Lent means spring! Spring means new life, springing forth from the seemingly dead that appeared as real throughout the winter. The 40 days of Lent are based on the belief in the power of certain numbers; 40 being representative of foursquare, or a firm foundation. What does this all mean? It means that we are, during this season – and always, actually – being given the invitation to rise above former limitations, to spring forth as the flower does through the melting snow, into new life, new consciousness! So, how are we to do this? Prayer! As we align ourselves, through prayer, with the Truth of our being, we are giving God in us a way to bless us in every area of our lives. Then, just as helium raises a balloon off the ground or the blades lift a helicopter, we will be raised above our present conditions to new heights of health, prosperity, love, wisdom, and all good. We are invited this morning to use the tools we have at hand to realign our thinking, reconnect with our own indwelling Christ Self, and remember the Truth of our Being: We are each the perfect child of God.