On Easter Sunday, we celebrated twice! Listen and watch below for both our 9a and 11a Celebration Services, with Rev. Lola Wright continuing our April series “Encourage Yourself” with her message, “I’m Encouraged! Speak The Word & You Will Be Healed!”
Passover – the freeing of the spiritual man from the dominion of sense. It is the passing over of one state of consciousness into another.
Passover is a time to reach above nature to the miraculous. Through ridding ourselves of inflated egos, we are able to tap into the miraculous well of divine energy we all have within our souls.
Jewish mystics speak of the “small mind” or the “big mind” – self to Self
Promised Land – raising of thought
Project yourself into this story – YOU ARE BEING PREPARED
SLIDE: The pressure is all around, but God is present help. – Encourage Yourself
**Metaphysics of Passover & Easter – not one time events but regular practice to move from constriction to freedom**
What within us needs to be crucified and what within longs to be resurrected?
Letting go and letting God.
Align with our Godself
Allow our personal transcendence – our own awakening
SLIDE: Crucifixion – wiping of personality out of consciousness. We dissolve the thought of the physical body so that we may realize the spiritual body.
Crucible – a place or situation that forces people to change or develop
Resurrection is always preceded by a “state of hopelessness” or what may be called a crucifixion
SLIDE: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Mark 15:34
O my Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.
Give up your little story of who you are not and step forward into the high altar of consciousness that is your name and your nature – I AM
Choir rehearsal – navigating my small self…my troubles, my concerns, the pressures of the day. The choir sang and what happened? There was a vibrational shift in my being…what is that?!
SLIDE: You must call forward a shift from circumstance/condition to Truth – a raising of the dead. A raising of dead thoughts that lead to nowhere and no-thing into the high altar of consciousness that aligns with the God presence in me!
SLIDE: The experience of death is but the laying off of an old garment and the donning of a new one. – The Hidden Power of The Bible by Ernest Holmes
SLIDE: Chemicalization – A condition in the mind that is brought about by the conflict that takes place when a high spiritual realization contacts an old error state of consciousness. Whenever a new spiritual idea is introduced in the mind, some negative belief is disturbed. It (negative belief) resists.
SLIDE: It was easier to take the Jews out of Egypt than to take Egypt out of the Jews. – Rabbi Hanoch of Alexander (Hasidic Master)
People move on and leave [bad] situations, they go and recreate them, because the deeper dynamic that got them there in the first place hasn’t really shifted. People change their outer circumstances, but their inner landscape remains unchanged.
**The Secret Meaning of Passover – Estelle Frankel**
SLIDE: Resurrection – the restoring of mind and body to their original, undying state; a spiritualization of our thinking, which precipitates a seemingly miraculous change in the circumstances of our lives
Moses and Jesus were activists in pursuit of liberation and possibility
SLIDE: Whatever you think, that is EXACTLY what you will have in your life, world and affairs. I am the thinker that thinks the thought that makes the thing. – Johnnie Coleman
Personality vs Soul/Do you identify with self or Self?
Personality keeps you bound. Soul sets you free.
SLIDE: “The finite alone has wrought and suffered, the Infinite lies stretched in smiling repose.” – Emerson The finite must put on the Infinite if it is to be resurrected. – The Hidden Power of The Bible by Ernest Holmes
Self Transformation & Healing The World
I AM is the metaphysical name of the spiritual self. Align yourself with your God Self.
The I AM presence in you may resurrect who you know yourself to be in any given moment…by shifting into the high altar of consciousness.
Jesus spoke w/authority knowing his oneness with God
Prayer & Meditation