Spring brings with it the promise of brighter, freer, and easy breezy days. However, this year that promise does not hold all it usually does.

And even though we can see a light at the end of the tunnel, our patience may be waning, our nerves frayed a little, and our tempers raw.

The continued restrictions, lack of freedom to do as we want, and reduced contact with our loved ones are so counterintuitive to our sense of well-being. 

And although we know we will shortly have more freedoms than recently, we also know that the free-as-a-bird easy-breezy feeling we all long for is still a way off, and is very tentative. 

(This is a repost from last April, tweaked a bit to reflect this year’s reality? ).

So, as we move through the Spring and possibly still feel the heaviness of the restrictions and long for light-and-breezy gatherings with loved ones, remembering what we have loved – and dream about what will come, helps keep love alive in our heart and a sense of lightness in our being.

Even while missing the touch of our loved ones or longing for outings and

regular get-togethers with friends and family,

there are ways to help waylay the sadness, keep our spirits up,

and our connection to them alive in us

Life is ever-changing. With its ebbs and flows, things and people come into our lives and go out of our life. Circumstances change. It is human nature to miss what was – especially what we loved and were comfortable with. However, it is more helpful to us that we love what was, rather than miss what was.

Remembering what was with love creates loving feelings within us. Loving feelings dispel sadness, longing, and loneliness. They create expansion in our being. When we live from an expanded place, we are connected to Universal love. Connected to Universal love, we more easily find contentment and happiness with whatever we are doing. Appreciation for what is. Our sense of belonging comes mainly from this connection; not so much from others or circumstances.

Missing what was creates negative feelings within us. Our consciousness reads missing as lack. As despair – void of love, hope, and appreciation. This creates contraction in our being. When we live from a contracted place, we rely mainly on our human emotions for our contentment and happiness, where sadness, longing, and loneliness can easily thrive.

Move to Loving What Was – from Missing What Was.

  • Bring into your heart the feeling of what you miss created within
  • Revel in the feeling.
  • Hugging yourself – or a pillow help to create the feeling.
  • Smile about it.
  • Write about it.
  • Bring to mind the details. The sights. The sounds. The smells.
  • Dig out old pictures and lovingly gaze at them, embrace them, and hold them to your heart.
  • Do, or bring to mind, whatever creates that positive and loving feeling you remember about what you miss.

The more we connect to the feeling what we miss created in us, the more the nice, loving feelings associated with it become alive in us, and the less we actually miss them.

Although loving what was will not bring us physical hugs, we can still summon up some of that warm and fuzzy feeling getting a big hug from a loved one brings us.

And if sadness and longing for what was engulf you, Dream About The Things You Will Do When Our Freedoms Return.?

I wish you a beautiful Spring season, filled with as much joy and happiness as is possible.

Rosemary ❤️ ? 

 ©Rosemary McCarthy from April 7, 2020, updated April 30, 2021.

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