Ah, Spring is nearly upon us, and it is a welcome time for many who are feeling ready to shake off the effects of a long, cold winter. This is the time of year that a spirit of renewal can be felt almost everywhere. Many people begin cleansing rituals, planning gardens and preparing for the coming months where they can spend more time enjoying the outdoors.
Spring brings so many wonderful blessings: longer days, warm weather, the return of color, as what was dormant comes to life again. So, how to prepare for Spring? One of the best ways to welcome Spring is by cleansing your home, both literally and spiritually. Open windows, get rid of your dust bunnies, and get the air and energy flowing again.
Many find this is a great time to perform a smudging ritual, to push out any negative, stagnant energy and invite positive new energy to come in. Smudging can really make it feel a weight has been lifted. Burning incense can have the same cleansing effect. Many people prefer to burn it in the warmer months when windows can be opened to better dissipate the smoke. With these kinds of cleansings, the smoke is used to carry away negative energy, making room for abundance and positivity.
Incorporating water features is another great way to encourage the flow of positive energy. A water fountain is a good choice to encourage flow and amplify positive vibrations. Spring is the season of growth and renewal. Anything that draws this energy and helps it flow through your space can welcome more opportunities to come your way. Water features are great indoors and outdoors. The best fountains should have quiet motors, be sturdy and easy to clean.
Spring is also a great time to cleanse crystals and stones. Restore their energy and place them in auspicious areas to balance and amplify positive energy. Gypsum (Selenite) is a great stone to place in any space. In its natural state, it is a lovely, white/transparent stone that goes with any décor. Selenite is beautiful, and it brings a tranquil, peaceful energy. It also promotes clarity of thought and raises the vibration of any area it is placed in. Selenite is often formed into candle holders, statues and even jewelry.
Spring of course means the desire to spend more time outdoors. Make your outdoor space more inviting with a set of wind chimes to carry the light spring breezes. Nothing sounds as lovely during a quiet day as the gentle ringing of chimes. Open the window and allow their gentle sound to lift your spirits.
If you have a garden space or zen area in your yard, a volcanic stone statue is a lasting, high-quality piece that will retain its beauty for many seasons. Buddha or God’s hands statues are a perfect way to show gratitude and to welcome the spirit of abundance into your garden area.
Regardless of what you do to welcome it, Spring is a beautiful time of the year to reflect on fresh starts and new direction. Enjoy and embrace the enthusiasm that comes with the season of renewal.