Palm Sunday & Easter, From a MetaSpiritual Perspective
Palm Sunday is recorded in all 4 Gospels (Matt. 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, and John 12) so let’s start with a paraphrased account of the Gospel stories.
When they were on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Jesus sent two disciples to find a donkey (of all things) for him to ride on. He told them, “Untie the donkey and bring it to me. Relax guys, I’m not asking you to steal, for Heaven sakes! However, if anyone has a problem about you taking it, say ‘I need it to make my grand entrance’ and they will let you have the donkey.
The disciples did as Jesus instructed and, didn’t have any trouble getting the donkey out of Jerusalem. When they got to Jesus they put their designer cloaks (you know, the ones with the sign of the fish logos on them) on the donkey, and He sat on them.
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. (John’s Gospel says they took palm branches and Luke doesn’t say anything about cut branches.
The crowd shouted, “Yea, Jesus. Hosanna to the Son of David!” (John’s Gospel says the crowd shouted, “Do not be afraid, your king is coming.” It also says that many in the crowd had seen Him raise Lazarus from the dead and had seen other signs of His authority.) They probably had the same expectations as Judas. Here he was. Their Savior. The one who would save them from Rome. Shortly after his triumphant entrance Jesus entered the temple and drove out all the telemarketers. He had a busy Palm Sunday.
Let’s see how his Great Entrance relates to us by MetaSpiritually interpreting the event:
- Jerusalem represents our abiding consciousness of inner peace.
- Jesus, at this stage in his ministry, represents the mature awareness of our Christ nature.
- Donkey represents meekness, and a willingness to surrender to our Christ nature.
- Palms signify spiritual strength, receptivity and enthusiasm.
- Crowds usually refer to multitudes of material thoughts that are close to being raised to their higher spiritual essences.
- Hosannas represent the harmonious energies within us that sense freedom from error thoughts.
- Trip to Jerusalem represents our intention to erase (crucify) our attachment to the temptations of sense consciousness.
- Temple symbolizes our spiritually revitalized ego personality.
- Driving out the moneychangers (the telemarketers) represents the cleansing of our body, mind, and soul of error thoughts, habits, and intentions.
So, from a MetaSpiritual perspective, here’s what the Palm Sunday experience represents. It is our conscious surrender to our innate divinity. It reawakens our childlike faith. Initially, it stirs the entire consciousness (city in turmoil) and we sense there is something wonderful at work, but do not yet quite understand the full implications. This ‘depth charge of inner quickening’ intensifies and leads to the process of inner transformation and cleansing. That’s what Jesus’ driving the moneychangers out of the temple means metaphysically. Unity calls this purification process chemicalization. The power of Spirit helps us rid ourselves of old tapes and negative programming, obsolete beliefs, and habits that no longer serve our greater good. This purging, this chemicalization, prepares us to embrace that deeper, more authentic aspect of us called our Christ Self. It is truly a transforming experience—one that readies us to make a grand entrance into the next level of our being: our Christhood!
The Cross, the Crucifixion, the Stones, and the Resurrection, from a MetaSpiritual Perspective
The Easter story is also recorded in all four Gospels (Matthew 27-28, Mark 15-16, Luke 23-24, and John 19-20.) Here is a metaphysical interpretation of a few of the key elements involved in the story:
The Cross we bear is our physical body. The cross bar represents human consciousness, what we call coma consciousness. The vertical bar represents Spirit’s descent into matter.
From a spiritual perspective, the crucifixion represents the crossing out of error from our consciousness. Every time we eliminate error thoughts, words and actions from our human experience we are saved!
The stones represent the barriers of the world of appearance that lock us in a tomb of doubt, fear, unworthiness, and lack consciousness. Rolling away the stone signifies our dominion over the world of appearance, claiming our ability to triumph over anything that appears to be keeping us from our good.
The Resurrection is the central message of Easter: Jesus “saved” us from the illusion of separation! We can achieve that same unity with our Higher Self, that same conscious Christhood, as Jesus did. We experience resurrection every time we choose a Divine thought over a worldly thought.
That’s the message of Easter. It is the story of our divine birthright, our mastery over the human experience! So, we invite you to roll away the stone of any thought of your own insignificance…
- Roll away the stone of perceived limitations;
- Roll away the stone of the belief in the necessity of illness;
- Roll away the stone which says you will never find your soulmate;
- Roll away the stone that says you’re not good enough, or smart enough, or thin enough, or healthy enough, or talented enough, or worthy enough.
Let every step you take be toward your health, your wholeness, your happiness, your abundance, your alignment with your Higher Self, the Extraordinary You! It is for this purpose you have come!
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