Happy Easter! By tradition, the Easter weekend is held on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox. It is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This coincides with the Jewish festival of Passover, a celebration of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt (the story most closely associated with Moses). The Isrealites were freed from slavery and subjugation. A thousand years later, Christian’s believe that Jesus died to free all of humankind from the perils of evil and sin, and is then resurrected as a powerful symbol of redemption. And so during this Easter Break, over the next few days, it is appropriate to reflect on the themes of liberation, freedom and renewal, especially in our own life.
But above all, I’d like to share my thoughts on one simple, all-encompassing message: the message of hope.
Do you know the feeling when you wish the world would go away and leave you alone? When the future looks bleak and your mind is full of confusion and doubt. When the news is too painful to read, and you can’t even think a positive thought. Most of us have been there. But there are ways to get through these times.
It is not surprising that our lives are full of confusion. By piling on the pressure, creating so much stress and tension, and filling our minds with thousands of decisions, responsibilities and deadlines, we create an existence of turmoil and disharmony. Sit back for a moment and consider which of today’s tasks are truly essential. If you do not complete them all will the moon refuse to shine? Will the sun still set and the tide still turn? It is the ego that insists on cramming all this non-essential clutter into our lives. The fear of failure, the fear of rejection. None of this is really necessary. There is an easier way.
Give this day’s tasks over in your mind to the angels, to God. Ask for the clarity of purpose of the Divine plan for your life. Ask that all your decisions and actions today are for the greater good of your higher consciousness, and for the highest good of all concerned. As you clarify your actions and prioritise your day to the highest purpose, the angels will have the opportunity to guide and assist. Keep it simple, concentrate your divine light and watch your plan unfold.
In the midst of your gray feelings, try this exercise It is one of the most uplifting I have ever found.
Light a candle to signify the light. Wherever there is a candle the angels are drawn closer. In the light of the candle bring ten things to mind to be grateful for. Start with the simplest things like the air you are breathing, the ground you are walking on, the sun, the sky, the moonlight and stars. Add ten more, perhaps the people or places you love, and another ten. Before you realize you will have a neverending list. Invite your guardian angel to share these thoughts with you and ask that you be free to find your way back into the light in your own time, in the loving peace of your angel’s sanctuary.
We live in a breathtakingly beautful world, filled with abundance. But sometimes it can look bleak. Please join me over this Easter weekend, and throughout Passover, by lighting a candle and sending prayers of love to all of those who may be suffering. Let us bring light, and with it hope, to the whole of humanity.
Life in general, is overwhelming at times, bringing with it negativity and feelings of complete deflation. An email containing life line is thrown thrown; through Chrissie’s Easter post. A simple cancel and our devine protectors.
Thank you for words of kindness. This is not good time for me angels always look after me.problems pile up and nothing to look forward to. mary
Love and blessings to you Mary. xxx
What a beautiful, meaningful, and uplifting post. Having hope is like having faith. It is something you cannot see but it is real. The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow is a good song that speaks of hope & faith, and I sing it often. May you & all be blessed at this season of renewal and hope! Blessings to all!
Thank you Connie xx
Sending out my love and prayers to all those in need. Let the bright light of hope, that the angels bring, be a warm hug of positive blessings for all the world as we discover our place in the universe. Brightest Blessing and Warmest Wishes
Thank you for adding your blessings xx
Thank you for the message of hope. These days that is hard to find, and any light is welcome. Bless you Chrissie! Happy Easter!
HI Cheryl – Seek and ye shall find (ie you notice what you look for). These days I see LOTS of positive stories that show humanity is progressing eg on the news, fund raising for charities, US citizens marching against guns, community groups doing various projects, new projects such as gardening to help people with mental issues, my local library has leaflet inviting people to join a crowd funding scheme to help fund proposed community improvement projects, new song on the radio today by Jamie ..? about his mother being an angel, watching him spread his wings, and when she returns home God says Hallelujah and welcome home – if you look for positive stories, you will find lots of them out there. Love and blessings to you this easter and throughout the rest of the year. Darren Linton (friend of Chrissie’s)
Thank you so much for this wonderful post. I shall indeed be lighting a candle and doing this exercise this evening. Wishing everyone a joyful Easter fill of hope x
Happy Easter Chrissie. I love to light my candle every morning as I invite the Angels to join me in my day. It brings me so much comfort love and joy to know the Angels and I are going together into the day..
In love and Light
Unseen Angels teaching us beatitudes. Good-Friday 30.3.2018 Dog barking furious. Rose to see. A figure at the gate waving avocados for sale. I’m not agile so it took time to reach the gate(a distance away) I had picked up only R 10 ten, ZAR Rand and hoped to buy two from the pedlar. Two days before I longed to buy avocados in the Super Market but couldn’t afford to. Avocados are a must and cut through high cholesterol. At the gate stood the most derelict abject human Zulu man, who the sale of 6 avocados. I pulled out the R 10.00 and ordered only 2. He took the plastic bag from me and the R10.00 and filled the bag with all 6. No I remonstrated only 2.
He replied No madam any money is good take them all.You my customer I know you.” He looked at deaths door, so abject, weak as he wobbled away. The sight of this poor figure made me cry; the more so because I had lacked the faith to take R20.00 to the gate instead of R 10.00; due to our never ending economic pressures world-wide. Even if the pedlar was not an Angel but a human being living beneath a cardboard shelter, he was the Angel’s instrument to show how we, as humanity fail the Lord, our brothers and ourselves.(The English Sterling costs R 20.00 for One. What can you buy for One British pound note?) Durban South Africa Good Friday at noon.
Thank you for sharing your story here Gillian. Very touching. xx
Thanks for all your comments, Easter Blessings to everyone. xxx
At this moment I feel a dark cloud hanging over me struggling hard to see the light I put both feet on the ground hold my head high knowing this moment will eventually pass I turn my focus on the hurt & needy people & pray that some day soon they will be blessed. I have faith that I am protected & every day an Angel walks by my side I too will se the light & this disturbing situation I’m going through will pass bless you Chrissie Happy Easter
Every morning, no matter where I am, I never fail to light a candle and invite Angels into my day. I have always found hope and some light in y darkest moments. Furthermore I use the 10 blessings in my work as a counsellor….very hard for many who are so low they feel no hope….they can offer 10 bad issues but good is difficult but a glimmer of hope and lighting a candle often sees the reverse. Thank you Chrissie, sincere appreciation for your guidance and mentoring…..love and light always….xxx