This week began the season of Lent. Lent occurs in the 40 day period before Easter and is usually observed in the Christian tradition by “fasting” from some worldly desire or activity.
Just as we carefully prepare for events in our personal lives, a wedding or a birthday; Lent invites us to make our minds and hearts ready for the spiritual transformation and rebirth available to us at Easter. For us, Lent is a reminder and an opportunity to unplug from the things; the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and activities that keep us feeling separate from the ever-present Reality of Spirit and from living from our spirit.
Today I fast from the things that keep me from being aware
of the Divine Presence within me and around me.
I feast on the things that enable me to live from my spirit and to live
in an awareness of the One Force for Good.
And so it is.