Scintillating, sparkling Spring Equinox to You!
This morning at about 4.00 a.m., I was awakened beautifully by a soloist blackbird whose song brought immense joy to me. Everything fell silent for a while before the most amazing Dawn Chorus I’ve ever heard, coming from the trees of Margravine! I just had to go to greet it. Oh divine sound! Nature knows and feels what day it is and so do I. Birds open their voices and hearts to welcome in the powerful energies of this first day of primaveral verdure.
Primavera, Allegory of Spring, Sandro Botticelli 1482
The Incoming Light
I couldn’t help but wish everyone I met today a Happy Spring Equinox and, although none was aware of the day, they were all very uplifted in this chill to hear why it is the Seasonal and Astrological New Year; and of its phenomenal potency potential.
It’s the time, in the Northern Hemisphere, when the body’s energies are unzipped after the hibernation of Winter and we feel a lightness of spirit, a buoyancy and a sparkling exuberance! This is the perfect time to cleanse our home and our physical and spiritual cells to be fully prepared to receive, proliferate and thrive!
When we are in tune with Nature, and therefore our own nature, we are able to feel and even see the change – as I did one Spring, some years ago, being jolted on waking with a physical surge of white light on waking zooming through my whole being. (blogged at this time last year) Oh, I’d love a repeat of that experience, please!
During the Autumnal Equinox, the energies reverse, within and without, to prepare for the repose and renewal time.
The Sun also enters Aries today and the cosmic forces of fresh beginnings are pervading the Northern Hemisphere of the planet. We can reap the benefit of this whirlwind of formidable momentum and ride the current of awakening to fuel our own new beginnings. When we take action, set new intentions or make fresh plans at this time – the power is behind us for manifestation of our highest wishes.
Early today, performing a tree ritual just visible near the daffodils below, I sensed a great looping, a mandala of energies exchange between us, in a figure 8.
As I leaned against the tree bark with my palms and head, (in the 1970s, I saw a man doing this tree position in Africa for many, many hours), a thoughtful lady and her dog asked me if I needed help! I said, “Thank you I do, in that no woman is an island but, at present, I’m receiving all the assistance I require!” She smiled and replied that the tree was the very best place to get it! Indeed it was. The timeless tranquillity and knowing I experienced, via the tree and cosmic energies, was levitational.
Ringing out the old and ringing in the new is just one of the many rituals and ceremonies that is still extant in Western culture at calendrical New Year (there are thousands of rituals at other times, too, of course).
We can symbolically let go of the old thoughts and things that no longer serve us now, in order to create space for attracting and finding new ways of being and of living. There are many ways of doing this. Visualising or listing what you wish to release (this can be ritually burned with fallen cedar or dried sage) and writing in the present tense what is desired, creates the energetic intention pathway, prior to physical manifestation.Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more, Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite; Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good. Ring out old shapes of foul disease, Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace. Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1850
Happy New Year, Nowrūz, celebrated for 3,000 years, to all my Persian friends; and to all cultures whose calendrical year is also in tune with the natural progression of time.
Thus Spake Zarathustra
Zarathustra, the founder of Zoroastrianism, described two conflicting forces: Ahura Mazda, enlightenment and wisdom; and Angra Mainyu, a destructive spirit force. This is also indicated in the Nag Hammadi Scrolls: Gnostics and Archons. Was it ever thus, I wonder, since Atlantis after the fall?
Bountiful blessings and “May the Force be with you”
– the Ahura Mazda throughout this New Year.