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:
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
and she continues...
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?