May 28, 2012
Pentecost & Ascension
The celebration of Ascension Thursday was May 27 and Pentecost Sunday was yesterday. This is a piece I wrote for the men at the Main Jail. Today I am strongly led to share this inspiration with everyone.
The celebration of The Ascension and Pentecost Sunday come and go and I don’t think we give those celebrations much thought, at least I haven’t in the past.
Part of it I think has to do with the evolution of our consciousness. I remember as a child, religious teaching was different. As a Catholic we were not allowed to read the bible and discern the teaching on our own. The negative side of religion was strongly taught. We were taught that we were sinners and that in order to go to heaven we had to obey the ten commandments and all the church rules. What I know today and rely on totally is what Jesus said, “I did not come to abolish the law but to fullfill it” and that’s what he did. We are no longer bound by the law but, by the grace of God we live and breath, change and grow…. and one day we will consciously live the Divine life that we were created for. We are slowly but surely waking up to the truth of who we are.
Today I celebrate The Ascension as part of my existence. Today I know that Jesus died for our sins but also know that the day of Ascension was the day of his final stage of human life and every human life as we knew it then. When he ascended, he connected Earth and Heaven, Human and Divine, Matter and Spirit. We all became one. On that day the material world returned to its spiritual Source. Uniting us with the Holy Spirit and with God the Father completely. And thereby completing what he came to do, he came to release the power of the Holy Spirit into the Universe. Creating the Christ Consciousness that we are all invited into and are slowing waking up to.
Jesus told the Apostles He would send us a helper. And that’s what happened on the day of Pentecost. Everyone….. not just the apostles were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The fruits of the spirit were planted in us. Like any seed that is planted it needs to be fertilized and cultivated. These gifts of the spirit need to be acknowledged and developed within ourselves.
These gifts are: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness , generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. All these gifts will manifest in our lives if we live in the awareness of the Holy Spirit to help us. We can do nothing by ourselves but with the Helper that Jesus sent we can develop all these gifts. Stay with this startling truth in the days ahead, and it will rearrange your mind and heart, and change the way you see everything, because you are the Christ Mystery too!!!
Let your prayer be….”Come Holy Spirit Come”
Remember to feed your soul….remembering that you are…..The Christ Mystery too!!!