I hope this blog article finds you well and happy and that you have a wonderful Easter weekend! I wanted to share a facebook post by Marianne Williamson further below. It is about the universe always self-corrects, no matter what kind of perceived darkness is going on in our lives and how everything will turn out well in the end.
The spiritual view is, that eventually everyone will be happy, it is just a matter of the decisions we make in our lives that can bring us more directly to happiness or on detours. If we are on a detour we will learn through our mistakes (which are just mis-taken roads), and live a more fulfilled life eventually.
The Course in Miracles says “My Salvation comes from me” and in the wording of this spiritual book Jesus (there are many other paths and wordings) is a brother, who already showed us how to choose life-enhancing perceptions and how to act righteously. Yoga is the practice that no matter what happens on the outside it is still possible to find inner peace and hear your inner voice, the basis for acting lovingly and with compassion in an authentic way in our daily lives.
What does it mean to live authentically? Align what you think, say and do and find what you want and how to think about your life in your daily meditation. Imagine how much stress it is if you do not follow your inner voice. You might say something what you feel is wrong or do something you are not convinced of. Sometimes we do not follow through what we say and no matter where there is the misalignment between thinking, saying and doing, all this causes problems with people and situations in our lives and also causes inner conflicts. If what you think, speak and do are the same you will have less stress and so much more energy for living a happy life.
The Alchemy of Easter
The resurrection is not an article of faith, but rather an existential fact. As in the words of Jack Kerouac when asked about the veracity of the story in his novel On the Road, “It’s true even if it didn’t happen.”
The resurrection is a description of how the universe self-corrects, life always reasserting itself even when forces of death and darkness have temporarily prevailed. Like a tiny flower growing through cracks in broken cement, peace of mind emerging at last after periods of deep grief, or people continuing to fall in love despite the ravages of war, love always gets the final say. To lean on the resurrection is simply to recognize what’s true; that if happiness hasn’t arrived yet, then the story isn’t over.
Easter isn’t the story of something that happened to only man over two thousand years ago; it’s the revelation of God’s eternal imprint on every moment, for every life. It is the potential for light that exists within even the deepest darkness. It is the reason to hope when all hope seems lost. It is the possibility for a new beginning that seems impossible when all has gone wrong. As a principle, resurrection does not require our recognition in order to exist. But as a practical reality, it requires our willingness in order to become fully activated in human affairs. Our openness to infinite possibility – a willingness to consider that there might be another way – is the mind of man allowing itself to be illuminated by God.
At Easter, we celebrate our ability to rise above the consciousness of darkness, ignorance and death. As we do, something begins to change within us; our very openness to the deeper meaning of the resurrection opens doors within the mind and within the heart. Jesus died and then he rose. And now it’s our turn. Where parts of us have died – to hope, to growth, to new life forces – may our own crucified selves be restored to new life.
On this day, may we each rediscover at the deepest level the meaning of “Hallelujah” and the reason to praise God.
By Marianne Williamson, Facebook Post, April 2015