For Christians all over the world, this week is Holy Week. For Jews, Friday begins their holiday, Passover, and next week is Earth Day for all who respect and celebrate this earth we call home.
These weeks, like their season, are all about rebirth, renewal, rejuvenation, and life! However, for new beginnings to happen, there first must be endings. In fact, one thing that Spring and Easter have in common is that each reminds us that preceding life and much beauty, there is often darkness and despair first.
But like Spring, often the greatest beauty occurs because of the harsh winter that precedes it. For Easter, there is no resurrection without crucifixion, and for Passover, there is no leaving Egypt without the 10 plagues.
This time of the year take a lesson from the caterpillar and know that it is only by letting go of the old that the new can be birthed into something more beautiful than can ever be imagined.
Quote of the Week
“If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can’t help but learn.”
Bernie Siegel, MD