On the Spring Equinox, which in the Celtic wheel of the year is called Ostara, the day and night are of equal length. It’s a point of balance in the year, and the threshold of the warmer, greener days of summer to come. This blessing invites you to align yourself with this celebration of new life & growth.
On the spring equinox
When light and dark are in perfect balance,
May you feel life start to grow again in places that have been fallow
May you gently open yourself to new possibilities
May your inbreath invite abundance,
Your outbreath joy
The grounds of our community, our shared humanity, our very being
Have felt dry and unnourishing
But if the tenderest green stem
Can push through hard soil
Always knowing which way is ‘up’
To bloom under the sun
How much stronger must our spirits be?
And how much more resplendent their blossoming?
May the fragile shoots
Of newness grow
In our hearts and our communities
May this be a time when we all equally stand in the sun
Bend in the gentle breeze
Move in the direction of growth with ease
Accept and receive our birthright:
To breathe in abundance, to breathe out joy.