When and Where
Mar 20, 2019, 7:30 PM
Institute for Spiritual Development, 5419 Sherier Pl NW, Washington, DC 20016, USA
As the name implies, The Equinox is a time of balance and harmony — for today the night and the day are of equal length. As a signal for the beginning of Spring, it is a time for the renewal of life. The cold, lifeless ice of Winter melts, rivers swell with the water of life, the field are verdant once again, and the seeds which have slept in the earth burst forth into blooms of flowers as the warmth of the sun initiates the urge for life to renew itself.
In very ancient times the tribes peoples of Europe honored Ostera or Eastre celebrating the Goddess of Spring who held an egg in her hand and whose hair was adorned with the flowers of Spring as she stood upon the green earth.
Our consciousness instinctively recognizes the profound forces of Nature at work in the eternal cycle of life—death— rebirth, and we seek to unite ourselves with the dynamic flow of the universe. At this special service, we unite ourselves to the rebirth of the earth in Spring. In doing this we are encouraged to express our gratitude for the gift of life, as well as to bring our lives into harmony with the earth as it expresses its balance.