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Spring
it's really here
just like it has been
all winter.

Barefoot in the garden
I turned the circle
three times round
feeling Her blessings
rising through me

This is a time of healing
of letting go of the things
that bind us to the past

Let us all blossom
just as we have taken root
together

Celebrate your emergence
Be wrapped in love
Cherish the promise
that is Spring

Blessings for Spring!


athenagrey: (Tulip)

It's becoming a tradition for me to celebrate the spring equinox at Kripalu. It's a good place for awakenings, with it's peaceful atmosphere, yoga that focuses on gentle and self-affirming movement, and its very nurturing retreat and renewal programme.

I was a very tired little tulip when I arrived. This winter was wearing hard on me, with too many demands on my time and too many conflicts.  

Time spent in the soothing meditation room, letting my thoughts dissolve slowly into nothingness, restored some of my sense of calm. I noticed that I can exhale more fully than before.  At Kripalu, we focus a lot on the breath. In yoga, we practice certain movements on the inhale or exhale. We breathe audibly (ujayi breathing) and also soft sighing exhalations. We become inspired, literally filled with breath.

My spring equinox ritual was wordless and my altar was simple, with a beautiful stone representing the Goddess. Words are not needed when our hearts are open.

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