As I write, I am thinking about Easter weekend and some of the meanings of Easter- both religious and symbolic in other ways.

If you have been following me for any length of time, you know I am a huge fan of a fresh start, blank slate, and New Years Day!

In a spiritual sense, dying to your old self and experience of rebirth is something is connected to Easter and this time of year being Spring- it is what nature is doing, too.

I like to think of Easter and all of its meanings and Spring as a kind of second New Years Day. A time to start fresh. This year while we are in the midst of crisis, I think it is even more powerful. Has there ever been time in your life to more strongly rethink your old stories and beliefs and to consider trading in for something new?

We have all said “life is too short” at least once because of a personal crisis or someone passing, especially too soon. We momentarily pay attention, and then it is back to life as usual.

With this crisis, life may not be as usual when it is “over”. We just don’t know. With this time of stay at home quarantine, it is a good opportunity to look around you and within to do some actual spring cleaning.

Outside: -What pleases you in your surroundings?

Inside:-What have you always wanted to do, but just haven’t gotten around to it?

What would you like to change? How can you harness the energy of this time to get yourself energized and moving toward doing some of these things?

Who would you like to connect with, but haven’t?  What is stopping you? What old stories do you want to let go of that keep you from connecting?

What is your breakout move going to be?

What has God or your higher self or the Universe been nudging you to do?  If you don’t know, what if you started to pay attention?

Think about going from darkness to light. Think about renewal, rebirth, reawakening, abundance, think about hope and beauty. On Easter Sunday, consider some of these words, write about them.

Figure out what it will take for you to become motivated to change what needs to be changed and to let go of what needs to be let go of! And remember: You don’t have to change everything, you don’t have to let everything go.

This week’s post is all about change- and as always, I am a fan of balance- so stay tuned, next week I have something for the other end of things- because we need both.

In the meantime along with the above:

Take time to notice what you appreciate about yourself. What stories and beliefs are keepers. Celebrate your goodness. Be kind to yourself, if nothing else.

Happy Easter for those who are celebrating!