How do you want to design your Inner Easter and Inner Spring?
Read on below, if you want my suggestions of elements to include in your design.
What I write and teach through the Inner Year are suggestions for you to consider as you shape your active inner life.
Use my suggestions your way.
It’s the time to imagine new life and lasting love.
Spring seems fleeting in its newness. Easter seems eternal in its love. Together they wake us up to the celebration and the obligation of ever-renewing, limitless love in our relationships to others.
inwardly celebrating a final feast with our dearest companions,
inwardly surrendering our will to suffering and death as sacrifice to others,
inwardly descending into hell to redeem and release, and
inwardly resurrecting to a new life.
To inspire our feeling pictures as we seek new life and creative nuance in our relationship to Easter, we can turn to art. Listen to some great Easter music, read or write great Easter poetry, or look at or make great Easter paintings or sculptures. Let the art be yeast bubbling up in the sweet warmth of your heart. What feelings arise in you? Are they new feelings about the Christ Mystery? Do they give you a new illuminating sense of who you are and what you are capable of offering?
It seems strange to write this, but the blessings of the technology, means that I can turn my mechanical laptop into an inspiring altar. I can download Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony on itunes and play it while reading and speaking outloud Rilke’s beautiful poem “The Last Supper” and then listen to Judy Collins singing “Morning Has Broken” while gazing at the Isenheim Altarpiece.
Please go to the blog and leave your Easter comments to inspire the rest of us.
Next week I will be sending out the information on the upcoming Inner Spring webinars which focus on mysteries of our relationships with others:
Sundays, May 1 – May 22
Learning the Language of the Four Temperaments.
Sundays, May 29 – June 19