Beginnings: Time For A Fresh Start
Spring is set to hit in the next few days. And just in time for us all to make a fresh start and a new beginning!
Don’t know about you, but it has been a long winter.
Finally the days are starting to get longer and we manged to get an extra hour of daylight. Now all we have to do is get used to it!
Celebrating Winter’s End
I think it would be a fabulous idea to celebrate the ending of winter.
Can you tell that I am not much for winter sports?
All of that aside, it seems to me like it would be a great idea to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring. I think the ancients had it right when they would celebrate the spring equinox.
Spring is that wonderful time of year when we get to come out of hibernation and celebrate the coming of new life.
Although we may wish to take a moment and pay tribute to the losses, and passing ons that we have gone through. The year 2016 started with a bang. A lot of losses and changes, and a lot of good people have left this Earth and moved on.
Let us take a moment to honour their memory.
In Tune With The Seasons
It never ceases to amaze me how we can get so out of sync with nature, and the seasons that surround us.
Whenever I stop and take a look at nature and animals in our environment, I am astounded by how their behaviour is in line with the seasons and nature. What should astound me more perhaps, is why we, man, are not also more aligned with nature!
Man The Disconnected Animal
We humans seem so disconnected to nature and our environment. We have things like “daylight savings time” and “leap year” adjustments. Of course there is a “logical” reason why we add a day to our calendar every four years: to make an adjustment.
But animals and nature seem to do just fine without any calendar adjustments.
In fact, they even seem to do rather well without daylight savings time!
Which reminds me, the adoption of daylight savings time goes back to World War I when Germany used it as a means to conserve coal. When the United States entered the war, they also adopted it. A look at this Wikipedia article on Daylight Savings Time details the whole history of how it came about and the controversies that have ensued over the years.
But the point I am alluding to, is how out of balance and out of touch we modern humans seem to be with nature.
If you really stop to think about it, a lot of us live in tall buildings. We step out of our “nests” and get into our cars, and drive to other tall buildings where we spend our days, only to return to the “nest”. What is striking is that we rarely actually ever touch our feet to the ground. What we mostly put our feet down upon is concrete or pavement. Hardly the Earth at all.
As an aside, if you would like to read up on a topic that is very interesting, please have a look at this article on grounding or “Earthing” as some like to call it. What it is, is a fascinating look at how “grounding” our human energetic field to the Earth can help to promote and sustain health in many ways. This used to be something that we did regularly when we were less so called “civilized” and living in nature.
For a more thorough, and science backed view on the subject, you can have a look at this excellent read called: Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?
Long Live Spring!
In the next few days, let us all take advantage of the new energy that spring will bestow upon us. Let us cast off the old and embrace the new.
I hope that spring’s healing comes into your life and blesses it and carries you along with its healing and regenerative energies.
Long live spring! Long live life!