Setting intentions to welcome the spring season
Intention setting is a great way to welcome in each of the seasons. Tuning into the symbolic meaning of the seasons is such a wonderful way to connect with nature. This also helps us to connect with ourselves. Setting intentions for the spring happens to be especially powerful due to what this season brings.
Springtime is all about new growth. We are coming out of winter which is the season where we experience the least amount of daylight. Winter is a great time to look inward and to allow ourselves time to rest.
During spring, daylight gradually increases so this is a wonderful time to allow ourselves to grow and shine. So much new growth happens in spring and we can tune into this energy for new growth and new possibilities within ourselves. This is a lovely season for “new beginnings”.
When I say “new beginnings,” I just want to clarify one point. Although we don’t want to dwell on the past, when working toward a new beginning, it’s always important to be thankful and display gratitude for past experiences as those are what shape us and allow us to shine.
How to set your spring intentions
An intention is a principle or plan to help guide you toward a goal you have.
For example, if you want to be happier throughout your day, an intention you may set is to “intend to see the good throughout your day”.
If you are having trouble creating your spring intentions, try to ask yourself these two questions:
1. “How do I want to see myself grow this season?”
2. “What are my goals for the year and what qualities will help me get there?”
Keep in mind, your intentions can also be super general.
Here are two examples of more general intentions for the spring which can be just as powerful!
- I intend to be open to new experiences.
- I intend to keep myself open for personal growth.
The power of the spring equinox
We can set our spring time intentions at any point in the season but the most powerful time is the spring equinox.
The spring equinox is the first day of spring. It’s also one of the two days of the year where the amount of light is equal to the amount of dark (basically day and night are equal). This symbolizes that we are moving into brighter days as the amount of daylight will keep increasing throughout the spring season.
The symbolic meaning behind the spring equinox can help guide your intentions. Also, since this is the first day of spring, when we set our intentions on this day, we are able to work with them throughout the entire season. The spring equinox will occur on 3/20/22 this year.
Sealing in your intention
I have a lovely 20 minute yoga flow that is designed specifically for sealing in spring season intentions. I will link it below.
Happy spring everyone!
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