Easter from a Spiritual Perspective: The Resurrection Connection

A six year old girl decides to draw a picture of God as her class exercise for Easter.

Easter picture of God“I’m drawing a picture of God,” she proudly announces to her teacher.
“Oh, honey. No one knows what God looks like,” replies the teacher.
“They will when I’m finished!” the youngster asserts.

What clarity. What wisdom. What insight young people have. “They will when I’m finished,” she said confidently. “They will when I’m finished.”

So, what does God look like?

The world is filled with God expressing Godness as us. We are all expressions of the allness of God expressing Its Divine Nature in the eachness of us.

So, does God ‘look’ like all of us? Yes and No! It depends! It depends on how each of us expresses or represses our innate divinity. It depends on how Christ-like (Buddha-like, Allah-like, Krishna-like, Great Spirit-like) we are. It depends on whether we realize that there is no anthropomorphic god in the sky who is to be feared and worshipped at the same time. It depends on our ‘Resurrection Connection.’

The Cross, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection,
from a Metaphysical Perspective

spiritual Easter crossThe central theme of the cross, the crucifixion, and the resurrection have been largely lost outside of a spiritual perspective. The true meaning of the cross and crucifixion, the entire New Testament for that matter, rests on four words uttered by the Christ as Jesus from a wooden cross over 2,000 years ago. They are words that have been mistranslated, either accidentally or intentionally. But mistranslated nevertheless.

The continued use of that errant translation perpetuates the myth of our sinful nature and unworthiness, and implies that God (the Eternal Presence, the Infinite Isness, Universal Consciousness, the Timeless Presence that underwrites all that is) is a separate cosmic entity from us. The truth is there is no separation between us and our God Nature, only a consciousness of separation!

Here is the mistranslation that needs to be corrected: “Eli, Eli, l’mana Sabachtani”  (translated as) “My God. My God. Why hast Thou forsaken me?”

This dogmatic, errant translation intentionally puts distance between us and God. It tries to conceal who we really are. It is not the message the Christ as Jesus spoke from the cross. A Christed Being like Jesus would never have said those words! Why? Because when He became consciously aware of His innate divinity – and the divinity in everyone He met – and fully actualized His own Divine Nature in the thirty-three years, or so, He spent on the planet, He would not have questioned His indivisible oneness with the Eternal Presence.

The Eternal Presence, God, does not forsake us because God is our Core Essence! It is us that forsakes our Divine Nature! By nature, we are the human expressions of the presence of God in the material universe. If there’s any disconnect, it’s caused by our lack of awareness of our divine status. Our Higher Self is the Eternal Presence expressing Itself as us!

The truth is the words the Christ as Jesus spoke in the original Aramaic from the cross were:
“Eli, Eli, l’mana Shabakthani” (translation) “My God. My God. It is for this purpose I have come.”

What a huge difference the Truth makes! The true translation  resonates so clearly: “It is for this purpose I have come.” And that purpose is also our purpose. Your purpose. Everyone’s purpose. We are all here to recognize, develop, and actualize our innate divinity – in our current skin school experience, if possible! Like Jesus, we have come to be the best Christ we can be!

We have the power to live lives that are filled with health, wealth, happiness, and abundance. We can create the life we want! We can make this planet a safer, healthier, happier place for everyone. Our work is to fulfill our divine purpose – to become consciously and faithfully one with our innate divinity.

And part of that work means understanding the true message of Easter. It means understanding the difference between Jesus, Jesus the Christ, and Christ. It means understanding what the cross and crucifixion mean spiritually. We’re going to toss a few metaphysical truths at you. So fasten your seat belt.

Understanding Jesus

Laughing JesusJesus was a man who became consciously aware of His Christ Nature a little over 2000 years ago. He represents that quality within us that knows we are individual expressions of the Universal Presence. Jesus happens to be the Great Exception only because He unfolded fully into His Divine Nature. He is really the Great Example, our Way Shower, because He told us we can do the same thing He did. He assured us we can accomplish our Christhood because He showed us the way!

Christ is the Only Begotten ‘Son’ (Life Principle) of God in physicality, God’s I-Am- ness manifested as the Indwelling Christ in each of us.

Jesus Christ, or more appropriately Jesus the Christ, is the fulfillment of that Divine potential in human form. He was able to consciously align His human self with His Christ Self.

Understanding the Cross

Spiritual Easter-crossThe Cross we bear is our physical body. The cross bar, our cruciform nature, represents human consciousness, what we call coma consciousness. The vertical bar represents Spirit’s descent into matter. From a dogmatic perspective the cross is a gruesome religious symbol which retails guilt, sin, shame, blood, suffering, and condemnation. From a spiritual perspective, the mud, blood, and burden of the cross misses the most important point of the Easter experience: metaphysically, the crucifixion lifts the Easter story to its highest spiritual octave because the crucifixion represents the crossing out of error from our consciousness. Every time we eliminate error thoughts, words and actions from our human experience we are saved!

Understanding Easter

SpiritualEaster-LilyThe central message of Easter is that we can achieve that same unity with our Higher Self, that same conscious Christhood. His mortal body was transformed into an immortal body BEFORE the crucifixion. At the crucifixion, He proved that the human body can triumph over what we call physical death which is the transition from our flesh and bloodness to our ethereal spiritual body. He proved that our physical bodies, once fully spiritualized, are not subject to physical limitations.

That’s the message of Easter. It is the story of our divine birthright, our mastery over the human experience! So, we invite you to roll away the stone of any thought of your own insignificance …

  • Spiritual Easter - Garden TombRoll away the stone of perceived limitations,
  • Roll away the stone of the belief in the necessity of illness,
  • Roll away the stone which says you will never find your soulmate,
  • Roll away the stone that says you’re not good enough, or smart enough, or thin enough, or healthy enough, or talented enough, or worthy enough.

Make the next step you take be toward building transformative spiritual practices into your life. Let every step you take be toward your health, your wholeness, your happiness, your abundance, your alignment with your Higher Self, the Extraordinary You!

It is for this purpose you have come!


About Bil and Cher Holton - The Global Center for Spiritual Practices

Combine a flair for the dramatic, a deep understanding of metaphysics combined with the teachings of Jesus, and a zest for neuroscience and Positive Psychology, and you have defined the dynamic duo who are at the heart of The Global Center for Spiritual Practices, a Cyber Home for people who are more spiritual than religious. Revs. Drs. Bil and Cher Holton bring quite a background of experience and depth of knowledge to this special ministry. They are dynamic and thought-provoking speakers, prolific authors, and spiritual teachers. Check them out at http://www.YourSpiritualPractice.com/
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3 Responses to Easter from a Spiritual Perspective: The Resurrection Connection

  1. Keli says:

    Hi there, I am interested in using the cross picture you have next to the Understanding the Cross section for our church Easter publicity. Are you able to give me permission or know who can please? Thank you


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