As I write this blog from my beautiful AirBnB apartment in Greenwich Village on a perfect spring day in New York, I am reminded that at any moment we can make a new choice.
Since today is Easter, and it’s also the time of Passover, I am reminded of the themes of this time and it goes along so well with spring.
In the Christian tradition, today is the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Now, I don’t consider myself to be a religious person, but I do believe that there are rich spiritual gifts to be found in every tradition, and I personally consider myself to be a Christian Mystic. Which means I honor ALL spiritual paths, and the one that I really love a lot are the teachings of Jesus. Again, I’m not referring to the religious teachings of the Church, but the deep teachings of Grace and Love that Jesus taught on the planet.
And today, in the Christian tradition, the focus is on resurrection or redemption. It’s a promise that with the Grace of The Uni-verse, all things can be made brand new. No matter what has happened to us over our lifetime, in this moment, we can offer and ask for Help and Grace, and The Uni-verse will deliver it to us. To do so, we must be willing to give up or to die and surrender to our limiting beliefs and our fear, and be willing to forgive ourselves, forgive others and begin again, anew.
To me, I see this time and the motif of the resurrection as a beautiful symbol showing us that when we die, we surrender to our fears and embrace our fears, no matter how scary they are; we are born of the spiritual life, a life of miracles, a life dedicated to the practice of BEING the PRESENCE of LOVE on the planet. Not from a religious point of view, but from a spiritual point of view.
There is a great phrase, "Every sinner has a future, every saint has a past". With this awareness, we can let go and allow ourselves to see ourselves and life with new eyes.
Similarly, the time of Passover in the Jewish tradition commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.
Again, we have the theme of going from darkness to light, fear to love, slavery to freedom. This is also the same beautiful message that Mother Earth gives us during this time of the year when we are transitioning from the depths of winter to the new promise of life in spring.
All of these stories and these patterns in nature are clues about what is possible within our own lives and our own minds. We can become so attached to a story about who we were or who we used to be that we keep living that story out over and over and over again.
But when we begin to challenge that story, when we begin to allow ourselves to see ourselves as being brand new, and when we step into forgiveness of ourselves and others, THEN we step into the spiritual rebirth that is promised by this season.
One of the major fears that I am stepping out of is the fear of moving to New York. Since I have been here for a week, there has been one sign after another that is showing me that this is where I am headed next. But it’s so scary. I love my life in L.A., but the subtle Whispers of The Uni-verse are nudging me to go and it’s almost like they are saying, “When you make this move, your life will expand beyond your wildest dreams”. And yet there is a part of me that doesn’t trust that - STILL!
So the way that I am going to bust out of my darkness and my fear is to begin to plan a move. I can’t believe I am admitting this to YOU, my lovely Reader - it’s scary, because now I know that you are going to hold me accountable!
So, how can you face a fear? How can you allow yourself to be reborn into a spiritual life? How can you change your mind and move yourself from slavery to freedom?
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