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Spiritual Easter English

Spiritual Easter English

Easter should actually be celebrated around the spring equinox. Between 21 and 23 March, the day light is exactly in balance with the darkness of the night. But because the determination of the exact day of this festival is based on the lunar calendar of the pre-Christian Jewish tradition, Easter is often celebrated many days after the equinox. Nevertheless, its spiritual meaning is closely linked to the symbolism of this balance between day and night.

The night symbolizes our daily life: as long as the Light of the true Soul has not yet dawned in us, we live as an outwardly focused human being - the personality - in a deep, spiritual darkness. Unfortunately, most people do not notice this darkness; they believe that the natural light of the human mind has already dissipated all darkness. The subtle Light that shines through the world of the true Soul can therefore not penetrate into the personality. What is light for the personality is darkness for the Soul and what is Light for the Soul remains darkness for the personality.

In the Jewish tradition, Easter is associated with the exodus from Egypt where the chosen people live in slavery. Symbolically speaking, everyone in whom there is something from the Light of the Soul, belongs to this chosen people. Egypt represents the world of darkness in which the outer man is enslaved to all earthly pleasures, so that the true Soul cannot develop.

Moreover, this story shows a second important meaning: we cannot be redeemed from this darkness on our own strength, based on our personality’s features. We need help from the divine world of the true Soul. But this help can only save us if we are willing to die with regard to the world of Egypt, the natural soul; that is, if we allow ourselves to no longer be led by our daily thoughts, feelings and desires. Yes, this means that we have to be prepared to go through a process of ‘dying daily’ because only that process allows the Light of the world of the Soul to penetrate more and imbue us with Light and Spirit. In other words, we must be willing to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of the life of the true Soul.

So, time after time, the Easter festival confronts us with the necessity of the purification of our heart. Only purification enables the heart to become the place in which the crucifixion of the personality and the resurrection of the true Soul can take place.

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Spiritual Easter - 01 - The Passage

PALM SUNDAY - Day 01
SUNDAY BEFORE EASTER: THE LAST ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM
Chapter 67 of The Gospel of the Holy Twelve

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Spiritual Easter - 02 - The Inner Christ

MONDAY - Day 02
THE CHRIST WITHIN: THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE
Chapter 69 of the Gospel of the Holy Twelve

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Spiritual Easter - 03 - The Purification of the Temple

TUESDAY - Day 03
THE PURIFICATION OF THE TEMPLE
Chapter 71 of the Gospel of the Holy Twelve

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Spiritual Easter - 04 - The Last Supper

WEDNESDAY - Day 04
THE LAST SUPPER AND THE WASHING OF THE FEET
Chapters 75 and 76 of the Gospel of the Holy Twelve

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Spiritual Easter - 05 - The Betrayal by Judas

THURSDAY - Day 05
THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE AND THE BETRAYAL BY JUDAS
Chapters 77 and 78 of the Gospel of the Holy Twelve

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Spiritual Easter - 06 - The Crucifixion

GOOD FRIDAY - Day 06
THE ROMAN TRIAL, THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE BURIAL
Chapters 81, 82 and 83 of the Gospel of the Holy Twelve

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Spiritual Easter - 07 - The Resurrection

EASTER SATURDAY - Day 07
THE RESURRECTION AND APPEARANCE TO MARY MAGDALENE
Chapters 84 and 85 of the Gospel of the Holy Twelve

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Spiritual Easter - 08 - Jesus Appears to the Twelve

EASTER SUNDAY - Day 08
JESUS APPEARS IN THE TEMPLE AND TO THE TWELVE
Chapters 86 and 87 of the Gospel of the Holy Twelve

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