Definition of spring:
1. Move or jump suddenly or rapidly upward or forward.
“I sprang out of bed”
synonyms: leap, jump, bound, vault, hop
2. Originate or arise from.
“madness and creativity could spring from the same source”
synonyms: originate from, have its origins in, derive from, arise from, stem from, emanate from, proceed from, start from, issue from, evolve from, come from
“some of these feelings spring from fears about death and aging”
1. The season after winter and before summer, in which vegetation begins to appear, in the northern hemisphere from March to May and in the southern hemisphere from September to November.
“in spring the garden is a feast of blossom”
synonyms: springtime, Eastertide
2. A resilient device, typically a helical metal coil, that can be pressed or pulled but returns to its former shape when released, used chiefly to exert constant tension or absorb movement.
Per Webster’s, the definition implies more than a season (our time now in the Northern Hemisphere)—it implies something dynamic, rising from the darkness into the light, new growth/birth, resilience and the return.
For some this might be precisely what moves us from the holiday season of excess and slothing to shedding layers of clothes, body fat and burden.
This transition can illicit allergies in many as the precarious nature of the season (wild vacillations between hot/cold, dry/wet, sunny/cloudy) can create some disharmony, so bring some balance and stability to your life where you are able and see this as a temporary roller coaster and opportunity for starting afresh.
This is also the time of the dreaded daylight savings time change which has been linked to a multitude of health issues and this rude interruption twice per year can leave our circadian rhythms begging for mercy. So doing your best to sync with the light as quickly as possible is critical to sail through this transition with some ease. Try to get your eyes/body into the first moments of sunrise and last moments of sunset each day. Try to avoid blue light screen time in the first and last few hours of the day. Try to just BE in nature as much as possible, beyond the 15-minute average of the American population each day to get yourself back in rhythm. And check out this nice article last spring from a sleep disorder center.
For me it represents the moment of possibility. What does it mean to you?