some of my favorite symbolism comes in the form of eggs. they are delicate protectors of a powerful, life affirming process requiring nourishment & incubation. they are the creators in all of us; the part of us that knows how to dream of possibilities. they are the keepers of these dreams, embracing & nurturing them. and after our dreams' refuge inside the shell, time comes due to crack their very cage in order to be revealed to the world.
spring is a perfect time to consider what we want to nurture into existence. its happening outside our windows, in our gardens. isn't it happening, too, inside our hearts?
we can honor the parts of ourselves where we want to feel growth by building shrines. by using the symbolism of eggs in our shrines, we can imagine how we will offer refuge to the qualities or habits in our lives that need our extra attention & care. we will be reminded that we are more than we sometimes think. we hold so many beautiful possibilities. using real eggs or making them with our own hands, and filling them with our intentions is a step towards hatching our dreams.