Spring Into Wellness
Spring Into Wellness
Spring is my season. It encompasses so many of my life experiences and offers possibilities. So, let’s explore all that spring brings for our growth.
The first thing I wanted to examine is the meaning of the equinox. The equinox is a time of equal day and equal night, equal light and equal dark. We may notice a little more “get-up-and-go” or literal “spring” in our step.The Spring Equinox is all about balance. In our bodies, we experience this when we yield into the earth, offer ourselves downward, and notice the gentle response of support she gives us upward in return. In our minds, we experience this when we become conscious of our thoughts, or even conscious of our own consciousness to anchor us in the present moment. Now is a time to trust in the balance of the universe, in the nature within our own body, mind, and spirit. With the Spring Equinox as our guide, her patient balance and timing can be the muse to our own revitalization and blossoming.
“Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” –Lao Tzu
The second thing that I follow is the Medicine Wheel based on Sun Bear’s vision. With spring we move into the time of Wabun, the Spirit Keeper of the East. A time of new beginnings. Represented by the Golden Eagle, it is a time for gaining clarity, wisdom, and illumination. It is welcomed with the Budding Trees Moon which brings new energy and teaches us about change and optimism. The flower of this season is the Dandelion which shows us the advantages of both taking root as well as flying high. And it is the Red Hawk that demonstrates the joy of freedom as well as having a long, clear view.
This one takes our prayers upward.
He is Red Hawk, our brother.
His wings push the wind.
He will teach us to hover.
This one can see from the heights.
He is Red Hawk, our wise one.
Strong and sure is he,
In his flight to the sun.
This one talks to our Father, the Sun.
He is Red Hawk, wind rider.
He teaches us to see clearly
And to stretch our wings wider.
(by Faye Clark Haynes – Rainbow in the West)
So, how can the equinox and medicine wheel help us “spring into wellness”? We can start by creating new daily habits such as:
- Set your alarm to wake up with the sun and take time to create a new morning routine. Perhaps it is with a short meditation, or journaling. Mine is a combination of both along with a great cup of tea.
- Take a walk in nature, climb a mountain, and see things from a new perspective.
- Plant something new. Create a new garden for your thoughts and actions.
There are endless possibilities to start fresh, uncover new paths, and find new balance. Let’s journey together. If you’d like to explore new wellness paths please contact me or explore the resources available at www.alakaiassociates.com.
Until next time…
Thank you, Lani, for these insights. I also love the springtime!