As Spring arrives, nature reminds us of how, even when we may have been dormant for awhile, there is an opportunity for new beginnings. Spring is a time of renewal, re-invention, growth, and rejuvenation. It’s a time to release the old and invite the new.
In Feng Shui, the five elements begin with Wood, which is associated with Spring. In Chinese metaphysics, this coincides with the rising energy (yang) of the Tai Ch’i. The Tai Ch’i is a graphic that depicts the cycle or flow of the universal life force. The yang side of the equation shows the light emerging from the dark (winter) at the bottom of the circle, and it builds to it’s fullest expression (summer) before it begins to give way to autumn and the peaceful darkness of yin energy, reaching its fullest expression in winter.
If you’ve been “dormant” or feeling blocked, Spring is a good time to renew your efforts. If you’ve been considering a change, this is a time for new beginnings. Look to the natural environment for inspiration. The beginnings of new growth are evident everywhere. The bright new sprouts, yellow-green leaves, and colorful blossoms can be a metaphor for your emerging energy and ideas. Go back to that project you abandoned and breathe new life into it. Resume your studies, the book you started and never finished, or your search for a new skill or job that will fulfill you.
Spring is the perfect time to release the things that no longer serve your goals and lifestyle. A good Spring Purge will open up space that’s been clogged up with items that you don’t use and forgot you had. You’ll be surprised how this will energize and inspire you! Suddenly you’ll notice new people, ideas, and even wealth will begin to enter your life. Look around you and if you see anything that doesn’t bring you joy, it’s time to let it go to someone who will cherish it. Pretty much everything has a shelf life, so don’t hang onto things that have become a habit or fixture but fail to inspire.
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Happy Spring Equinox!