Coptic Inner Connection Newsletter - Spring 2017

The Inner Connec t i on NEWSLETTER

VOLUME 50

MARCH 15

SPRING 2017

MY VIEW, MY VISION

By John Davis

E aster—What beautiful pictures this glorious day puts in our mind - what tremendous significance it has for us each Easter. Many people now are resurrecting the significance of Easter from ancient theology and applying symbolism to our lives today. In the present century, the need for a different kind of freedom in religion has surfaced - the freedom to unite across denominational lives in spite of theological differences. This represents a new kind of resurrection bringing forth the universal goal we have envisioned for decades—religions working together in unity, harmony and diversity - a true resurrection into the beautiful reality of the spiritual unity of religions, nations and peoples. Easter is a beautiful season of the year celebrated by Christians throughout the world. Christianity’s foundation is based on their interpretation of the crucifixion of Jesus. This epic experience of one man is told to literally thousands of congregations each year on this celebrated holiday. The Coptic Easter story is based on the ancient records of the Essenses, a small spiritual community whose members lived 2,000 years ago in Isreal. John the Baptist and Jesus were trained in the Essene School of Advanced Spiritual Teachings. This article is based on a Coptic booklet entitled “ Crucifixion By An Eye- Witness. ” On an individual level, each of us is the center of a cosmic clock. Each of our clock numbers is a disciple or discipline from another life bringing back to us one of our lessons for this life. Jesus’ 12 disciples, he carefully chose, represented symbolically one of his past lives and their mirror lessons for him. Judas was chosen to bring him into his major spiritual test - crucifixion - the Easter story. Definition of crucifixion - a painful event, physical, mental or emotional, that takes an individual into their heart. In Jesus’ case, he was crucified by the very same people he had served for the years of his ministry. Jesus healed them, inspired them and helped them. They, in turn, crucified him on a persona level to be realized by him on multi-dimensional levels. His crucifixion was a prototype for all of us to interpret, analyze and eventually experience individually when our time is ready. Examples of crucifixion - divorce, betrayal by a friend, relative or business associate. Reason - each of us perpetrated the same crucifixion betrayal to another in a past lifetime. We chose to experience our crucifixion at this particular time to move us from our head into our heart. Our ex-spouse, boos or friend was symbolizing our “Judas” actions for our own past life actions - “I’m back and I was

IN THIS ISSUE

Ideas for Today .............................. 2

What My Yoga Practice Teaches Me ................................. 3

Illusion, Relativity & Reality......... 4

Did He Survive? ............................. 5

The Triangle of Empowerment..... 6

Four Planes of Existence................ 7

News from The Coptic Center ....... 9

It’s All About Attitude .................. 10

Albert Ventres Library ................ 13

Coptic Ministers ........................... 15

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