Today I’m considering the Passover symbol of the egg, roasted or otherwise. Called beitzah, it symbolizes rebirth and represents the second sacrificial offerings given at the ancient Temple in Jerusalem on Passover. Here are some questions that come to mind around beitzah.
How do I want to be reborn? That’s a hard question to answer. Can you answer it? I’m not sure I want to be reborn…not yet anyway. I’d maybe like a rebirth, as in a new spurt of growth—spiritual growth, learning, wisdom, energy.
What do I want to “redo” so I can start fresh, start over? This question is dangerous. We don’t want to negate our past. It has a purpose. It has gotten us to this point, this place, this moment. We want to consider what we might be able to redo as we move into the future. Is there something we can let go of, reconstruct in a new way?
For me, I am looking at my work—considering focusing my efforts in a new direction so I can end up where I want to go. It’s a windy path instead of a direct one. I’m also looking at my relationships and myself. I’m looking at what needs to be changed, altered, broken down to allow for a redesign, a new interior design if you will.
How about you?
What in my life would I like to give birth to? What is gestating inside of me that wants to be born and how will I help bring it into the world or nurture it?
Ah! So much…books, a wise(er) woman, classes and workshops, new relationships and friendships, intuitive and psychic abilities… I bring these things into the world by creating space for them. Just as a woman’s woman prepares for the fertilized seed and then gestates it until it is born, I will create fertile ground for these things to grow in my life and be born.