This coming Saturday, March 20th we get to celebrate the Spring Equinox! This is a time for rebirth, renewal, and an added sense of energy in our lives. This particular entrance into Spring feels very hopeful and magical, as if there is an added glow to our current sceneries. The colors of the flowers look brighter, the air feels fresher, and the sun seems to be offering a rejuvenating hug with his rays.
It’s as if the natural world and our human world are slowly rising together after what has been one of the longest winters, and periods of grief and despair that we’ve experienced in recent times. At last we all have the chance to bloom anew and grab hold of this beautiful life that is out in front of us.
As we celebrate Spring one of my favorite things to do is partake in a cleansing and balancing ritual. Whether you perform this ritual on the Spring Equinox or take a day dedicated to your own rebalancing of your physical, mental, emotional, and energetic body, I hope you find some inspiration to carry with you for your own wellbeing. The ritual is here to assist you, providing that added reset, last chance to scrub off anything you’re still holding on to, and open yourself up to receiving all of the good that is bound to come your way these next couple of months.
Please keep in mind the below are simply ritual suggestions. Feel free to make it your own and don’t forget to tag @ambuwellness on Instagram or Facebook so that we can all share in these blissful moments together! Happy Spring Equinox!
Lately my husband and I have been loving reading the Daily Stoic each morning where we discuss the mentioned philosophy and then reflect privately in our separate journals. Mornings, especially just after we have risen, are sacred times. Spend them intentionally with as little technology or media as possible to give yourself a break from the stimulus of this modern world. Plus, Spring is all about rebirth and renewal so what a perfect time to form new habits.
Seriously though, why rush to shower off and start “doing” today? Give yourself permission to fully lean in to cleansing, cleaning, and rebalancing yourself today. Now if you have the privilege, I do think it feels nice to lightly rinse off before getting in the bath, but that’s just me.
One of my favorite springtime baths includes tea tree oil (purification), chamomile (relaxation), and lemon slices (brightens your energy). I usually like to pair my bath with a book or some soft music, and a mug of chamomile tea with coconut milk for double relaxation. Chamomile has been used in ancient traditions to assist in calling in abundance so this flower is perfect for adding some extra intention to your Spring seeds you planted earlier today. I’ve also found it to feel super luxurious (queen like) to bring a bowl of fruit to snack on while I’m in the bath. Our bodies are better able to digest food when in relaxed states, so what better way to absorb all the nutrients from fruit than in the bath?
And yes don’t forget the face mask or facial scrub. Two of my latest natural favorites have been Four Sigmatic’s Superfood Face Mask, it literally smells like brownie batter on your face, and Basic Girl Co.’s All Clear Face Scrub. Both leave my skin feeling completely refreshed, cleaned, and oh so soft.
Following this ritual and celebration of Spring, you’ll really want to spend the rest of your day soaking in the wonders of this new season. Enjoy a book in a hammock or at a park, open up your windows and let the fresh air fill your home, and cleanse your space if you haven’t yet. Do your best to not DO for the rest of the day and just BE. Bonus points if you watch the sunset tonight soaking in your gratitude for the longer days that are ahead.