1. the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed

2. the process of coming into being, or of becoming important or prominent.

Trillium begins to unfold its delicate petals for all to see. The May apple hides its beauty to casual observance. Stinging nettles abundantly rise and there is oh, so much good packed into every bite, if you are willing…the beauty of spring… the dance of emergence.

And I marvel at my own willingness to shine. This is not a moment to cower in fear. This is the moment to celebrate. This is not the moment of doubt. This is the time of hope in action. This is not a moment of debate. Birth does not allow it. We are in a time of birth. We are in a time of emergence. That which has been concealed is made known. That which has been lessened is moving to prominence.

This is the time of the Good. It is not a time to waste in mediocrity. It is not a time to waste in the ignorance of old. This is now. This is new.

And it is oh, so practical. There is nothing more practical than peace. There is nothing more diligent than kindness. There is nothing more powerful than love.

Yes I am giddy with possibility. I am tasting the power of the human spirit and it is delicious. Please take away the plate of wrath. I have had my fill.

Today I know this: the seeds of good have been planted and are taking root. The shadow has no place in the sun. The spring rains are quenching the parched land and all will be well. In my heart and yours. In our lives and for our children, emerge.


photo compliments of Jan Kenyon

2 thoughts on “e·mer·gence

  1. What a lovely expression, Dena. Your deep connection to the possibility of fulling realizing ones self is infectious It is inspiring and uplifting to hear another being shine. I also appreciate the image of may apples and trillium. It takes me back to when I used to hike Ohio trails, long before my city girl days and taking up residence in New York and Miami.


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