March 2021 – new beginnings
Here we are again in March, a whole year has passed since the outbreak of Covid 19 and what a very strange and unusual year it has been. For many of us the time in isolation has been very difficult with limited access to family and friends, we have had to adapt to a very different way of being.
The past year has brought a new appreciation for spending time outdoors in nature, searching out places in our localities where we can enjoy walks and also connecting to our neighbours, linking up via technology and supporting each other through these challenging times.
I know a lot of you, like me, have enjoyed the quiet time to delve deeper into studying and writing and become more adept at communicating via technology. We have come a long way in a short time.
Now that spring has begun in earnest we can turn our thoughts to this years new growth. Deciding what parts of our life we would like to develop in the coming year. Is there a creative project that you would like to finally begin? A new hobby or a new direction in life that you are called to embark upon. Now is the time. Mother nature is showing us that opportunities for new beginnings are all around us.
I love this time of the year when the daffodils and spring flowers pop their heads up and fill our gardens with a burst of colour.
Feng shui for springtime – out with the old in with the new.
In feng shui, springtime is associated with the eastern sector of our spaces. Associated with new beginnings that are rooted in the past. This energy has a connection to our ancestors, our own past and learning from our experiences in order to move forward from a firm foundation.
Look at what you have going on in this part of your home, do a little spring cleaning, clearing out anything which no longer serves you and making room for fresh new vibrant energy and new beginnings. Then take some time to do a little space clearing to shift any stagnant, heavy, energy from the past year and make room for fresh vibrant chi to fill your home.
This area of the home is associated with family, ancestors and the past, so we often call on our ancestors to support us when clearing out whatever no longer serves us and asking them to guide us on our path forward.
The essence of this energy is wood/tree energy which is fast paced in its energy, connected to forward momentum and the impetus for new beginnings. We can represent this energy in our homes by adding tall leafy green plants and design features with a strong vertical emphasis. The tending of the plant throughout the year honours our intentions for growth in this area of our lives.
Placing a window box in the east, for example, with three spring bulbs such as daffodils or hyacinths for example will bring in some fresh new growth, reminding us of all of the limitless possibilities that are open to us in the coming year.
FREE ZOOM CONNECTION FOR THE SPRING EQUINOX
Many of you joined me each week from March 21st to June 21st 2020 for our free zoom connections, to stay connected while we were in what turned out to be the first lockdown.
I intend to bookend the year with a free zoom connection on Saturday 20th March 9am to 10am. If you would like to join us, let me know and I can add you to the mailing with the zoom link. The intention is that we can use the energy of the spring equinox to tune in to our intentions for the year ahead, tapping in to the energy of our homes and be inspired by how best to support ourselves as we begin to reconnect to our lives more fully.
Wishing you a very happy and healthy March as we move closer to reconnecting with each other. We are almost there!