Spring and Innocence
Spring symbolizes rebirth, new beginnings, innocence, sunrise, and the East cardinal direction with Brother Eagle as the guardian. Spring brings energy of re-awakening, as Mother Earth too, is waking up after a long dark slumber. The waters are moving, the trees budding, and plants beginning to bloom. These transformations are happening within us, as we too are budding and blossoming. A week ago I wrote a post on the Underworld, and it rings true that the darkest hour, truly is, just before dawn. This is dawn.
As I felt the equinox coming, I started having realizations about seeing the world through the eyes of a child. I began to practice, momentarily forgetting all that I learned, and set aside everything I was "taught" to see, to make space for what Spirit and Earth wanted to show me; what I wanted to show myself. There is a beauty innocence that comes along with seeing the world with fresh eyes. The birds carry messages, the trees have faces, the clouds speak, and the wind cradles. Where there is innocense, there is presence and purity.
By harnessing our inner innocence, we truly can witness the world re-awakening. Each new blossom, and bud, and the time lapse of a leaf growing. As we remember our innate interconnection with all that is, we can witness our own transformation. By being aware of the outer changes of nature, we can allow ourselves the space and patience that Mother Nature allows herself to make these similar shifts and changes.
I always see Spring as the true new year. It is also the astrological new year, and the new year for the plant world too. So, I wish you a happy new year of beauty, awakening, strength, purity, and innocence. May you walk with this medicine each day.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in Magic will never find it." ~ Roald Dahl