“I believe that the purpose of the human life is to wake up to our true nature.
Everything else is, well, everything else.
And there are things we can do along the way - ways we can approach life to use everything,
that enable and empower us to walk towards enlightened awareness and letting go of
the habitual tendency to react, contract, or blame. ”
Wisdom by Scott Schwenk
In the Spirit of Easter
(Text by : Loyola Press)
Be Fearless, Be Joyful, Be Renewed:
It is said that beginning on Easter Sunday and continuing for 50 days—is an opportunity for us to cultivate a spirit that defines who we are - and finding our 'Bliss'
Here are three concrete suggestions.
Live with Joy
Joy is a deep-down gladness that cannot be taken away, even in the midst of sorrow. The Passion and Resurrection of Jesus teach us that suffering is transformed through faith. With this faith, we are able to hold on to an enduring sense of joy even in the midst of the sadness we experience from the loss of a loved one, a failure to achieve an important goal, or a setback during recovery from an illness.
Live without Fear
The Resurrection teaches us that God can overcome anything, even death. When the Risen Christ appears to the women at the tomb and later to his disciples, his first words are “Do not be afraid!” (Mt 28:5,10) These words speak to our hearts, helping us cope with the fear from the loss of a job, a serious illness, or a crumbling relationship. Our faith allows us to trust that God can overcome our most serious problems.
Live with New Eyes
Easter means to live with a sense of newness. Just as the return of spring lifts our spirits and makes us feel like the whole world is new, the Resurrection of Jesus makes “all things new.” (Rev. 21:5) The Easter spirit is a spirit of renewal that enables us to show up at work with a positive attitude, to renew relationships that have been taken for granted, and to express appreciation and affection to those closest to us. It means to see the world through new eyes—God's eyes.
We can use these 50 days to cultivate an Easter spirit that enables us to be true to our nature : embracing joy, living without fear, and seeing the world again—as if for the first time.
Wake up all the desire and pleasure
that your body
is capable of experiencing,
let your past go,
and follow your bliss just for the health of it.
Quote : Dr. Christiane Northrup Artwork: www.SpiralsAndSparkles.com
Dearest Friends and Art-Lovers,
as I read through the inspiring Easter text and as a friend of philosophies - I find its message reflected in many cultures and spiritual teachings and ceremonies - making me realize once again on how connected everything actually is and how our spiritual teachings keep us reminded toward what truly matters.
Following the developing roots of philosophies back to when we were connected to our mother earth and full of wonder and respect for our planet. A message that comes through the miracle of natures resurrection, giving birth to a new season . The joyful planting seeds and the hope for a summer of growth, abundance and gatherings. The working, tending and caring toward a good harvest before the circle continues to repeat itself until life once again retreats.
But above all the faith that keeps us getting up and going - again and again. The strength that comes through our love, the ability to forgive and the joy of growing and becoming .
I feel the message to be so appropriate for this time as we are going through so many changes and adjustments. Our modern world seems to become more and more challenging - and all of us carry their part of fear and grief in their minds and hearts...
Self-care is of utmost importance to find balance and to build a reservoir of energy to share....