Creating Balance and Making Room for the NEW

Today is the Vernal (or Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It's the earliest it's been in over 100 years...and the forecast called for snow in areas of my state :)

Equinox is a time of equal day and night...a time of balance. This is a great time to pause and reflect on yourself, your life, your direction and your inner balance. Are you in alignment with yourself? The universe? Your dreams and visions? If not, that's ok...most of us fall out of alignment at some point throughout the year due to our daily lives, stress, work, etc... What the equinox invites us to do is to sit with that notion and give some serious thought to where we are, and where we want to be.

Spring is a time to birth new ideas, projects, and then breathe them into life as the season unfolds. It's a time for reinvention, creativity, fecundity, and most of all moving forward. As Gaia awakens and comes back to life with her beautiful colours and signs of life, so we too should awaken from our winter slumber, dust ourselves off, and start on our new goals for this growing season. From now until the Autumnal (Fall) Equinox is when we should be active...pushing our ideas and projects forward to see what they can produce in the next 6 months.

I invite you all to sit quietly for a few moments today and contemplate these thoughts. Maybe make a list, or a word cloud, or a picture/collage of what you wish to welcome into this growing season. How are you going to welcome the NEW into your lives? It doesn't have to be something big and flashy. It just has to be sincere and come from your heart. Happy Spring to all of you!