“Come with me into the woods. Where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.” —Mary Oliver
In the northern hemisphere, the Earth is beginning to awaken from her winter slumber. As we approach the threshold of spring, we are reminded of the cyclical nature of life and the importance of honoring the changing seasons. Here are five invitations to honor this time of renewal and growth.
Spend time in nature: The spring equinox marks a time of rebirth and renewal, and there’s no better way to connect with this energy than by spending time in nature. Take a walk in the woods, visit a local park, or simply sit outside and breathe in the fresh air. Give yourself the gift of full presence to the moment and beings around you. Perhaps journal about what you are noticing.
Cleanse your space: Spring cleaning isn’t just a chore – it’s a powerful way to clear out old energy and make space for new beginnings. Take some time to declutter the space you call home. As you do so, visualize releasing any stagnant energy and inviting fresh, vibrant energy to flow in.
Plant seeds: Spring is the perfect time to start a garden, whether it’s a small container garden on your balcony or a full-blown vegetable patch in your backyard. Planting seeds is a beautiful act of faith and hope, as you trust that these tiny seeds will grow into beautiful, bountiful plants. As you plant your seeds, set an intention for the growth and abundance you wish to cultivate in your own life.
Create a spring altar: An altar is a sacred space where you can connect with the divine and honor the changing seasons. For the spring equinox, consider creating an altar that reflects the themes of renewal and growth. You might include fresh flowers, crystals, candles, and other items that resonate with you. Spend time at your altar each day, setting intentions and connecting with the energy of the season.
Celebrate with loved ones: Finally, the spring equinox is a time to come together with friends and family and celebrate the start of a new season. Consider hosting a spring equinox gathering, where you can share food, stories, and rituals that honor the energy of the season. As you connect with others, you’ll amplify the energy of renewal and growth and feel more connected to the natural world around you.
Friends, the spring equinox is a powerful time to honor the cyclical nature of life and tap into the energy of renewal and growth. Spending time in nature, cleansing your space, planting seeds, creating an altar, and celebrating with loved ones, are just a few ways you can connect with this energy and welcome the new season with open arms.
I wonder what other ways you might invite us to welcome spring.