Insights from the Images of Easter: Symbolism of Spring
The Easter Parade grew out of the old beliefs about dressing up in new clothing. This grand event provided a chance to be seen wearing the latest fashions and fads.
The Easter Bunny is a continuation of the reverence shown during the spring rites to the rabbit as a symbol of abundance. The honoring of such emblems of fertility extended to eggs. The eggs serves as a representation of new life. It stands for the renewing power of nature and, by extension, agriculture. The egg also symbolize regeneration in a spiritual or psychological sense. The ritual of coloring Easter eggs stems from the tradition of painting eggs in bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring.
THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL RENEWAL, REBIRTH, GROWTH & PURITY AMOUNG OTHER THINGS
This might also be a good time to find the inner Easter Bunny. Both rabbits and eggs suggest the possibility of renewal. We are naturally creative creatures. There are occasions when embracing the idea of abundance is fitting and useful. A personal ritual for this month could be deciding what crops we want to develop in our lives so that we have a flourishing summer ahead.
A personal sunrise service might be adding morning exercise to our schedules. It is amazing how beneficial it is to absorb the energizing light of the sun on a regular basis. Also when you are working in an office or in front of a computer most of the day, take a break during the day for a quick walk outside in the sunlight, totally uplifts your mood and spirit plus it gets your juices flowing again. Appreciating the gift of energy in general, and using it thoughtfully, is a meditation in it’s own right.
We would all do well to honor the goddess. In psychological terms, this could include respecting the areas of mystery within. The unconscious has treasures for us if we can be receptive to its still small voice. Collecting the wisdom of the moon can come through reflecting on dreams. There are vast landscapes within waiting for our exploration. Finding personal ways to celebrate the subtle themes of Easter can take rituals that have been mere superstitions and give them lasting meaning.