Equinox Gives us an Opportunity to Pause, Reflect and Learn: 5 Questions for You!

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Nature-Moon-halfMC900083177We’ve just passed the Equinox – one of two dates each year when the hours of daylight equal the hours of darkness.

This marks a change in the rhythms of nature. And all over the world there are rituals that mark this planetary shift. This change can be a great opportunity to reconnect with something greater than ourselves and pause and reflect on our lives as some of us head into Fall and Winter – and others into Spring and Summer.

In the Northern hemisphere we’re leaving behind the creative growth time of Summer – wrapping up and enjoying the abundance around us while it lasts. Plants are restoring vital life-force to the roots to protect from the harshness of winter weather. And as the nights get longer and darker, it’s a great opportunity to retreat inside ourselves and our homes to rest, reflect and strengthen our spirits.

In the Southern hemisphere things are literally, “hotting up”. Spring is underway, flowers and bulbs bloom – bringing forth what has been hidden. The bees are busy pollinating and our energy increases with the lengthening days. It’s a great opportunity to socialise, spend more time outdoors, get creative and grow – whether it’s ourselves, our careers/businesses, our lives – or our veggie patch!

Some “pondering” or journalling homework for you:

If you’re heading into Fall or Autumn and Winter:

  1. natureMP900384696What do the shortening days and lengthening nights mean for you this year?
  2. What does the change of seasons mirror in your life?
  3. What are you looking forward to? What are you excited about?
  4. What have you learned over the Summer?
  5. What is it time to let go of? What might you need to prepare for?

If you’re heading into Spring and Summer:

  1. Close up of a daffodilWhat does the lengthening of the day and shortening nights mean for you this year?
  2. What does the change of seasons mirror in your life?
  3. What has been dormant over the Winter? What would you like to bring forth?
  4. What actions do you need to take now so that your ideas come to fruition?
  5. What are you looking forward to? What are you excited about?

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