Sacred Stories Series: seasonal psycho-spiritual checkpoints to share our history & remind us to pause.
This is the story of small beginnings, this is the story of what happens invisibly, under the earth, before we ever see the results.
What is happening beneath your awareness, deep under your conscious thoughts healing may be occurring. This is the time of year we are most likely to feel well springs of energy bubbling up.
You may suddenly find yourself, one warming Tuesday afternoon, with a paintbrush in your hand and an image on the page before you. When you’d been planning to make a pot of soup and tackle your inbox. But something was emerging and it found it’s way through.
Can you, in this time of lengthening light, pay attention to your dreams?
Tend gently, carefully, your urges and dreams that arise. As gently and tenderly as you would to a newly budding bulb, finally emerging from the dark of the soil.
Because something new can be born in us in these moments of the waxing light.
What’s being born or regenerated in you in this time of waxing light?
You may not feel this (at all, or not yet). You may feel battered from the winter storms and depleted from the survival of the cold times.
I hear how you have held on, how strong you needed to be and I ask if you can uncurl your branches now, let the growing light ease your tightly held fears. What clearing do you need after winter-time? What nourishment can you bask in?
This is a time of light and fertility. A time of fire, both as it was once marked with huge blazes and bonfires and in the church with Candlemas and the blessing of the year’s candles.
It’s a time, Brigid’s day, when she was called to the hearth.
We each need to decide what tending our own hearth may need this day.
And to enquire, lovingly, who is the maiden – the young one – in us, who’s emerging? Where is the light falling on our lives, as it lengthens? Where and how do we need to restore after the long winter?
How do you honour the growing spring where you are? Let me know in the comments.
Grace Quantock is an award-winning international wellness expert, coach, author, motivational speaker, certified Reiki master and spiritual response therapy practitioner. She is the founder of Healing Boxes CIC and The Phoenix Fire Academy. Currently living – and thriving – with often debilitating illness, she is the real deal and knows, firsthand, the emotional and physical roller coaster that accompanies diagnosis and life struggle. Currently, a resident of Wales, Grace loves reading, gardening and early mornings. She firmly believes that life is meant to be celebrated, and has made it her mission to help others do just that …joyfully and on their own terms. You can follow Grace on Twitter.
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