As Persephone returns from the Underworld, she brings with her vitality, fertility, and Spring.
Spring is an upward/outward energy, pushing through the darkness of the soil just as we emerge from the darkness of our own underworld journey to sit in the void. This is new beginnings, rebirth, and fresh starts. New growth.
In Chinese Medicine, this is the Wood element, which relates to Liver and Gallbladder. This is the season of vision. And of making short-term decisions to bring our dreams to fruition, with the understanding that all decisions can have a longer timeline. The realm of longer trajectories and “destiny” is Kidney, Bladder, Winter, and Water Element.
The attitude related to this season is anger, frustration, resentment…You may have heard “You’ve got some gall!” While it’s usually not a positive statement, let us turn that around. What if we trust ourselves? And with full acceptance, we just do us, respecting everyone and their life force? It’s when our vision and the path to it is blocked that our anger rises, triggered by fear and filled with sadness. What minor adjustment can we make? How do we pivot to this apparent block?
As you know, part of the liver’s job is detoxification. Spring is a great time to boost that, on all levels. It is very much a New Moon and Arian energy. Perhaps in your winter meditation and stillness, you met up with some old beliefs that are ready to be channelled out? Detoxification, the elimination of all that leads to heaviness, sluggishness, and other ill effect, increases our energy and vitality.