Ostara for the Northern Hemisphere.
A time of Change, Renewal and Re-birth
“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life…”
Spring is a natural time of rebirth, renewal, and hope on the physical and spiritual levels
Humans have felt this in their bones since the dawn of time.
EagleEyes, Spiritual Rebirth and Renewal
In her recent article Do you ever feel discouraged? Luna Kadampa describes this process of change as “Sloughing off our sense of a limited, fixed, deluded self — a self that doesn’t in any case even exist — and arising and identifying ourselves as a wise, peaceful, positive, loving, happy, blissful, free person instead.”
We can treat ourself with the same loving-kindness we extend to others, and start to mentally shed those unneeded Winter layers to find this rare beauty inside.
Endings are always beginnings.
Because that’s the way the world goes.
For sunshine and blue skies to come, those snowy grey skies have to go, and our thermals with them. Doesn’t sound like bad thing; but it can be a trick to recognise this in normal life.
Holding onto things we really should’ve let go of already is subtle torture.
This is certainly worth thinking about if letting go is problematic for us.
We have to let go to become. Physically and mentally, even if it’s just a little bit at a time. Otherwise it’s like we’re still wearing our winter woolies even though it’s uncomfortable because the weather’s getter warmer.
Letting old things go and moving onto pastures new can be scary, especially if it isn’t something we planned. But if we’re open to it, we can experience magic in that space we’ve created.
Blessed Be for this wonderful time of renewal.
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Wise word and images on here: Let go to Become
Kadampa Life on how our mind affects the experiences in our lives: Wherever you go, there you are,
and on how we can do better than our ‘tight grasping at a limited sense of self’ in: Do you ever feel discouraged?