Ostara – Spring Equinox 2019: Harmony

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The plum-tree in front of the balcony could hardly wait to open its flowers. Yesterday, when the sun was shining, it let its little white flowers radiate; just in time for the Spring Day and Night Equinox. As the flowers shone in the sun and reflected the light, it warmed my heart, despite the rather cool wind drifting through the city and blowing away the very last remains of the old.

Two days earlier, on Gertrude’s Day, the sun had already appeared in between, after a series of storms that swept across the country, as if they wanted to come to the remotest nook and drive out everything that was musty and heavy. The sun can obviously be interpreted as a good sign, because:

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If Gertrud brings sun, it’s the gardener’s fun.”

-Weather-lore

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And if my assumption is correct that some of the old weather-lore indicates that the weather, as it is on Saint Gertrude’s Day, may remain the same for another forty days, then it actually could be a good gardening year, because the change of sunshine and soft rain without frost should do the plants good.

I enjoy watching nature and walking along the Wheel of the Year with her. Through the connection with Mother Nature I also connect with my own inner nature. This literally gives me ground under my feet. This year I experienced the transition from Winter to Spring particularly intensively. Embarking on that also brings deceleration into my life.

The plum-tree, for example, will not be rushed. During the first sunny and warmer days at the beginning of the month, I had the impression that it could not decide whether to first unfold its leaves or to open its flowers. Every day it looked as if the buds were about to pop open, but instead they just became more bulging. Slowly it became clear, like every year, that the flowers would open first. Which they did. Two weeks later.

Sometimes in life, you think you have to do something immediately, and preferably all at once.  Then you throw yourself into it and do not even notice how you miss the actually important moments. And at some point you wonder why you feel like you are chasing after yourself.

Kokopelli Bee Free Ostara Bordüre PT-900 HandcraftedBut if we pause instead, like the plum-tree, and have a look at what is really important now, then perhaps we notice that we do not at all need to do so much at once, and that some things happen without much effort on our part. The plum-tree does not pollinate its blossoms itself, but lets the bumble bees of the surrounding area do this – at least the one in front of our balcony does so. Yes, this is work for the bumble bees, but they do this work for themselves to produce honey, which then feeds them. They pollinate the flowers of the plum-tree by passing.

Not everyone has a bumblebee hive that makes their work easier. But sometimes even short moments of checking-in are enough to bring deceleration, which allows us to recharge our energy. These moments, however short or long they may be, are extremely valuable. Even bumblebees and bees take time to rest. I have observed that many times.

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The dance around the Wheel of the Year brings me into harmony with myself.”

-Stefanie Neumann

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How do you enter the seasons? What brings you in harmony with yourself? Do you like to be inspired by nature, too?

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Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

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With this in mind:

A Happy Ostara!

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Much Love,
Steffi

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