Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Light of the World ... and Chocolate Bunnies

“Behold thine immortal Self resurrected with Christ

in the illuminating Light of Christ Consciousness,

present in every soul, every flower, every atom.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

Excerpt from a beautiful Easter 2010 message
that I found on the Self Realization Fellowship website.

How deeply our hearts respond to Christ’s tender compassion,
for our own true nature is love.

We rejoice at his victory over human limitations
because within every one of us is the urge to express our boundless soul.

While the world prompts us to live on the surface of life,
reacting to people and experiences according to the ego’s likes and dislikes,
Christ and all God-united souls blaze before us
the trail to freedom and divine expansion.

Gurudeva Paramahansa Yogananda said,
“The love that most persons feel for dearest family and friends,
Jesus felt for the whole world and every living being.”

...To follow in his footsteps, we too must go within.

This Easter, renew your resolve to nourish by meditation
your relationship with the Divine,
and to practice Christ’s way of kindness,
forgiveness and loving service to all.

Sri Daya Mata

I love this Pre-Raphaelite painting. I picked up a postcard of it, many years ago, somewhere on my travels. It's been in a small gold frame in my place, almost ever since. Easter seemed an appropriate time to share it.

Holman Hunt Light of the World
Keble Chapel, Oxford

A Blessed Easter and Passover, my friends!

Blessings and light!


rjerdee said...

And a blessed Easter to you, too!

erin's art and gardens said...

beautiful....may the thought of ressurection fill us with hope and love.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done....thanks for sharing this

Victoria said...

Beautiful post..gorgeous photos...blissful...blessings to you.

Loree said...

What beautiful words and thoughts. The postcard is lovely.

Leovi said...

Uuuummm that most exquisite rabbit. I love chocolate.

Style, She Wrote said...

Hope you enjoyed the holidays as well! What yummy bunnies! xo style, she wrote

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And to me, EASTER is always in session! SO though it is "over", I am keeping up my post until Friday because as your message states in brief, LOVE and FORGIVENESS and KINDNESS is an every day affair! THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY DEAR! Enjoy a beautiful week, Anita


hope you had a good easter break lucinda sound busy !

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks! :)

Cobalt Violet said...

You too Erin!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks Wayne!

Cobalt Violet said...

Blessings to you too Victoria!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks ladies for the comments! Hope you had a beautiful holiday weekend!

Cobalt Violet said...

New too! And I am craving it now!

Asja said...

Wonderful messages! I hope you had amazing Easter.

Tammie Lee said...

a lovely and powerful post
may the light of the world touch all life and we learn to love infinately