My darling friend Leah shared this with me earlier, and I felt so giddy after I read it, I just had to share it with you all. Especially if you have felt the wackiness lately from all the planets having a dance party in the sky. I def had a “Ahh… Exhale” moment after reading this. Enjoy. And, welcome Spring!
We find ourselves on the precipice of a new season. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we observe the Spring Equinox, the moment when the light of day and the darkness of night are equal. Today, if but for a single moment, there is perfect balance.
And there is meaning in the balance.
The Equinox is more than just a scientific fact, an observable reality; it points to the shift that we are making toward a time of new growth and new life. The outer world — the thawing soil under our feet, the budding branches of the trees, the new sounds of the new offspring mingling with the bustle of the city — is all an indication to us that we are changing, too. We are breaking open and coming to life again.
That is, we can be. It is a mindset for us to embrace, should we choose to.
And now, standing at this moment of balance, we have the opportunity to demonstrate these characteristics. We can embody this experiential ethos by asking ourselves:
Are we in balance?
Are we willing to thaw, to soften, to allow for new growth in our lives? What does that look like? How does that feel?
Will we stand in our own sovereignty on this day of balance and accept that there is a good and meaningful work for us in the coming weeks and months?
This is the opportunity offered to us on the Equinox.
Whether we are gardeners, or farmers, or city dwellers, there is a planting to be done in the spring. This is a time to take the plans you made while waiting for warmer weather — those ideas about new projects, new endeavors, new steps toward a realized dream — and begin to put them into action. It is a time to start doing.
The world is an example. It is showing you how to start. You need only open your awareness to its unfolding, and you will see how you might begin to manifest the changes of spring in your own life.-Teo Bishop
No power…waiting for the storm to pass. I’ve decided to wait with a good book and my favorite puppies. Everyone told me I needed to relax today :-)