Gracious, seems February is a record breaker; the warmest on record for Indiana! What a mild month it has been, the crocus, daffodils, and Irises have popped through the ground. Tiny buds have appeared on the lilac tree in my front yard and a few other trees are showing signs of new growth. The infamous Phil saw his shadow predicting six more cold weeks of winter temperatures until spring. Hmm, proves everyone can be "fooled!" . . . we'll see what happens in March.
It has been a breath of fresh air to have the abundance of sunshine this winter, my hunch is that's another record breaker. It certainly does help with those who normally suffer with "cabin fever." Personally, I enjoy the winter season and a bit more snow would be welcomed in my little corner of the world; however, with the abundance of warmth and sunshine, my passion for gardening has been awakened. Of course, with the unpredictability of nearly everything, my gardening plans are only being created in my head.
So, what will March bring us? Only time will tell, if it enters like a lamb, we'll have a lion to deal with later in the month. As far as events, the Lodge will host a retreat, Using the Mandala, Saturday, March 4, 1:00-4:00. Check out our Events page for more information. If you are interested, send an email to Vicky, firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
Next, on March 7 at 7:40 a.m. the "Worm" Full Moon will appear. Such interesting names were designated by those who knew the importance of living on earth in right relations with all the inhabitants! It is, once again a time to Reflect and Release negative or stagnant energy to make room to Receive the gifts of the New Moon's energy on March 21 and see what it will offer those paying attention. This Full Moon also heralds in, Weighs the Truth, who offers her teachings on Accepting the Truth, in order to learn new ways to be fair and use Divine Law to support human rights. Her story is very interesting, and in light of our current state of confusion, in general, she offers simple and rich examples of how to use fairness and balance in order to restore and repair relationships.
On March 20, the Spring Equinox occurs, it is the day in which day and night are equal. Now, that's something to look forward to after the long dark nights of winter. What are you going to be planting this Spring? That's a question to ponder over the next few weeks.
Finally, the Deepening into Wisdom circle will be held Thursday, March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Once again, we invite you to journey with us as we gain a deeper understanding of our personal Truths, and Claim our Gifts in order to offer those gifts to our communities. That is how the current "upheaval" of old ways will become balanced and in harmony for the greater good for all! We do, indeed, need each other!
There you have it, we would love to hear from you, better yet meet you in person. Until then, enjoy the richness of these last few weeks of winter, there's still plenty of time to "Dream some more!"
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!