Happy Easter – also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.
Happy Passover – Passover is a celebration of spring, of birth and rebirth, of a journey from slavery to freedom, and of taking responsibility for yourself, the community, and the world.
I cannot even begin to describe just HOW much this time means to me, but I will try to convey with the limitation of words. Every Easter/Passover I experience the birth, rebirth, resurrection in some form or another.
To me, Jesus came to show us how. We ALL have the ability and this is exactly what he showed us through his crucifixion and resurrection. He showed us how to lay our crosses and burdens down, to rise again renewed taking absolute responsibility for yourself and that which is around you.
My personal journey with Easter/Passover has been a truly exceptional one. Being born over this period it has always been significant, however, years ago I went through what we call the dark night of the soul. It’s a period where you realize all that no longer serves you must go. It’s a period where you feel the deepest pain of humanity, of your own personal pain and lessons. I had just been through a traumatizing time where I saw people’s true colors and I felt absolutely devastated. In other words, the veil of illusion had dropped.
My two incredible friends, Mark and MJ van den Heever told me to bring Adrian over and stay by them for a week in East London. When I got there the Monday, all it did was rain and all I did was cry. The Friday was Good Friday, but absolutely nothing could shift my space, the rain continued to flow along with my tears. On Sunday morning, Easter Sunday, it was my birthday and my son, Adrian, came walking in with breakfast in bed and sang to me. The sun was out and I got out of bed feeling absolutely loved, feeling absolutely amazing and feeling absolutely at peace. I had literally laid my cross down and I rose on Easter Sunday, my birthday, a new me.
My life turned around after that. Everything shifted. I met my Paul, I changed jobs and got to work for the most incredible woman ever, Michelle Pearse, who just inspired me in so many ways to be the true me.
Every Easter/Passover since then has been a deep Spiritual experience for us as a family and for us at Our Heart Centre 💟
I wish for you and your family a new, beautiful season of love, joy and peace! I wish for our beautiful South Africa the rebirth we so desperately need and are going through.
In Love always,
Our Heart Centre 💟