Ostara ~ Rebirth and Renewal
Spring has sprung! Birds are chirping, the weather is getting warmer, and baseball is FINALLY being played! This is a time of year when many of us feel rejuvenated, revived, and ready to initiate positive changes in our lives.
While New Year’s is often a time we associate with goal setting and “turning over a new leaf,” Ostara, the celebration of the Spring Equinox, is truly the season of rebirth, and the perfect time to transform any parts of your life that you are ready to.
If you’ve made New Year’s resolutions, spring is the perfect time to review how things are going and make any modifications you have been considering. One of the “secrets” of highly successful people, is that they do this type of review often. It helps keep them on track and ensures they are making meaningful progress.
If you didn’t make any resolutions at the start of the year, you may find yourself thinking about refreshing or renewing some parts of your life. Traditionally, spring is a time of planting–farmers are planting seeds to grow crops for the year ahead–and you might be planting some idea “seeds” of your own! Perhaps you are thinking of decluttering, cleaning rooms or workspaces, or starting a new project. Or, as the fresh, warming breeze of spring crosses your path, you may even notice a new or renewed desire to “spruce up” your personal or spiritual goals.
Have you been itching to start a new personal practice like meditation, exercising, or learning a new skill? The transformative energy of Ostara can help you step out on the right foot. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Find a place where you can be alone for about 10 minutes. You’ll need a writing utensil and paper. If you feel called to, you can also light some candles or incense, and apply some essential oils. Do what feels right to you!
- Close your eyes and take some deep belly breaths in and out. As you breathe in, visualize your body being filled with the reborn energy of Ostara. As you breathe out, see that which is no longer serving you exit your body as black smoke.
- Connect with your higher power (Spirit, God, the Universe, angels, guides, ancestors – whatever you call it!) and ask them to show you what area of your life needs to improve in some way. This may take a few moments or it may take longer – remember to just sit in the energy and allow what will come to come.
- On your paper, write down what you hope to transform in your life. This may be a modified New Year’s resolution (for example, changing your goal from working out twice a week to three times a week), or a new challenge you are setting for yourself. You may want to begin meditating daily, shed physical items which no longer serve you, learn to grow your own vegetables or any other activity that calls to you!
- Narrow down your list to one to three points of transformation. Doing so will keep your goals manageable and enable you to experience progress without feeling overwhelmed.
- Lovingly ask your higher power to bless your new initiatives. Thank them for their guidance and support, and place your list in an area you will see daily.
Friends, I hope you know I’m here to help you on your journey in whatever ways you may need. If you would like to connect for help in discovering, setting, or refining your personal or spiritual goals, you can do so on my website! I wish you the blessings of this beautiful month of renewal.