(Above: Easter at Cartmel Priory)

For the mystic, Easter is about symbols…

Being doesn’t break through the barriers into normal life very often, though it is the very substance and energy of its existence.

The journeys in the gospels are those of the individual soul, learning the fundamental truths of their own existence – which then expands to be existence, itself.

For me and many others, Easter is about the symbolic death of the ego – the personality. It’s a surrendering to the force and the ‘coming forward’ of the higher self, against whose light its own egoic candle is precious but fragile.

Trusting that it has found the truth, the personality lays down its symbolic life and invites the coming of the spirit.

And the spirit fills it with new life – the Christ – and re-purposes all its skills, its love and its intent.

However you see and celebrate this time of symbolic ‘death and renewal’, we wish you a Happy Easter.

@Stephen Tanham 2023

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.

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