40 days of "mind spa"
The Christian world is once again observing the Lenten season; the season of prayer and fasting that precedes the Easter. It is common believed that the Lenten period has to do with the events of the 40 days preceding the Resurrection. The ancient Hebrew writers made a practice of using numbers to symbolize ideas. 40, in their minds, was a "foursquare" number suggesting the idea of a foundation for something to follow; an idea of completeness. So the number 40 is frequently used in the Scriptures to indicate a completed preparation for something to follow.
"The world Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon world for spring, which is derived from a verb meaning the Lengthen. Lent is a season of spiritual growth, a time for progressive unfoldment. When we can blend and merge our mind with God-Mind. Fasting means abstaining from; it is abstinence. In the 40 days, we abstain from error thinking and meditate on spiritual Truth. "
Selected from a book called, "keep a true Lent" by Charles Fillmore.
Dear friends, (whether or not you are a Christian)
Can you cleanse your mind for 40 days? No judgments, no bad thoughts, no negative feelings, no anger and no frustration for 40 days? Just BE at peace for 40 days.
It's like having 40 days of "mind spa" for our soul and getting ready for spiritual transformation?!
at 12:11 AM