I did not grow up celebrating Easter more than as an experience of a week of school holidays. 🙂
However, as I go deeper with the teachings of A Course in Miracles and those of Mary Magdalene, I see this day very differently.
Whether we are from the Judeo-Christian faith or not, I believe that Easter offers us an opportunity to reflect and open to healing.
What does that mean?
What is healing?
What in us needs healing?
The symbol of Jesus’ resurrection and Mary Magdalene being the first to witness this – what a beautiful analogy of the sleeping mind waking up to realize its own innate divine fullness! That the mind that is joined with the Divine Beloved can never die.
As the Bhagavad Gita ( an ancient Indian scripture) states, our True Self, or Atman can never, ever die:
Know this Atman
Not wounded by weapons,
Not burned by fire,
Not dried by the wind,
Not wetted by water:
Such is the Atman.(1)
In the Isha Upanishad (another ancient Indian scripture), there is a beautiful Sanskrit chant which repeats the word “purna,” which means fullness, infinity, completeness, or wholeness. (2)
Om shanti, shanti, shanti
This can be roughly translated to mean that everything is wholeness. From wholeness, this wholeness comes forth. When wholeness is taken from or added to wholeness, then what remains is still wholeness. We can then rest in this Truth in shanti, or peace.
Or according to A Course in Miracles (3),
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the Peace of God.
Today, let us all take a moment to be still. Let us allow our minds and hearts to turn to that place within us that is Peace, Love, and Light.
No matter what we are experiencing at the level of the body.
No matter what a loved one might be experiencing at the level of the body.
No matter what challenges we may face at present.
No matter what challenges we may have faced in the past that still seem to haunt us.
No matter what worries, fears, and doubts we may have about the future.
The Christ Mind, the Buddha Mind, the Atman – that is our Core Being – remains changeless, birthless, and deathless. Let us join Mary Magdalene as she witnesses to this for all of us.
A soft, sweet, and yet amazingly strong place within our hearts that is always full of Light and Love.
This place is here for us right now, and it has always been there for us ever since we were created by our Creator, and will always be there for us forever more.
Let us rest in this Truth that cannot change.
Blessings upon you and your family at this Eastertime.
(1) Swami Prabhavananda, Isherwood, Christopher, and Huxley, Aldous. Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God. New York: Signet Classic, 2002, amazon.com/dp/0451528441
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