Despite the snow storm that covered the crocuses poking up from the earth, Spring is coming! Green is associated with this time of year, the wood element. Spring is vibrant, green, insistent. It gives us the power to be decisive, have vision for our lives, to take action, and make plans. When we are in balance there’s a sense of vision, direction, and benevolence. We create boundaries, we know when things are not right, we invent a better way, not by snapping, but by taking initiative and doing what is courageous and decisive. The spring changes are momentous taking off our masks and seeing our friends! Spring is the time to renew our way of taking care of ourselves and begin new projects or doing something that’s been hanging over us for a long time. Spring is the season of beginning and creation.
An imbalance in spring manifests as irritation, frustration, resentment, or anger. We want things to happen faster than they are unfolding. Wood is strong but flexible like a tree swaying in the wind. The function of anger is quite clear, anger creates the motivation to change your situation. When we are unable to act with clarity in our life stagnation occurs. Our capacity to express frustration in an acceptable manner is an arena we can struggle, reflecting our mental clarity in our ability to focus, plan, and make decisions. This is the time of year where we may really benefit from coming in for an acupuncture treatment that allows us to to have vision, organize, and not fall into stagnation or inertia. We may ask ourselves not, What do I want to do? And gently guide ourselves towards, What needs to be done?
Spring, “the force that through the green fuse drives the flower” Dylan Thomas