It is in April that birds nests and eggs appear. What an amazing blessing for our ancestors, who had endured a cold winter and had eaten all or most of their stored food, to find these delicious little packages of protein. No wonder that Ostara's hare was inspired to decorate eggs for his beautiful goddess. After all, the world was already ablaze with colored flowers, so a bouquet would not stand out as a special gift. The little hare carefully decorated eggs for Ostara, and that is how bunnies and eggs got all mixed up with the resurrection.
Isn't it all about opening at this time of year? Opening to fresh breezes. Opening to beauty. Opening to love. Opening to new beginnings. Even the eggs open with the little pecks from the chicks on the inside, if not found and eaten or painted.
I am opening to new expressions and new possibilities, myself. This website and blog are my new expressions this spring and I hope you like both. I encourage you to do the same. Perhaps you already have an idea of what wants to happen through you this spring season. All it takes is a "Yes, Life! I am willing to open!" And you will; I promise. Use the energy of the rising sap and the opening flowers to begin something new.