Here it is, SPRING, the promise of new life, possibility, excitement, new beginnings, the time to shed our thick coats that lasted us through the winter. Coming out of our nest and into the light, the sun, and the promise of more warmth to come. This time of year I feel a surge within my heart. A surge to start fresh to begin again to cleanse my body and my mind to put all of the winter’s creativity into movement and action.
I love the wisdom of these words by John O’Donohue from the poem For a New Beginning from his book: To Bless the Space Between Us
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
Here are my Top 3 Ways to honor the equinox within my own heart.
1. Take a walk and connect with the Earth
2. Light a candle and journal about the questions I list below
3. Create new momentum in my life by making a new commitment to myself.
(Spring i.e. cleanse and create a next action list of ways I can get started.
The most powerful 3 questions we can ask ourselves during this universal shift:
1. Where in my life am I ready for a new beginning?
2. Where in my life am I ready to make a new commitment?
3. What am I willing to shed so I can create a new way of being with myself?
As we reflect on the words of John O'Donohue and the questions the equinox beg us to ask ourselves, I get very curious about the notion of becoming more comfortable with being uncomfortable or in his words 'learning to find ease in risk'. What would it look like for us to step into the fire of transformation? For the sake of living an inspired life.
I would love to hear the ways you celebrate the momentum of spring. Leave a comment below and let me know what powerful shift you are ready to take in your life. What are you willing to let go of?