This day is a day of balance between day and night, light and dark. It is a moment of pause in the ever growing and shrinking energies of the dance between the sun and the moon.
Balance is something we so often talk about striving for. But balance is not a stasis state of being. The landscape of the world around us and the world within us is ever changing, ever shifting. Balance comes in moments, in the pauses, in the between.
What does it mean to be balanced? To feel balanced? To bring something into balance?
Balance is not permanent. Just as the Equinox is one day (two if you count autumn), our own moments of being in this state are fleeting.
Yet, this doesn’t make the moment less valuable. It doesn’t take away the power in the invitation to pause.
We are always shifting. Sometimes subtly. Sometimes with great jolts.
During this equinox you can use the balance of light and dark to explore the way you feel balance within.
Choose two rocks of approximately equal weight.
Sit in a comfortable position and hold one rock in each hand
Play with the weight distribution. Lifting one hand higher than the other.
Find the place, the position where they feel “balanced”
Sit with eyes closed and meditate on the word balance.
On the sensation of balance
Notice all the ways your body shifts and changes in these quiet minutes.
As you sit with the rocks perhaps you name them and notice how this might shift the way they feel in your hands
Allow yourself to readjust, to refind balance.
Discover the way this pause, this moment is not one of stillness as much as one of a subtle shift to find equilibrium,
Equinox is the first day of Spring!
Welcome the season of awakening! Depending on where you are in the Northern Hemisphere, the quickening and green growth has already begun, or the promise of the thaw is on the horizon.
This season is one of celebrating fertility, planning, planting and beginning to grow.
What seeds are you preparing to plant?
During the birth of this new season, I am co-hosting a Spring Equinox ceremony with Erin LaFaive of Full Circle herbals.
This is happening tomorrow, Sunday, March 20th at 10 am PT.
This ritual is part of the Diving Deeper Membership but is available to the community as a solo offering as well.
If you would like to join us you can register here!
And if you have been considering joining the Diving Deeper Membership Circle now is the time.
Registration closes Monday and won’t reopen again until Summer.
Curious what the next month of the membership holds?
March 20th Spring Equinox Ceremony
March 25th Divination Practice Group
March 26th Spring Element Mini Class-Air
March 31st New Moon Ceremony
April 8th Seed Planting and Manifestation Magic Class
April 15th Full Moon Ritual
April 15th Divination Practice
Plus as a member you get a deep discount on the Cauldron of Wisdom Virtual Conference April 22nd and 23rd. That’s two days, 9 classes and a whole lot of magic!
May your Equinox bring a moment of pause, inspiration on the breath of spring winds and hope in the growth around and inside of you!
Emily Morrison MA, MFT