Awakening as from a deep sleep
Pungent and dank as the forest floor
Emerging fresh as first flowers
Like a spring-fed stream, she restores a promise
Of new life – a titillating pulse stirring within
Life beckons, entices, arouses
Here are some suggested ways help embody the reflection of this season:
- Lying in your bed as you awaken each morning, know it as the spring of a new day.
- Take a breath and smell the potential of life in the making.
- Feel deep down in your belly – what new life is stirring within?
- What is your heart’s desire for this new day?
- See yourself emerging from the cocoon of the night as a fresh butterfly into the day.
- Stretch your whole body, deliciously sensuously.
- Listen within,
- A promise awakens.
- Place your hands on your belly and give yourself the pleasure of living within this intent –
- just for this day.
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We all know the four seasons and how they affect our life-style: spring, summer, fall and winter. They too have a place on the wheel.
Spring, which sings to us about the rejuvenation of the water as it flows in the streams and reawakens life out of its winter dream, sits in the South. Thus, we know that spring teaches us about fluidity. (Ask any allergy post nasal drip survivor about this!)
Summer sings to us about the fire and its heat, its full out expansion of life’s vibrancy and joy. Therefore, it sits in the East.
The fall sings with the wind that tosses us about to test our flexibility and willingness to surrender to change as the seeds ride on the wind to their new destination. Fall sits in the North.
And the winter sings with the earth as it calls us into itself, for a time of introspection and death. Even the movement of sap in the trees begins to slow down. Winter sits in the West.
Remember we said there are always a minimum of five places on a wheel. Solstices and Equinoxes sit in the Center. These are the power times for the seasons and act as a catalyst and communicator between the seasonal changes.