This Week's Quotation:
Let us not spend this holy week brooding on the crucifixion of God's Son, but happily in the celebration of his release. Easter is the sign of peace, not pain. A slain Christ has no meaning. But a risen Christ becomes the symbol of the Son of God's forgiveness on himself, the sign he looks upon himself as healed and whole.
Easter is not the celebration of the cost of sin, but of its end. The time of Easter is a time of joy, and not of mourning. Look on your risen Friend, and celebrate his holiness along with me. For Easter is the time of your salvation, along with mine.
~ A Course in Miracles, Chapter 20
Release and Renewal
When we align with the renewal symbolized by Easter Sunday, we are open to receiving the plethora of light-filled energy streaming into this planet to support regeneration. Hallelujah! Let's rejoice in our release from the superstitions and beliefs that have kept us tethered to divisive thoughts, words, and deeds.
To ensure that the misperceptions of our past—born of the belief in separation—will no longer darken the doorsteps of our future, those incongruencies are being revealed and released. The darkness coming to the light is not to be seen as a threat but as an opportunity to love.
It may feel like being in an energetic washing machine as the cleansing of the past occurs. Think of it as being purified of very old and dense energy that's accumulated on this planet for over 2000 years.
No time except now is ever needed. Opportunities for release and renewal are ever-present. Peace and ease fill us as we release preoccupation with that over which we have no control.
The eternal must walk hand-in-hand with the mortal, working with the material before us. There is divinity in all that is—this vision supports regeneration in every circumstance.
Our life is our experiment, deepening our awareness and understanding of ourselves as eternal creators. Everything is our Creator's love manifested here, there, and everywhere. May we all be filled with wonderous joy at how diverse and mysterious it all is!
About Open Windows
We, the authors of this blog, dedicate it to the transparent exploration of the world's sacred scripture and enlightened spiritual thought. We believe that the original inspiration of all faiths comes from a common source, named and revered in a myriad of ways. With that understanding, the innumerable symbols, beliefs, and practices of faith cease to divide. They become open windows to a common reality that inspires and unifies us. We find deeper insight and nourishment in our own faith and from the expression of faith from others.
We hope these weekly quotations and meditations speak to your heart and soul.