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A Spring Ritual

A siple drawing of three yellow flowers in a vase on white paper surrounded by candles, small petals and flowers

Overall, Spring is a joyful time. Everything is coming alive. Nature is waking up & being reborn.

You might feel like a smilar thing is happening within you as the weather warms. Spring represents a new beggining, kind of like the radiant light of dawn after the chilly long night of winter.

Usually this time of year its easy to feel bright, new ideas seem to just flow. Spirits are often high, people speak about feeling a sense of renewed hope, a fresh, and vibrant energy.

With new growth blossoming all around us and the sweet fragrance of budding flowers in the air, it’s the perfect time to practice a simple spring ritual. This is something you can do with the kids, making this a lovely exercise for the whole family.

We have all experienced a hibernation of sorts with the pandemic and the accompanied range of emotions and stress. Perhaps this simple ritual might help to bring a lighter step and a chance to connect back in with a more grounded sense of youreslf this coming week.

Start off by going for a walk, notice all the budding flowers you can see, the different colours and scents, textures, and shapes. You and your children might like to collect some little flowers and leaves, interesting pebbles and things to bring home and put in and around a vase. And then light a candle for the next step.

Your intention for this practice is to determine which of your winter dreams you want to focus spring’s powerful energy on.

Notice how you feel after your walk.

Discuss whether the smells and sights made you feel lighter, happier, refreshed?

Have a think about what you would like to see grow & blossom in your life and form a spring intention.

Hint: Keep it super simple and easily achievable.

If you have some seeds or seedlings you could all plant them in a pot or in the garden. Alternatively, perhaps on your walk there were some gardens you may be able to take a cutting from, most people are happy for you to ask and take a cutting to grow at home. Each time you water this seed or cutting, renew your intention and congratulate yourself for practicing a moment of mindfulness.

This mindful moment each day could include a grounding excercise where you stop and water your plant, notice all the things you can see, all the things you can hear, taste, smell and feel in that moment.

I like to finish these moments off thinking of something I am grateful for.

After you have all planted your seed or cuttings, take a minute and close your eyes imagining how your life would look if this intention were already a present day reality in your life.

You might even like to say a little prayer or affirmation along with it.

Dear universe, thank you for all you have given in my life and for all the blessings I have, thank you for the flowers I can see and smell growing around me and for all the good I can bring to others.

Remember that you dear one have the power to co-create with the universe, as you do your part the universe does hers. Together we all have the power to make this world a more compassionate place to live.

And then you can blow out the candle or let it burn safely down to the end.

Perhaps you might like to all sit down and write or draw your intentions and goals on a piece of paper and stick it on the fridge or in your journals if you have one.

I would love to hear from you and see a picture of your pots, plants and/or pictures and intentions. Pop on over to my Facebook page and share them with me there. :)

May this new month of September bring us all closer to our heartfelt dreams.

Usually at this time of year, its easy to feel bright, new ideas seem to just flow. Spirits are often high, people speak about feeling a sense of renewed hope, a fresh, and vibrant

And as we wake each morning to the scent and sights of spring, let us remember to live in the present moment, grateful for all we have and aware of our ability to co-create a home, neighbourhood, community, and world where hope and compassion flow freely.

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