It’s resurrection time again! That means we must to be ready to sacrifice the old and embrace the new. Are you ready? It can be quite a challenge to release and let go of favorite habits, negative thinking, fear, resentment, and a host of ego’s behaviors. For some, it is akin to a crucifixion or dark night of the soul experience, where we have to suffer and wrestle until we are willing to let go and let God. But our good is always calling us, and we are led to deeper levels of awakening.
Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, said, “Know that the Holy Spirit is filling your being with its illuminating, resurrecting power and that the all-knowing One shines in you as it did in Jesus and that you manifest greater and greater spiritual understanding.”
It is very comforting to know that even in spite of ourselves, we are waking up! Resurrection is both, awakening to, and integrating the consciousness of the Christ, which is the perfect pattern of wholeness in all of creation. In the resurrection we move beyond an initial awakening to a complete unification with the Divine, and we are born anew. The life of Jesus metaphorically demonstrates the spiritual process for each of us.
According to Fillmore, “Jesus was born into the race thought so that He might reconstruct it in conformity with the divine law. He thus became our Way-Shower, our Helper.” As we follow His example, we are shown how to walk our life path according to divine law.
Our personal illumination impacts the whole. For the collective resurrection to occur, each of us must take responsibility for our own spiritual development. This Easter Season and beyond, let us take time out for meditation and self-reflection; let us open ourselves to Divine inspiration as we focus on the life and teachings of Jesus.
Affirm daily: “I rise up and reclaim my true identity as a sacred being.”
Love & blessings,