And so the Sun has risen on this glorious Easter morn.
And as I stood at the dawning, holding the middle pillar between the Moon in the South-West & the New Sun on the Eastern Horizon, in my soul again I heard: ‘The Easter Bells are Ringing’, in ‘Jubilating Delight’; for the grave, & my heart are full, of light.
The Easter Paradox of 2019 has given us an extended opportunity to listen to this sounding, to become ever more attuned; to let go of judgement, petty polarities, & preconceived ideas; to learn & grow & move out of our comfort zone, to go on the Hero’s Journey, ready to meet the Lion & the Virgin, ready, when the time is right, to ask the Parsifal question…Ready to seek, as well as protect, the Grail…Ready & willing to fully participate, in the Cosmic & Earthly Resurrection – which stands as an open question to our Higher-Selves at the dawning of everyday.
And as the light spread blessings of warmth onto the Earth, the Water, the Air – John F. Kennedy’s famous inaugural address kept ringing in my mind: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” – Except instead of the nationalistic reference, the quote transformed into a calling from the spiritual world – an appeal to humanity as a whole – asking us to become a bridge for the Christ-Will – asking us to step up – asking: “What are WE meant to do for the spiritual world”?
Can we stand in our “I” & ask: What wants to come through? What is needed?
Can we give what we want ? In true freedom?
We have received so much. Isn’t it time that we worked to manifest a co-creation between Spiritual & Human Beings, which can help us to help ourselves?
The Easter Bells are ever calling us to attend the service. Can we heed, & live into, the Revelations given? Can we receive the ‘warmth that changes the beat of our heart, weaving in our blood a true fulfillment’?
‘Christ is Risen to you as the meaning of the Earth’!
If we align our will with the Divine Will, then we too can ‘Come Rise’!
Easter Blessings, dear friends – thank you for taking this journey into the heart of our Easter Paradox – but remember, we aren’t done yet…The Easter-Tide continues as we explore the esoteric teachings of Christ during the 40 days leading to Ascension, (May 2 & May 30) & then, after 50 days when we arrive at Pentecost, (May 12 & June 9) to receive the Holy Spirit!!!
Read all my spiritual research about this year’s interesting ‘Easter Paradox’ – A Cosmic Wake Up Call: The Easter Paradox of 2019
And here is a link to the podcast ‘The Anthroposopher‘ where I talk about the history of “Easter” being celebrated long before Christianity. A time of rebirth & resurrection for both the Earth & the ancient Human Being, whose essence still speaks to us today in a story at the end given by Steiner & filled out by WJ Stein called: Can you see the Hare in the Moon?
See you on the road to Damascus
21 April 2019 – “Speaking with the Stars”: The Lyrid meteor shower is set to peak starting tonight April 21–22. But since Bella Luna was just full a few days ago her brilliance will hide the subtle showers. Even so, it’s worth scanning the skies for meteors. The radiant is on the border between Hercules & Lyra, low onthe northeastern horizon at dusk, continuing to rise throughout the night.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY
According to Rudolf Steiner’s Original Calendar of the Soul. today is the Birthday of Simeon, who recognized the Buddha in the Luke Jesus as he was the reincarnation of Asita see GA 114/16.9.09
Also according to Steiner today is the Birthday in 570 of Mohammed, the Prophet of Islam.
753 BC – Romulus founds Rome
1109 – Feast day of Saint Anselm of Canterbury, Benedictine monk, abbot, Doctor of the Church, philosopher & theologian who held the office of archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. Anselm composed dialogues & treatises causing him to be credited as one of the founders of Scholasticism. He was famed as the originator of the ontological argument for the existence of God & of the satisfaction theory of atonement.
1142 – Peter Abelard, a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian, & preeminent logician. His love affair with, Héloïse d’Argenteuil has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as “the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century”.
1506 – The three-day Lisbon Massacre comes to an end with the slaughter of over 1,900 Jews by Portuguese Catholics.
1910 – Deathday of Mark Twain, American novelist, humorist, & critic
1989 – Tiananmen Square protests. In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square
2014 – The city of Flint, Michigan switches its water source to the Flint River, beginning the ongoing Flint water crisis which has caused lead poisoning in up to 12,000 people, & at least 15 deaths from Legionnaires disease, ultimately leading to criminal indictments against 15 people, five of whom have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.