With the coming of Eostara, my focus has been on the consciousness of Spring. (As above, so below). The blooming of the flowers and the birth of new creatures reflect the joy and renewal that is taking place in the unseen realms. Our lives can reflect this newness and rebirth as well.
For me, this means deepening my commitment to spiritual practice. Practice is the word that separates true spiritual aspirants from “seekers”. It’s O.K. to be a seeker and, in fact, everyone who eventually embarks on a spiritual path starts there. But, to be a spiritual person requires the practice of spiritual disciplines. It means doing what we believe, not just talking about it.
It means relaxing my judgments of other people. It means embracing people in whole – with their strengths and their weaknesses. It means thinking before I speak and noticing things to be grateful for. It means being patient with the elderly and with children. It means not burdening others with negativity and complaints. And it means recognizing and respecting the needs, desires, feelings, and burdens of those around me.
Yes, it also means the typical things such as meditation, prayer, and service. But the real work is the down and dirty practice of being an asset rather than a liability to the people around me. That is what separates the girls from the Goddesses!
Until next time, peace and blessings on the path towards your most authentic self.
Love and Light,
My Eostara painting is still a work in progress. I hope to have the final painting up within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, this is just some sketchbook work – exercise for the art-brain!