Yesterday was Easter – the day Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.
To me, this resurrection symbolizes all that is possible.
Not only for us individually but collectively.
It's the dissolving of the old that gives way to the new.
The other day I watched the video of John Lennon singing Imagine
and it brought tears to my eyes as I sensed what is fully possible for us together.
As structures shift and dissolve around us,
(and within us)
may we all hold steady
as we welcome the dissolving of the old and the birthing of the new.
Most people on a spiritual path
don’t feel that life will ever get to a point that it is free of challenges –
but do feel that challenges will no longer confuse them out of what they know to be true.
When we have some glimpse of Wholeness – this ‘All is Well’ sense of life –
it's very helpful to then see challenges as opportunities
to find out if Peace is fleeting or ever present.
Not to assume either way but to directly find out in the moment.
Is Peace, our true nature, based on certain conditions
(my body being healthy or my loved one being sensitive)
or is Peace actually unconditional (present regardless of any condition)?
This we can’t fully discover by only sitting on a meditation cushion.
We can only discover if Peace is unconditional
in the midst of all kinds of conditions
such as an illness or a loved one’s insensitivity.
May all those reading this who are on a spiritual path
not waste this challenge we are now collectively facing
but fully open to it gifts.
Just as the sunflowers' inclination is to turn toward the Sun
regardless of what is happening around or within it,
may our intention for Truth hold steady
no matter what is happening.
It is all very simple. Instead of seeing things imagined, learn to see them as they are. When you can see everything as it is, you will also see yourself as you are. It is like cleansing a mirror. The same mirror that shows you the world as it is, will also show you your own face."