Winter will fade.
Wear outerwear in layers.
Peel the layers as you feel the warmth.
Disrobe. Heal. Grow.