“The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” –Deepak Chopra
The spring is a special time of year. After months of dormancy, trees, flowers and wildlife begin to show signs of life. It is a time of rebirth and renewal. The celebration of Easter is about crucifixion and resurrection. It is a time of change. It is a time of letting go of the old and ushering in the new. In our lives, we all have aspects of ourselves that we need to let go of. There are beliefs, habits, and choices that no longer serve us. What would happen if we could symbolically crucify these aspects? What would happen if we made a conscious choice to release the beliefs which are holding us back? This is something that we can all do, but first we have to be aware of the limiting beliefs or choices that we are making. Once they are identified, visualize them dying. Let go and release. After the crucifixion, there was a time of mourning. There was a deep sense of loss. After holding on to certain beliefs, engaging in unhealthy habits or making disempowering choices for any length of time, there will be a sense of loss. There will be uncertainty. It is unsettling to let go of something without knowing what will happen next. It is the time between no longer and not yet. When we are able to embrace that time of change and allow ourselves to be in the unknown, a new way of being will emerge. It will be a resurrection of our authentic self. The new way of being will be stronger than the previous version and more fully aligned with who you truly are. There will be a new way of seeing the world that was previously unknown. It is a shift in perspective. It is a new way of being in the world, which is more true to who you are.
This is a special time of the year. It is a time of transformation. What beliefs or habits are you willing to crucify so that your authentic self can be resurrected?