It’s the final month of Spring and all around flowers are continuing to bloom, butterflies are darting in and out of sight, and bees are continuing to chant the buzzing mantras of the season. Though May is the month with the smallest name, it is perhaps the month with the biggest potential for miracles and opportunity. In fact, it was named for it.
The word may is a verb that means expressing possibility. It stems from the Old English word, maeg, which means “am able”. So, the month of May is literally telling us that we are able to experience all that is possible.
It’s fitting that this month has been designated as May because we are engaging with a seasonal period that provides a warm sun, gentle breeze, and softly cleansing rains. This month we are being invited to open the curtains and panes of our windows and the doors of our homes to allow the soothing atmosphere to permeate any staleness that still lingers from the hibernation season of winter. Likewise, we are asked to open the doors and windows of the heart and soul to be fed with the warmth and goodness of possibility.
Like that gentle Spring breeze, May is a time of movement and progress towards all that is possible. It is a time to birth the creative genius that has been itching to get out. Perhaps this is why May is said to have been named after the Greek Goddess Maia. This Goddess is linked to the concept of great growth and is often associated with the Roman Goddess, Bona Dea, representing fertility. Therefore, May is the time of creation, delivery, and surrender to possibility.
It is our birthright to be loved and to have success. We are each worthy of the grace of abundance. And, once again, May communicates this to us by offering the Emerald as the birthstone. Emerald represents love and success and is the same color as the heart chakra, a vibrant green.
Allow these May days to feed your soul with possibilities and to welcome the sweet fruits of your labor as they ripen with abundance.
If this pathlight resonates with you, I invite you to further ignite your spark by engaging in one or more of the following activities:
Turning Faith Into Action
To bring the possibilities of May alive take a mindful walk in nature. Simply find your favorite place, perhaps near a river or in the mountains or even the sidewalk in front of your home. Walk slowly, noticing your posture. Try keeping your spine upright and supporting your body. Every few minutes stop and engage one sense. What do you see? What do you smell? How does the air taste? What sensation is coming over your skin? What beautiful item can you find to discover and touch?
In the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice in Wonderland, the heroine claims she thinks of 6 impossible things before breakfast. Write down your own six impossible things in one column. In an adjacent column write down what it would look like if those “impossible things” became possible.
I am open to possibilities of abundance and prosperity!
When I hear Your voice,
May my heart be softened;
When I feel Your grace,
May my sight be restored;
When I sense Your presence,
May I open my soul to the light of possibility.
Quote Inspired Reflection
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ~Gloria Steinem
“You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.” `Deepak Chopra
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” ~Audrey Hepburn
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” `Matthew 19:26