The Mystery of Beginnings

rose budAs the bursting of spring comes closer, I am wondering about beginnings. Spring is the mark of new things, of beginnings, the time of birth.

And yet birth only marks a moment in a cycle that begins in the dark, the still silence of the unknown, the unseen, the formless. We meet our new sprouts, blossoms, and babies for the first time and name that moment the start of new life. But where did this wondrous manifestation come from?

Seeds planted long ago, held in the stillness of winter. The formless and unseen is ever creating the seen and formed. What seems like nothing is often the beginning of greatness.

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • Janet Klock

    Reply Reply March 18, 2013

    Beautiful! Love the wondering, love the stillness of winter, and am absolutely feeling the beginnings of spring!

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply March 19, 2013

      Thank you Janet.

  • christina

    Reply Reply March 21, 2013

    Thank you for this beautiful writing, I hope to take all your classes one day.

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply March 21, 2013

      Thanks Christina! I hope you do take all of the classes – that would be so much fun!

  • Yolanda

    Reply Reply March 22, 2013

    Thanks Cindy for writing this. I relate this to spring but also to life in general.

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply March 23, 2013

      Hi Yolanda,
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, I appreciate hearing from you.
      May all of your beginnings yield fulfilling outcomes.

  • Zena

    Reply Reply March 24, 2013

    Dear Cindy,
    So true, so deep and real! This made me read and think and read and think some more.
    Life is so promising and offers so much !
    Thank for sharing teacher!

    • Cindy Black

      Reply Reply March 24, 2013

      Life sure does give us plenty to think and wonder about! May the unfolding of your endeavors be fruitful.

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