As I sit to write this Easter message, I am hoping this letter finds you safe, loved, and prosperous. I am wishing for you a happy and joyous Easter weekend.
I would like to invite you to take a moment to pause and reflect on a few thoughts about this sacred Easter season. Take a deep breath, slowly release it and rest for a moment in the stillness of renewal before we begin.
Good Friday is the day the Christ Jesus relinquished his body. The words to his father, “Into Thy hands, I commend My Spirit,” are powerful and pertinent. Throughout his life, Jesus was the perfect example of how we too are asked to actively surrender and entrust all that we are to the divine source.
Can you imagine what was going on inside the minds of Jesus’ disciples on the day after his death and before the resurrection … shock, loss, fear, desertion, and aloneness? Have you ever experienced any of these feelings? How natural it is in difficult moments of trial and tribulation to feel let down, alone, and confused.
Yet, the message of Easter offers us hope!
Paramhansa Yogananda explained that resurrection means transformation from any lower state of being to a higher one. Jesus, appearing in human form, was also the Son of God. The Easter message invites us to realize we too are divine. This is our highest soul reality; ultimately, this is truth. Jesus reminds us, “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” We are called to rise up, with Jesus, into the glory and splendor of the resurrection.
Call upon your soul nature to awaken and allow your own ‘resurrection’ to unfold. Walk consciously with Jesus and all the great ones who have shown us the way to live in loving acceptance of each other and in acceptance of all that is.
Have a blessed and happy Easter ~ it is a glorious time to practice unconditional love, inner peace, and eternal joy.
May your light, the light of Christ, the infinite consciousness, shine brightly in this world!
Spiritual Director, Ananda Dallas
About Supriya Chadwick
Supriya Chadwick served as director of Ananda Dallas for nearly 15 years. She now serves in the role of spiritual director and teacher. Supriya continues to find Joy in teaching beginning and advanced meditation classes, Hatha & Raja Yoga and various workshops to both experienced and beginning students on their spiritual path.