Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lent 2013 (Easter Sunday)

March 31, 2013
We affirm today that "I AM resurrected into a new dimension of the life, light and power of God."  THANK YOU, GOD!
Everything that Jesus did in His lifetime was intended as a demonstration for us, to awaken us to the Presence and Power of God within us. "The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do," He assures us.  (John 14:12). We will love unconditionally, we will heal, we will manifest abundance for ourselves and others. We will achieve this new state of consciousness most easily if we follow His guidance and example, but we will achieve it.
What, then, are we to make of the Resurrection that we celebrate on Easter Sunday as the culmination of the Lenten process? It is usually presented as such a dramatic and unique intervention of God into the affairs of man that it can never hope to be duplicated --- certainly not in each and every one of us.
But to believe this would violate everything Jesus taught and lived. There are no exceptions to Divine law --- although there are certainly higher levels of understanding of Divine law. Jesus was not uniquely saved from the ravages of death because of His unique relationship with God. He was simply and eloquently demonstrating to us that we are all exempt from death, because as eternal Spiritual beings, death has no reality for us at all. Jesus experienced death as the shadow it is, a doorway of transformatiion into another form of expression. And He calls us to the same realization.
We have all experienced resurrection moments, transition points after which our lives were forever altered because our consciousness, our awareness of life and love expressing, had permanently shifted. This Easter, then, let us allow the Resurrection of Jesus to remind us of our own resurrection experiences and let us appreciate the Spiritual awareness we have come to, the crucifixions with which we have released old patterns of thinking and expressing, and the wonderful new possibilities that lie before us.
Thank You, God, for Your love and support through this Lenten process and for the changes in consciousness that are expressing in every area of my life as love, health, joy and abundance. As I move forward into new challenges and new dimensions of Spiritual possibility, I will return to this process when I need to remember and appreciate how far my journey has taken me. I am grateful for all that has been, and for all that is expressing in my life at this moment. And I am open and fully receptive of all that remains to be experienced, discovered and shared.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"
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