It’s spring! Not the first of September spring as they like to say in Australia, but true spring marked by the Equinox. When day and night are equal before the darkness gives way to the lengthening days.
In nature it’s a time of new life, of buds and flowers, and birds and animals nesting. With all this new life what should we be doing at this time of year?
New life is new energy. It’s the time of year when we begin to pack away the things we used to survive the winter like heaters, blankets, and thick coats as we emerge from our hibernation, much like a bear waking from a long slumber.
With this comes the instinct to freshen the energy. The warmer weather prompts us to throw open the windows and let the cleansing breeze blow through, and we often find ourselves spontaneously spring cleaning.
With the lengthening days we also find we have more energy, and some of us naturally begin waking up earlier. Certainly our local bird population do and their song lets me know a new day full of opportunity awaits.
It is at this time, especially with daylight savings imminent, that we need to be mindful of how we use this extra energy. The promise of long warm evenings makes for great socialising weather as everyone wants to get out and enjoy it. If not considered with care they can quickly accumulate ,and the last quarter of your year can slip away as your calendar fills with yet another occasion to over eat and drink.
Now is the time to pause. To take stock and consciously decide how you want to finish the year. What you do in the next few months can leave you revitalised or depleted. It can set you up to make the next year a masterpiece, or leave you feeling frustrated and deflated at a lack of achievement.
So as the days start to lengthen and the weather warms up, stop, get out in nature, sit or walk with the sun on your shoulders, and soak up some inspiration and information. Focus your senses on the guidance that all your relations have for you – songs of the birds, whispers of the trees, symbols in clouds, reflections on water, colours of the sunset, smell of the different times of day, or the soothing sounds of drizzle.
Find a place in nature to relax, sit and expand your energy field to tune into the feeling of spring. Ponder or contemplate, don’t think or analyse, what are the best things for you to be doing now to take you through a nurturing, life giving, energy renewing spring into a prosperous and fulfilling summer and new year.
Spring is in the air. Take the time to soak it up and focus your energy so you can burst forth towards your dreams and blossom into the summer.