The old story goes that the beloved daughter Persephone resurfaces today, having spent winter in the underworld.
She emerges with new wisdom gained from her time in the shadows and is joyously greeted by her mother Demeter, the goddess of earthly abundance, manifestation, creativity.
Yet the underworld is also fertile, if in a different sort of way. The seed quickens in the dark womb of the soil.
I’ve been reflecting on my own lessons from the underworld, contemplating what is ready to emerge with me into the daylight. What am I bringing into consciousness? What new shoots am I cultivating in my own life? What insights have I gained from the shadows?
My wish for you at this time – for all of us – is that same return: Persephone’s return into the loving embrace of the beautiful, exuberant, generous Mother. May you bask in the celebration of re-emergence and renewal.
Perhaps like me you will mark the day with a ceremony. Yes. Let our generous Earth Mother welcome you back. Let yourself be deeply received in the warmth and joy of this unfolding life.