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 now 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
Morning journeyers, hope you had a fab weekend 🌞🌞🌞 it was gorgeous here again in Devon, beautifully summery and warm. 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 and of course we are very south in the UK and I know some folk in Scotland are only just seeing the blossoming of their bluebells.
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, love Carol xx
We are in the darkest phase of the moon this evening, with new moon coming around 4am tomorrow. New moon brings new possibility, new information, new insight. The power of transformation. We can utilise this energy by creating space to wonder/wander with/through our current life....Get curious, be surprised by what is really working for you, and what absolutely is not. As we are also in spring in the northern hemisphere we can use the power of the wood element to help. When really balanced, wood brings the gifts of vision, ideas, creativity and flexibility. Think eyes and ligaments/tendons. So get flexible with your thinking, with what you see and would like to see in your wonderful life. Move that awesome physical being that is your body. Plug into the possibility and wonder of transformation. Expect surprises. Wishing you wonderful new moon insights, Sarah-Jayne x
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?...at Journey with the Seasons we have had a good old clear out and have just birthed some new ideas for courses which we will share with you once we have got some more details... have a fab day, love Carol xx
Morning journeyers. ...so let's have a 'Spring check-in', we do this on all 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
I love the mornings and the smell in the air, particularly in the Spring when there is such anticipation of growth and creativity. ..what's your favourite time of day?
We love sharing seasonal insights as we journey through each season.