How can we "rub the belly" of this dimensional birthing process within the Self? How can we love this innocent, wonder filled, trusting, opened-hearted, expanded expression of Self into being fully reborn in our awareness? (If your mind is saying, "That would be an insane position to hold in this crazy world" consider that you may still be wriggling free of the chrysalis.) Quite simply, there is a wisdom found in innocence that comes from direct connection to Source, which can be accessed in no other way.
What would it take for you to love and nurture this innocent self as you would a newborn? To lavish adoring attention and care on this holy innocent within you? This is the position that Buddhists call Beginner's Mind because from this innocent perception, each moment is new, unconditioned by the past or the future and thus awe-filled. What is life, is soft, flexible, open. What is death is stiff, unyielding, closed. Wherever you have come to holding life rigidly in belief systems, pain, emotional contraction, fear, worry etc, you are being called to the perspective of new-born flexibility, perceptual mobility and openness to new possibilities.
Spring Equinox is a time supportive of a "new-born" perspective as new life pushes through the hard soil of winter, the elements clear out the old and water the new seedlings of possibility sprouting in us. It is a potent time at this Turn of Gaia's Eight spoked Wheel to honor and encourage the re-birth of our intrinsic innocence, the openness to possibility within us. If we need to compost something in the earth, to make that rebirth more possible, then this is a perfect time of year to ceremonially offer that. It is the energetically aligned time to plant the seeds of our heart's intention for this cycle. At a planetary level it is time to recommit to both transmutation through our own alchemical inner process, and to offer back to Gaia whatever we can to facilitate Her rebirth.
Beyond hope or fear, a new cycle has begun on many levels on Earth. You are here at the beginning of this cycle to be fully present, to participate and be a Witness through the eyes of innocence, to the new frequency birthing us as a planetary collective. Celebrate! What a gift to be alive right now when as poet Christopher Fry says, "Wrong comes up to face us everywhere, until we take the longest stride of soul men ever took". May we take that step joyfully together!
In Devotion to the Innocent Heart,
The human heart can go to the lengths of God.
Dark and cold we may be, but this is no winter now.
The frozen misery of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move.
The thunder is the thunder of flows,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us until we take
The longest stride of soul men ever took.
Affairs are now soul sized
The enterprise is exploration into God
And where are you making for?
It takes so many thousands of years to wake
But will you wake for heaven's sake?
~ Christopher Fry