Welcome energies of the Equinox – Welcome Spring! (and welcome Autumn for those in the southern hemisphere).
The Earth Laughs in Flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The first day of Spring is always a cause for celebration for me, and this year especially it feels important to take time out and really honor the shift into something new. I feel a kind of building excitement and a readiness to move on. I can only hope I used the winter months well to build and sturdy and tend my foundation; but now, like it or not, it’s time to get out there and toss the proverbial seeds into the ground and trust they’ll germinate. But they certainly need to be set into the ground – they aren’t going to grow in the seed packet!
The garden metaphor keeps popping up for me, and while of course that seems natural given the time of the year, it’s always interesting to see how the messages turn up. That’s always where the magic is. And so let me talk about a few of the things that are inspiring me…
- Shanta Gabriel is a beautiful soul whose work includes The Gabriel Messages which are dear to my heart. Her recent transmission Planting the Garden of Your Soul inspired my sketch at the top of this post. Prompted by the question “What are the qualities you most want to see manifest in your life?” I planted what I want to bloom. These are the things I’m going to be nurturing this season.
- I only recently stumbled upon Kristin Noelle and her work and blog: Trust Tending: reflections, conversations & art to nourish Life beyond fear. Sigh. Doesn’t just reading that make you feel a tad better, a bit more relaxed, a lot more curious? It certainly does for me, and I’ve been having a wonderful time poking around and loving what I’m finding. For the month of March she’s been exploring nature and it’s inspiring and thought-provoking and all gently beautiful. Seriously do go check her out – she’s definitely an inspired and inspiring “soul gardener.”
- I’m undertaking a year-long study with Connie Kaplan and a group of fellow student/explorers doing intensive exploration of our personal spiritual principles that weave together into our Invisible Garment. I’m really excited about this. So some of the “seeds” I planted in my garden are the principles I’ll be working with extensively during Spring. I highly recommend all of Connie’s work, which includes not only The Invisible Garment, but also some brilliant dreamwork books, as well as a body of work on color. All amazing!
So you’ve had a peek at what I’m hoping to grow in my soul’s garden this Spring. What are you planting? You know I’d love to hear.