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Another Easter Post – About YOU!

Hello 🙂 Before we get started, I wrote the Easter Post, Part 2 a week after this one to really simplify and clarify things, so definitely check that out if you feel to, maybe even first. They just came out in this order… Okay, enjoy!

I wrote about the current meaning of Easter two years ago, but this message bears repeating as often as possible. I guess I was slacking last year at this time… And yes, this post will basically be putting lots of what we talk about here at A Clean Mind, especially recently, into Christian language. If you’re not cool with that or if it triggers a past negative experience with religion (like many of my clients), then all good. You can either use this as an opportunity to look beyond the words to what they’re pointing to – which is beyond any particular path or way – or you can just move on. All good! It’s pretty cool stuff, though, so I’d definitely check it out. Fascinating. And why let mere words get in the way? After all, they’re just words, just symbols. Always go beyond the words, if you want peace. Here we go…

To most people, Easter is about something that happened a long time ago, the resurrection of Jesus. But we’ve been there and done that for long enough. For anyone that might be caught dead reading a blog like this, it’s actually about something that’s happening now – the resurrection of the soul in you! In every breath. You know the burning that we’ve been talking about recently? That’s the crucifixion of the ego. And as this process unfolds over time, what happens? The resurrection of the soul. Your soul, in you, right here, right now. So we have a deeper meaning for the crucifixion and the resurrection. Isn’t that cool?? I sure think so.

Many of my readers will feel a lovely spaciousness as they read this, a reminder of what they know deep down to be true. And if you’re triggered, then that’s fine! Just remember the perfection of the universe regarding timing, so it’s no accident that the universe has you in this situation now. Just take a deep breath, loving what arises. And be “gently curious” about what this feeling is communicating to you. I know that when I got into the deeper stuff many years ago, I quickly developed a massive spiritual ego (which is finally in the process of unraveling, thankfully). I would get triggered all the time, feeling the need to defend what I thought to be true. This is very common in religion, too, obviously (wars, anyone?). At some point it hit me, “Why does the truth need Ashley to defend it?” I mean seriously, that’s ridiculous. And then I realized, “How on earth do I really, really know what’s true and what’s not true??” That’s pretty ridiculous, too! Because at the end of the day, I have no clue. All I know is that I am, I exist, and that’s about it. I don’t even know exactly what the “I” is, but it keeps getting more awesome the less I try to know about it. It’s all so much simpler this way. And by the way, Jesus said to be like a child to enter the Kingdom. Does a child know anything? Nope. Very interesting… But here’s the deal, even if we feel the need to defend our beliefs, it’s all okay. It’s all innocent! Nobody is doing anything wrong. We’re all doing our best, and this is what it looks like. Good stuff…

So let’s get back to our reminder of what this Easter stuff is really all about. Honoring the past is fine, but there must be more to it by now. Don’t you think that an infinite creator would agree? Many Christians seem to focus a lot more on the crucifixion than the resurrection. What a downer. In fact, I’ve said for years let’s get rid of the image of the crucifix altogether. Burn that sucker down. Don’t you think that over two thousand years of a super depressing image is enough? I can assure you that Jesus would say, “Why do you all keep that horrid thing around so much?? Death isn’t real, and that was one of the main points of the demonstration that I did (the crucifixion). So let’s celebrate the Life, people! Get with the program!” And we’re talking about the Life that’s in you now, wanting to come out and play more and more.

P.S. My understanding is that the other main point of the crucifixion was to demonstrate that one (One?) can still be loving under even the worst of circumstances. “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” While nailed to a freaking cross. I’m definitely not saying that I’m up for that, nor do any of us need to be, but his point was to show that it was possible. Just a thought, anyway, take it or leave it. Very interesting, though. That plus showing that death is NOT real. Kind of extreme, I know, but apparently Jesus was a pretty extreme dude. Maybe he was an adrenalin junkie. And I’m pretty sure he has a sense of humor, too! So our humor here is absolutely fine. And if I end up having to push a rock up a hill for eternity for saying all of this, I’m fine with that. But that ain’t happening. Back to the story…

Let’s take it a step further. How about the resurrection of the real you, the soul, in each breath? This happens when you just sort of go blank. We can quit thinking so much, just for a few seconds, more often. I always tell my clients to just breathe and be dumb for a few seconds. Breathe and be dumb and drool. As you get used to this, your body will relax, and if you need any insight or inspired thinking, then it can just pop right in. And in that moment, you’re being more like the soul. Wash, rinse, repeat. And of course the universe will trigger you and then you’ll gently practice loving what arises and you’ll just let it burn. We’re starting to figure out this crazy video game, folks! Slowly but surely…

Here’s something else that’s cool. The word “christ” comes from the Greek word “christos,” which means “anointed one” or “chosen one.” But if whatever created this whole thing is so smart and amazing and powerful (and the vast near death research definitely supports that), then isn’t that all it would create? I mean, would it make some things awesome and some things crappy, or would everything be super awesome? That makes much more sense to me, and it feels right. And the near death research says YES! I know many folks that have had that experience, and they sure haven’t found small or broken on the other side. Nope, just one kind: the best kind. Infinite, eternal… and innocent.

This means that YOU are the Christ! Meaning simply that you are a soul animating a body rather than just the body, an amazing meat suit that’s going to die. You are the breath, or the consciousness (I AM), that makes the physical body come to life. Remember that there is no death, just death of the physical body. When you take the last breath in that body, you’ll take your next breath in a soul or light body. So the breath never stops. So the message is that Easter is all about the awakening, or resurrection, of the Christ in you. Yay. (I’m really digging this “Yay” followed by a period, by the way – it’s my new favorite thing).

You see, we have this thing called evolution. Things grow and evolve and get better, and this process seems to be never-ending. So you can think of the first coming of Christ two thousand years ago as when the All (aka “God” or All That Is) awoke in one person (Jesus). But why repeat that? Let’s make it better! That’s what infinite creators do. So the second coming will be when the true Oneness of our reality – the truth that we are actually infinite, badass souls that are loved unconditionally, always – awakens in ALL people. Wow. So first, the All awakens in One. And then later, after lots of growth and change and evolution, the One awakens in All. Now we’re talking! That’s what the second coming is all about, and this process is happening right now (especially when you read stuff like this). So cool.

Finally, let’s remember that there’s no time frame, no pressure. This new spiritual paradigm that we’re in is all about first relaxing and understanding that you’re exactly who you’re supposed to be and exactly where you’re supposed to be. Because the universe is so smart that if you were supposed to be different, then you would be. No pressure. So we don’t have to do so much damn work anymore! That’s the moving finish line that I’ve mentioned a bunch, and which I had BAD. For years and years. Not fun. So I celebrate the awakening of the Christ in you! It’s happening, folks, and this is what it looks like. Exactly this. Whoever you are, wherever you are, however you are. It’s not an accident, it’s not a mistake. Because the universe is too smart. Happy Easter.

All anybody really wants is peace. The good news is that peace can be learned. I’m serious. This should be taught in middle school, but it’s not. So I’m teaching it now.


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