• Angela Davis L

Waking Up to Yourself | Rebirth & the Spring Equinox


Nature has been a teacher and friend to me for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I routinely played in dirt, collected rocks and leaves, and spent countless days climbing trees with my older brothers. Although I did not have the language to describe this feeling, I recognized very early the calming and grounding effects of nature. I loved watching the seasons change and understood the energy shifts that happened concurrently. I soon came to consider nature to be a guide. When observed and reverenced, nature teaches lessons on faith, confidence, acceptance, non-attachment, love, transition, and much more.


The Spring Equinox is marked by the first day of spring and expresses nature’s transition from death to rebirth. This year, the Spring Equinox began on the 20th of March. I say began because energetically, the refreshing energy brought to the collective by the Spring Equinox lasts long into the season. The Spring Equinox is a time where nature teaches soft lessons on blooming — that is, nature teaches us to step fully into who we are. This is a significant lesson because stepping into who we are allows us to lead lives of authenticity. As we wake up to ourselves (or begin to heal and move as ourselves), we attract what is truly meant for us — this may look like: attracting and accepting authentic connections with others; creating meaningful and fulfilling work; sharing our gifts and offerings with the world; and living and moving in states of vibrational joy.


Stepping into who we are does not require that we “know” who we are in the mind (as this changes the more we unfold), but requires that we follow guidance from our intuition. It is my understanding that intuition is the knowledge that comes directly from within —without the need to analyze or deliberate — that leads us on our path with the least resistance (or most ease).

Photo: Descanso Gardens (La Cañada Flintridge, CA) by David Trice @trice_lee_roy


So, how do we develop and use our intuition? I like to metaphorically compare intuition to a flower; the more it is tended to, the more it grows. The most simple and profound way to use our intuition is through inner-dialogue. This may look like asking ourselves questions, receiving the answers, and testing our intuition by reflecting on/seeing the answers through. Writing the questions and answers down in a journal may help with discernment, or understanding the answers delivered to us. Spiritual practices like grounding in nature, meditation, and yoga may help with developing mindfulness, a tool that supports us in accessing our intuitive guidance. Feeling calm and safe in the body may also support us as we go within.


As we are immersed in the nurturing energy that flows during the Spring Equinox, I encourage each of us to strengthen our intuition and wake up to ourselves. May this season of awakening bring growth. May your intuition bloom.


With love,


Angela Davis L


Photo: Descanso Gardens (La Cañada Flintridge, CA) by David Trice @trice_lee_roy

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