As Mother Nature begins the process of renewing herself in spring, we, too, can renew ourselves. The Vernal Equinox gives us an opportunity to reflect on the need for balance in our lives. Twice each year, at the spring and autumn equinoxes, we have a moment in which everything on the planet can be in balance and harmony.
What is difficult for me, and for most of us, is maintaining such a balance in our lives. When I remember that I am a balance of mind-body-spirit, I live more consciously. I eat with intention. I speak with intention. I think and feel with intention.
My meditations recently have been about maintaining this balance. I walked on the beach for hours on the equinox, seeking nourishment for my soul. I found it in the crashing waves, the soft sand, the wheeling gulls, the wind on my face, and the shell gifts I received from the sea. I was in perfect harmony with Mother Nature and with myself.
I hope you too, find and maintain balance in this Ostara season.
If you’d like to learn more about the Vernal Equinox and participate in a community celebration, join me this Saturday, March 26, 9:30-11:00 am at Mystic Elements for our Pagan Ostara celebration. Bring a candle in a drip-proof holder and a small object that represents this season for you. Cost is only $15. Please call Mystic Elements to register (910) 799-1001. Everyone of every faith welcome.