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Resurrection – The Gift of Consciousness

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El Greco - Resurrection

El Greco – Resurrection

It takes a certain kind of courage, perhaps a desperate courage of faith to risk the slow descent into darkness knowing that you will never return the same person you were before taking the journey to rebirth. It is a conscious decision, must be a conscious decision to dare the descent. Falling into darkness and fighting that fall, rather than trusting to the journey of transformation will never allow us to be transformed, raised from the ashes like the Phoenix bird that heralds a new consciousness. Jesus taught us this and today we celebrate his journey of descent and resurrection, a journey that is asked from each of us.

The resurrection is not simply a Christian concept, a belief in Jesus and his Father. Rather, it is about picking ourselves up after our fall. We all fall into darkness, the power of the unconscious. Few dare the work of transformation so that we, too, can resurrect offering ourselves, those around us, and the world the promise and hope that comes with transformation.

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A dream disturbs sleep
the oppressive and heavy darkness
circles and intimidates
calling out, demanding
a sacrifice.

Reflexively fleeing into
a dimly-lit life, frightened
hiding behind masks
quoting responsibilities to
the shallow world of work
the constricted world of relationship
hiding behind addictions
hoping that the ghostly voices
forget that we are here.

Taken to our knees
a choice is given
to live forever in suffering
repeating endlessly
life after life
the same dramas,
or to risk it all
to again emerge into
the light.

Dare we remove the masks
strip away all that protects
and stand naked before the
cross which awaits
and suffer the flames
and the death of ego,
only then can we rise from
that death, resurrected
into the light of a new life.

2014 04 20 – Elrose, House of White


Written by Robert G. Longpré

April 20, 2014 at 11:12 am

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  1. Thankyou!!!!

    Bob Reyes Hafner

    April 26, 2014 at 8:29 am

  2. Thank you.

    Oliver Dissman

    April 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm

  3. skin soft with the rain of light
    eyes glowing she rose again
    weeping with everything

    kate lampe

    April 27, 2014 at 4:36 am

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