Easter week is upon us and if you are like me, you’re starting to feel the excitement. This is my favorite time of year, I feel overwhelmed with joy every Easter, because I dwell on the resurrection rather than the crucifixion.
Contemplate and meditate each day of this holy week to align with the joy of the coming resurrection.
The Last Supper, celebrated on the Thursday before Easter Sunday, is full of symbolism that has been carried right through history till today. The meal is a time of nourishment, just as the word of our Lord is the kind of sustenance we need to lead a right and just life.
And when we excel in goodness and kindness, guess what, we are filled with harmony and joy. One leads to the other.
The very sad crucifixion of Friday is a time for remorse for our wayward actions; a time to repent and try to improve ourselves so that we can lead really helpful and happy lives.
On Saturday we have the quiet space of contemplation and meditation to evaluate our lives and actions and make plans to improve, come into alignment with virtue.
And what a glorious Sunday awaits us with the celebration that our dear Lord did not die after all. We can rejoice in the hope that through our personal reformation we too will share joy throughout eternity.
All the work and sacrifice we go through while living on earth is our time to shape and reshape our souls to align with the glorious souls we can be.
Easter blessings to all!
May the Lord arise within our hearts
May the Lord be ever in our thoughts.
May the Lord be ever close at hand
Extending Love through every land.
I invite you to join me in a world-wide cyber meditation every day of the year, and especially at this time of Easter. Click on this link to read about it.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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Gentle Yoga and Meditation – for All Adults
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