Easter is a celebration of rebirth and all the fresh possibilities that come with new life.
I thought it a fitting time to share these inspiring quotes with you about letting die what must die and being reborn into a new awareness that the part of you that is connected to the ALL never dies. In fact this part of you is greater than any circumstances you face in life and through this power anything is possible.
Believe in the power that is greater than you are to work through you and for your good.
“The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” –Deepak Chopra
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”–Buddha
“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.” –Joseph Campbell
“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” –Ernest Holmes
“I have always been delighted by the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” –J.B. Priestley
“Why stay we on the earth except to grow?” –Robert Browning
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. –Romans 12:2
“We must let go of the life we had planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” –Joseph Campbell
“The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.” —W. E. B. DuBois
“I believe that when you stop renewing and are no longer open to change and the possibilities that continually unfold, you stop being alive and are just getting through the years. Transformation doesn’t happen unless you’re willing: It’s your choice.” —Oprah
“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” –S.D. Gordon
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” –Anatole France
“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.”–Robert Flatt
“The Universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it all things are possible.” –Ernest Holmes
“To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each passing new one.” –Jack Kornfield
“It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection.” –Voltaire
“Each one of us is an outlet for God and and inlet to God.” –Ernest Holmes
“He takes men out of time and makes them feel eternity.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone.” –Marion Woodman
May your life be blessed with continued renewal and growth.
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Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. —Joseph Campbell
By guest contributor Sophie Rose
Have you noticed that many children’s tales end with a victory of the heart?
The hero, after following a tortuous path of struggles, dreams and hopes, always manages to fulfill their heart’s desire, while sometimes discovering it at the same time. These stories stay in the collective consciousness for generations because everyone can recognize themselves in the hero’s quest and identify with the struggles and the longing for a happy ending.
The tales often follow the same themes: at their core is a lonely character searching for their way home or on a quest for true love. A few encounters remind the reader of how difficult that can be: in order to manifest one’s heart desire, nothing less than an angry dragon, a wicked witch, a deceitful wolf or evil characters have to be faced and conquered. There is no straight and easy path; a battle has to be fought against lower instincts or senseless behaviors. How does this mirror in our human lives?
In our lives, the story often begins with a call for adventure which has the potential to open a new perspective on life. A meeting with someone or something takes us – the future hero – in a new direction. However, we often have odd feelings after new meetings and experiences, sensing an attraction, yet also sensing a fear of the unknown. We wonder if change is worth pursuing, given the perceived risk and the breakdown of our comfortable routines. There are a few practices that can prevent you from missing opportunities that could lead to your heart’s desire:
- Look at the new interest when you are in a relaxed mood. If necessary, create the circumstances conducive to relaxation, then quiet your mind and ask yourself how you feel about this new interest. With a little practice, your inner guidance will answer.
- Notice the signs and synchronicities in your life. Is this the third time someone tells you about a book? Have you been feeling uncomfortable around a certain person? Guidance is always available, but the mind prefers to categorize everything for us. Going with the flow of life, instead of letting your mind analyze it, will slowly bring forth a path.
- Trust that there is a road for you, a distinct path of learning and fulfillment known only to your higher self.
Then comes a time when the hero encounters the devilish character: the mean step-sisters, the manipulative wolf or the angry dragon. The images used in children’s tales symbolize our instinctual nature and remind us of how easily we can fall in its trap. In order to access the heart’s wisdom and desire, one must clean the vessel and become fearless, compassionate and kind. These are the qualities of a true hero. The following practices can help develop them:
- Face your fears. Fear is a mind projection of a situation that does not exist. Like the dragon or the wolf, fears represent roadblocks that have to be overcome to progress. One way to get rid of fear is to sit in silence with the fear in mind and visualize yourself in the situation you dread. After some time, you will realize its illusory nature and the feeling will disappear.
- Try to connect daily with Source/God/All That Is. Whether you use meditation, time in nature, music, dance or intuitive work, the goal is to feel the connection and slowly build a relationship with it. Such practice will reduce anxiety, make you happier and diminish your sense of separateness from others.
Before setting on their adventure, the hero was an average character. Then something shifted, the inner voice became louder and an awareness of a new path arose. It looked like a path that had not been traveled before, a path made just for them. The hero is the person willing to discover new territories by following their inner compass. As they begin the journey, the trail appears to magically create itself, and only presence and conscious attention are the requirements to not miss the signs. The destination often remains unknown since the process is in constant creation, but unlike imagination or random thoughts, this creation comes from a higher source: its inspiration is divine. That is why the name is “hero”, which comes from the Greek “heros” meaning demi-God.
There are always new horizons to explore when the heart’s calling is heard. The way of the heart is a life path of soul discovery that can only lead to the recognition of our oneness: as our learning expands and deepens, so does our connection to the divine and so does our natural ability as co-creators.
Has being on the hero’s path been a difficult journey? What stirred within that ignited your quest? What have you learned about yourself – or life?
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Sophie Rose is a spiritual counselor and the author of The Way of the Heart, Teachings of Jeshua and Mary Magdalene, two-time award winner in spirituality. She is a contributing author of The Sacred Shift, Co-Creating your Future. Sophie is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition and has always favored a direct experience of spirituality. She can be contacted through Facebook.