Yesterday was Good Friday and tomorrow is Easter Sunday – traditionally one of the most misunderstood holidays of the Church calendar, being all about victimhood, persecution, and agony. This is exactly NOT what Jesus was teaching when he undertook his journey of the cross. Let’s talk about why that’s so important to us who are on our own journey towards the Light.
You are a Child of God, like me. God creates in His own image. If he is only Love, then he can only create Love. Ergo, you and I are Love!
If we are ONLY LOVE, then how can we actually be victims? How can we persecute one another? That is one of two Million-Dollar Questions.
The other is, how could God allow his only Son to be tortured and crucified? We are asked by traditional Christianity to see this as a good thing, done for our sakes. We are asked to get our heads around the two diametrically opposed “facts” that God is Love and God Punishes for our sake.
If you think that through, you will come up with the logical conclusion that somebody’s telling you a lie. In fact, the Church just doesn’t get it. After all these years (2000+), traditional Christianity is still hung up on the cross. Jesus moved on a long time ago and asked us to do the same.
Hear A Course in Miracles when Jesus says to us, “I elected, for your sake and mine, to demonstrate that the most outrageous assault, as judged by the ego, does not matter.” WOW – the crucifixion does not matter! “As the world judges these things, but not as God knows them, I was betrayed, abandoned, beaten, torn, and finally killed. It was clear that this was only because ofthe projection of others onto me, since I had not harmed anyone and had healed many.
“You are not persecuted, nor was I.” Read that again.
“You’re not asked to repeat my experiences because the Holy Spirit, Whom we share, makes this unnecessary.” (Being persecuted can be read as feeling like a victim in any way.)
“The message of the crucifixion is perfectly clear:
“Teach only love, for that is what you are.
“If you interpret the crucifixion in any other way, you are using it as a weapon for assault rather than as the call for peace for which it was intended. The Apostles often misunderstood it, and for the same reason that anyone misunderstands it. Their own imperfect love made them vulnerable to projection, and out of their own fear they spoke of the ‘wrath of God’ as His retaliatory weapon… These are some of the examples of upside-down thinking in the New Testament, although its gospel is really only the message of love.”
The above excerpts from The Course are intended to open your eyes to a new way of thinking, one that will considerably shorten your path Home to God and Joy. All sorts of healing methods are helpful when one intends to reach Enlightenment. I love the Course because it makes everything so clear. I also use past-life healing to uncover pockets of resistance to Love, and any other method I have at my disposal because I’m tired of seeing things like a victim.
This Easter come on down from the cross and find the Light. Your Joy is waiting!
Course quotations from Chapter 6 The Lessons of Love.