There’s a little patch of blue shining through the low clouds hanging over the headlands.
I’m sitting by the window at my favorite new restaurant out at the coast. The Russian River is across the street. The Pacific Ocean is just around the bend.
A flock (is that what you call it) of cormorants are splashing and playing across the river.
As I walked in I could hear the calls of the Seals that hang out by the mouth of the river and an Osprey glided silently up the river in search of its morning meal.
I left the house at 5:30… would have definitely qualified as “O-Dark-Thirty” except that the glow from the mostly full moon shone through and illuminated the clouds creating a false dawn.
The promise of rebirth, the reminder of this day, called me out here this early.
Climbing to the top of Red Hill in the pre-dawn grayness, signs of rebirth were all around: small birds waking up in the thickets beside the trail, a Deer trotting through the high grass, two Hawks beginning their morning flight, the haunting chants of the Doves, Owls in the Redwood grove calling to each other as they prepare for their day of rest after a night of hunting, even the light rain that began to fall as I reached the top of the hill – offering me a gentle cleansing on my journey.
I was reminded that, for the animals, every day is a rebirth, every day is a new day.
Not always for us.
Every day COULD be a rebirth for us.
After all, what an incredible miracle this life is!
What a blessing it is to wake up each morning and begin our lives anew. Every morning, a new beginning, a new possibility.
And yet… for most of us, each morning feels just like the last one. “Same ole same ole!”
Instead of looking forward to the wonderful new surprises and the beautiful blessings this new day has waiting for us, we too often focus on the same problems, obstacles, and difficulties we had yesterday.
But today is a special day. Well all days are special – that’s the whole point here – but today is extra special because it offers us a reminder!
Today is Easter, the day we celebrate the rebirth of Christ.
Now I’m not religious – and I’m actually a bit embarrassed to say that for most of my life I didn’t know what Easter actually celebrated! I knew it involved lots of eggs and chocolate and bunnies… but that was about as far as I got! 😉
For the last few years, though, I’ve been drawn to the symbolism of resurrection and rebirth and to the quickening of the Christ Consciousness Energy awakening in me and in our world.
Now whether or not you are drawn to the awakening of Christ Consciousness, the vibrational signature of symbolic rebirth this day offers is very powerful!
If you were to start your life fresh… if you were to be reborn, what would you choose to leave behind in your “old” life? And what would you choose to activate in your new life?
Who would you choose to be if you emerged from a cave… reborn?
You have this choice today…
And every day!
Every morning you rise, a new you.
Every morning you have the chance to choose where you will focus your attention.
Every morning you have the opportunity to choose who you want to be in your new life.
So where will you choose to focus your attention today?
And who will you choose to be today?
Today is YOUR reBIRTH Day!
Let’s celebrate the New You!
PS. I LOVE that just as I was finishing this note it started raining hard!
We need the rain here… big time. But more than that, I love the clearing, cleansing confirmation of the presence of the water. Washing away that which is ready to be left behind!
A big part of reBirth is letting go! And Water is such a powerful ally in the process of letting go!