Friday 23rd September, for those in the Southern Hemisphere, marked the Spring or Vernal Equinox. Scientifically speaking this is the closest time to the day and night being 12 hours each and the days thereafter shifting to more than 12 hours of daylight in each 24 hour period.
Spiritually, across numerous religions this date represents new beginnings, the return of the sun or god and the appearance of the goddess (fertility of the land).
In light of this spiritual time, I summoned the help of two amazing ladies and organised a very special Spring Equinox Women's Circle Celebration.
The focus of this celebration was to honour our authentic selves in a safe and supported environment while releasing sabotaging belief systems and scribing affirmations to manifest during the coming season of abundance.
The energy shared was so enlivening and collectively inspiring, it thrusts me back into remembering how much I love to share this kind of space with others.
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Ways to embrace the spiritual meaning of the Spring Equinox for yourself....
1. In a quiet, private place, think about belief systems or habits that you have that you feel do not serve you well. For example: negative self talk, a participation in a toxic relationship, a commitment to overworking yourself, an inability to receive acts of kindness ... etc..
Write down on a piece of paper the ones that come to mind. There can be one or two or even twenty! Use language such as "I release the need to..." "I let go of my..." "I allow myself freedom from..."
Take this paper and if possible, burn it or destroy it, whilst focusing on these patterns being shifted from your energy field.
2. Next, spend a little time meditating or sitting/lying and consciously allowing yourself to feel the presence of your breath as it brings life to your body.
Focus on the things you want to bring to your life. Try to avoid ego driven desires such as material things, as your ultimate happiness will always come from within, not from external things.
Use language such as "I am...." (strongest affirmation), "I have..." (gives you the ability to do something) and "I allow..." (for when you want something but your mind doesn't believe you deserve it/need it/will benefit from it) to write down the things you wish to grow within yourself. For example: unconditional love of self (physical, mental and emotional self), more quality time in your life, commitment to honest and loving relationships ...etc..
Write these down and pour your energy into them as you do and keep this paper somewhere special. Somewhere you will see it every day or two, to reinforce it.
3. Spend a little time each day or two, repeating the affirmations you wish to manifest in your life and continue to work on ways to achieve this. A vision board or mind map can also be helpful.
Use the energy of spring to harness your natural assertiveness and grab all those good things that come your way - and remember to be thankful - as often as you can.