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Spiritual: March 08, 2023 Issue [#11845]

 This week: Celebrating Spring
  Edited by: Prosperous Snow
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About This Newsletter

Listen to the nightingale sing
Proclaiming nature's New Year's fling
Let its joyful melody ring
Welcoming spring, welcoming spring.

Raise your voices in grateful praise
Of the approaching brighter days
When the sun's warm nourishing rays
Make colors blaze, make colors blaze.

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Letter from the editor

Is it too early to begin celebrating spring? It is only the first full week in March, and spring does not officially begin until March 20 at 21:25 UTC. That is about 5:25 p.m. Writing.com Time. I have already begun preparing for spring and Naw-Ruz, the new Baha'i year, which will begin at sunset on March 20.

The nineteen days from sunset on March 1 to sunset on March 20 is the Fast. At this time, Baha'is across the planet fast from sunup to sundown. For those who can fast, this means getting up before dawn to eat breakfast and waiting until after sunset to eat again. Since I am over 70 years old, I am no longer required to fast. This does not mean I am free of the other fasting obligations, such as saying the prayers revealed by Baha'u'llah for the Fast.

Each year during this time, I sacrifice something. One year I sacrificed coffee for nineteen days. Another year, I sacrificed playing computer games and, after nineteen days, did not go back to those games on a daily basis. I no longer play computer games at any time. This year I am attempting to give up another bad habit that distracts me from writing.

It has only been a few days since I began attempting to give up my bad habit. It is easier to abstain from food than it is to give up a bad habit. However, I am continuing to work on it by saying prayers, reading, writing, and meditating on the sacred verses. I hope to have the bad habit replaced by a good habit by sunset on March 20.

How do you celebrate spring? Do you attempt spiritual renewal during this season? What is your favorite thing to do in spring? Do you have any questions you would like me to answer in upcoming spiritual newsletters?

National poetry month is coming up in April. My favorite spiritual poet is Tahirih. Who is your favorite spiritual or religious poet? Have you written any poems about this person? Please let me know.

Editor's Picks

 Gratitude  (E)
Article for the seasons
#2285243 by Innerlight has Inner Peace

I Thank The Lord For Midnight  (E)
Jesus likes to drop in whenever, so be ready.
#1846808 by InkWellspring66

 From Darkness of Depression to Light  (ASR)
A glimmer of hope and comfort for those who suffer from depression
#2291847 by Moomintroll

"Songs of Angels"  (E)
Angels can sing to you in many different ways!
#2280533 by LegendaryMaskđź’”Eyestar

 The Physical Body and One's True Essence  (E)
Exploring an alternative way to relate to our physicality and conceive of true self.
#2291759 by Mark Mywords

 Half Empty?  (E)
Is your glass half empty?
#2291288 by Norman

The Precipice  (13+)
To step or not to step
#1962854 by Eric Wharton

Behold the Master Key…  (E)
10 for 10 Birthday Contest - A cosmic thought to ponder...
#1704202 by Robin:TheRhymeMaven

The Man and the Guardian Angel  (E)
James' Guardian Angel was supposed to be taking care of him. Where was Ortlad?
#1702189 by ChrisDaltro-Chasing Moonbeams

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