“You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“. . . how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?” I love this Nietzsche quote. So, how do we get ready to burn ourselves in our own flame? How do we become ashes?
The Spring Equinox is here! A time of new beginnings after the long winter. Where I live the daffodils are blooming and the earth is starting to “become new.” Look at the wisdom of nature. The trees drop their leaves in the fall, the perennial flowers die back, their roots all tucked in the earth over the winter. The land looks barren as the snows begin to fall. The earth certainly understands how to become ashes before becoming new.
Most astrologers consider the first day of the Spring – the Equinox to be the New Year. In fact the first day of Spring is International Astrology Day. We follow the lead of the trees and flowers – time to bloom! It seems like a much more fitting New Year than January 1st.
Over the winter months did you take time to look at your life? What’s working and what’s not? Who is working and who is not? Are you spending your time in ways you find fulfilling and joyful? Is it time for old beliefs to be released? Do you take responsibility for your life and your choices? What in your life do you want to continue? What new things do you want to start. And, what do you want to stop? Are you ready to burn yourself in your own flame so you can become new?