I spent this past Sunday morning reflecting on the meaning of Easter, from my Christian Metaphysician perspective. The essence of this day is about the resurrection of the Christ, which got me to thinking about the Judgement card in the Tarot.
Anyone who has seen this card will undoubtedly notice the Christian reference to Judgment Day: the angel blowing his trumpet, while people rise from coffins, arms outstretched toward the heavens. This is the Rapture of traditional Christian belief.
For me, this card is about resurrection, about being able to rise from any circumstance in life. The figures rising from the coffins can suggest overcoming physical limitations, physical experiences. As such, the people being naked is about renewal, that “born again” concept that traditionalists speak about.
This aspect can also suggest adopting a new lease of life as a result of a profound spiritual experience (the angel).
I got to church a bit later after the morning period of reflection. I attend Unity, a spiritual movement that is based on Practical, or Metaphysical, Christianity. The reading of the Bible was the resurrection story of the Christ. Hearing this moved me to tears, and once again, got me to thinking about the Judgement card. My minister, a dear sweet man who I love immensely, affirmed the “resurrecting power of the Christ” that abides in each and every one of us, as well as the words of Jesus: “These things I do you will do too, and even greater things….” He then threw out a quote that I will now add to the list of interpretations of the Judgement card: “Surrender to the moment, and rise to the occasion.”
The idea of Practical Christianity is to apply what is being taught into our everyday lives. What is it that both this day we celebrate as Easter and the Judgement card have to tell us in this regard? That we have the ability within ourselves to rise above every limitation (those we perceive as such, anyway) and to be able to see the circumstance from a different perspective, to gain some profound spiritual awareness that we did not possess before that will enable us to look at life in a new light.
Ask yourself, “What have I risen above, and how has that changed my life for the better?”
I have the belief that the metaphysical application of every holiday can happen everyday, if we so choose. Everyday can be a day in which we overcome limitations, see situations from a higher perspective, and gain some profound spiritual awareness that transforms the way we live. It is that thought that allows me to leave you with this parting wish…Happy Resurrection Day!
Love and light,