I wanna wish all and sundry the happiest of Easters, whether you appreciate or celebrate the holiday from a religious, spiritual or traditional perspective (with Easter hunts, Easter bonnets, parades, those yummy chocolate filled eggs and the whole 9 yards)!
As we traverse life, many things taught to us as ‘children of this universe‘, may fall away and be replaced with different world views, depending on where we assign value.
Same with friendships and relationships that once bore significance for us; as our discernment, tolerance, confidence and maturity levels evolve.
With this said, I truly believe that some bonds, memories and lessons ought to remain true – no matter where we go in life.
But since no man is an island (or created the same), healthy boundaries need to be set for our own balance.
While I don’t consider myself an ‘advice guru’, I do find fulfillment and joy in the fact that many find [some] value in my purpose in this world … which is to share what I’ve learnt through my life’s work.
Again, please use what I am about to say sparingly … as this is only my point of view and in no way to be considered didactic aka *the only way* or *key to life*.
From time-to-time folks inquire about my ‘religious or spiritual persuasion’ so here goes, *no need to cue the harps & chimes* … I promise light reading all the way to the end.
Once upon a time (in a land far way – joking haa); Easter (and Christmas) for me was all about church – having received the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation in the Roman Catholic faith. I attended mostly Catholic schools (having the initiation at kindergarten), so regular school church visits was the norm.
At school and throughout my adult life, a few friends and strangers alike attempted to broaden my scope in other religious and spiritual beliefs, however my mother very vehemently declared that I could do so when I was out of her house! (ha ha)
As an adultier adult, I no longer hold firmly to many of those religious doctrines, but I still believe in a lot of the [universal] spiritual lessons and values instilled deep within my consciousness at church and school throughout my formative years.
If you’ve read my books and followed my journey on traditional and social media, you may realize that this has always worked for me.
While I by no means consider myself a ‘holier-than-thou’ religious fanatic, seeking to publicly evangelize everyone I meet, I do think I am on a continuous spiritual journey which began at a very young age. I credit this to both my familial and religious teachings and a lot to deep reflection, soul searching and communing in nature.
Disclaimer: I have met many people during my personal and professional journey and my view is that people will always believe in what they believe in and do what they want to do. Nobody wants to be preached to in an overt way (against their will) and while we can encourage each other along this journey of life; trying to get someone to change or believe in what we believe in, is a losing ‘battle’ if they do not want change for themselves and/or have a closed/blocked mind.
While I know I still have much farther to go …
My Easter message is this
Whatever your religious or spiritual beliefs, life is a series of events that lead you toward a path of greater fulfillment and enlightenment.
Enlightenment has nothing to do with education, class, geography or any of the constructs placed on us by a man-made world.
Rather, it [enlightenment] has a lot to do with how well you consistently effect real change in your own life and the lives of others. (Again this is all relative depending on where you are at in your journey towards evolution and how you assign value or define ‘real change‘.)
Whoever represents a Savior or Divinity to you is your decision. Our progress in life is dependent on how open we remain to the teachers all around us every.day.of.our lives.
How you assign value to these lessons, people and situations in your life, will determine WHAT and WHO you attract.
If there’s a clear pattern in certain areas of our life; that signals to us that we need to heal or change something deep within us that may be blocking our path.
While we live in a material world and need essentials to live a comfortable life, the extent to which our mind is unfettered when it comes to the important things (that matter most) will be the underlying pathways to our sustained joy and peace.
Lip service is an easy thing.
Faking it, can also be easy (to those so inclined).
For an undeniable resilience and light to shine from your eyes for the greater part of your days and years on this planet; so as to consistently attract all things good to your life, can only come from your deep faith in a Divine source who sees your heart and pure intentions. – Carolyn K. Correia (c) 2018
On this Easter Sunday on this first day of April 2018, I wish you and yours true and continuous salvation, contentment, peace and love to light your days and bring you full circle towards your purpose, so as to create the life with which you are truly happy.
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