By Payton Hoegh
All around us, we can see evidence of Spring emerging from the stillness of winter. Wildlife that had slowed in the cooler months are growing more active. Vegetation that had gone bare is bursting to life with buds and blossoms in preparation for the turning of seasons marked in part by the vernal equinox. This midpoint between the winter and summer solstice represents a balance point as the Earth’s axis and tilt bring us to a moment of near equity in day and night, a signpost of Spring’s arrival and the lengthening hours of sunlight.
This is a wondrous time of transition, a time to reflect on balance, and an opportunity to be mindful of both the lessons learned spiritually in the winter and the growth projected for spring.