The mornings are light again. Almost unnoticeably have they brightened, little by little, until now. It’s like a soft velvet veil has been lifted from the landscape, and now it’s stretching, awakening and warming to the sun. We’re still over a week away from the Spring Equinox, when the balance between light and dark, day and night, is equal for a brief moment. For a couple of hours it is as if the universe itself stands still, before we walk through the gates of Spring.
The Spring equinox is the start of the light season here in Norway. It’s beautiful, so delicate and fragile yet so undeniably alive. Here in Bergen the rain has given way to quiet sunshine for a few days, and I can tell you it is glorious. All over the place I am noticing little signs of life: stubborn, persistent and joyous life. This morning I noticed the crocuses in bloom, and daffodils in bud. There were green leaves on a shrub, and snowdrops in the flowerbeds outside the old wooden houses. And people were smiling. Saying good morning to each other, waving to each other. Just because the sun was out.
Spring is a wonderful time of year, and as I sit by my window I recognize a deep connection with my own life. I’m in a good place, I’m well and happy and strong. I’m awakening from a slumber, as my different aspects are realigning and harmonizing. This spring is about fulfilling my potential, both as an individual and as a community member. Spring is also a time for sowing, and it’s about setting intentions and planning for the future. Perhaps more than anything Spring is about letting go, of opening up and allowing the vibrant energy to fill us up.
There’s a full moon coming up in a few days too, I’m planning to spend some time bathing in the moonlight, consolidating lessons and growth and dreams. There’s a magical shade of blue in the evening sky this time of year, and when the full moon lights it up it is breathtaking. Although I live in a city I’ve got a great view of the sky and the moon.
As I was reflecting on the new flowers opening up to greet the sunshine, I became aware of feeling lighter and freer than before. I’ve let go of an issue or two, relaxed about a couple of things and seen a bigger picture.
Sunrise is around 7am right now, so tomorrow I’m planning on having a quiet start to what will be a very busy day. I’ll be taking a break to enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee in my hand, watching the world come to life. It’s a fantastic opportunity to tune into the seasonal energies too, and opening up and allowing them to affect me. I always get a sense of urgency around the equinox, it’s as if I’m willing the process of longer days and warmer sunshine to continue. Yet I also savour that feeling of everything standing still and taking stock. It’s a bit like my mornings. I hope you have a good morning too!
Vild Prestegard is an anthropologist, holistic therapist, Reiki master and public speaker based in Norway. She is a regular blogger for Cycle Harmony. You’re welcome to contact her at email@example.com with questions and comments.