Morning journeyers. .. the roses is my garden are flowering, opening out into a full manifestation of pink beauty. As we straddle Spring Wood and Summer Fire we can feel a softening of the energy as the push-push subsides and becomes wafting flickering flames.... what late Spring flowers are you enjoying at the moment? 🌻🌼🌸🌹🌾love Carol xx
Morning journeyers. ...so let's have a 'Spring check-in', we do this in our workshops and it is a moment to reflect in relation to the season, on how we are feeling amidst the busyness of our lives. Spring and the Wood element is in its glorious fullness; seeds have germinated, the ground is warm, Spring flowers are bossoming and everything is growing at full speed.
So how are YOU doing?... in a quiet moment ask yourself;
- how is your energy level, are you feeling more bouncy and benefiting from the long days and extra sunshine?
- have you found your creative flow or something that has inspired you enough to make a plan?
- are you wanting to do or have done some Spring cleaning, whether this is in your house or in your body, so managing to clear out any hint of Winter stagnation?
These pointers will help you check-in with your Wood element, if you find you are still not feeling the Spring energy you could try
- lightening your diet by eating more raw foods and reducing heavy carbs
- having a brisk daily walk to bring some dynamism into your body
- keeping a journal to handy to try and catch those inspired thoughts before they disappear off again
Have a lovely Spring filled day, lots of love Carol xx
Morning journeyers, 🌞🌞🌞 it's been gorgeous here in Devon, beautifully summery and hot with amazing lightening storms. It seems that we are in that transition phase between seasons again, days where it feels full-on summer and other days where it feels chilly and Spring-like.
So at this time of transition between Spring and Summer we are going to start to feel the blossoming of our Spring plans, a bit like nature, filling out the hedgerows, trees getting their full foliage and Spring plantings finding their roots and really starting to grow.
So over the next couple of weeks you will see a mix of Spring and Summery posts as we nestle down into Summer and start to feel the that sense of inner warmth and blossoming.
Would love to know in the comments below where you are in the world and whether you feel it is Spring or Summer, have a gorgeous day, and if you are in the UK, have a great Bank Holiday Monday, with love Carol xx 🌱 💚🌞🌼
Happy day of the SUN journeyers. WE are just past a new moon, where new beginnings and intentions are the in thing. The springtime brings with it the opportunity of fresh starts, new growth and un-thought of opportunities. What's 'sprouting' in your life at the moment? Love Sarah-Jayne x
Spring is all about the wood element...the push of plants that can make it through concrete, the majesty and power of magnificent trees. In the garden its all about planting, germination, tending....having a plan of what you would like to grow and then being flexible when nature has its say as to what grows, and what doesn't! This is true of business, projects and relationships also. Green is the colour of wood. One of the most powerful balancers for me is to immerse myself in green...the park, a woodland and my garden. Then I allow my eyes to soften, to look less actively, to widen my vision to include the peripheral part. The wood element can show up as determined, rigid and focused. Take some time today to soften your vision, to allow your peripheral some space and unfocus. There may well be gifts in this softer looking. If you can do this in conjunction with being immersed in green then all the better... Its healing to 'eat our greens' on all levels! Have a wonderful, visionary day. Sarah-Jayne xx
New moon in Gemini tonight in the U.K. Feeling dis-empowered in the face of recent events? These days are tricky for sure. Ultimately we do have a hand to play in how the future looks and feels. It starts in our living rooms, in our back yards, our offices, schools and communities. Find your passion, fan your spark, feed your soul flame..., you are needed. Here and now. Gather and communicate."We are the ones we've been waiting for". New moon love to you and yours. Sarah-Jayne 🌙 🌙
A Hopi Elder Speaks
"You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered . . .
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader."
Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, "This could be a good time!"
"There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are torn apart and will suffer greatly.
"Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, Least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
"The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from you attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
"We are the ones we've been waiting for."
-- attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder
These are tricky times. In the U.K. there is passionate debate, heated arguements. Many are wearing their heart on their sleeves, many are heart broken. There is ranting, blaming, blood boiling, depression, disassociation and disbelief. Whatever the political persuasion, it is clear the heat is on, the fire of passion is UP! So how we do we navigate? Rage and passion can be very positive when usedin conjunction with wisdom and understanding. These are the days to get involved with community, speak opinions, join with people of similar persuasion, get informed about others opinions, find the facts (seriously check the sources). However pauses are needed. Fire can rage out of control. In the Five element map water controls fire. Drink water (really), unplug regularly from media streams, get into/by water. Allow the deep emotions to flow. Allow regular gentleness. Take a break, get still, go deep, listen to that wisdom in your heart that shows the personal aspect of all of this. Get a good self care routine. Drink tea with mates. Relax. Take your passionate steps into the future .The fire element of summer is on it's way and is about how we relate. Ultimately "we're all just walking each other home." Respect each other. Much love in this time of trickiness, Sarah-Jayne
Morning journeyers. ..I love this picture of a leaf with all the veins showing so clearly. This reminded me of a road map with lots of junctions where we have a choice to go one way or another. Spring, the time of rebirth gives us the chance to create a new map and to make different choices, with the liver and gall bladder meridians in charge of planning and decision making creating a new map can feel easier as we can ride the seasonal energy wave.
So journeyers what new pathways are you forging this Spring?
Have a fab day, love Carol xx 🌱 🌳 🌱
Morning journeyers, after the torrential rain of last week it feels to me that Summer is really on the way, the garden is filling out and I sense there's a slowing down of that pushy dynamic Spring energy (apart from my A level driven household right now!)
So in your literal or metaphorical garden are your seedlings/plans ready to be planted out, or taken to the next level, where the warmth of the growing Fire element can help them flourish and mature? Or are they still young and and tender and so need more intense tending. If you feel the latter make the most of the last weeks of Spring when we can more easily ride the wave of creativity, planning and organisation to really get things moving.
Have a fab day everyone, lots of love Carol xx
Morning journeyers, I hope you had a relaxing weekend full of Spring greeness. I've had a lovely few days off doing lush things and now feel quite refreshed. I thought I'd share this pic I took last week which made me ponder growth, which of course is rapid and delicious in Spring.
It reminded me that that growth is not just linear but is a deepening and a broadening as we move forward, in the same way plants grow as they mature. This has been particularly on my mind as I finally truly 'land' in my middle years and consider how my growth has been so far and what I want for the second half of my life (still pondering that one!) and particularly how I can nurture and nourish myself to grow as much as I would like.
So today using the Spring power of vision, visualise how you would like to grow and then consider whether you are giving yourself everything you need to really flourish, including food and water, movement, experiences and support systems.
Would love to know your thoughts, lots of love Carol xx🌱🍃🌳
We love sharing seasonal insights as we journey through each season.