Spring, Glorious Spring!

"For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring (s)he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours." Pam Brown

"For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring (s)he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours." Pam Brown

Today is the first full day of Spring 2014. This afternoon I rejoiced in the warmer weather and longer day, sitting outside on a coffee break and enjoying in the sun on my skin while the birdsong touched my hopeful soul. That's the magic of spring...hope. The understanding that Mother Nature will show her gentler side and reduce the frost and chill and provide the necessities of life; fertile soil, temperate weather and increased sunlight.  It is a time for renewal, rejuvenation and rebirth. 

Many have compared a woman's menstrual cycle to the changing seasons. They break down the comparisons as such:

Winter         Menstruation

Spring          Pre-ovulation

Summer       Ovulation

Autumn        Post-ovulation, pre-menstrual

 

It's quite a lovely way at looking at a monthly cycle. If we can liken the thickening of blood in the womb to the making of a bed for a possible baby, spring would be the time we make the bed anew, optimism intact.

In her book 'The Way of the Happy Woman', Sara Avant Stover writes

Women’s moods and energy levels wax and wane like the moon, ebb and flow like the tides, flourish and decay like the seasons. Living in harmony with these cycles strengthens us, makes us wiser, and heals us. Denying them weakens our spirits, our bodies, and our connection to life herself.

and she continues...

Each month our bodies go through mini-seasons with our menstrual cycles. We’re continually incubating, creating, shedding, and letting go. At ovulation we’re ripe and fertile, much like the earth at the height of summer. The week before menstruation we start to contract and turn inward, as we do in the fall. When we bleed it’s an inner winter. We hole up alone (ideally) to dream and regenerate. After menstruation we’re reborn as we are in the spring, having let go, rested, and purified.

Understanding you internal weather forecast can assist you in living a more harmonious life. It can enable you to make decisions that are in your best interests, acknowledging your fluctuating moods and energy levels and setting realistic goals that are attainable. Such knowledge and actions are based in self-love and self-awareness, something we all need if we wish to live happy and productive lives. In essence, reaping the best and bounty that each season offers us.

I am in the spring of my current cycle, in the autumn of my days. How about you? What season are you presently enjoying?






Posted on March 21, 2014 .