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Easter Day Thoughts

Updated on April 13, 2012

Easter Eggs

My kids celebrate the fun side of the holiday and honor their father's memory with the pagan way of dying eggs to celebrate his life and life in general.
My kids celebrate the fun side of the holiday and honor their father's memory with the pagan way of dying eggs to celebrate his life and life in general. | Source

A Response Letter to a Confused Christian

Dear (Person who sent me greetings with a false idol message included- LOL),

Jesus did not create me. God did.
Jesus did not create the world.

This is illogical. How could Jesus create the world that he was born into?

God created Jesus.

"I am the Lord your God. Thou Shalt not have any other gods before me."
--Ten Commandments.

Substituting Jesus for God is a slippery slope. He was the greatest Avatar and spiritual Master known to mankind. He held the office of the Christ, the highest possible spiritual position on the planet. But he was not God. He called God his Father in Heaven. He called me his sister, you are his brother. This means that God is YOUR father too. We are not the bastard children of God, the forsaken redheaded stepchildren of the Lord, where Jesus was the "only son" that meant anything. Jesus was a man born to a woman. He is special, he is wonderful, he is my brother and yours. But God he is not.

Only God is God, Lord of all, Creator and Sustainer of all things and all possibilities.

Jesus taught us three basic things:

1. "Love the Lord with all your heart, mind, body and soul."
2. "Love your neighbor as yourself."
3. "Remember the Commandments, to keep them holy."

Please be diligent and ever aware of this, in order to follow God's plan for you, as told to you by your brother Jesus. =)

Happy Easter.

Love,

Reverend Doctor Alanna Fox Starks, D.D.

Some Further Thoughts...

I love Jesus as if he is truly my brother, a family member, if not more. Also, I love all the prophets as special people who really and truly followed God's direction. They heard the true inner voice of God in their hearts clearly and acted on this instruction, to the benefit of mankind. Their bravery can always serve as reminders and examples for us to act upon those inner desires and impulses from God to help others, to be of service to humanity, to love unconditionally.

Jesus put his life on the line to get the message out. In fact, all of the prophets risked their lives to help all the peoples of the world. They all loved God and all people. They taught us to love ourselves and each other. They showed a better way of life and of living. They taught a way that we could be closer to God.

From Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Jesus, to the Prophet Mohammed, (Praise and Blessings Be Upon Them All!), we were shown a way to live as examples of Love and Peace.

In the world, there are around 16 stories of masters being murdered then brought back to life three days later. The resurrection story is a common theme in many many cultures before Jesus was even born and this is a well documented fact. Are they all true? Is even one true? Does it matter? There is no evidence that this has occurred at all. If it didn't happen, does it lessen the message of Jesus? NO! Of course not. Many people think that the best thing Jesus ever did was to die. Forgive me for stepping on anyone's toes here, but I am going to die too. You are too. God calls all of us home eventually, this is not even of our doing. Please, stop focusing on the blood and gore and violence of the supposed murder of Jesus. The movie that Mel Gibson made about this subject had the highest number of incidents of blood, gore and violence as well as the highest amount of money made, and especially by Christian peoples dollars. Please observe that Jesus was a man of peace, of love. Stop thinking about how he may have died. This does not help him, this does not help you.

Please instead, dwell upon the beautiful example of his living love, his ever glowing Christ Consciousness that permeated his every move.

On this Easter Sunday, let's remember to resurrect our passion for loving God, let us allow the spirit and energy of the Christ Consciousness to work through us as we respect other people by thinking of their needs before our own today. And May we pray with a pure heart as we give thanks to God for each moment we are granted on this glorious planet school of learning and growing.

Blessings to all, BismAllah!

I love you all,

Mermaid Girl


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    • MermaidMoney profile imageAUTHOR

      Alanna Fox Starks 

      6 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      We can never elevate our own state, only God can elevate us, allow us to be elevated. We can pray, and focus our thoughts solely on God and ask for his blessings. Meditation, prayers, kind and gentle works to honor Him elevates us.

      We have to truly strive, work hard to purify our thoughts, our lives to live God daily. Always it will be a struggle in this world, but if it was easy, everyone would do it. ;)

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      JosephumCarissimi 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin, U.S.A

      Very interesting! Your comments bring to mind a statement of St. Paul in the Epistle to the Philippians; (2:5-11) that Jesus "Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped," but humbled Himself to take on SAMENESS with us. It seems to me that this implies that His sameness is an extraordinary matter rather than merely the natural order of things. As C.S. Lewis put it, it would be something akin to him writing The Chronicles of Narnia and then actually, physically and temporally entering the story as a character of absolutely no apparent significance.

      However, it doesn't seem to me that John 14:12 implies that this sameness is an automatic or natural state. Jesus says that those who believe (Greek-pisteuó-to entrust especially one's spiritual well-being) in Him will do the "greater things". I would say that this is a more volitional act on our part, specific to Christ as the object and person in whom this faith is placed, rather than a more ambiguous state of consciousness.

      Or, put another way, Unity with God is not the result of following Christ Heavan-ward, but is a product of following Him on His mission to the very "least of these" That the "last shall be first." That attempts to elevate our own state are futile, and that victory begins with surrender.

    • MermaidMoney profile imageAUTHOR

      Alanna Fox Starks 

      6 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      Well you have to consider... who was John, when did he live in history (did he *really* know Jesus or was he a writer that came along 100 years later?), which translation of the bible are you following, and what was the real point of those statements? Was it to separate himself from others by increasing his personal value to God? Most likely not.

      In my personal opinion, Jesus had a direct connection with God... so when he (supposedly ) said "You can't get to the Father except through me" was he channeling those thoughts from on High? When he spoke most of the time he was speaking from the Christ Consciousness, not from the Jesus the man part of him.

      So instead of looking at it like Jesus had the real connection and we are all screwed unless he follow him, why can't we look at it as if we should get in touch with that Christ Consciousness light within us, only then can we get to the Father...

      We can only truly know God when we raise our spirits up, lift our energetic vibrations to a higher state of awareness, so we can get in touch with the God that courses through every one of us, His creations.

      Jesus performed miracles and also said "You can do all this and more." This does not imply that he is better than us. This implies that he is the SAME as us and we are capable of the SAME exact miracles, if we are always ever conscious of God, and of course, if God allows this in our lives.

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      JosephumCarissimi 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin, U.S.A

      Hmmm...might I ask then what we are to make of Jesus' "I AM" statements? (John 6:35--John 8:12--John 10:9--John 10:11--John 11:25-26--John 14:6--John 15:5)

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