From Passover to Easter and Ostara to Magha Puja, March is an important month in the calendar for many faiths. From the well-known stories of Jesus' death and resurrection to the death of the firstborn, the tenth and final plague which freed the Israelites from slavery; to the celebration of the full moon and the Vernal Equinox; people all over the world, from ancient times to the present day, recognize this month as a time of transition and rebirth.
Just as we find fertility and new life after the frozen grip of winter, we ourselves cycle through times of fallowness that can feel like death, only to find rejuvenation and rebirth on the other side. In that way, rebirth is not an event but a spiritual, emotional and psychological rite of passage.
The poet Thomas Bailey Aldrich wrote, "What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness, Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air." As we approach the coming of Spring, notice within yourself the natural process of rebirth. Allow what is old to pass away, and witness the emergence of new life, new energy, new ideas and new awareness spring forth!
Poetry and Musings of an Interfaith Minister on the Journey of a Lifetime.