There are many images of Mary Magdalene holding a red egg. Was this the first Easter egg? Though her dedication to Truth was impeccable, Mary Magdalene doesn’t usually play a big part in the traditional Easter story, and yet Mary Magdalene was the first to see the risen Christ.
It’s important to remember that she did not proclaim, Jesus or Yeshua is risen, but Christ is risen. The word ‘Christ’ is synonymous with LIGHT. This Light, this Truth, this unconditional Love is a great example of our potential. It is not the great exception. When we see leaders demonstrate love over fear, we can say, “Christ is risen.” This is the same Light that informed Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandi and Mother Teresa. This is the same Light that lives in YOU. We all get knocked down and we all have the ability to RISE in love and for love. You can kill the man, and burn the church and shame and silence the messenger, but the message of Love will find a way. Christ is risen.
So Mary carried this news to the other apostles, and then it is said that she went on to tell the Emperor Tiberius Caesar.
She is said to have held out an egg as she proclaimed “Christ is risen!”
The emperor laughed and mocked her by saying that Jesus had no more risen than the egg in her hand was red. And then the egg turned RED!
Red eggs make me think of the feminine cycle the blood that gives life. It’s still not socially acceptable to speak of the blood that gives life and yet, we are immersed in a society that is extremely comfortable living amongst the rivers of blood that has been caused by death? Why is that?
The egg is also a symbol of new birth, new concepts, new thought. In this story Mary is a worthy messenger who fearlessly and boldly presents herself to the Emperor and stands in her unflinching truth and delivers the good news. From this impeccable faith, miracles unfold. Can we too live by the laws of love? Can we look the broken laws of man in the eye and say, “Love will have the final say.”
A Course in Miracles tells us, “A happy outcome to all things is sure.” As we approach Good Friday and witness the shedding of Winter and the celebration of Spring, it is easy not to get fooled by the illusion of death.
But this story holds some deeper contemplations. Are you following the river of death or life, love or fear? What truths are you delivering? Are you willing to stay true in the face of mockery and doubt? What is the good news that you carry to others?
This Sunday we will be looking beneath the symbols and stories of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. There have been many ways that the world attempted to silence and shame her and yet she is called the apostle to the apostles. Her gospel is, “Christ is risen.”
This Sunday at SpeakEasy, we will not just be celebrating the risen Christ but the rise of the Divine Feminine. In our current culture, we are witnessing a slow but steady resurrection. She is on the move and will not be quieted, denied, demonized or defiled any longer. May this be a message for you. May you too rise and honor the love and law, the masculine and feminine that dwells within. Can you seek to soar to your full potential in LOVE?
If you want to hear more, join us at SpeakEasy on Easter. Cathy Richardson is in the house! We’ll be hosting a great conversation, a bonnet contest, an egg hunt for the kids and a world-class bake sale! SpeakEasySpiritualCommunity.com
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Maureen Muldoon is a writer, published playwright and author who spent twenty years working in Hollywood as an actress, writer, and director. Appearing in “The Matador”, “Dexter” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, today she shared her stories in print, stage, and sermons.
As the founder of SpeakEasy and Voice Box Stories her passion is helping others to find and honor their stories.
She has authored two memoirs, her most recent, The Spiritual Vixen’s Guide to an Unapologetic Life, outlines her journey of finding strength and spiritual fulfillment after her husband left her for Miss Universe. This new-age memoir is perfect for fans of Louise Hay’s work. Her children’s book, The Life Of A Sand Castle,is available on Amazon.
Her plays, Booby Trap, The Very Breast Show In Town and Trans-Parent Love have been produced in Los Angeles and Chicago. Her writing has appeared in The Good Men Project, The Sun, Story Lab, Lit Up, Booby Trap, Story, Actors Access, Voice Box, and Risk. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher and the founder of Voice Box stories, a platform to support storytelling. Maureen is also the founder of SpeakEasy is an organization focused on empowering people to live their most authentic and audacious lives through the use of spiritual truths and creativity. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and children.