This weekend, the long Easter weekend, there is so much to feel joyful
The origins of Easter festival are ancient, the pagan festival of
Eostre seems to be the source of the festival, which took place (as
Easter still does) on the first Sunday after the full-moon following the
Spring Solstice. This festival celebrates resurrection and the
possibility of new beginnings.
New beginnings happen to be my very favourite topic. I love nothing
more than the possibility of transformation, and if there is any art
which I have sought to become skilled at, it is the skill of living with
and through transformation. After all, every day our bodies’ cells are
transformed, every day we wake up brand new. And the skill of life is
how to keep our minds as transformed, as welcoming of the new, as the
body and nature naturally is. Our minds function best when open, ready
for new possibility and new opportunity. Those who I admire in life see
only opportunities from crisis.
In my life, I have shifted my life and my livelihood dramatically. I
changed from being a lawyer working in the city, to running this
beautiful revolution from the countryside. The change was caused by many
external events (oh my, a car crash, divorce and dog with cancer!). But
the thing that really caused my resurrection into a new life was that I
wanted to change. My mind was ready, I actively sought out a
transformation. And so it happened.
I’m not suggesting that you all leave your jobs, your life, but this
Easter time, remember that you are free to choose your life, every
single day, and you can transform every single day.
To celebrate this time of celebration, we have put together for you a
beautiful new Challenge! The Spring-time challenge, to help you to
spring into the possibility of summer and change. We have an All-Levels
Spring challenge and a More Feisty Spring Challenge for
those more active Easter bunnies.
I really do hope that you enjoy these challenges that we put together
for you, and let me know what you think!
I do hope that, whatever your plans this weekend, you¹re able to take
time out in nature, put down your digital devices and enjoy the peace
and beauty of the natural world.
This article was written for Easter 2016 by Movement for Modern Life’s fabulous founder, Kat Farrants.