the Easter Season, we all anticipate great changes.
It is a season of holiness that has been brought
into our awareness from generation to generation;
for eons of time for that matter. We learned to
accept this tradition from family members, friends,
our churches, and from the Holy Books.
Historians as well have written
records and accounts of the story that is “The Greatest
Story Ever Told.” From beginning to end, as
children growing up, learning the lessons of life,
even into our latter days, we never seem to tire
of the stories.
Sometimes the stories get re-arranged
to make them more exciting, more believable, and
the more intense the story, the harder we listen.
We take from it that which we remember the most,
and we go out and tell our own version of that story.
And why not? It sounds good. So good,
that we anticipate the expression of the receiver
of the story. The more the receiver re-acts, the
greater we enhance our story. The Cause and
the Effect. The Cause is the reason and the
Effect is the result produced by the Cause.
Now that action has taken place, a new thing has
been created. This new ‘thing’ is now our
focus. Will we let this newness live or die?
The choice is ours.
Throughout the Easter Season,
we remember the condemnation and cruelty which was
inflicted upon One who, during His lifetime, gave
of Himself without asking any return. He was loved
and yet rejected, even by those who professed
to love Him. He performed wonders beyond human imagination,
yet he was scorned. He loved with all
of His heart, and was spurned by those same
ones. He loved without condition without Judgment,
without exception or restriction. He loved with
Universal, Impersonal, Unconditional Love. Jesus
continued on His Course of Destiny, knowing that it
would lead to the Ultimate Sacrifice of Himself upon
the cross. He had a ‘focus’. A grand focus.
To be One with the Father. Where is our focus?
What have we accomplished on our own Course of Destiny?
What action has caused us to be where we are?
Is it our Destiny to become One with the Father?
Is that our focus? Our true identity is that
we are a spiritual creation and it can never be changed
unless we reject it. Jesus provided us with
the roadmap and it is our choice whether or not we
walk the Path . How long will it take us to
choose? Three days, three years, three
Three days after the Crucifixion,
when Jesus arose in His heavenly body of Light,
shining like the sun, it was to show us that Death
is conquered and each of us is also that spark of
the Living God! Just like Jesus, we are a
physical form created from the Light of God, living
in a flesh body, expressing God! We are capable
of manifesting great love, using the Universal Laws
of behavior. The Father has many mansions
or levels of consciousness and there are many
roads leading to His house. They are not all
the same, but different in many ways. Some
paths may be winding, some straight. All we need
do is step into the Light and see and know.
Be all we can be in Love so that joy and peace surround
us. Let us see thru the eyes of God, the eyes
of Love, and focus on the Glory of our Resurrection
as did Jesus. Therein is the newness of Life.
When a human being is connected to the Higher Truth
of Spirit, then indeed she or he hears the Voice
of God within. Become Christed!
Think no longer of the negativity
of the Crucifixion, but focus on the Risen Christ
in the Glory of the Ascension. It is yours
to claim for it is our Divine Birthright; our Divine
Heritage. This is the Divine Message of what
followed the Crucifixion. LIFE AFTER DEATH ! This
is our focus, our destiny, and our Faith, where
all are One! It is our choice!
Christ did not die for our sins
. He died because of our sins. The sins we commit
against one another and the sins we commit against
God! And when you know that God is in each and every
one of us, how can you sin against anyone?
Jesus also died to show us that we live again.
That there is NO DEATH, but Life! What we know as
death is really the beginning of new life!
Leaving behind the ‘old skins’ and putting on the
‘new skins.’ Being ‘born again’ simply means
coming back. Why can we not remove the veils of
antiquity and see with new eyes what Jesus was trying
to show us. Life after Death! Let go of the Crucifixion
and focus on the Resurrection… New Life!
Three days after Jesus ‘died’,
he came back. Why did He come back? To prove
that life goes on and on and on. To show us
how to ‘conquer’ death. He told us He would
be back in three days and He was and still is!
When we accept and know this, as did the thief know,
who was crucified with Jesus, then we too will hear
those words: “Because you have believed,
this day you will be with Me in Paradise!”