In Spring, everything is fertile and the energy is to nurture new growth, feed it and begin to wake up from the winter's sleep. We stretch and move again. Test the water. It is in this phase of the menstrual cycle we will find the energy to begin projects, to develop ideas and plan ahead. The crescent moon above us shows us the way, her light growing each night but still some aspects shrouded in darkness, in mystery.
During our Inner Spring week, we have the dynamics of Emergence, We are moving out of the fertile dark void of winter, where our dreams and visions have provided the essential first food to nourish our intentions and the work we want to bring into the world during this cycle and the cycles to come. Now is the time for planning, setting and fully articulating our intentions.
Our spring week marries beautifully with the energies of the Harvest Festival, Lammas.
Liminal times like this remind me of tempering eggs; adding a little bit of a hot substance to eggs slowly so they do not curdle. At this time of year, we begin to slowly, often with two steps forward and one step back, transition our eating patterns from the comforting winter foods; high protein, high fat when it’s cold and blustery to eating lighter, cleansing foods when it’s warm and more spring-like.