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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spring Has Sprung With New Beginnings

I know a lot of people who are going through transitions right now. People are getting laid off. Friends are taking the leap to go writing full time. Family things are happening, and it seems that just as soon as spring hit in most parts of the country, so too, did the change.

There's always the questions of "why now?" and of course the response of "why not?", but also if you think about this from a different point of view, it makes perfect sense. The wheel of the year is turning towards spring, and easter. For pagans, we celebrate Oestara, which falls on the Spring Equinox. This is the time when seeds are sown and new beginnings are sought. It's a new year, with a new crop ready to be harvested. Any vegetables or harvest left over from the previous year is long gone and cellars are waiting to be filled anew.

The universe wants us all to have new beginnings. Like Linus and his blanket, if we drag around our old, worn out thoughts and ideas, the things that might have happened to us over the new year, they will become dirty and weigh us down. They might even show up in ways which bring concern or teasing from others. Obviously, we want to show as much compassion as possible to others, but it is also usually pretty easy to see when people are dragging the past along with them. So now, when it's spring and we're thinking about new beginnings and new years, is the perfect time to drop all of that. And sometimes, the universe drops it all for us!

There is a lot of trust and understanding which has to go into allowing the Universe to work through us. We have to be ready to accept the new beginnings and to move forward with them. Like the birth process itself, new beginnings might not be easy, but as we move into spring, with its bounty of new lambs, baby calves, chicks, and fresh flowers, it's easy to see the beauty in new starts and new life. And that's what spring brings to us. Beginnings.

Are you having a beginning this year? Has the Universe brought you a transition? Let me know! One lucky commenter will receive a three-card tarot reading relating to their transition or beginning. Good luck!

Note: One of the beginnings that the new year has brought me is the growth of Harmonic Spirit, my reiki, tarot, coaching endeavor which strives to help people return to joyful unity in their own lives. Visit for more information about what I offer and more tips on making the best of your new beginning!


  1. I have had blessings of two stories being contracted for publication, have chosen to self publish another one, and am waiting to hear back on a fourth and am writing on a fifth. I am feeling burned out and am wanting to retreat from the internet right when I should be promoting the most.

  2. Mary, Interesting post. I have definitely stepped into a transitional stage, although it remains unclear the direction of the change. Last year was a big step for me into the publication world. Yet, now I feel a little lost. Festival's idea of retreat from the internet ( the world ) feels very familiar. I know bright skies are ahead, but it's sometimes hard getting through the clouds.

    Best wishes.

  3. Thanks for the great post Mary! My new begining is in the form of a story that keeps coming to me and won't go away. I think it's time for me to try to write it down.

  4. I feel like I am constantly in transition, that my life is built upon change. Nothing ever remains the same for long. But the change I am most excited about is continued success with my writing.

    1. I so love spring. my trees and bushes are budding, the humming birds are back, and that's just the beginning


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