The Lenten season is a time of growth and learning. It is a time for releasing what no longer serves us and opening to our highest good. As we are preparing, physically, to release those materials things that we no longer need (for our annual Create a Vacuum Sale), we are also completing an inventory of what thoughts and behaviors no longer serve us, preparing to release them also.
Just as Jesus withstood 40 days of temptation in the wilderness, we face temptations every day, including the temptation to live and think as we always have.
But the energy of life, the flow of life, calls us higher. We are stirred by an innate urge to expand in awareness, grow in wisdom, and love in fullness. Life beckons us to explore, to discover, to be!
Jesus taught and demonstrated spiritual evolution. He grew in spiritual understanding and shared his love and wisdom to help others do the same. Jesus shook up the consciousness of all who encountered him through his teachings and stories, through the way He lived His life.