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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Spring Ritual: Taking Aim

Spring has arrived in most parts of the Northern Hemisphere with purple, yellow, white and pink buds showing themselves. It is an exciting season especially if you take the time to feel young again and play in the warmth of baby spring's sun.
The word spring is an action which means to move upward quickly. What desires and projects in your life are ready to come to life? What actions can you start doing today to accomplish your wishes? It can be daunting to create something out of what appears to be nothing. I find keeping a written plus photo journal of what I'm creating helps in keeping me inspired in addition to sharing what I'm growing with friends and family.
If you're feeling stuck and need some coaxing in realizing what you wish to accomplish, focus on themes of action, the sun's fire energy and warriorship. You may also enjoy reading the mythology about the Goddesses Persephone, Demeter and Ostara for inspired guidance.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Nesting: What's the Fire in your Belly?

There's a fire in Mother Nature's belly. Are you noticing it? Tight buds on tree's branches, birds singing and a warmer feel to the midday sun. The Earth is pregnant and she's about to burst open with spring color. When I was pregnant with each of my boys, I went a little overboard with the nesting instinct. I moved, painted walls and stood on ladders to mop the ceiling.

What nesting instincts are stirring within you to make room for what's coming this year? Connect to spring's call by making some time to clean out your junk drawer, get your car washed, reorganize your closet and give away what you haven't worn in ages. Notice how you feel after cleaning up. Energized?

For the next few weeks as we transition into spring, spend some time every other day or so cleaning and redecorating what your home, garden and work space has been asking you to do. This includes your inbox. Nest and prepare the way for your New Year's wishes to arrive.