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Walk Your Talk:
Inspiring Ourselves

with Aleesha Stephenson

Spring is a time of growth, a time to examine our self in a deep and probing manner. Really looking at ourselves and deciding what we wish to change.

Every spring I find myself doing some intense spiritual work. The majority of life changing events always seems to happen between February and May for me. I find my beliefs being challenged and it inspires me to go within, to get to the 'root' of the issues.

Everything we do and everything we experience is created by ourselves and our guides to inspire us to grow. Without growth there is only stagnation, and although stagnation also creates composting - the healthy soil in which we can cultivate a more healthy 'self' - too much stagnation isn't good for anyone.

So once again this spring it was time for some self-examination.

I've been sitting on my couch looking at my body, my shell for this lifetime. I've been overweight since the birth of my last child and I've been waiting for the right time, the right motivation, to inspire me to change. I know this is the only body we get, no refunds or returns, so taking care of it is important, but I was uninspired to actually put out the energy needed to do something. My hubby went for a physical and was diagnosed with diabetes - in that moment I found my inspiration.

Investigating diabetes I found I was a prime candidate for it as well. Overweight and 40. Not a good combination at all. So Dave and I decided to join the fitness center and change our 'shape'.

After only a week we couldn't believe the difference in our bodies. I could easily tie my shoes, which has been difficult because of my weight, and he found his movements were more fluid after inspiring his muscles to be more awake!

I also found some growing pains in other areas of my life. I dug down to the 'root' of these situations and have changed them as well. I believe all change and all circumstances happen because we need them… so rather than looking at a situation as 'somebody else's problem' I prefer to look at my part in it and see where the lesson, where the growth is, for me.

Situations I have put off in the past year, waiting for them to change on their own often come to a head at this time of year, wanting my energy and attention to inspire the change needed for me to grow; moving my 'comfort zone' from this place and finding myself in a new space for the next cycle of the year.

Often, the things in my life I dread doing are the ones I need to change the most, and this rang true again for me this spring. The carrot at the end of the stick for me, is in the knowing the rest of the year tends to be more calm, and less traumatic than the spring… where my new shoots are attempting to erupt out from the earth and feel the light.

So shine some light on your own life. See where the shadows live and where your resistance is… and pour some much-needed energy into those areas… you'll love your 'garden' so much more in the summer after you finish weeding in the spring!

much light,

Aleesha is the Publisher, Editor, Graphic and Web Designer as well as a Regular Columnist for Timeless Spirit Magazine.

She is also the Executive Director and Publicist for "Magi's Magick Spells".

An Eclectic Wiccan Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher and Faery Shaman, she home-schools her three spiritually enlightened children and is a life-partner to David. Her life is filled with much light.

You can contact Aleesha via email.

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