:: 10-Day Mindfulness Course on Insight Timer
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” -Rainer Maria Rilke
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Spring is a time for clearing out what no longer serves you while inviting what you want for yourself going forward. It’s a time of creation and preparation. Particularly if you are feeling overwhelmed, fearful or anxious, learn how to come into alignment with the spring season through heartfelt and conversational teachings that bring about mindful creation and present moment awareness. Connect with your natural rhythm, listen to your heart, and be renewed by spring’s vital energy.
Listen to the Course Intro…
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood
Lesson 1 :: Creative Energy
Springtime energy is full of delight, rebirth, growth, and emergence. It’s a time of bursting forth, cleansing, releasing the old, and inviting in the new. It’s also a time of creativity – when all the ideas and inspirations you incubated during the winter are ready to emerge with greater clarity, purpose, and meaning.
Lesson 2 :: Steady Pace
Spring is a very exciting time, full of presence, and deep engagement. It’s easy to get caught up in too quick a pace. Take your time emerging from winter’s stillness to wipe the sleep from your eyes, while slowly reengaging in creative action. This is a time for planting and preparing, but there’s no rush. Move at a steady pace, preparing the way for the manifestation of your desires later in the year.
Lesson 3 :: Transitioning Weather
The ebb of flow of warm and cool springtime weather helps you create and maintain a steady pace. Look at the weather conditions as your energy guide – the fluctuations help you transition out of your winter cave without becoming overwhelmed.
Lesson 4 :: Inner Work
In lesson four, we talk about spring as a time for letting go of what needs to be released, as well as inviting what you want to focus on going forward. The inner work of spring is about elimination: taking what has risen up within you during the winter season, then working with it to actively let it go. Focus on your desires through heart healing, ceremony, and mantra.
Lesson 5 :: Outer Work
Spring is a time of clearing out, preparation, and planning inwardly and outwardly. If there’s a creative endeavor you want to engage in more regularly, springtime is a wonderful time to clear out physical space to make room for creative action. Connect with life more fully through mindful preparation and planning.
Lesson 6 :: Feeding Your Body
As you come out of winter into springtime, it’s important to pay attention to any habits you formed over the winter to create warmth and comfort. Since spring is a time for cleansing, this is a great time to eliminate what your body no longer needs and introduce a new springtime diet.
Lesson 7 :: Moving Your Body
Springtime is a wonderful time for taking slow, steady walks to loosen up your body after the long Winter. Getting some fresh air and a few sunny days out in nature is incredibly invigorating. Light, gentle movement in spring is another way to make room for yourself and clear internal space.
Lesson 8 :: Wood Element Meditation
This short, guided tree practice gently invites you to connect with the wood element associated with springtime. Visualize yourself as a tree – your roots reaching deep into the earth while your branches (neurological pathways) reach to the heavens. Drop old thought patterns and invite light energy into your BEing.
Lesson 9 :: Nature’s Example
Come into alignment with the spring season and notice how nature is showing up for you. Following nature’s lead is essential for connecting more deeply with yourself and the deep peace and stillness already inside you. Look at the flowers, birds, bees, and trees to remind you of your true nature.
Lesson 10 :: Embracing Springtime
This final lesson encourages you to embrace springtime by connecting more fully with your heart’s desire. It’s an invitation to get excited about what is stirring inside your heart as you make room for joy and creation. You are full of possibilities!