The Easter full moon is always special, being as it is one of the three highlights of the spiritual calendar.
It falls today, 18th April 2011, unusually late and this year, as a result, this moon is in Aries. The significance is perfect, since an Aries moon refers to the restoration and renewal of all life in human hearts particularly through thought. Many of us do not realise the power we have to influence, benignly and non-interventionally, the world in which we live through how we use our minds. Through focus and clear intent, and without attachment to an outcome, we can change the balance of energy from negative to positive, dark to light, duality to one-ness.
The story of Easter, in the Christian faith, is about death and resurrection: my own understanding is that there was a seeming death of a man, a Master, called Jesus on the cross, and that a small group of his closest friends worked for many hours using the power of thought to support Him through his ordeal and to keep him alive while seeming to die. (His teachings, based on the Universal laws, had to survive, and He had to be remembered.) It was something that was integral to the Plan of God and had been planned for aeons.
It was a huge challenge for those who participated: some of the thinker-meditators were unable to complete their mission, falling asleep or losing concentration, but others maintained their train of thought and focus and saw it through, successfully, to the end. We have much to thank them for.
Jesus taught about love, compassion and caring. While he is remembered because of the events of the first Easter, many of his teachings have been forgotten or distorted and there is a profound need for the masses of humanity to be taught again. You who read these words, know that you can be, perhaps were or are, one of those thinker-meditators who can help the simple teachings be disseminated where they need to go. By sitting quietly, just for a few minutes, and creating the thought form about more kindness in the world - not targeted to places or individuals - you will achieve much, and how wonderful to do it at this time of year, and this particular Full Moon.