The Hidden Wisdom Within the Easter Story

Nancy Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

ascensionWhile millions celebrate Easter as revealed in the literal biblical story, may each of us symbolically experience the process of Easter! Jesus incarnated to show us the Way.

Maundy Thursday: Especially since 2012, many have meditated in the Garden of Gethsemane, symbolizing: “The struggle that takes place within the consciousness when Truth is realized as the one reality. All the good is pressed out and saved, the error is denied away. This is often agony—the suffering that the soul undergoes in giving up its cherished idols or in letting go of human consciousness. The great work of everyone is to incorporate the Christ mind in soul and body. The process of eliminating the old consciousness and entering into the new may be compared to Gethsemane, whose meaning is oil press, press for extracting unguents and ointments; a press is an emblem of trial, distress, agony, while oil points to Spirit and illumination.” [i]

Good Friday: Meditating in the Garden of Gethsemane has revealed Truth. The Truth of who we are: sovereign god-children who possess the power to discern Truth independently; the capacity to be who we truly are as opposed to what others may wish we would be; the knowledge that we are free within the consciousness of a loving Mother/Father God’s cosmic family; that all of our needs are lovingly supplied as we need them; that we are never separated from Mother/Father God, for the kingdom of God is within us.[ii] With the realization of our erroneous beliefs about ourselves and life, we must first crucify them in order to move forward into living in accordance with Truth. We must allow our lower nature to be crucified—death to the false illusions of our house built on sand. [iii]

Easter Saturday: As we make the transition from the error beliefs about life and ourselves that have held us in a house built on sand >>> to >>> building a new house on the Rock of Truth, we need time to integrate the newness of life to which we are attuning. As the Apostle Paul wrote, based on his own life-changing experiences of integrating Truth: “For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” [iv]

Easter Sunday: Integrating our newfound Truth into our daily lives results in our individual resurrection to a higher consciousness—the Christ Mind. We become aware of the Truth about ourselves: We are not simply our physical body and 5 lower senses. Instead, we are multi-dimensional beings. As we attune to the Christ Mind, we begin to resonate to an even higher dimension of ourselves, our I AM PRESENCE—the Kingdom of God within us. The Truth about ourselves as divine god-children is illustrated by this Divine Self Chart.

Divine-Real-Self-Presence-WhyamIhere-ElizabethClareProphet-www-tsl-orgFor explanation of chart, see: http://www.summitlighthouse.org/i-am-presence/

Easter Monday – signifies the beginning of living life as a god-child who has experienced resurrection from the spiritual deadness of life, lived only as a physical body with dependency on our 5 lower senses to determine and limit our knowledge of life.

Feast of Ascension: celebrated on a Thursday, 40 days after Easter. The numeric vibration of 40 signifies that “we are ready to build our higher consciousness; one that is developed on all levels of living,” [v] to live life as the awakened multi-dimensional, divine god-child we truly are. We begin to express life in new, more loving ways. We strive to relate to others with actions that are healing for all concerned and that recognize WE ARE ONE WITHIN THE COSMIC FAMILY OF MOTHER/FATHER GOD.

Whitsunday (Day of Pentecost) – Following 7 Sundays of Easter, Whitsunday is symbolic of the time during which we focus on integrating newness of life in accordance with Truth by moving out of our house built on sand and building our new home on the Rock of Truth. The numeric vibration of 7 denotes completion—a number of spiritual realization. We have emerged from the chaos of integration and transition from death to the lower self >>>to >>> rebirth into the Higher Self.[vi] We have ascended to the Christed or Higher Consciousness of the 5th and higher dimensions of reality!  

We now live from the Spirit or Soul level … we become increasingly conscious of our soul family, our Twin Flame and the Mission we agreed to fulfill together. DIVINE LOVE is the only motivating force, behind our actions to manifest DIVINE WILL on Earth!



[ii]   Luke 17:21.

[iii]   Matthew 7:24-27.

[iv]   I Corinthians 13:9-12.

[v]  http://numerology-thenumbersandtheirmeanings.blogspot.com/2011/06/number-40.html

[vi]  Corinne Heline, Sacred Science of Numbers, page 55.