I believe firmly that during these great fifty days of Easter, the same invitation is extended to each one of us: to catch the drift of what Jesus is really inviting us to and to deepen our capacity to receive the intense spiritual energy available to us during this sacred season as a catapult to our own transformation.
Jesus, the living master, is real, alive, intimately and vibrantly enfolding you right now. He is more present, in fact, than even your breath and your heartbeat.
Jesus, [when he went into the dessert for 40 days of fasting after his baptism]…was actually “leaning out” his nourishment at the physical level so that his heart would be able to listen more deeply and his subtle energetic body might feast directly on the flesh and blood of the divine Word stirring to life within him. He was fine-tuning his instrument so that he would be able to catch the more subtle drift of what was awaiting him up ahead.
A fast is really training – exactly like athletic training- so that our whole embodied being can be tuned up to support a spiritual aim we wish to achieve… our physical capacity to be available to truth at a subtle and much more intense level.
~ from The Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault, pp. 126, 136
Cynthia Quotes for the 50 Thin Days of Easter: APRIL 15 – May 27, 2020 posted by Marcella Kraybill-Grecco