Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rhythms of Life: The Power of the Spring Equinox

Rhythms of Life

The Spring Equinox offers a powerful spiritual opportunity to all those who chose to tune into it.
The Equinox is the time in the earth’s annual cycle around the sun in which day and night are equal in length, before the days  start to get longer .

In many spiritual traditions, including the Egyptian, Mayan, and Christian, the beginning of Spring is a time of rebirth or resurrection.  After the dominance of darkness/death during the prior six months, the energies of light and life gain the upper hand.

With its short days and, in many locales, cold weather, winter is a time to slow down our outer activities.  While we don’t hibernate like the bears, it’s natural to spend more time indoors and more time doing deep inner work.

The Spring Equinox is the beginning of a new cycle.   After the time of darkness, the light has emerged triumphant.  New life is bursting forth.  Tiny plants peak out through the soil.  Flowers begin popping up everywhere.

The invitation for each of us is to celebrate and embrace life. It’s time to come out of our caves renewed and ready for a fresh start. 

This Spring doesn’t need to be a rerun of last Spring or any prior cycle.  The new life that comes to us with this breath is not pre-programmed or limited by the past.  It contains within it all possibilities.

This is a time to shed the burden of  “shoulds” and old habits and let life express naturally and spontaneously through ourbodies, as it does in all the all life forms around us.  It’s a time to be bold and passionate and to follow your heart.

 Andrew Oser has been offering  guided retreats on Mount Shasta since 1982.   Through hikes to little-known sacred sites, guided meditations, spiritual life coaching, and time drinking in the silence of the mountain, he helps clients to deeply renew themselves in body, mind, and spirit and receive clear vision for their lives.  Andrew also offers spiritual life coaching by phone and Skype.

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