This morning while we were listening to an on-line Easter service, a little bird tapped on the windowpane in Elliot's office. Curious, we turned around to take a look.
To our surprise, the bush below began to stir and a female cardinal appeared on a branch.
The visit seemed so deliberate, I looked up the symbolism: The female cardinal joins in whistling with her mate, which is unusual among birds. This reflects a need to listen to our own inner voice (the feminine) more closely for our health, and well-being. Since most birds are usually quiet and camouflaged, a cardinal most always reflects a need to assert the feminine aspects of creativity, and intuition more strongly. Remember everything you do is of importance.
Easter is a time of resurrection! A time to expect a wonderful resurrection in areas in which you have been feeling crucified. During this tragic pandemic, it may seem that the world is a very dark, empty place, but God is ever-present.
As Dr. Paul S. James writes: "Christ's resurrection changed Mary from a mourner into a messenger; it changed Thomas from a doubter into a believer; it changed Peter from a denier into a preacher; and it changed Paul from a persecutor into a missionary.
For early Christians the Easter event became an Easter experience, a cleansing, life changing, transforming experience. Today nearly 2000 years later, that Easter event is still the greatest hope in a world of fear and confusion."
Mary Magdalene returned to the tomb early Sunday morning to finish preparing Jesus' body for burial. Instead of finding a body, she found a resurrected Christ. What joy! But would the disciples believe her?
Love and joyful blessings,
(Ref. Animal-Speaks by Ted Andrews)