It's the first day of March! Can you feel the shift in energy happening?
For us in the northern hemisphere, the days are getting longer, the flowers are beginning to blossom and we can feel spring is right around the corner. The spring equinox is officially on March 20th, and it feels glorious to have winter releasing its grip and allowing us room to breathe and reawaken.
It has been an usual winter in many ways. There was a pressure-cooker feeling as we first prepared for the transition of power here in the US, and then witnessed a mass wave of protests and intense responses to the new president's policies. There has also been an ongoing feeling of tension, of opposites being pulled apart, as Trump's supporters went one way, oftentimes falling into feelings of fear and nationalism, and his detractors went another, dismayed at the chaos and angst being created.
There were many times when I could feel that tension directly impacting my life. The feeling of unstable, shifting energy was palpable, and you could see it playing out in many ways. The Superbowl and the recent Oscar flub were no coincidence, but more of a reflection of what's happening in our collective consciousness. We are being awakened though various experiences, and being asked to question what we believe to be true. Do you believe anything is possible? Do you believe things can change in an instant? I sure do after that miraculous Superbowl comeback!
Just imagine what that is telling you about your own life. All of these things are telling us to challenge reality, to not accept what we see to be true, but instead to create what we want to be true, no matter how unrealistic it might seem. Because honestly, what is realistic anyways? It is a perception that we have created, and we can change that perception at anytime. If the rest of your life seems predictable and like you have no control in changing it, think again! Anything is possible at anytime.
This winter sometimes felt like the storms and darkness would go on forever. But that immersion in what was happening pushed us to peer deep into the shadows and demand to know what was there. We no longer take everything at face value, but instead have begun to question our government, our leaders and the power of ourselves as individuals. What does it take to change the world? It takes you. And me. It takes all of us realizing how important we are, and that we can change things en masse and we can change things on our own.
As the days grow longer and the light comes back it is going to continue to illuminate things. I have no doubt there are many more surprises in store for us, but we're ready for it. We have planted the seeds of hope and courage, and we can breathe easier as we prepare for them to blossom. Spring is a wonderful time of rebirth and reawakening, and I am feeling that in both my private life and in the ongoing unfoldment of these historic and wild times.
Take a deep breath. Breathe in the warmth and beauty of spring. Breathe in the strength and light that is intensifying with each day. Breathe out what is over, and know, no matter how crazy things feel, the majority of people want a happy and peaceful outcome, and that is what we are all working towards (even if it doesn't look like it all the time).