Many Messages in Easter and Passover Although Easter and Passover are based on past historical events and practitioners of the Christian and Jewish faiths partake in symbolic traditions that uplift their life today, there are also metaphoric meanings in these important holidays that a non-practitioner can benefit from. Christianity at Easter is based on the Crucifixion and Suffering of Jesus – and Then focuses on his Resurrection. Judaism’s Passover is based on the Exodos of the Israelites Out of Egypt and Out of Slavery – and Then into the Promised Land. Both of these Holy Holidays bring with them the acknowledgment of past pain and suffering, but also the celebration of overcoming the pain and suffering. The prayers, rituals, and gatherings are powerful and evoke emotions in us. And they fill us with grace. The ideas of suffering and overcoming, and of slavery and freedom are good metaphors for us overcoming our mental suffering, and of being freed from being a slave to our egoic mind and the unhappiness and conflicts caused as it influences how we navigate life. I also discuss these topics below as they relate to us today and our healing. To continue reading the full message see here Overcoming Suffering by the Resurrection of the Mind The Exodus and 40 Years in the Desert (This message is based on concepts from my 2 books, Links to About books below) ~ Rosemary McCarthy© April, 2019. You can sign up to receive future newsletters Here See here for my 2016 book, “Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science…” Both my books available in print and e-book from Amazon. See herefor About "Why We Are the Way We" - Book 1 of my new series, published December 2018. (Books 2 and 3 due out shortly - more info below) See here for this site’s Blog Page … here for Journey’s Blog Page See here for Book 2 of "'Our Journeys to Peace' Series," Becoming Our Best Self – and here for Book 3, Relationships in an Evolving World You can share this article as long as you include the copyright message below. If you share through Facebook (link is also below), the message will automatically copy. --------------- Copyright © 2019 by Rosemary McCarthy. All rights Reserved. To copy, share, or distribute this article (or the worksheet) simply ensure the content is copied in its entirety, is unaltered, and is distributed freely and for no monetary or personal gain, and that this copyright notice and the link for the article and the website www.spiritedfawnpublications.com are included. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Blessings, and thank you kindly, Rosemary.