The Spring Equinox has been and gone. Beltaine , the height of spring, is just around the corner. Along with the full moon energy of this coming weekend, emphasizing the creative forces of this time of year with quite an intensity.
We are influenced by these seasonal and cosmic energies whether we pay attention to them or not.
As beings of this earth we do not escape the laws of nature and it is evident that I am not the only one who has been feeling a slightly overwhelming surge in energy and forward momentum since breaking out of the stagnation of Winter!
If we can each pay attention to what is going on in the natural world around us, we can align ourselves with the energies of nature. We can flow with these energies and allow them to help us to be in the moment of now. We can journey toward our potential through the ebb and flow of the seasons. The more we can engage with these gifts, the more we can activate them in our own lives.
A Spring-time journaling practice:
Take some time out to go and be in nature with your journal. This is a wonderful time to be out in the natural world and to acknowledge it’s reflections in your life. Find a quiet space to be and take some time to ground and centre yourself before taking out your journal and considering the following…
Look at your life as a garden.
Think about the growth that is happening in your life right now.
1. What are you currently giving your energy to? Are these the fruits that you would like to see grow and ripen or could your energy be directed in another, more fruitful direction? Whatever you choose to give your attention to will flourish, so check in with yourself and make sure you are directing your energy in the right place.
2. What new growth are you witnessing in your life? What are you doing to make your goals a reality? Spring is a potent time for taking up new life affirming habits so getting clear on your intentions and desires at this time of year can have a big impact.
3. Are you listening to your body? What is it telling you? How can you best nurture and take care of yourself right now?
Work with the dynamic energy of Spring to create, activate, engage and grow.
With all it’s forward momentum and outpouring energy, however, Spring can easily leave us susceptible to overwhelm. I know I have definitely been feeling this myself as I try to adjust to the changes in energy and my strong will to be deeply productive and take on lots of new projects and creative visions.
With this in mind it is extra important to take the time to nourish ourselves and give ourselves space. To ground ourselves and connect within. Remember to take plenty of quiet moments and check in with yourself often. Are you remembering to fill your own well and look after yourself during this most vital and dynamic time? Even when we feel so full of energy and so rushed off our feet that we don’t have time…it’s sure to make us more productive and happy in the long run.