Winter is beginning to thaw (well not for me! I live in a warm climate and we really haven’t even had a winter! Lots of warm, sunny days!)
However-it’s the symbolism of Spring and Easter that I’m speaking of.
This time of year feels like hope, renewal, rebirth.
It’s the time of year where new growth happens. Bulbs and seeds planted long ago are beginning to take hold and sprout.
Many health regimens recommend a full body detox at this time of year. A cleansing of the body which also leads to a cleansing of the mind.
What a good time to stop bad habits and tackle addictive behaviors that have no place in our lives!
Why not let the seed of sobriety take root and grow?
It can be slow at times and there may be a need to replant several times.
And it will definitely need constant care and weeding.
But, if the heart is in it, it will grow and grow.
Why not call it a “detox” at the beginning? That will certainly be a “cover” for the times when we don’t really want to yell out to the world that we are no longer going to drink. And in truth, when we stop ingesting alcohol, we are definitely doing a cleanse.
I suspect that most people that read blogs like these have already planted the seed.
Now, it’s just about finding the right tools to tend that seed to make it grow.
Finding the right food to feed it. Nurturing it.
That’s what sobriety is. Sobriety is like a beautiful, rare flowering plant.
It needs to be constantly cared for and looked after. At times it needs to be protected and other times it needs full sun.
But this plant doesn’t die. The longer one is sober, the more beautiful the bloom.
The longer one is sober, the stronger the plant becomes, it’s roots going deeper and deeper into the ground. So that even when winter returns, it’s strong enough to survive and to keep on blooming.