Spring Equinox has arrived on the west coast with a heavy rainfall warning and I am delighted. The grey light is a sharp contrast to the bright yellow of forsythia and the soft pinks of magnolia and cherry blossoms. This is a highly charged Equinox as it occurs at the same time as a New Super Moon and a Solar Eclipse. We are in the cosmic balance point that is crying to us to shed the our heavy coats and into Spring with new life and a fresh vision. It is the time to plant seeds in the moist, dark soil.
So I ask myself, what will I shed and what seeds will I plant? Winter was full of self-doubt and a sense of having lost my direction. So full of “I don’t know”. I would like to leave the self-doubt and confusion behind. Curiously, I find myself wanting to plant the seed of “I don’t know” and see what happens if I water it with love, patience and presence, rather than trying to figure things out or avoiding the inquiry all together.
Thank Goddess for the canvas, the portal to my soul’s wisdom. So I stand before a canvas, having painted a cosmos as a portal of possibility and I pose the question “How may I serve?” How may I serve the “I don’t know” of these times? How may I serve the planet, our beloved Pachamma? What is this calling to paint asking of me?
The answer surprises me. Receive. Learn to Receive. Receive deeply and honestly. What would happen if I learned to receive the beauty that surrounds me? If I learned to receive my own beauty? What if I started to water the seeds of beauty that lie hidden in the I don’t know? What would our world look like if we fully received each other and the beauty inherent in each day? I wonder.
So I wonder, what seeds will you plant, water and tend this Spring?