Our lives move in cycles, much like nature moves from one season to the next. The harvest and seed time of fall leads to the darkness and dormancy of winter which ushers in the emergence and rebirth of spring which opens to the fullness and fruitfulness of summer.
“We have our summers of sunny pleasure and our winters of discontent, our springtimes of renewal and our autumns of necessary decay. We are essentially rhythmic, musical. Patterns that define us return again and again, and in these returns we find our substance and our continuity, our original nature and our identity.”
Just as we experience nature’s cycle of renewal through the seasons, so we experience natural cycles of engagement and withdrawal, love and loss, creativity and despair. Taking the time to reclaim our relationship to these cycles provides a safe way to explore ourselves and cultivate our relationships and connections to nature, ourselves, and each other.
The seasons correlate to the human journey through life. Spring is the season of new beginnings, joy, awakening, birth, and consciousness. It is filled with the yellow light of love. It represents the childhood years.
The Vernal Equinox is Wednesday, March 20 at 4:02 AM Pacific Time. During the equinox, the sun is directly above the equator. In the northern hemisphere, it represents the ushering in of spring.
“This is always a great time to celebrate the beginning of something new, a new beginning for any part of your life. Especially now that we are in a time of all systems go and the astrology supports great movement forward, we suggest you don’t hold back. Dream big and ask for what you want. If where you are going is not clear at least know with certainty what you don’t want and where you are definitely not going. It is just as important to complete cycles as it is to begin them. We often suggest acknowledging an old cycle and doing a ritual of burning some representation or symbol of the old and then celebrating the space for creating something new. Keep in mind that the equinox initiates this highly energetic time of manifesting and action.
Beware also of the influences coming in that can be challenging in their forceful and aggressive nature. You may find yourself having to set stronger boundaries against what tries to intrude from others. And please be careful and vigilant while driving, using sharp implements and operating any kind of machinery or tools. Accidents can happen and this is not a time to be spaced out. We also recommend you clean your personal environment with sage or other smoke or another method you may have, as any environment will collect old energies and can always use a good spring cleaning.” (by Lena Glass, www.thepowerpath.com)
Spring is traditionally a time for letting go of old habits and emotions and moving forward with new growth. From spring-cleaning of our homes to clearing out the cobwebs of our minds and hearts, spring is all about freshness, revitalization and a burgeoning of the earth’s life force.
Here are products that can support this spring energy.
Uplift – Spring cleaning for stuck emotional energies! Our Uplift oil has a fresh, sweet, slightly energizing and uplifting aroma. Like many other citrus oils leading to the clearing, cooling, and decongestion of the liver, lung, and lymphatic systems.
Ingredients: organic pink grapefruit (Citrus paradisi). 1 ml sample.
Clearing and Cleansing Inhalation Blend – Created specifically to utilize the oils’ properties as expectorants and decongestants for the lungs and sinus. Helps loosen bronchial secretions when used in a vaporizer or steam bath so that they can be coughed up. Dilute in carrier oil (jojoba or olive) and rub into bottom and top of feet and massage back of neck and chest. Not recommended for children under 6 years old.
Ingredients: organic eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus radiata), organic thyme oil (Thymus vulgaris ct Linalool), and organic peppermint oil (Mentha piperita). 1 ml sample.
Opening and Awakening Blend – This blend is designed to open and awaken our senses, to open and awaken us to joyful consciousness, to spring, and to new beginnings. Use in a diffuser or nebulizer to create a special atmosphere. Place a few drops on a tissue and inhale deeply.
Ingredients: organic geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), neroli (Citrus aurantium), organic peppermint (Mentha piperita), and organic frankincense (Boswellia carteri). 1 ml sample.
Spring is filled with paradox. With the opening and awakening of spring also can come a sense of anxiety and contraction. We have created two different blends to address these two distinct experiences of anxiety:
Transforming Anxiety of the Heart – We created this warm, rosy and yet grounding synergy of essential oils to address anxiety based in the heart. Use in a diffuser or nebulizer. Dilute in a small amount of carrier oil and use as a perfume. Gently massage into the heart region.
Ingredients: Turkish rose absolute (Rosa damascena), organic palmarosa oil (Cymbopogon martinii), and vetiver oil (Vetiveria zizanioides). 1 ml sample.
Transforming Anxiety of the Mind – We created this citrusy, herbaceous blend with a balsamic undertone to help calm and quiet the mind. Use in diffuser or nebulizer and take deep clearing inhalations.
Ingredients: organic Himalayan cedarwood oil (Cedrus deodora), neroli oil (Citrus aurantium), and organic fine French lavender AOC oil (Lavandula angustifolia). 1 ml sample.
Spring blessings, love, and joy!