Plant bountiful seeds for yourself and the planet – personal guidelines and an invite to our Spring Equinox Cacao Ceremony
Spring is part of the natural cycle of life – our life on Earth, which we can recreate, reinvigorate and replenish just like nature intended. But it takes our intention too.
The Spring Equinox marks a balance point – when the Sun spends an equal amount of time above and below the horizon, making day and night of equal time. It’s also the start of Spring – of a new season – and an opportunity to bring balance to our lives.
So, how will you create this new season we’re entering?
Our World is going through major shifts, some of which are so scary and complicated that it often seems easier to bury our heads in the sand. But there’s something each and every one of you can do and it starts with intention.
Are you sowing seeds of love and unity? Or seeds of fear and disconnection?
Together we are strong. So, this Spring Equinox, I encourage you to take some time to consider how you would like to recreate our World for the better. You can enjoy the personal focus and meditation below and then join us for a full celebration of co-creation:
Cacao Ceremony and Sound Healing Spring Equinox Celebration at Yoga Kula, Leeds, Sunday 9th April, 11am – 3pm. Open your heart with Cacao (raw chocolate shamanic medicine), meditatively explore your year so far and re-ignite your soul’s goals with devotional singing and beat-driven yoga, before a full sound healing relaxation harnessing the gong, singing bowls and didgeridoo.
Until then, write down a plan of things you, personally, wish to accomplish. Then also think of ways you’d like to World to be. Consider what needs to be let go of – in your personal life and around the World – in order for these seeds of yours to bloom.
It helps to summarise your goals in one word – one that you can focus on and visualize aspects of as your meditate. Again, choose one word for yourself and one for the World.
Then meditate – allow your visualization to bloom into manifestation.
Meditation: For A Positive Mind
This meditation opens the heart centre and the feelings of the positive self. It’s said to be a gesture of happiness that has been practised by many great spiritual teachers, including Buddha and Jesus. The hand mudra is a symbol for blessings and prosperity. The mantra also works to bring balance to the psyche.
Sitting with a straight spine, curl your ring and little fingers into each palm and bend the thumb over them. The first and second fingers remain upright. Then, bending the elbows, bring each hand in front of the shoulders, palms facing out with the finger positions detailed before.
Mentally, start to pulse out from your Third Eye (in and up between the brows) the mantra ‘Saa, Taa, Naa, Maa’ (infinity, life, death, rebirth – the cycle of life). Then, close your eyes and roll them in and up to the Third Eye and continue to pulse the mantra from there.
Continue, with long deep breathing through the nostrils for 11 – 62 minutes
Inhale deeply and exhale three times. Then open and close the fists several times before relaxing.
We can choose to flow with the seasons. We can choose to release the darkness of Winter and embrace the light of Spring. We can choose to let those seeds of optimism and hope spread their branches outward into our lives.
There’s a natural rhythm to the Earth and we should ride that wave, not fight it. Out with the old in with the new. Spring clean and awaken. This is a potent and necessary time for us to create.