Happy Spring Equinox! Rosemary talks about what that means, and gives tips on how you can enjoy it and use this time to emerge as a new version of yourself, with a fresh outlook on everything! Let your imagination run wild! Do something today that makes you feel super alive! Hear her talk about the awesome things she did today that made her come to life! She ends with this quote:
“It’s a shame to be caught up in something that doesn’t make you absolutely tremble with joy.” -Julia Child
You’re listening to A Show of Hearts, the podcast about finding the courage to live a deep and magical life. I’m your host, life coach Rosemary Pritzker.
Happy vernal equinox, everyone. What exactly is an equinox you may ask. Well, it is when the day and night are the same length, so they’re each 12 hours, which brings balance between light and the dark, obviously. It’s on that edge where the shadow and the light are equal, like the tide line where you’re standing on the edge of sea and sand. It’s a time of new beginnings and potential as winter melts away and spring springs to life. It is a potent time of new life bursting out of the ground, the ice, the cave. Hibernation is ending. The ice is thawing. Plants are pushing up through the dirt to form buds that will later be flowers, and vegetables, and all kinds of other things.
So, what is emerging as the ground of your life thaws? Can you acknowledge what has happened, what was, and be grateful for the lessons, and then leave behind of what hasn’t been serving you, what’s been weighing you down, what isn’t working and start afresh, spend some time imagining what’s possible? So today, do some dreaming and scheming. Meditate or journal about the most awesome version of your life you can possibly imagine and what steps will get you there. Let your imagination run wild. Then, do something today that makes you feel super alive.
So for me, today, I did some really awesome dancing just alone at home to mostly some reggaeton music, which is basically Latin hip hop-ish. Super fun. And just kind of let myself go, and really enjoy it, and threw myself into it.
Then, later on, I had a friend from out of town call me out of the blue saying, “Hey, I just flew in for a meeting. I’m here for a few hours. Let’s go jump in the ocean.” I was like, “Sweet.” I dropped everything and soon thereafter was swimming in the ocean while my friend sat on the shore holding my dog so she wouldn’t chase the seagulls into infinity, like she likes to do. I just let go and let myself delight with all my senses, delight in floating and swimming in the ocean, looking up at the sky, breathing in that ocean air. Just the whole experience was just so lovely and enlivening.
Then, I spent a little bit of time sitting on the shore just soaking in that peaceful feeling of being in nature, especially of being on a beach with the wind, and the sea, and the sand, and the beautiful clouds, and the … You know, it’s like so many different elements wrapped up into one.
So today, just be present. Savor life and see with fresh eyes. View everything in a new light, and just enjoy this time of imagining what’s possible. Then, share what’s bursting in you and what makes you feel alive in any of our social media at A Show of Hearts, which is on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
I wanted to leave you guys with one of my absolute favorite quotes ever. It’s been in my email signature for a really long time. It’s Julia Child who says, “It’s a shame to be caught up in something that doesn’t make you absolutely tremble with joy.” So with that, enjoy this vernal equinox. Let the new version of yourself emerge. And may you find yourself trembling with joy.
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