We send Easter blessings to our dear friends around the world. May the good Lord keep you, your family and friends safe in the weeks and months to come.
From the Journey with Omraam Team, John, Valerie and Alvaro
‘The image of the open tomb from which the risen Christ emerges, is a universal symbol; its message is not restricted to Jesus or to Christians. A seed, any tiny seed, is also a tomb in which life lies buried until the Angel of Spring comes knocking to open it. How could the baby chick break out of the egg if the mother hen did not peck at it and crack open the tomb? And, incidentally, why do you suppose that we offer each other eggs at Easter? Precisely because an egg symbolizes the birth of life.
Let me illustrate this with yet another image: that of a butterfly. What is a butterfly? It is a creature that has already risen from the dead. It began life as a caterpillar bereft of all grace or beauty; then, one day, it wrapped itself in a cocoon and went to sleep and, after a little while, emerged as a butterfly. What went on while the chrysalis was sleeping?
How did this metamorphosis take place? The caterpillar was transformed simply because it had already set certain processes in motion which ended in its metamorphosis into a butterfly. Well, the same phenomena can be reproduced in a disciple: at the moment they are a caterpillar, that is to say, a rather unbeautiful little creature, only fit to crawl along on its belly and devour the leaves of trees. It is a pest, and so it is persecuted, poor little wretch, until it changes into a butterfly.
If you have not already become a butterfly it is only because you have not worked for long enough yet: you have gone back to your own affairs and continued to live with the mentality of a caterpillar, crawling along the ground and eating leaves.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Izvor Book 209, Christmas and Easter in the Initiatic Tradition
Chapter 5. The resurrection and the last judgement