Spring Has Sprung
It’s spring equinox!
The lands of the northern hemisphere are now warming and coming back to life after the long dark winter. Light and darkness are coming back into balance now.
The Germanic Goddess Ostara (aka Eostre) is associated with spring and the return of the light. She is said to withdraw to the Underworld throughout the cold, dark winter. The land slumbers quietly awaiting her return. Then at Spring Equinox, Ostara returns to the surface of the Earth and life begins to stir anew.
Take a few moments to pause and celebrate sunlight, new life, rebirth, and growth.
All Creatures Great And Small
Please care for our Earth and all her creatures.
It’s Up To Us
“While natural climate cycles dictate we should be moving into a period of global cooling, temperatures are rising. The past three decades have been the warmest in recorded history.
The polar regions are heating up more quickly than the rest of the globe. During the second half of the twentieth century, the Antarctic Peninsula and West Antarctica warmed more than two times faster than the global average.
…As the Earth’s climate becomes warmer and more extreme, animals are forced to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. Across the globe, many hundreds of species are predicted to become extinct within the next 20 years.
Antarctic species are particularly vulnerable to a warming climate. Their highly specialized adaptations, which allow them to survive and thrive in the polar environment, make them less resilient as the ocean warms and ice melts. With their habitats and food sources under threat, they are in urgent need of protection…”
~Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
Find out more here: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition’s web site.
“The word humility, like the human, comes from humus, or earth.
We are most human when we do no great things. We are not so important; we are simple dust and spirit—at best, loving midwives, participants in a process much larger than we.
If we are quiet and listen and feel how things move, perhaps we will be wise enough to put our hands on what waits to be born, and bless it with kindness and care.”
Image by Nancy Lankston
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