4 Ways to Take Advantage and Benefit from Spring Equinox Energy [Episode #771]
This week’s topic is: 4 Ways to Take Advantage & Benefit from Spring Equinox Energy
I am so excited to talk about Spring Equinox, how we can capitalize on this incredible energy of new beginnings and this rebirth that we’re seeing in nature, in the collective all around us. How we can harness this energy and work with it to benefit us in our own lives. It’s a very powerful time of year, and I talked about this a bit a couple months ago when we were going through the winter solstice, and now here we are in spring Equinox.
And the reason these are such powerful times is, it has to do with what’s happening with the planet, with nature. These are not man made holidays. We didn’t just arbitrarily decide that January 1st is the beginning of the year. There are major occurrences happening at these specific junctures of time in nature.
And since we are part of nature, there is an impact on our bodies, on our energies that we just can’t escape. We can’t create this full separation from us in the whole because we are all one, we are all unified in this divine intelligence in this world, in this universe. We all affect one another. And so spring Equinox is a very powerful time, and I really wanted to dedicate a show on giving you some really tangible ways to tap into this energy.
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(00:01): Namaste loves, and welcome back to our Monday solocast episode, where today I am so excited to talk about Spring Equinox, how we can capitalize on this incredible energy of new beginnings and this rebirth that we’re seeing in nature, in the collective all around us. How we can harness this energy and work with it to benefit us in our own lives. So it’s a very powerful time of year, and I talked about this a bit a couple months ago when we were going through winter solstice, and now here we are in spring Equinox. And the reason these are such powerful times is it’s, it has to do with what’s happening with the planet, with nature. These are not man made holidays. We didn’t just arbitrarily decide that January 1st is the beginning of the year. There are major occurrences happening at these specific junctures of time in nature.
(01:01): And since we are part of nature, there is an impact on our bodies, on our energies that we just can’t escape. We can’t divorce ourselves, we can’t create this full separation from us in the whole because we are all one, we are all unified in this divine intelligence in this, in this world, in this universe. We all affect one another. And so spring Equinox is a very powerful time, and I really wanted to dedicate a show on giving you some really tangible ways to tap into this energy. It’s easy in modern life to sort of ignore what’s happening in nature. We have artificial lights, we can put lights on at night after the sun goes down, and we have heaters to keep our homes comfortable when it’s cold and many other ways to create comfort. And of course, that’s great and, and nice and, and you know, things that we can utilize just to make life a bit more comfortable.
(02:05): But at the same time, we don’t wanna get disconnected from nature. And so this is one of the most powerful points in the year. And so this is a, a time in which we can really tap in and go into our true power. This is the time of abundance, this is the time of creativity. This is the time where we can really take inspired actions and move our seeds forward, nourish our seeds that we planted, especially around winter solstice.
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Solocast: 4 Ways to Take Advantage and Benefit from Spring Equinox Energy
(04:47): All right, let’s get into our show today. I’m very excited to talk about spring equinox. So this is really the astronomical beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, and I love this term, the celestial, celestial equator. This is when the sun is crossing from the south to the north. So there is a major passageway, this initiation, which is literally in this moment that you’re listening to this, it occurred a few days ago. We are very much in the potency of this energy. So when we’re talking about the equinoxes, when we’re talking about these really the solstice, these important junctures of the year, we’re really talking about this play of light and dark. We’re talking about the sun, which is the, you know, the center of our nourishment here on life. And the, and if we think of that, the direct pathway of the sun giving us energy, allowing the plants to grow, which we eat, and even the animals eat that if you eat animals, eating that sun energy in some way.
(05:50): And also we’re talking about this incredible shift that’s happening on the collective level. So in nature, we’re seeing this natural expansion and contraction, right? We’re seeing that, you know, the seeds, um, grow into the tree, the tree sheds, its leaves, the branches fall, they go down, they recycle into the soil, into the earth. There’s this regeneration that’s taking place. And there’s this constancy, there’s this cyclic, this cyclic nature, right? The circadian rhythms around us are happening. And so one of the things we really believe here at Sal Luna is that we really wanna honor the wholeness, the wholeness of the cycle, the wholeness of you, the wholeness of nature. And Sal Luna means the sun and the moon. It means the light in the dark. It’s about embracing this wholeness. And so it’s a wonderful time to ex to understand this progression of what’s happening on the collective scale.
(06:49): So if you were with us a few months ago, or if you miss you listen to that podcast, or just in a general sense to understand that the winter solstice, which really impacted my body very strongly, which was, you know, around December 21st, was the rising light. And it was just around this idea of, you know, winter is here, but actually the light is increasing. So it was a time to plant, it was the darkest day of the year. But from that point, the light started to grow. It was a time to really think about seed intentions, even a few weeks before New Year’s. It’s a time where there’s this shift where I’ve been getting darker and darker and darker really since June. But then the light starts to grow. And so there’s fresh inspiration and ideas maybe that were coming to you. Seed intentions, maybe things that you could already start to see.
(07:44): Were calling to your energy, Hey, I wanna focus this here on a new career or shifting my career, or maybe I wanna start a family, or maybe I really wanna find a life partner this year, or start my business. Or, you know, start a garden a million different ways this can play out. So the seed intentions started to come, although so dark at that point, it’s almost like when the seed instinctively starts to grow up towards the light, even though it’s still underneath in this dark soil. So where there was this, this, um, seed starting to be planted inside of you energetically. And so that was winter solstice. And now here we are a few months later, it’s spring equinox. And so what’s happening is you’re literally seeing the bursting out into the external world, the manifestation, the beginning of your seed starting to move forward.
(08:39): And so we do that with inspired action. So when you look around in nature, you see the buds coming out of the trees, the flowers coming up, the buds growing, leaves starting to unfurl, the fiddlehead ferns starting to uncurl themselves a million ways in nature. We’re seeing this waking up. And here in California, um, there’s been a lot of spring rain lately, which has just felt so fresh. You know, when you go outside after the rain and the negative ions are sort of in the air, and there’s just this enlivening quality that is all around us. And so this is the natural time of new beginnings. It is encouraging us. Nature is encouraging us to be reborn, to have this new fresh beginning of, of now, of spring. We think about spring, we are waking up from the stagnation and the heaviness of winter, which can make us feel lethargic, sluggish.
#1 for 4 Ways to Take Advantage and Benefit from Spring Equinox Energy: Cleanse out the old from mind, body and spirit
(09:36): It’s really important that we take advantage of this time to move our ideas and intentions forward to really deeply nourish our body, to regenerate and support rejuvenation down to a deep cellular level, down to the true self. We wanna align, realign everything. So I have a couple tips on how to really support yourself doing that right now or close to right now in the spring energy. So the first is cleanse out the old. And I really wanted to take a moment to speak to you personally about the waterfall cleanse, which has come from my heart. I’m very excited to offer this publicly. I’ve been doing it with some clients over the past year, and it’s felt amazing to be able to be at this point in my career as a, you know, teaching and offering something that I feel is really impactful because it’s completely holistic across the four cornerstones.
(10:37): So it is a way to, um, so fasting and, and cleansing have been used for thousands of years. And in Aveda panchakarma is the form of Aveda cleansing that is almost always promoted to be, you know, really utilized and taken advantage of in the spring. For this reason, we’re transitioning out of the stagnation of winter. So you wanna give your body more support, you wanna give your lymph system more support. In detoxifying, you wanna just clean out your GI tract, you wanna rejuvenate your blood, bring some fresh oxygen into your system, really support your body. And so what I am so excited to offer you in the waterfall cleanse, and you can get all the information over on our website, it’s very affordable. It’s only $39 for the plan is it’s holistic. So yes, you’re gonna start an end with the G G S, which you may very well be familiar with, but in the middle of the day, we’re adding juice and there’s a juice version you can make in your blender.
(11:36): You don’t have to buy a juicer that that capitalizes on different ingredients and adding some of these really cleansing herbs like parsley and these earthy foods like carrots, kafa energy to blast through, cleanse your system. And it is not just, so when we do a cleanse, we are disrupting our pattern. So, whoa, I’m used to eating this lunch, or I’m used to sitting down and having a really big dinner, but now I don’t have access to that for three days. So we need to direct that energy that is freed up from digestion. We need to direct your mind like, what am I supposed to do? It’s kind of making me a little irritated that I can’t eat. So we pour that into the journaling prompts. What am I here to release? What do I wanna let go of? What do I wanna redirect my energy into?
(12:28): Intentions is a huge part of spring equinox, and that is built into the waterfall cleanse along with our guided meditations and along with our stretch yoga video to move stagnation from your body. So it is a powerful time to do a cleanse, and I would be honored to guide you through, we are doing a group challenge on April 3rd, and I’ll be doing a live meditation with you that day. Any questions? So if you sign up for the cleanse before then, I hope to see you on that live. But in any case, some kind of cleanse, some kind of refresh to say energetically to your body, to the universe, Hey, I’m resetting now. I’m ready for spring. I’m ready to go for the year ahead. I’m ready to go after it, get my, you know, to create, to co-create my dreams. I’m ready to rejuvenate my body, I’m ready to just, just renew everything.
(13:25): It’s so exciting, exciting. And that’s what a cleanse can really do. And that’s why I do a lot of cleanses and resets with my clients who are about to go into a 3, 5, 6 month film shoot to just get them prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically for the challenges ahead. So for your life and your challenges ahead, your warrior path before you life spreading light and love your purpose and all the ways, infinite ways in which you can fulfill your dharma, your purpose specific to you in this lifetime. Now is the time to just cleansing in the spring is sort of like, you know, washing the windows. It’s like cleaning your eyes <laugh> so you can see the world again. You can see your purpose with freshness. So I’m so excited to guide you through the waterfall cleanse. Hopefully there’s a, that’s a whole, um, there’s just so much depth and richness and what can happen, spoken and unspoken through that experience of rebirthing. So check it out for yourself over on myna.com if you’re interested.
#2 for 4 Ways to Take Advantage and Benefit from Spring Equinox Energy: Revisit your intentions from New Year
Number two, revisit your intentions from New Year. So there was the winter solstice, as I mentioned, which was this growing light, this dim light, which, you know, oh, it’s starting to get cold and I’m bundling up and <laugh> maybe watching TV more and eating heavier foods. This light though is starting to
(14:50): Grow and we’re starting to say, okay, I’m starting to see these little seeds, these intentions, so I encourage you to go back to that. Or maybe if you didn’t do it for winter solstice, new Year’s where a lot of us thought about our goals for the year ahead, go back and revisit. And it’s important that we’re in this state of flow and flexibility and openness because maybe you already checked something off the list or maybe something that seemed really important a few months ago isn’t really important anymore to you. It’s not top of the list, it’s not something that you’re really interested in. So we really wanna keep focusing on our true heart connection, on our true self. What it, this inner guidance is showing us and the power of spring as we step out into more sunlight and we are stepping forward into inspired action steps, we wanna just make sure that we stay open to letting go of old things, even if it was old from a few months ago.
(15:45): And revisiting and refreshing because we are constantly renewing. We are always us on the inside. The steadiness of your soul and your heart is beyond your behavior. It’s beyond the ups and downs of daily life, but it will for your soul’s journey. It will need different things for that journey to continue to unfold. So I encourage you to not feel so locked in. If you suddenly wanna go in a different direction or you wanna try something new or you wanna let go of something that doesn’t serve you anymore, I encourage you to fully just go for it. Take some time and sit maybe after meditation, which is really what I encourage when you’re journaling and just see, hey, what do I really wanna create now? Is this new? Is it updated? And expand on it.
#3 for 4 Ways to Take Advantage and Benefit from Spring Equinox Energy: Spring ritual and energy builds around rituals
(16:40): Number three, I encourage you to do some kind of spring ritual and energy builds around rituals. It’s more stapling in your intention. And I just like rituals because it’s like a demarcation to the event, right? So I do the ritual of my evening routine, which includes a warm shower, my hot elixir. And it’s a ritual to say, okay, I’m going to, I’m gonna be done working now at least a lot of nights. Sometimes I do admit I dip back into work after the kids are in bed. But in any case, I have this evening ritual. So it feels very powerful and intentional. So imagine to do a full ritual for spring, I just did a, um, a spring Equinox ritual with my friend Katie. And she came up and what we did is we went into my lower garden and we planted some seeds. Well, first we had a candle, okay? And so this was the ritual that I felt from my heart, created right from my heart.
(17:33): I took the candle and I placed it right on the earth. So if you have an actual candle or a candle stick, you can place the wax of the candlestick right into the earth and light the candle. This is symbolic for our energy, our intentions, warming into this earth plane, manifesting into this reality right here, right now. Not just up in our head, not just thoughts or happy ideas <laugh> or things maybe we would like to wish or dream about, but we’re bringing them here into fruition. We’re bringing them into form, into creation. So again, it’s all intentional. So we lit a candle and then we took each seed into our hands. So it can be any type of seed, it could be avocado, apple, seed, um, [inaudible] seed, whatever it is, hold the seed. Each intention or just one, a general intention. If that’s how you, you know, you wanna look at it or you know, one could be for relationship, one could be for work, one could be for wealth and abundance, whatever it is.
(18:31): And hold each intention in your hand. Hold each seed with your intention in your hand, and then press it into your heart, connect with it, align your energy, which then brings forth inspired action. Not from this heady, linear overthinking about this worrying, blah, blah, blah, into, oh, I feel organically, I’m gonna send this email, I’m gonna go here, I’m gonna show up at this event, I’m gonna do this. Let it come from your heart. Everything must align to the heart for our best intentions and our highest success, right? It’s like we experienced through the heart. So take your intentions. And then one by one, we planted them in the earth around the candle and there was a soft rain while we were doing it. And it just felt amazing to take that time and to do it with real intention. So intention is clarity and intention is sending out into the universe, this is really what I want.
(19:33): And it’s also sending to yourself, this is what I want. Again, that forms the pathway of inspired action. So I really encourage some sort of ritual like that, that feels good to you. You could fire as transformation. So you could include a candle or maybe burning away something safely, a piece of paper or whatever, but create some kind of ritual that makes it feel really special that we really are officially stepping into spring.
#4 for 4 Ways to Take Advantage and Benefit from Spring Equinox Energy: Cleaning and decluttering your space
And then the fourth thing is really intuitive. It’s about cleaning your space. That’s why spring cleaning has been such a big thing that we’ve heard about for decades, but it really is powerful to clean your environment, clean out the clutter, clean out your kitchen, clean out your bathroom, clean your space because stagnation and heaviness are not part of the energy of spraying. Things tended to build up maybe in winter we weren’t outside as much things piled up.
(20:26): There’s literally piles around your house, just let it go. You will feel so much lighter when you walk through your house and there isn’t piles of crap and clutter. I know I am constantly, I would say I’m the clutter police. I’m constantly trying to move things out, let things go, exchange things, you know, give away things, share things. It’s so, um, powerful to just take, um, just take that into your space. The philosophy of spring equinox, which is new rebirth, fresh, clean, and anything doesn’t, that doesn’t serve just isn’t part of it anymore. So when we live our truth, it means it’s coming out of our, our voice, right? Our words are kind and gentle and supportive. Our, our intentions, our actions are moving that way, the space around us supports it, whatever energetically we’re creating, whether it’s passionate, brightness, love, um, clearness, right? So think what doesn’t support that dirtiness clutter, um, lots of noise discordance, just clean out whatever doesn’t support and just really nourish your space with what does.
(21:43): So here we are, this very powerful time of the Air Spring equinox. I am so excited that we are here, we are here together. It’s gonna be an amazing spring and I look forward to this year ahead. It feels different than other years. Somehow it feels even fresher and more amazing.
Recap for: 4 Ways to Take Advantage and Benefit from Spring Equinox Energy
So four ways you can really capitalize on the energy. Our number one, cleansing out the old from your body, mind, spirit and, uh, just, uh, uh, mentally, emotionally, all levels. So I encourage you to check out our waterfall cleanse. If you’re listening to this, you’re part of the community, I think you’ll really vibe. I will guide you through it is a three day whole life cleanse across the cornerstones. So there’s journaling, guided meditations. Um, you’ll be taking the Sona supplements. There’s a whole cleanse plan, there’s a stretch video. We’re gonna be doing it as a group challenge starting on April 3rd.
(22:36): So April 3rd to the April 5th. If you wanna do it in a group, please take advantage of that. Otherwise, the information is over on my soluna.com, the cleanse, the whole thing. Um, the whole plan is only $39, so it’s very accessible. Number two, revisit your intentions from winter solstice in New Year. Make this a living practice, a dynamic practice to make sure that your inspired action is very much aligned to where you are now. Let go. Don’t be afraid to continually renew your intentions where you’re putting energy and that’s part of true success. Number three, create some kind of spring ritual to make it feel special. <laugh> mine was lighting the candle on the earth and planting seeds, literal seeds of intention into mother earth, touching the earth, touching the dirt and the soil. Just getting in there and saying, I wanna bring this forward into this earth playing right here, right now.
(23:31): So something that makes it feel really concrete, really alive to you. And number four, clean out the old, make your environment fresh, clean, decluttered, supportive of spring energy and what spring is really and truly about. So other things, please listen to some other shows around just general renewal. We’ll link to some in the show notes. We have, you know, just so many different little steps really add up when it’s about hydration. Morning ritual. Continuing to take your s b o probiotics every day and just, um, trying our practical enlightenment meditations, which are free and guided, getting into a regular meditation rhythm, slowing down, just taking a moment to walk outside, be in this natural, um, incredible rebirth. Feel it deeply in every cell of your body. And I’m here with you every step of the way. We will be back here Thursday for our next Q and a podcast. Please reach out to me with any questions, anything that you need support on. You could ask them here on the, uh, um, why sona.com where you can submit questions for the podcast. Also on social at underscore Kimberly Snyder. So sending you so much love, so much amazing energy around the spring renewal. And I’ll see you back here soon. Lots of love. Namaste.