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Before getting to the topic of this post, I just wanted to thank you all for your kind thoughts regarding my loss. Your sweet words have been a balm to my sadness. So many thanks to you.
The last time I met with my women's group, we discussed the upcoming equinox and our thoughts on "balance." Being that I'm trying to find my own again, I though I would post these ideas to help assist in finding and maintaining balance:
~ Observe the in-between times of dawn and dusk. Note that balance is not necessary exactly ‘equal’ but a fluid fluctuation between one thing and another. Nature is never perfectly equal.
~ Start a meditation practice. At the very least, spend 5 minutes a day in silence - doing nothing. Merely sit and breathe. Focus on your breath.
~ Spring cleaning - a clean, uncluttered environment leaves room for energy to flow. There is a saying “you can’t land a plane on a full runaway.” Remove unwanted or unused items and make room for prosperity to enter.
~ Besides physical cleaning, energetic cleaning can leave a space more balanced and open to beneficial energy. Smudging your home with sage, sprinkling salt water in the corners of each room of your home or walking the perimeter of your home with a bell, singing bowl or rattle are all great ways to cleanse unwanted energies from your home.
~ Having a gratitude practice is a way of acknowledging that which we have and while holding the space of gratitude, attracting that which we desire.
~ Practice “Tadasana” the basic standing pose in yoga. Feel how your body shifts muscles to keep you standing straight. Feel where you are holding in/holding back in your body and release those areas.
~ Do one thing at a time. Be present. Zen proverb: "When walking, walk. When eating, eat."
~ Spend time in nature. Connecting to the flow of the earth, sky and water can do wonders for your spirit.
I hope you all enjoy this time of balance as we enter the Equinox today and tomorrow!