Though April showers may come your way,
They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
So, if it's raining, have no regrets
Because it isn't raining rain, you know,
it's raining VIOLETS.
The lyrics from the enchanting song April Showers are a beautiful commentary about a profound truth of life as expressed by don Miguel Ruiz:
Everything will change.
In this case, of course, we see condensation evolving into rain. But these lovely lyrics promise so much more than the principle of evolution. They promise the joy of transformation and higher expression, positing that growth and change always equal a blossoming, a new gift, an endowment...a promise of something extraordinary to come.
the mantra for existence in this cutting-edge global venue we all share.
But it’s not always easy to embrace change. Sometimes we find ourselves tethered to the past...profoundly sad about its loss. And what happens if we do not yield to the energy of the universe?
We are meant to evolve. We are meant to experience challenging, adventurous circumstances. We are meant to use our creativity and tenacity and resilience to find our true north. To embrace the unfolding of circumstances surrounding us...circumstances meant to catapult us forward in growth and evolution. We are meant to become even greater versions of ourselves.
Resistance to this primary principle of operation produces pain and suffering. Joyful acceptance ensures transformation. Though change may feel bewildering and unsettling, it is how life proceeds. Surrendering to What Is makes EXPANSION possible.
This is the Great Experiment we have all agreed to and intrinsic to it is the promise that we are all creatures of love and are constantly moving in that direction. As we find our way to a loving response to life, we more clearly see Who We Truly Are.
There Is Love and there is that which is on its way to Love. We can all be found somewhere in the midst of this journey.
And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils.
So keep on looking for a blue bird
And list'ning for his song...
Whenever April showers come along.
*Songwriters: Louis Silvers / B.G. Desylva
April Showers lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group
image: Violets original watercolor painting