Spring’s in the air: Out with the old, in with the NEW!

Spring’s in the air:

Out with the old, in with the NEW!

Tree of Life
It’s time to clear out your winter coats and pull out your short sleeves and sun glasses. With the seasonal change there is shift in you and around you. Spring is a time of rejuvenation, a time of birth. A time of NEW beginnings.

It is the time when Green fills our eyes; from the sprouting of new seeds, to the bulbs opening to reveal their beauty.

The Spring Equinox on March 21, indicates a time when the length of the day and the night are the same. It is a point of Balance. A point where the Earth is awake, and the rhythm of the year picks up.

In Chinese Medicine, we make the shift into the Wood Element. During this time the Liver is most active. Like the blossoming of flowers, the porous liver blossoms and pushes out toxins that were stored during the winter months. This is a time when allergies are rampant. Your allergies are a reflection of the underlying imbalance in you Liver. Balance your Liver with foods like Reishi and Shiitake Mushroom, Cocos, and Milk Thistle.

Spring is represented by the direction of East, of new visions, new beginnings, where the sun rises, and illumination and inspiration begins. It is where the spoken word is honored, especially in prayer and intention. This is a powerful time to watch both your thoughts and your words. Use them wisely to create the world you want to live in. Be conscious that they are holding the intention for the highest good.  Fill yourself with thoughts that carry love, compassion, generosity and kindness.  As Spring arrives, a new sense of awareness brings change and understanding. We emerge like a blooming flower. 

    Love & gratitude,
    -Chris & Parisa Shelton
written in conjunction with Maggi Quinlan, Ph.D.