As a spiritual seeker looking at Holy Week, I am drawn to what more there is behind the story of Jesus’ walk into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and beyond. You know the story.
My question is what do we do with the information once we know it? Do we celebrate the risen Christ on Easter then go on with life as usual?
Because there is more! There is a deeper meaning. Care to know it’s not just an Easter story but a parable to help you in life?
A great choice is to learn the hidden extras. Then put those teachings to work in our life and manifest better outcomes in life because of knowing it.
Unity churches are teaching centers which take you into that deeper meaning. You will find daily videos and posts on Lent on Unity of Lake Orion’s Facebook page.
This week, Holy Week, find videos on A Spiritual Walk page as well. These readings give you some positive thoughts to work into your life and you can sample some deeper meanings.
By taking a deeper look at the Easter story, we find a whole bunch of breakdowns to how this week influences our lives too. We are the demonstrators tasked with the job of bringing God into the world. Jesus knew this; he accepted this as His mission choosing to be our teacher should we choose to learn from it.
Easter; The awakening and raising to spiritual consciousness of the I AM in man, which has been dead in trespasses and sins and buried in the tomb of materiality. (The Revealing Word by Charles Fillmore)
Jesus’ experience brought to our awareness God’s goodness. He was the perfect example of that goodness. Holy Week and Easter show us it wasn’t the most comfortable experience in Jesus’ life, but it was done.
We, too, can create uncomfortable experiences for ourselves. With technology we see others choose what becomes an uncomfortable experience in their lives. Each of us make choices daily. Even Jesus chose to continue on into Jerusalem even though He knew someone had betrayed Him and He would die.
Do we wait for Jesus to make another full human body return so we can be saved?
We can learn and do and save ourselves from an uncomfortable experience. That’s life as a spiritual walk; it teaches us about learning more. We put an emphasis on learning the consciousness of life and how easy it is to have this higher awareness. Yes, the biblical story of Easter goes deep but, after researching, we find that everything we seek to live a wonderful life is already within us.
This was the time Jesus told his disciples, “What I do you shall also do.”
Wouldn’t it be great to know what to do? Deeper teachings validate this and how important each of our lives are to the entire fields of God consciousness that exist. These are the fields of Oneness with ALL of life.
Remember life becomes more difficult for us when we keep ourselves buried in a tomb that makes a priority of the material or physical world. This might be an uncomfortable thought for you or it may be freeing. It can be an awakening to find by being our best spiritual presence to the world our experience is more comfortable, easier.
Jesus’ crucifixion was on Good Friday. His external world wasn’t perfect; all people were not kind or acting as their best selves.
Yet the Easter story tells us how Jesus reacted. He didn’t utter words of hate, only whispered, “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.”
We don’t always know what to do either. By making a conscious attempt to know more, we will be more and our presence will show up in a more positive light.
Jesus taught himself more and as He rode into town on that Palm Sunday, He knew He would die. He also, knew He would rise up to more life even after His death. When we do more good in our life than bad we will send out more good than bad. In this way we too rise up in our thinking. We can consciously make better choices.
As Jesus said; “The kingdom of God is in your midst.” Choose that!
You don’t just have to die to reach into the consciousness of heaven; it’s in your midst. This year as you think on the Easter Story or listen to the Lenten Readings, think on how all of these pertain to your personal experience and how much you really mean to the consciousness of ALL that is God.
“You won’t be able to say, “Here it is! Or “It’s over there! For the Kingdom of God is already among you.” Luke 17:21 (NLT) Let’s live it and enjoy a greater outcome.
Linda La Croix
Linda La Croix is Prayer Chaplain & Unity Director at Unity of Lake Orion.
Look for La Croix’s column, A Spiritual Walk, regularly in The Lake Orion Review, and”Like” her Facebook page, A Spiritual Walk, to find more positive thoughts.