Happy Spring Solstice!
You can feel it. It's finally in the air. We're on the flip side of winter, alas.
It's been a long one in New England.
Seriously COLD temps and lots of snow.
As a matter of fact, our snowbanks in the western foothills of Maine, are still over 5 feet high. Craziness, or what?!
So you could say that I'm excited for Spring to finally be on our doorsteps.
What does that mean for you and your business?
Oh the goodness.
It's time to awaken.
A season of renewal.
A deep commitment to all that matters truly to YOUR heart.
Following your inner GPS.
Creating treasures from the heart.
Growing a strong, bonded, heart to heart community.
Increasing your abundance.
Both monetary and non-monetary.
It's time to slowly arise.
Take out the paper.
Write out your deepest dreams.
Visualize your business as if it was already, all you've dreamt it can be and will be.
It's about getting back outside.
Connecting with nature.
As we slowly wake up, I'd love to share with you 3 rituals that I do to mark the first day of Spring and all the goodness it has to offer my business and yours.....
Here are 3 Spring Solstice Rituals that will gently guide you into a season of abundance in your business and life...
1) Connect with mother earth and all her wisdom.
We've been snow covered since mid October in Maine. I'm an earth girl. All about the dirt. Digging.
It's been tough not being able to touch the ground, dig and feel the earth through my finger tips. So today....I celebrate.
How does this add value, guidance, revenue, clarity to your business?
Let go of all preconceived narratives that may hold you back from truly connecting.
Feel the fresh air, getting deep into your lungs.
Let it fill you.
Slowly acknowledge your thoughts.
Release them with your breathe.
Find a bare spot of dirt, mud, moss....earth.
Remove your shoes and socks.
Fold up those pant legs.
Step onto the ground with your bare feet.
Feel the cool ground.
Concentrate on that feeling spreading up past your ankles, into your legs and lower body.
Allow yourself to fully focus on the feeling of the earth trickling in through your feet.
Feel it makings it's way to your lungs, heart and head.
Sit with it.
As you breathe deeply...
Ask yourself any questions that come to your mind about your business.
What step should I take next?
Should I slow down? Expand? Speed up?
Is this really for me?
Do I truly love it?
Where do I see this business going?
What is my wildest dreams for this business?
Who do I desire to impact?
How can I best serve those who need me?
Listen quietly to your answers.
The first answer that comes to your heart.
The ONE you KNOW to be true.
Don't over think it.
Trust into the KNOWING.
Don't try to outsmart yourself with bullshit lies.
Don't try and second guess your truths.
Don't deny a truth because it sucks and you don't want to hear it.
Disconnect from outcomes.
You needn't know how or when.
You just need to know the answer and slowly, one step at time, follow it...
Take a few moments while sitting, grounded.
Scribble your answers into a note book to reflect more on later.
We're being guided by mother earth and all her glorious wisdom.
2)Plant a seed. Set your intentions. Say a blessing. And watch it grow.
It's literally as simple and powerful as it says....
Grab some soil.
Choose a plant you'd love to grow.
Plant the seed.
Water it lightly.
Put it in a sun-shining window.
Repeat this blessing daily as you nurture your seed of intention into abundance in your life & business.
Bless this seed with (Insert your intention) like heart-ed clients.
As it roots take hold, let me be guided by it's strength.
As I nurture my seed of intention.
Let it's gentle, slow growth show me the way.
As you say this daily, listen in to the wisdom of your seed.
Does it need water? (self care)
Does it need more light? (play)
Does it need a bigger pot? (expansion/risk/growth/comfort zone)
Does it need other nutrients? (a coach, book, new course, guidance, knowledge)
Does it need to be weeded? Pruned? Snipped? (what's holding you back that you you need to let go of?)
Let your plant help you excavate answers within your own knowing.
You do have the answers.
Sometimes you just have to ask different questions.
3) Get outside in nature.
Whatever that looks like for you?
To the mountains.
Breathe in the air.
Reconnect with nature.
Clear the clutter and noise.
Allow the solitude to breathe new life into your heart and mind.
Sit near a tree.
Smell a flower.
Feel the cold water from a brook.
Walk on the beach.
Touch a leave.
Pick up a rock.
Sift sand through your fingers.
Throw a snowball.
Walk to walk.
No destination needed.
Allow nature to rejuvenate your mind.
Expand your sense of wonder.
Uncover new places.
Discover a passion.
Open the door to possibilities.
Lift your spirits.
All of this just by re-connecting with nature.....
Your business will thank you!
Your heart will feel blessed.
Your mind will feel rested.
Your body energized.
Your business will once again expand into new horizons!
Happy Spring Solstice and Ostara,
From my heart to yours...
I scribble about business & life after 40. I've got no time for BS, bad coffee or crappy relationships! Profanity is a wonderful stress management TOOL. I use it often.