For centuries, humans have celebrated the birth of new life. We find a great example of this with the Easter holiday. Though this holiday is generally associated with Christian beliefs of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, this also intertwines with other ancient beliefs that were practiced for centuries. The sphere of rebirth is a gift to creation, and one that holds vibrance and beauty.
In ancient times, indigenous tribes from across the world held celebrations commemorating the return of spring; festivals for the renewal and rebirth of life. One of the more famous accounts is of the pagan Teutonic tribes whose deity for spring was named Eastre or Eostre. She was also known by the symbol of the rabbit. This marked the return of spring, the planting of crops and the spring equinox.
Even though speculation is given to the actual day for the resurrection of Jesus, I find it a wonderful synchronicity that the celebration of his rising is intertwined with the return of spring. This to me gives weight to the fact that our spiritual essence is intertwined with the workings of nature. It is a natural magic of life.
This wonderful sphere holds the truth that life is constantly in motion, never stopping. It postulates that even in death we have rebirth; life will continue to transform beyond what is known to us.
Whether or not one chooses to believe in the resurrection, its symbolic marker is found here; spring and the resurrection are symbols; to be reborn, to rise again; to witness life spring forth, to return to growth. These are all part of the natural and spiritual world that we inhabit.
The sphere of rebirth is a gift to us. It is a promise of new life tomorrow. No matter our beliefs, the rhythm of nature is alive and well in both the physical world and in the spiritual realm. We should recognize and smile at them as they surely smile upon us.