As Easter approaches and the green shoots of spring finally appear I can, at last, welcome the season of renewal and rebirth.
I love the anticipation of this time of year with it’s promise of warmer months and longer days, and I’m fascinated by its spiritual mix of Christianity, paganism and ancient Germanic Goddesses.
Eostre may well be a modern myth whose roots go no further than new age paganism, but she still has a presence in our Easter mythology; one that seamlessly combines rabbits, chocolate eggs, tricksters, fertility festivals, parades, bonnets, the crucifixion, the resurrection and glorious new dawns.
Whilst Eostre and Ostara may be little more than the goddesses of romantic conjecture, this month I have been reminded of the Titan goddesses Eos; the goddess of dawn and the female spirit that dissolves darkness under a shower of light.
Eos rises from the river each morning in her golden chariot drawn by winged horses, and with her rosy fingers she opens the gates of heaven so that the sun may rise and disperse the mists of night.
Eos enables the light to come streaming through and she accompanies the sun, Helios as he travels across the heavens. The Titan goddess signifies beautiful new beginnings and recently I was reminded that every day begins with a glorious dawn and ends with the promise of resurrection.
This month I finally committed to the Eos programme, a course of self discovery and personal regeneration, and I think I’m beginning to see some light – over there on the horizon.
Eos is a 2 part programme for women designed to reframe your thinking, kick your negative thought habits, and move forward towards a brighter, more fulfilled future. It is intense, liberating and empowering and after just one day I felt like I’d finally got a handle on my internal dimmer switch and could begin turning the lights up.
It’s a straightforward programme and beautiful in its simplicity. Much of what is covered seems like common sense, but it’s alarming how blinkered we become, and how deafened by the noise in our heads that we are no longer able to listen to our own intuition, as we attempt to navigate our way through our complex modern lives.
After just one day feel I have been given permission to take control of my life. No- one had taken it away from me – I’d just let go of the steering wheel.
Jenny Eaton, who presented the session, is an engaging speaker whose knowledge, skills and serious intent are delivered with humour and empathy fusing psychology, philosophy and anecdotal evidence with a recurring theme of……. men’s pants.
Thank you for that visual metaphor Jenny!
We discussed the ways we think, how we measure our successes, personal responsibility and our own self image and as we shared stories and discussed scenarios and considered our values I think each of the 10 women in the room experienced a light bulb moment. Not the startling glare of a 100 watt flash light; more of a slow turn of the switch enabling us to gradually get used to the light that was starting to illuminate our thoughts.
It was a long day, and I felt exhausted, and rather emotional when I got home.
One week later, with time to reflect, I feel different. I feel calmer, lighter, empowered; my thoughts are clearer and I’m very much looking forward to Part Two.
Thank you Eos for opening the gates.
You can find full details on the Eos programme, seminars and 1-1 coaching here.