Today we’re going to take this in a little different direction. The Spring Equinox is tomorrow and it’s important, especially now, to take notice of what is happening around us and in us and to Mother Earth. While we should be doing this daily, there are a few times a year to really take note (the Spring and Fall Equinoxes as well as the Summer and Winter Solstices).
Ritual is one way of honoring. Honoring yourself, honoring the earth, honoring the divinity within each of us as part of the collective human race. Today I’d like to share one of my Equinox rituals with you. Feel free to use it as is or modify to make it resonate for you.
Give yourself plenty of time and space as you begin.
Start by cleansing yourself either by washing your hands or smudging yourself and the room with sage.
Light a candle if you have one.
Sit comfortably, lightly close your eyes. Placing one hand on your belly and the other on your heart, take 4 square breaths. (Inhale for 4, hold for 4, exhale for 4 and hold for 4…that’s one breath.)
Read this, making sure to face the direction as you read each section.
Grab your pen and paper. For at least 5 minutes keep your pen on your paper listing everything you are grateful for.
When done, shift for another 5 minutes or more, optimistically writing all the things blossoming in your life this upcoming season.
4 Square Breaths.
Reread both lists.
Close the space.
Complete ritual by burying (or shredding) your lists allowing them to grow this Spring.
Enjoy the Equinox!
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