24th April : Easter 2011...the Old and The New and this time of Transition......So, here we are once again at that Sacred time in the Christian World known as Easter. It is the time when the death and ascension of Yeshua the Christ is celebrated in the Western World. It is a complex celebration, with overlays of earlier Goddess celebrations of fertility and life (Astarte/Easter and the imagery of eggs and rabbits), and onto this celebration was added the energy and imagery of the renewal of the Divine Masculine through the resurrection and ascension of Yeshua.
In recent years, as we have begun our journey away from the old and into the New Reality of Higher Consciousness, we have also begun to see the life pattern of Yeshua as a template for our own journey of Ascension both personally and as a Planet. So it should be...at this time...that we should be feeling this sense of celebration. Perhaps, on some level we are, but the Earth is passing through such a difficult Transition and Rebirthing that many of us are feeling more as though the ground is shifting beneath our feet and a tsunami of difficult feelings and emotions is threatening to wash us away.
We are in that in between zone where the Old is falling away and the new is still emerging very slowly. In the wake of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan and the subsequent issues with the Nuclear reactors and the threat of large scale radiation pollution, many people are feeling as though their sense of safety and security has been taken away. In turn, others are feeling lost, angry, hurt and defensive, In fact, it does seem that as a planetary culture we are going through the "stages" of denial, anger and acceptance as we see that the world that we knew has gone forever.
I think that what I have noticed the most recently is how the Spiritual landscape is shifting and changing. The prolonged economic problems have meant that the momentum of focus on personal growth and wealth is waning as the reality of the situation is grasped for the first time by many people. The environmental disasters have also awakened many of us to the way in which our planet is being degraded and destroyed by greed and exploitation on a daily basis. Yes...we are indeed awake now....
In the last two months, two major Spiritual leaders have left the Planet. When a Leader or a "Great Soul" leaves the Planet, then the frequencies of Love that he or she was holding leave with them, creating a "rearrangement" of the frequencies on the Planet. This is a natural part of the process of Change and Evolution, but at this time, it is especially significant.
Jose Arguelles left the Planet at the beginning of March. Many of you may not know much about Jose Arguelles, but he was worthy of honor. It was he who called people together for the first Harmonic Convergence Celebration in 1987. This was the beginning of the Process of Planetary Ascension, and Jose was the instrument used by Spirit to activate the grand transformation that continues in the present. Jose was an artist and a teacher and a visionary. I know that there will be those who will continue his work, but his energy will be missed. I am sure that Jose was a "Great Soul" and that his work was a major factor in the Evolution of the Planet.
Then today, the Indian Spiritual Teacher known as Satya Sai Baba left the Planet. He was known by millions around the Earth for his teachings on Love and Service. His followers and devotees too their service to the Planet very seriously, and Sai Baba established hospitals and schools that served the community in India. His departure from the Planet will certainly be felt by many on the Earth.
Of course, in this New Age of Light that we are bringing in, the onus is on each one of us to be the holder and anchor of this Spiritual Light of Love and Service for ourselves and for our Communities. We are here to be "the Light of the World", as the great Teacher of the Christ Light, Yeshua, taught us. And indeed, with the departure of these two Luminaries, we are given even more responsibility to hold the Light of Transformation, Love and Service.
It seems to me, then, that this Easter is about a renewal of our commitment to Being the Light and holding the Light for others in the increasing chaos and confusion that has come with the acceleration of our Evolution as we head towards the 2012 alignments that will take us into the New Earth Reality of the Fifth Dimensions.
So, what does it mean to be a Light for the World? We each have our own definition, I guess, and our own view. For me, it seems that more than ever before it means to enter into the energy of Love and Compassion. We seem to have become a culture where everyone looks out for their own interests and focuses only on what they need and want for themselves. This takes the form not only of overt greed, but also of passive unwillingness to consider the plight of others who may be in difficult circumstances. The rather facile belief is that they "created this" themselves, or that they agreed to it in their "contract", so it is not any concern of those of us who were smart enough not to create it, or to have a better contract.
No one comes to the Earth to suffer or to be a victim, we all come with our gifts and talents to explore who we can be. Yes, when we get caught up in the vortexes and currents of human life we can become "victims" of circumstances, often beyond our control. That is why all Spiritual traditions urge us to have compassion and love, in fact to "love our neighbour as ourselves", to quote Yeshua.
Now, before anyone rushes to tell me that you have to love yourself before you can love others, let me say that Yeshua did not say that we should spend years healing ourselves and creating wealth before we could love our "neighbour", it was simpy something we can do. And right now, it seems to be even more urgent that we reconnect with the ability to love and be compassionate. Compassion, is after all, an important part of the Divine Feminine energy that is coming to the Planet right now.
I was thinking about these issues when I came accross a book called "Twelve Steps to a Conpassionate Life" in a bookstore. I was intrigued, so I picked it up and paged through it. I came across a "Charter of Compassion" that put the matter very clearly in the following words : The principle of Compassion lies at the Heart of all religious, ethical, and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, and to dethrone ourselves from the center of the world and put another there, and to honor the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect. It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvanism or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others -even our enemies- is a denial of our common humanity......
Yes indeed...our common humanity and our shared destiny in the Fifth Dimensional Earth...to simply be Who We Are and to express that through Love and Compassion, and to Serve Others through Love and Compassion. Can it be any easier?
What better way to celebrate Easter, Ascension, the entry of the Planet into the Fifth Dimension of Light...than to renew our commitment to the Love and the Service of Humanity on the Earth. This is always the path of those Great Souls and Teachers who are a Light to the World!
Interview with Jose Arguelles where he talks about his life and his mission on the Earth.
Sai Baba chants the Gayatri mantra.