Letter from the Director, March 2021

Equinox Energy

Just a couple of hours before I started writing this letter, something interesting happened to me. I was texting with a friend, telling her I felt a little down and draggy. My friend, a long-time yogi and meditation leader, had recently started studying Reiki. She asked me to sit still, clear my mind and close my eyes while she sent Reiki energy to me. I did what she asked. After a few minutes, I felt warmth around my eyes, a brightening, a feeling of renewal. My friend texted me again, saying, “I have no idea if you felt that, but I sent it as a warmth to your eyes and ears, as a hug around your shoulders, and love to your heart.”

“Wait a minute,” I texted back. “I felt the warmth in my eyes before you said anything about the specifics of what you did. That’s very cool!”

I don’t know much about Reiki, nor do I know how far such energy can travel – but I do know I felt something. Perhaps it was the thought that my friend, whom I love dearly, was thinking of me at that moment and sending me positivity and love. Whatever the cause, I felt an energy that I lacked previously. I checked a few things off my to-do list and hey, I wrote this letter, too!

Energy. Renewal. Warmth. These things are synonymous with spring. Just when you think winter will never end, March materializes in green shoots and pale blooms. Suddenly, you believe you can hold on. Spring is coming, and with it, everything glorious and bright.

The vernal equinox, March 20th on this year’s calendar, marks the turning point when daylight begins to take over the darkness, arching towards the summer solstice in June. With more light and warmth, creative energy begins to stir. Imagination and wonder begin to bubble inside us until we have to move, maybe even dance, to release some of the excitement. Spring is a time to build, a time to move outside our winter cave, and lean into the sun.

It’s the same with our writing. If you’ve been holding back, perhaps feeling down and draggy with a lack of creativity, take heart. The days are getting longer and soon will match, then exceed the dark night. Spring is coming! Renewed energy is coming! It may be time to move outside your regular routine and lean into a new light. (We’ve given you some ideas below!) If you need energy to take that first step, know that RWC is here for you, sending you warmth and love – no matter how far away you may be. Can you feel it? I hope so! It just might be that positive energy, sent in kindness and friendship, travels farther than we think!