Today Christians all over the world gather in mourning at the cruel, horrific death of Jesus. While we know that the Resurrection comes, today we remember his death, his sacrifice, his humility. It is a time of reconnecting our own souls with his heart, the heart and soul of a man so perfectly human and so completely divine that he was willing to give all for the sake of Love.
Aligning my heart with Jesus today brings up questions for me.
Am I willing to love at all costs?
Am I willing to face my enemies with courage, conviction and compassion?
Am I willing to lay down my sword, my gun—as Jesus did—so that all may live?
Could my words and my actions reflect trust and hope rather than defensiveness and fear?
In this age of rampant violence, heated gun control law and human rights debates, Good Friday seems a good time to reflect on what is most important. It is a choice, whether conscious or not, to live from a place of love rather than fear. Jesus clearly walked right through fear and danger with the most compassionate of stances, giving us a strong revelation of what being in full alignment with his Creator looks like. For Jesus, he knew he was safe—in an eternal sense—so much that he could love at all costs, even praying for forgiveness for those who were hurting, taunting, killing him.
Living from the lower chakra energy centers where survival, security, safety and protection are of utmost importance can create a defensive posturing when one doesn’t feel safe. Living from the heart center requires deep grounding and knowing who you are—lower chakra healing—while also tapping into eternal wisdom and the knowing that ultimately all is well—third eye chakra activation. The spiritual path is a movement into healing and wholeness of these energy centers that drive our actions, thoughts, and emotions.
Jesus shows us what we can endure—as loving human and spiritual beings—if we are perfectly aligned with God in all aspects of our being. Jesus shows us the Way of Life Mastery: living from the Heart center with open receptivity and wisdom. As I look for how my own speech and actions are out of alignment with pure love, I am humbled today. I am humbled at his total surrender into all that came his way, still only loving and healing others with every word, every heartbeat. Pure Love. Only Pure Love.
Be still, be grateful, and breathe in the Pure Love of Jesus the Christ.