We just celebrated a big Christian holiday, Easter!
It’s a fun holiday. Some go to church, families gather over delicious meals, Easter egg hunts and chocolate. It’s always great to have an opportunity to celebrate, but often times in the midst of so much happiness and celebration we don’t stop to think about the true meaning of the holiday and what exactly we are celebrating.
So sometime last week the question popped in my mind.
What is the real meaning of Easter?
Now before I carry on I am going to make a quick disclaimer. Yes, I am going to talk about Jesus, but I would like you to put aside any bias thoughts you may have about religion. So Christians as much as non-Christians put any judgement aside for a moment. I am not trying to make any argument for or against any religion here and I have the utmost respect for all beliefs. I am sharing a personal quest, my point of view and the answer I received.
Take it or leave it. It’s your choice.
So let’s think of Jesus now… not as the messiah, or son of god or anything like that. Let’s think of him as a man who has walked this earth. A man who lived his life to the higher standards of consciousness and awareness. A man who believed and practiced love, kindness and compassion. He walked the talk and he inspired others. So they followed him. Somehow though, this message of love and kindness made some feel threaten, and Jesus was than criticized, persecuted, betrayed, captured, tortured and killed.
I can only imagine the kind of desperation his followers must have felt. Why would this man deserve to be victim of such acts. What is all of this worth?
So than Jesus resurrected. Why? What was the message?
To me his resurrection shows us that we, like him, are infinite beings and we go way beyond this world. No matter what life in this physical world of duality gives us, at the end everything is still perfect. So we shouldn’t be afraid, but should embrace life with and open and loving heart.
Today the answer to my question came to me in the following words: