The Spiritual Significance of Lent
Lent is the time for trimming the soul and scrapping the sludge off a life turned slipshod. Lent is about taking stock of time, even religious time. Lent is about exercising the control that enables us to say no to ourselves so that when life turns hard of its own accord, we have the stamina to yes to its twists and turns with faith and hope. Lent is the time to make new efforts to be what we say we want to be.
Joan D. Chittister
Lent is a period instituted by the Catholic Christian Church that begins on Ash Wednesday and extends until Easter. For those of Christian faith, it represents a period of spiritual reflection and purification.
Lent is the time of introspection, vigilance, confrontation with our fears, limiting beliefs and fears so that we can transmute them. Lent is also the time that the Spiritual Plan allows spirits that have not yet reached evolution to be closer to Earth's orbit. So, watch your thoughts and do not get caught up in the depressive egregore and or problems that some people project onto others these days.
For 40 days, Jesus fasted and alone also confronted his lower self and his ego. In the Bible, it is written that in this period when Jesus was alone fasting, the "devil" introduced himself and said: "If you are the Son of God, turn these stones into bread."
We understand that the personification of the devil only persists for those who believe in the limit of the ego. With this explanation, it is possible to understand that we have several energies in our minds and that the rational mind is ruled by the power of the ego. We are also influenced by the power of our various selves: the rational, the unconscious, the subconscious, and of our mind above, the higher Self or conscious mind.
Jesus, after his ceremonial baptism and upon receiving the Holy Spirit, went into the wilderness and was tempted; by defeating the snares of the “Evil,” he finally took upon his mission.
But what does it mean? That evil really exists and that we must escape from its traps.
But how to avoid evil? Being humorous helps a lot. Jung explained that by acting in this way, good manages to excel at evil, that is, joy is a greater power over the opposite angle since it is often not possible to be charitable every day; another excellent alternative is to be part of a spiritually inclined community.
Therefore, what is important is "Living Lent," which means to seize the opportunity to clean your heart from feelings and resentments, to pursue purity, rebirth and a clean start; to become more reflective, trying to forgive, to reconcile and to become in the forty days of preparation for Easter Feast.
In this period, try to guard yourself, stay closer to the divinity, God and enjoy studying, meditating and especially forgiving yourself and others, to get stronger to face the challenges of our daily lives.
Cathedral of the Soul intends to undertake the challenge of creating a multidimensional healing space that is dedicated those who seek to enrich, enlighten and heal themselves while serving and assisting in the healing of others.