Whatever your religious or cultural roots, for many of us Easter has a sense of rebirth and renewal.
But I still have the sense of renewal in my second home down under in Australia and find Easter a powerful time to review, reflect and renew.
Consider for yourself if there is something in your life that you’d like to have transformed, changed or even gently and respectfully left behind, and a way you could symbolically do that.
The ceremony can be as simple as writing on a slip of paper and burning it in a bowl or burying it in the garden. When you stop to reflect I’m confident the right thing will come to you and it will be all the more meaningful for having come from within yourself.
When I think of my Christian upbringing and Easter I think of being born again. I think of hope – hope for the resurrection of new life. And that is not to say that I don’t love my life now, but it seems the way of nature to renew itself, especially through the changing of the seasons.
So with a chocolate egg in one hand and maybe a burn bowl or trowel in the other, I’ll be setting aside some time on the long weekend to think about what I want to give life to in the coming year.
I’d love to hear from you what your hopes for the season are.