Monday, April 29, 2013

Spring into Spiritual Growth


The Focus here at the Verbal Herbal is typically on physical and mental health and rarely addresses the importance of spiritual health. However, in order to live a truly healthy life, one must be balanced in all 5 areas of health: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. Spring is a wonderful time to take inventory of your spiritual stance and progress. In spring, as the world continues to grow and blossom around us, it is important to make sure the seeds within have been planted and continue to grow as well. 

In the book “The Circle of Life: The Hearts Journey Through the Seasons” the authors, Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr, list “Questions for individual reflection” for the springtime. I recommend taking the time to contemplate your answers to the questions below. If you find you do not like your answers, Spring is a wonderful time for growth and change in all aspect of one’s life.  
  1. What is the condition of your spiritual flower bulb? 
  2. Who or What has planted you in the rich soil of growth? 
  3. What helps you to wait with hope when growth is gestating in you? 
  4. What is now blooming in your life? 
  5. Can you sense anything that continues to be in the darkness, still awaiting birth? What might this be?  

Sources: 

Rupp, J., & Wiederkehr, M. (2005). The circle of life: the heart's journey through the seasons. Notre Dame, Ind.: Sorin Books.

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