Spring Greetings!

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I read somewhere recently that in the olden days we would set our intentions for the year not at the beginning of the year but when spring arrived. It is the time of renewal and makes perfect sense to be the best time to set intentions. I am not one for new year's resolutions as it is, but I often take a little while to sit with my intentions for the year, so the timing works perfect for me. The past couple years I have gone in to hibernation mode in the winter. It started when I got covid for the second time in 2022. This has been something I have intentionally done since. It feels good to go with the rhythm of nature. Slowing down when everything outside is doing the same. Now everything outside is coming alive. It seems like spring is coming early this year. It feels good to get more active again. How about you? 

With all of the rain we have had and the sun finally appearing regularly nature is exploding at every corner. My garlic is already over 4 inches tall! There are buds and sprouts everywhere. I love this time of year. It's like everything that was simmering under the surface is peeking out for the first time. The endless possibilities are exciting. Focusing on this simple aspect of nature that we often take for granted, can help to shift our perspective. Moving us out of the winter doldrums to spring awakening. I recently started my seeds for the garden and it has been great to see their process. Pretty soon I will plant peas, beans, kale etc. and the process will continue to unfold. I am already seeing early spring wild plants like bittercress, garlic mustard, and field garlic. Soon there will be mushrooms and more. There is lots to look forward too!

What are you looking forward to this spring? What seeds of intention have you planted that you look forward to coming to fruition? 

I hope to see you at one of my events this spring. Here are some of the exciting things I have planned so far. 

1. My next Qi Gong certification course is on 4/20 and 4/21. 

2. I am doing a special forage walk with the ct foraging club on 5/5. at 10 am in Killingworth. 

3. My weekly evening qigong class is Tuesdays at 6 and will be hosted outside at the barn. I am working on finding an indoor space with inclement weather. 

4. My weekly morning qi gong class is at 10 am in the sanctuary room.

5. I am hosting a Summer Solstice meditation in the Salt cave 6/22 at 4pm. 

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