Today, March 20, 2018 at 9:05 AM the sun went into Aries, aka Aries Ingress or Spring Equinox. Only two days of the year do we find the exact amount of time balanced between daylight and darkness, both the Spring and Autumnal Equinox. Traditions around the world have seen this is a perfect opportunity to seize the day-a way to grow and evolve into a better version of ourselves-by asking us to embrace both the light and the dark in our own lives.
In the Buddhist philosophy, this is a signal that cause and effect are happening at the same time. We create our lives every day in thoughts, words and actions. A popular Buddhist quote says “we are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think.” If this is true, we better start thinking we are unstoppable, we can achieve any goal or dream we want, we are happy and healthy. I am going to throw in, I am insanely wealthy and I always have more than enough money to do the things I want and need.
- Release stuff that's draining. Do a brain dump; just write out everything that’s on your mind, especially the repetitive negative thoughts. Now's the time to write down all the things you are ready to release and burn them in an old pot outside and let the fire transform their energy.
- Physically clean something that's been bugging you. Just making that small change could inspire you to clean more. There is magic in housework!
- Drink more water than usual. Being hydrated keeps our energy strong and our cells happy. It also helps us tap into our gut feelings more; strengthening our ability to be a good antenna in life to pick up the intuitive signals we need.
- Get grounded. The equinox asks us to celebrate the Earth and be grateful for it. What better way then to re-connect to its power. Switch all your electronics off and spend some time outside if you can. Go outside barefoot. Really feel your energy connecting with the energy in the center/core of the planet. Meditate under the trees. Listen to what the trees are trying to tell you. There is a message in there.
- Add fire to your life. Light a few candles around the house today if you can.
- Write out your wishes and make them really stick by creating a dream board or vision board. Just focus on three of them. They are super charged right now and you have the power of the universe backing you up wanting these dreams to materialize!
Please be sure to finish by 10:53 PM EST or 7:53 PM PST tomorrow March 21, 2018.
As you create your dream/vision board ponder each dream, wish or need, now ask yourself, with eyes closed, where in your body do you feel this? Is there a particular dream where you feel it in your gut? Gnawing at you perhaps? Where are you doubting things, and where do you feel the tension? Where are you forcing things and how do you feel the stress of it? Do you feel worthy of your desired wish or dream? Do you feel that somewhere in your body?
If you come upon any stuck emotions as you write: shake out your hands and try this:
Sit down and cross your arms and your legs and breathe for a few minutes. It syncs up / lights up the mind to help you release whatever plagues you and prepares you to start this Spring equinox with the right foot forward.