Lo, the spring equinox has passed. Tiny croci are popping up all over. The honeysuckle bush is fully green and small pink buds are beginning to form. The grass is waking up and the birds are returning.
Yet, a blizzard bears down upon us and inches of snow turn into feet. That same cold, north wind whips and curls the snow around each and every tree, branch, window, fence and tendril. It is a reminder that, not yet is it time to unfurl ourselves into the warm earth.
This time of year is truly a time of transition...it is still winter, yet the days are getting longer and the birds are returning....it is not yet spring, but buds are beginning to grow...snow one day and 65 degrees the next.
Perhaps you are feeling the quickening in you, that feeling of being on the edge of something, of feeling the energy beginning to amp up inside...but you are not quite ready to stretch up through the soil.
If we tune in with the earth's seasons we notice that our bodies are affected by these subtle changes. We are being asked to slowly (so slowly) wake from our 'winter hibernation'.
Our lives tend to be busy and fast even during the winter months, we no longer hunker down to wait out the freezing season, but there is an undeniable and palpable feeling when spring starts to knock on our door. For some it's sense of anticipation and for some a sluggish "I'm not quite ready to leave my winter cave!"
This is the beauty of our relationship with the plants around us, they seem to know just the right time to grow, to fruit, to go to seed and then back to sleep and we can learn a lot from them. They are also available for support when needed during our times of transition from one season to the next.
1. Add a few drops each of Lavender and Neroli essential oils to your bath. Both are relaxing and soothing to the nervous system.
2. Start drinking Nettles tea. Nettles is nourishing and full of vitamins and minerals. Drinking the tea can also help with spring allergies.
3. Use Spruce essential oil diluted in a carrier oil in the morning. Rub on your mid-back near the kidneys. It will help your adrenals with the time change and the lengthening days.
4. Daydream, journal, imagine what 'seeds' inside you are beginning to grow.
5. Get up a little early before you start your morning routine. Breathe a color in and out through your heart. Listen for birds singing.
May your light shine brightly as you move into the next season and may you listen closely to the rhythms of your own body.
All my love,
Lark Fox is a Priestess, an herb wyfe, Seer, intuitive healer and ceremonialist.
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