“Spring Into Action”
by Joanne Hutchinson MBA
Winter (or summer if you’re in the northern hemisphere) finally draws to an end. We are all familiar with the change in the seasons, but have you considered that we have seasons in our lives too? Winter is a time of things slowing down, a time when we tend to spend more time indoors and it lends itself to going within and contemplative practises. The last 90 days has definitely felt like a winter period in my life. I have barely been ‘out’ in the world which is a direct contrast to the first 6 months of 2022.
It reminds me of the need to balance being and doing, the yin and the yang and how all are needed and necessary in our growth and evolution. So, whilst my mind feels like it hasn’t ‘achieved’ much in the winter period, my body has needed this downtime to restore itself and bring things back into balance. My soul feels more nourished now and I feel more inspired and excited about the new seeds that are ready to sprout.
As much as I love spring and summer, I cherish the changes to the season that usher in fresh energy and ideas, and allow us to align our nature with nature.
Spring Equinox 2022
So here we are – at the spring (or autumn) equinox which offers us a fresh start and new beginnings.
Equinoxes represent equal day and equal night, which also is representative of balance. It’s a great time to check-in with yourself and see how well you are balancing the different aspects of your life. Where has your attention been focussed? How have you taken care of yourself? What’s out of balance? What changes do you need to make?
Observing plants springing back to life and little baby pink bud bursts popping up like an overnight rash is exciting. What is ready to emerge for you now? Simply close your eyes, place your hands on your heart and align with your heart’s desires. Feel into what’s exciting or inspiring you. These are the silent seeds that lie dormant, waiting your attention to action. What’s next for you? What do you want to create and experience more of in your life and how can you step more into your greater purpose to bring your uniqueness in building a world where all life prospers?
Get ready for things to move forward with gusto especially as we move into October!
Everything in nature bursts forth when it’s ready and it is the same for you too.
Follow those inner nudges, that quiet voice that longs to be heard and embrace your bold, courageous self.
5 Self Reflection Questions
- What’s lighting you up or inspiring you now?
- What creation is calling you to bring through in this cycle?
- Who do you want to Become?
- What value(s) will you need to embody to help you?
- What one thing can you do to live and lead more consciously?
Theme This Quarter
If you could give the next quarter a theme or headline, what would it be?
Happy Spring Equinox! Enjoy this new 90 day cycle.
To your growth and evolution,
Joanne Hutchinson MBA
Founder Great Spirit NZ
‘It’s a way of BEING’