Today marks another round on the wheel for me. And I'm torn -- part of me wants to celebrate my birthday, part wants to pull the bedcovers over my head till the weather warms up. This is the season for rest and renewal, yet we're acculturated to starting the new year with a burst of energy. Where does that energy come from? Not from the Earth; the Earth is sleeping right now. If we're generating it out of our own finite resources, is it any wonder that it runs out so quickly -- and so many of our well-meaning resolutions fade before the end of January?
If we were really plugged into the seasons, we'd sleep longer (even if it means going to bed earlier!) and give those seeds of good intentions time to germinate. Then, when spring comes, let all that pent-up energy burst forth!
(Maybe that's why I used to send out my Christmas cards in April . . .)
Christin Whittington is a practitioner of energy medicine – helping people restore balance in their bodies, their health and their lives using a combination of Reiki, Reflexology, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Qi Gong and herbal medicine.