Tomorrow (March 20th) is SPRING EQUINOX. It's the first official day of Spring! It's time to grow your seeds of intention. I love the Spring Equinox because it's also a time of divine balance when the length of daytime hours is equal to the length of night. Also sacred to the Goddess Ostara or Eostre who is often represented as a fertile bunny, it is the namesake for Easter. The seasonal cycle is turning. So how to we get into this energy????
There are so many wonderful things that happen in spring time! It’s a time of making plans, planting seeds, and taking small actions to live vibrantly everyday! Here are some affirmations to celebrate:
I am opening myself to the spirit of Spring. I allow sweet moments, lightness, and pleasure into my life I celebrate small wins every chance I get. Everyday is a holi-day Nourishing moments and gentle pauses are woven into the natural patterns of my everyday life.
St Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Earth Day, May Poles and Egg Hunts... regardless of religion or culture, I recognize the frolicking and fun of this season.
I now receive inspiration, clarity, and support in my life as I love, live, and create.
SACRED BALANCE IN THE SEASON ~ JOURNAL PROMPTS
This juncture of the year is when the length of day and the length of night are exactly the same, down to the minute. I love to self-reflect at the equinoxes (there are two per year). It's such a good time to look at questions about balance. It's from this quiet still point that our greater fertile creations burst forth. Here are some Journal prompts to play with:
+ Where am I in balance in my life? + Where am I out of balance? + How can I bring in MORE balance?
"THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS BALANCE" Now I know a lot of people nowadays like to say there's no such thing as balance in a successful or busy life, but I just don't agree. I think it's an excuse to give up on balance. While we will not always be able to have things down to the minute, like equinox, our entire lives are a DYNAMIC BALANCE.
Part of the joy of life is understanding how to find your still-point even when life is rolling around beneath you, much like the surfer on the waves, or the circus dancer doing flips on the moving stage.
Part of balance is learning to listen within, and to listen to the wisdom that comes through your experiences with the earth itself. Where are you in integrity and balance with your values? And where could you use a bit of work? I love meditating on the Egyptian Goddess Ma'at for insight, as she is a goddess of inner law, balance, and foundations for creation. When you get quiet, what is it that you know you must do?
PLANTING SEEDS & TAKING ACTION
More than ever, we need the traditions of the Equinox, which call to our inner awakening. We are stretching and opening up to the creative stirring of our heart, our own passion and intellect.
Traditionally, this is the time of planting seeds, taking stances, and making decisions that will shape the rest of your year. Yes, now is the time to take action on ideas you've been incubating since the start of the year. As we work globally to heal our bodies, community processes, and bigger vision, take time to contemplate or journal what's happening within YOU, looking at each of your chakras and related themes:
(light a white candle for your ceremony of reflection)
+ Who do I want to be in the next several months? + What changes do I need to make to my livelihood in order to be able to care for myself and responsibilities? + What responsibilities do I need to shed? + What actions do I need to take for myself and community in shaping our desired future? + What resources can I tap into in order to fill up gaps in knowledge, education, finances, health, emotional well being, and human support?
Most springtimes, the weather begins to call us outdoors. Now more than ever at this balance point, think about your relationship to the physical, tangible world around you, and then look at the relationship you have with your mind and internet/virtual realities. How can you strike dynamic balances within these realms to feed your mind, body, and spirit, as the spring equinox opens up toward summer?
CALLING IN BLESSINGS
Allow yourself to receive joy this month. As I mentioned earlier, the Goddess Ma'at (Justice/Integrity/Law) holds the balance scales at this juncture, so let your heart be alight with your inner truths, and make the shifts you need to make in order to ground and transform any fears your carrying into pure potential!
Cyclical junctures like this one help us as humans to ground our energy back into earth, and back into what it means to be human. Choose how you spend your time at the Equinox, with care and intention. Whatever you're feeding your energy this weekend, this is the power up for your next 6-8 weeks. Make it delightful!
"Blessed Universe, I open my heart to healing and savoring the dynamic balances in my life. I am ready to stand in my true feelings. I am ready to take actions that align with my heart. One step at a time, like the seed sending out fresh roots, I sink into the joys of spring and I open to my Divine and Impassioned Life Calling. Blessed Universe, hear me now. I am ready for the next step!"
And So It Is!
Blessed Spring Equinox! Dailey
DAILEY LITTLE is a healing practitioner, transformational life coach, ordained Priestess, and teacher who founded Healing Heart Reiki to help others navigate life with joy. She offers private sessions, and teaches classes in healing and mindset from a magical peaceful corner of the world in Northern California. For more info see: www.SantaRosaReiki.com