Easter and Passover
This week people around the world are celebrating a renewal, a rebirth, a freedom from what has held them back. There is time of deep reflection – darkness – and then a time of celebration – light.
This Sunday Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead after three days will be celebrated by Christians. For Jews, this is the time of Passover commemorating their liberation over 3,300 years ago by God from slavery in ancient Egypt that was ruled by the Pharaohs, and their birth as a nation under the leadership of Moses.
Resistance to Re-Birth
Resurrection and Liberation are both powerful and significant metaphors for our own journeys. To resurrect and free yourself, look at where you feel dead, not alive and where you are imprisoning yourself. Take time this week to awaken your creative energy, to see where you are holding yourself back from stepping into your power.
You can rise up from where you are deadening yourself and come out of the darkness into the light by looking at where your greatest resistance lies. Is it in really getting a handle on marketing? Or taking that salsa class that you have always wanted to enjoy? Or to tell someone it is time to part? Just on the other side of the door of your greatest resistance is your greatest reward!
Challenge to Resurrection and Freedom
Know that every challenge you face is a form of resurrection and a freeing of you from the past because when you are on the other side of the challenge, you are not the same person you were before. Imagine leaving the old and coming into the new, you will feel refreshed revitalized and, more importantly, alive and free!
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