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Spring Equinox: Finding Balance in a Topsy-Turvy World

Woman with head of flowers; Spring Equinox finding balance in a topsy turvy world

Spring Equinox and finding balance. Last week was Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere and Autumn Equinox down under. It’s the time of year when day and night are equal around the world and for a moment, we can sense equilibrium. Always, light and dark strive for balance on Earth in the continual cycle of the seasons. Our lives are the same as we too move through periods of what seem to be light and dark, joy and grief, abundance and lack.

Most days I feel like I’m living in a dream, or an alternate reality, that I could not have imagined even a few years ago. What poses as news is more like a surreal and fictional soap opera, and it seems like the country–even the world– is coming apart at the seams. Maybe this needs to happen so it can be rebuilt on higher ground, and the current conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus might be seen as a big shakeup when we boil down the archetypal energies of those two planets. Yesterday was a powerful full moon lunar eclipse, and on April 8 we will experience a total solar eclipse that will be visible in parts of America. These are trigger points that will unfold over time.

I suppose it was naïve to believe that at the changing of an age the world would unfold in an orderly expansion of consciousness. As a child of the sixties, I thought we had learned our lessons and grown beyond many of the dramas that are now playing out on the world stage. And so, I struggle to find my center and balance and to know how I can make a difference in what seems to be a dark and dangerous time. Part of me wants to hide in the cellar and let the storm pass, while another part of me wants to take to the streets, marching and shouting.

Mahatma Ghandi has always been one of my heroes, and I often turn to his words for inspiration and courage. I took the following quote from the Mahatma Ghandi Memorial Foundation web site.

“Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘My life is my message.’  He requested us not to turn merely to his writings and speeches but to the very actions of his life.  What he wanted to communicate or express to successive generations would be observable by his daily living. His experiment with truth was his life message. Through each aspect of his life, whether it was spiritual, physical, or mental, he continually aspired to perfect each as a means of realization. Over the course of his life, his actions evolved toward what he hoped would be more enlightened living.”

Ghandi once said, “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.”

I am holding these words close to my heart along with the awareness that I am in good company with all of you as we walk this razor’s edge path to freedom. There is strength in numbers and power in love. We can enter the still place within and find out inner balance. We can welcome the spring equinox — finding balance in a topsy-turvy world —  while seeking the balancing nature of our central essence

As we in the northern hemisphere reach for returning light and new growth, let us remember that every experience holds a lesson. A wise teacher once said, “Rather than asking why this happening to me, ask instead, what is this trying to teach me?” A willingness to learn our lessons brings light to our path and grace to our lives.

About the Author:

Julie Loar is the multiple award-winning author of eight books and dozens of articles including,  Messengers Two with a Guide, Symbol & Synchronicity: Learning the Soul’s Language in Dreams Waking Life, the two-volume Sky Lore Anthology, Goddesses For Every Day, The Hidden Power of Everyday Things, and Tarot and Dream Interpretation. She is also the co-creator of the board game Quintangled. Her work has been translated into several languages, and her popular Astrology column appeared in Atlantis Rising Magazine for two decades. She has led eighteen sacred journeys to Egypt and is a frequent speaker and presenter.

After a near death experience in Mexico in 1966, she pursued what has become her lifelong interest in dreams, symbols, angels, space travel and ancient Egypt through an intensive thirty-year study of metaphysics. Focusing on symbols, mythology, Astrology, Astronomy, Tarot, Qabalah, dreams, and shamanism, Julie has been a spiritual practitioner and teacher since 1972. She has spoken internationally on women’s issues, leadership, motivation, mythology, and symbolism.

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