Someone told me that some cultures they only speak in an active tense. So instead of dancing, it is I dance.

I wonder how much of an impact that small change in thought would have for us. It definitely puts the emphasis on the here and now, seemingly to exclude all else. Let’s try it:

I create
I laugh
I hug
I twirl…

Wow, what a wonderful concept. I know for myself it has taken some time to be in the present moment. I tended to hold the energic memories of things that happened in the past and worried about the future. I had seen myself as a survivor for such a long time that one day I awoke and said to myself, “wait a minute, I don’t want to survive I want to LIVE.

To me that active form of I live is personified and celebrated in spring. What would spring say about itself in the active tense?

I thaw
I blow
I emerge
I grow
I warm

And what is your active tense when it comes to spring? How can you become in the present moment and live in the essence of spring?

I walk
I smell
I plant
I splash
I shift

With recently having experienced the Spring Equinox, I was talking with some friends about the shift taking place. I have been so eager and excited. It is nearly like experiencing the night before Christmas as a child, the anticipation and wonder of what will come.

I have done much work in this preparation; I have cleaned out many inner cobwebs, seen and unseen. I have balanced my energy and sought guidance from spirit. I have used mediation and creativity to stay balanced and now I am ready to be in the active tense of my life. I am hoping for the same for you.

I wish
I bless

Teresa Van Lanen of Making Art of Life and Soul Connection, is an Occupational Therapist, Life Coach, SoulCollage® facilitator and Reiki practitioner.
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She works with individuals who are wishing to connect with their inner spirit for a balanced happy life. Look for her fall Soul Connection workshops this month on the events page of her website.

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