It’s a pretty remarkable story really isn’t it? That someone was killed by being nailed to wood and stabbed in the heart then three days later he was seen again walking around the streets? I mean seriously, this is some pretty out there stuff! Really, without the ‘seen again walking around the streets’ part to the story after his death, I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t be celebrating 4 days holiday and a bunch of chocolate eggs would we? It would be just some guy that said things that the Roman Government didn’t like, they decided to quieten this troublemaker, and then no one would have heard of him again.
Although I was always curious as to why we didn’t hear much more about this person three days later while he was walking around after his death? Like what happened to him 2 weeks, a month, or years later after he resurrected from the dead? Didn’t the Romans want to kill him again? How did he die again after that, or where did he go? If he appeared to the disciples why did he not appear to the Romans? Was he ascended as a soul and no longer physical at all? So many questions…
But in essence, do we need to answer them or can we simply take what valuable insights there are from this Easter story and apply it to our own lives in a way that we find most value? The gist of the story is that there was a resurrection, a return to life from a seemingly dead position. What if we can go through our own metaphoric resurrections when we transform from a dark space of tragedy to a realm of light and love? Isn’t this a resurrection of sorts? We have heard of many stories throughout time where people have been in dark tragic circumstances then rise out of this darkness and rebuild their lives with a new awareness and way of living, one based on compassion and love.
Recently I have met many people who are suffering. I know many of you are facing challenging times. What lies beyond this moment of that dark night of the soul? What can you do to have your own resurrection? I always see a big shift in my coaching clients when they shift their awareness from the past of being a victim, to the future, where they are empowered with their own choices and change how they feel. It’s often easier to keep looking back at what was, and be influenced by those past circumstances. It can leave a deep impression on us and affect how we feel. But something amazing happens when we redirect our attention to what will be. Ask yourself deeply, what would you like to feel? Then take the progressive steps to making this become your new reality. Are you choosing health? Are you choosing love? Are you choosing kindness? Are you choosing compassion? Then live that. To me that is a resurrection worth talking about.