How was your Easter Sunday?
If you feel like you were just getting started, then I have good news for you: Easter is not just a day, as it’s often marked. Instead, it’s an entire season of feasting and celebration lasting fifty days and ending with the feast of Pentecost.
You’ll find plenty of posts on the full season of Easter (or Eastertide, as it’s also called) right here at A Sacred Journey, including 25 ideas on how to celebrate Life during the Easter season, and we’ll be talking more about the season of Easter as well as celebration and sabbath over the next many weeks in the Sacred Ordinary Days Podcast. Until then, though, I wanted to give you this little gem and insightful prompt that I received recently:
Where’s the Easter egg?
It’s a question my spiritual direction supervisor often offers in our group supervision meetings, and no, he’s not talking about the colorful, hand-painted, hard-boiled egg hidden at the base of the tree. He’s referring to the Easter egg hidden within our own journeys—the continuous invitations to new life and redemption hidden even in our darkest places.
As you open up to the full season of Easter, consider keeping this prompt in mind as you embrace the invitation to feast on Life throughout Eastertide, perhaps even keeping an Easter egg on display as a reminder. You never know, after all, when new life might hatch…
Where are you experiencing Easter in your own journey today? Any Easter eggs waiting to hatch?
OUR RECENT WEBINAR
Remember that Sacred Ordinary Days webinar I’ve been mentioning over the past couple of weeks? It’s here, and instead of doing it live we filmed a video that you can watch anytime. Consider it an Easter egg to add to your basket! Watch it out below, and be sure to check out the retreat details at the end—it’s filling up and the price will raise on Friday, April 1 at 8pm CT.
6:00 – Why daily spiritual practice matters
8:15 – What our daily spiritual practices include
12:50 – Tips for establishing your own daily spiritual practice
16:00 – Why we recommend the Examen for discernment
18:40 – Live practice of the Examen
24:00 – Why retreat is important (and can be hard!)
27:25 – What we look for and value in a retreat
31:15 – All the details on our upcoming retreat!
PSST: We’re also offering some discount codes to a few offerings mentioned in the video! Use the code SOD to get $10 off my 31 Days to a Meaningful Morning course (which I never offer) and $5 off the PDF version of the Sacred Ordinary Days liturgical day planner. Expires Friday, April 1 at 8pm CT.