Dance with me into the Greening Time! Splash in rain puddles, squish your toes in the mud, fill your arms with bright daffodils, hunt for rainbows, and till your gardens.
At the Vernal Equinox, we know that light and darkness are held in balance, with Light ascending.
We call to our neighbors: “Persephone returns!”
. . . and hear the joyful response: “She returns indeed!”
Green fire awakens our bodies and our spirits. We catch spring fever, and rush outside to embrace Mama Gaia in her guise as Ostara, the Maiden of Spring.
The time of rest and hibernation is over, and the time of movement and change has begun!
This is an ecourse for those who want a daily inspirational touchstone during the season of resurrection and rebirth that begins with Spring Equinox, and the return of Persephone from the Underworld of Winter.
On the surface, it’s about beautiful photos, art, quotes, practices, and journal/photo prompts landing in your inbox every day for 30 days.
But really? It’s about connecting more deeply with the themes of resurrection, grief & joy, awakening, and rebirth that mark this season.
My “30 Day” seasonal courses are designed for people who don’t have much time, but still want to take a sacred pause each day to find a fresh breeze of nature, art, and poetry wafting into their inboxes.
It’s for those who want to align themselves with the rhythms of nature as we leap into the time of greening and blossoming, and dance with the Maidens of Spring.
By the end of the 30 days, you’ll be reconnected to your own creative core, with a daily practice in place for taking in beauty and responding to it in your journal or with your camera or paintbrush.
Best of all, you will have taken a divine pause each day to mindfully experience the shift in the seasons as Persephone emerges from the Underworld, and Winter gives way to Spring.
Sound good? I’d love to have you join us.
People are talking . . .
“This was the second time I took the Brigid course. I got so much more out of it this time. Having the Facebook group added such a delicious layer to the prompts. It has been such a wonderful journey to share my own stories and to and bear witness to others’ heartfelt stories. It’s so easy to feel all alone in your struggles, it’s been helpful to hear about others going through similar issues. These groups have brought together a safe nurturing community that I am so glad to participate in.”
“I loved the Spring course, Joanna, as it inspired me first thing every morning. Though many mornings I had to rush to work, it began my day and allowed me to ponder throughout. I did not write as much as I’d hoped to share with you, but the questions ran through my mind and heart through each day and made me smile to get so in touch with the soul and Gaia in that way. Thank you so much for sharing this. Touching and grounding the spirit with the earth is something you are so very gifted with and it is the kind of thing that feeds my soul.”
“I really loved this process. I looked forward to sitting down with my journal every morning and spending 10 or 15 minutes exploring my thoughts and feelings via the prompts. I felt complete in the process even after such a short time, and it felt so sacred to pause and to carve out this time for myself. I loved reading the poetry and creating my own — there was no pressure to share, so this felt completely personal to me. I look forward to the next session!”
“Joanna has once again created an accessible portal to Spirit! In 30 Days of Brigid, the many ways of exploring Goddess were distilled into personal relationship. Each day I was invited to ponder, What does Brigid mean to me? How might I invite Her into my life and practice? How do I see Her? Joanna has offered a devotional course that is fresh, simple and profound nourishing a woman’s soul. It feeds the stars.”
30 Days of Persephone’s Return is open for registration now. Your daily emails begin on Thursday March 9th, twelve days before the holy-day of Spring Equinox on March 20th.
How it works:
~ You’ll receive an email every day for 30 days, beginning Thursday March 9th.
~ You respond, in the privacy of your own journal, or share online. I encourage you to set your timer for 5-10 minutes, and free-write in response to the journal prompt. Some days you won’t have time, and that’s OK. Other days you’ll write more.
~ You can also pick up your camera or smart phone, and take a photo each day in response to the photo/art prompt. Or you may want to sketch or make art in an art journal.
~ You’re most welcome to share your writing, art, or photos on social media using the hashtag #30daysofspring.
~ We will also have a private Facebook where you can post more privately.
~ At the end of the 30 Days, you’ll receive a PDF with all 30 of the quotes and prompts.
This is one of my new “30 Day” courses that have grown out of the “Gaian Soul Seasonal Practices” courses I offered for several years. Watch for other courses throughout the year.
If you have found this page after March 9th, you can still sign up for this course. But your emails start the day after you sign up, and you won’t receive the ones you’ve missed. At the end of the 30 Days, you will receive a PDF with all 30 of the quotes and prompts.
– Loran Hills
If you feel moved to share this info with your friends and community, I’d be honored.
Here are some posts you can copy-and-paste on Facebook, Twitter, G+ etc. Our hashtag is: #30daysofspring
A daily Sacred Pause for the season of Spring, 30 Days of Persephone’s Return. Join us? http://bit.ly/30-days-of-spring #30daysofspring
Is Lady Spring *really* on her way? Woo her back with 30 Days of Persephone’s Return http://bit.ly/30-days-of-spring from @joannapcolbert.
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Spring is coming! Really! Join us for 30 Days of Persephone’s Return. http://bit.ly/30-days-of-spring #30daysofspring
Align yourself with the rhythms of nature & Persephone’s Return in #30DaysofSpring. http://bit.ly/30-days-of-spring
Contemplating @joannapcolbert’s beautiful course for Spring, 30 Days of Persephone’s Return. http://bit.ly/30-days-of-spring #30daysofspring