The week between Palm Sunday and Easter is one of the most important in the Christian tradition. The resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday represents perhaps the most important tenet of Christianity. I would like to share my thoughts on resurrection with you today.
To me, Jesus represents a master teacher, an ascended master, a highly evolved spirit who chose to incarnate into human form. Although I cannot call myself a true Christian, I revere Jesus’ teachings as callings to human beings to become the best we can be, to follow the way of love, to evolve our souls and attain the kingdom of heaven right here on earth.
I am a Universalist in the sense that I believe that all souls continue in the spirit world after death. Where and what that spirit world is I cannot say, but I cannot believe that a loving Creator would damn any children to a tortuous after-life. If you believe, as I do, in reincarnation, there is no need for hell, and there never has been. I cannot accept that souls who lived before Jesus or who do not accept Jesus as their personal savior are not welcome in heaven. Therefore, I must interpret the story of the resurrection of Jesus in a much broader context.
I believe that Jesus’ life and death points to the possibility that we can be saved from our inner turmoil, from the dark emotions that grip our souls almost to death, and that we can aspire to live in constant connection with Source energy or God’s will. We can be everyday mystics, walking our live’s path in constant connection with God. Only when we choose love over fear, life over death, do we live lives like Jesus the Christ did.
Springtime reminds me of our ability to resurrect our souls. We are always given a chance to be re-born into living a better life, just as surely as spring comes every year with its orgasmic re-birth of new life. My heart thrills in springtime to see green grass, new buds on the trees and flower blossoms because it renews my soul and gives me hope for my ability to start again on my spiritual path.
May you enjoy the blessings of Easter!