March Inspirational Message
We find ourselves in the middle of the season of Lent as we begin to celebrate Springtime that is almost upon us. The rains have nurtured the earth and now we await the blossoming of flowers in spectacular arrays of color, seeds sprouting from the earth to become what they are meant to be, and the trees bursting forth with new leaves, new life. Even our feathered friends are singing their songs of joy. We see nature coming back to life all around us although it was only dormant for a season, and it used that time for regeneration and renewal to come back full of life. Springtime and the Lenten season should be a time of rebirth or renewal for ourselves as well – a spiritual housecleaning takes place. It is a time when we become aware that when we align ourselves with Nature, we feel the activity of God expressing and unfolding in and through us. To experience an exhilarating meditation, find a place in nature, be still, and go within. God is ALL in all always and everywhere. We are God’s seeds of Truth here on earth so let us unify and connect with all of life without comparing, competing, or judging but only loving and standing in the Beingness of who we truly are for there is only Light springing forth in Springtime.
I often think about Joyce Kilmer’s poem, Trees when I think of Springtime:
I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.