Have you ever watched a pot of water go to a rolling boil? The water is placid at first. Then, it will begin to move and small bubbles appear on the sides of the container. Next, the water will start to shift and move as the energy begins to build. Eventually, the water begins to bubble and then, finally, boil.
This next statement easily falls into the “Nothing New” category but what I have found while working and dowsing with Earth Energy and Earth Spirits is that the same thing occurs every Spring. Here in the Midwest, the energy first begins to move and bubble around early February. It’s also no surprise that it’s also about the time the maple trees begin to move their sap. It’s the first marker. The energy is slow and sluggish of course but by March it’s starting to charge up. Early bubbles start to form. In answer to this, migratory birds begin to move. For that matter, everything starts to move. By April, we are into a gentle boil. Is it any wonder that so many world religions have festivals during this time? By May, energy-wise, we’re at a full rolling boil!
I once dowsed for the when the highest energy levels occur throughout the year and, again, no surprise the peak energies occur around Beltaine. By June, things are beginning to settle and we simmer up and through Summer. However, May is THE keypoint of the energy build. I’ve not confirmed this but would guess it occurs around the May Full Moon? (Again, read Beltaine.)
As I write this today, things are definitely boiling in my neck of the woods. All the Spring plants have made their appearance and the mushrooms have started to show from under leaf and litter. My point in all this is that it’s one thing to acknowledge what is occurring. It’s quite another to interact with it! The energy is so strong right now and keywords for it would be rebirth, renewal, rejuvenation. In working with friends and clients who are going through stressful times during this cycle of the year I always ask them, “Have you been able to get in touch with Spring?” The usual response is, “Oh, a little bit. It’s nice but I haven’t had time to get outside.” I usually tell them that “a little bit” is good but “a lot” is crucial! I also remind them that I didn’t ask if they went outside. I asked if they were getting in touch with Spring!
One important thing to remember is that going outside is always a good answer but there may be reasons you are unable to do so; work, allergies, other distractions, other responsibilities. You don’t HAVE to be outside to get the benefit of this energy right now. It is about how you focus your interaction with it. Earth energy is pervasive and does not stop at the edges of your home’s window or your office’s wall. If there was any kind of regenerative, renewing energy it’s the energy of the boundless Spring.
Connecting to it is easier than you might think. It’s a simple matter of intent. I was given this little exercise. What does “Spring Energy” look like to you? Is it flowers? Spring rain? Daisies and tulips pushing through old dead leaves? Is it the smell of rain? Birds if bright breeding plummage? Maybe it’s a combination. Maybe it’s a place? Whatever it is, come up with a mental image of what Spring means to you. Do this with your eyes open or closed, whichever is most comfortable to you.
Take a few deep breaths and in your mind’s eye picture yourself with that image, standing within that image. Once you have that, picture yourself reaching out and touching whatever “feels” right to touch in the image. A flower petal? Placing your hand in a cool, fresh stream? Letting an insect or butterfly land on your hand? Reach out and touch that energy. Then, let that energy mingle with your energy. How does it feel? It should feel pretty good! Once you get in contact with it you might feel a pulsing and rolling. Maybe a bit of an energetic boil? Dare I say a buzz? You should feel lighter, healthier. I know that I often feel an energy burst like I’ve had a cup of strong coffee. Hold that connection for as long as you would like and then, when you are finished, thank it and simply let go.
(Alternatively, you can of course do the same by looking out a window and focusing on a flower, a budding tree, a bird. It’s a matter of focusing and the intent of connecting to that Spring energy.)
If you do this throughout the days of Spring you should notice some very beneficial effects to your mood and your energy. You can do it only once or you can do it throughout the day. Personally, I do this exercise multiple times throughout the day and evening. The energy is everywhere right now and it’s source is eternal. It’s there for you to use so why ignore it?