CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 56 (REVIEW # 1 : DAYS 26-30)

DAY 56

Today I will review the following affirmations:

DAY 26
The thoughts of assault, attack, and intent to harm and cause pain and suffering are assaulting and attacking my state of shimmering bliss-peace, Santosha-Contentment, and sense of security. If I can be assaulted, attacked, in pain, and harmed then I am not in a state of security and am prone to danger and fear. It is my individual mind, the egoic-ahamkar, small and false-self that believes I can be assaulted, attacked, harmed, or even killed, due to the fact that this mind believes I have attacked and harmed my small self. In reality this cannot happen, because my True Christed Self cannot be harmed or be subject to dangerous forms of behavior and thinking and the Christed Self is all that is Real in the Divine Allness’ Primal Creation. This concept that I believe I can be attacked and harmed and that I am inflicting emotional and psychological, and even the possibility of physical pain upon myself is a Law of Mind that I need to understand and turn the tables on it. To see that cause and effect are this law and that what I think causes what I will appear and seem to experience while in this world drama that unfolds daily, and moment by moment as I choose separation instead of Yoga-Union or Communion with The Father-Mother.

 
I am beginning to realize and grow in the awareness that I always threaten to harm myself first. Again, holding thoughts of harm and intent to inflict pain of any kind towards myself and others in all instances entails that I believe I am in fact capable of being harmed or subject to pain and suffering, and that thoughts that stem from this belief are meant to weaken me. If I believe I am capable of being harmed and subject to pain and suffering, I am inducing a form of harm upon my false self, that is the only self that could experience such devastation. I am the Christ. The Son of God. I really cannot be harmed. I only think I can be and am in turn an individual body and brain that is suffering. When I do this or believe this in any way, a falsely imagined picture of myself tries to take the place of my Christed Nature that is in Samadhi-Oneness with God forever.

 

I must realize that it is the thoughts that I have in my split, separate mind that make me feel I can be subject to pain, the klesha-afflictions, and suffering of any kind. By changing and reversing my thoughts through contemplation and affirmation, I can prevent this from happening on a more regular basis and hopefully, always.

 

I can’t know who I am if I perceive myself as under a constant threat of intent to be harmed. As Jeshua Jesus says I should own the idea that “pain, illness, loss, age and death seem to threaten me” and that “all my hopes and wishes and plans appear to be at the mercy of a world I cannot control.” I interpret this to mean that I am safe, secure, and through my Divine inborn nature, I am totally provided for and am valued and treasured to the highest possible degree. Therefore, no self-created avidya illusions that I may seem to manifest can imprison me or strip me of my perfect protection from any perceived forms of danger or threat of any kind. He further instructs that I have attempted to surrender and give up the Divine inborn nature that is my treasure because I try to own and possess the world I my manas-sense-mind sees. I need not worry for God Presence has kept my inborn treasure protected and preserved for me. It is my truthful, authentic vritti-thought fluctuations in the mind that will show me what this valuable gift is.

 

DAY 27
My highest priority and prime goal is to see with Christed Vision, that of the Atman Self at one with Brahman-Father-Mother, the Indestructable God Mind Sight. I want to see beyond the densification of matter and individual bodies that are the product of multiplicity, beyond subjectivity and relativity and all the images of projected mayaic delusion, to the one light beam of Love coming from the Divine Source who makes all seeing possible. This is what I truly want – peace and Bliss Eternal. Santosha-Contentment is what I desire. Wholeness is my pursuit. I will clean the lens of the Witnessing Christed Third Eye of Intuition with objectivity to see innocence in all my brothers and thereby in myself. I will create instead of make. I will awake from sleep. Dissolve the power that hypnosis has had over my body’s attempt to see.

 

The Cosmic Vibratory Memory of God in my mind, the Holy Spirit Aum Vibration brings many blessings. It allows me to perceive with Radical Right Perception in the truest, most clear possible way. Today, I will tame and undo the ego-beast of animality and selfishness to see with the eye of Wisdom. I will dream a new dream. See a new world. Perceive the Primordial Creation of the One Divine Oversoul-Spirit or God Mind. Write a new script. Allow Divinity to Direct a different motion picture that isn’t driven by conflict, drama, and pain.

 

It is time to stop hiding behind the ego-body’s blindness that limits me from seeing the Divine everywhere, in my brothers and sisters and behind the veil of physicality. The Worlds of Light, coming from the causal-ideational and astral-energetic planes are there to be perceived. Through Witnessing Presence, I will bear in mind that the world my egoic-ahamkar mind has made will perish and is only temporary. It will disappear when I forgive and align with the Love of Supreme Spirit. The illusions of superimposed image forms will fall away when I turn off the film projector of the fragmented individual mind.

 

Christ Vision is the key to unlock the prison door that encloses me in a body. It is the other way I have been seeking throughout this exile in a material world. I turn within and remember what I truly want to see. I will extend only Love as I begin to see and witness and notice. I will observe through objectivity rather than be swayed to and fro by the whirlpool fluctuations of thought and emotions that seem to rise and fall, clouding my True Awareness of Oneness. Vision makes no real demands. It can only bless with Bliss.

 

I acknowledge and affirm that what my manas-sense mind’s eyes see is a mirror image of the identity I have assumed for myself. Through Realization, Christ Vision is the only thing that I truly need to embrace. I know now, through gnosis that the projected world I see with my ego-body’s eyes is a witness to the fear based self-image that I have manufactured and that keeps me in the dungeon of hell . I need to release this concept of who I think I am, and be willing to Realize who I truly am – the Christed Son/Daughter of the Divine Allness. Christ Vision and Radical Right Perception will be birthed in my mind as my separative egoic self-image is transformed by the grace of pure, untainted truth. Through such clarity of sight, I will gaze out upon the world, while looking inward to my True Self with love and the desire to share only love with my transformed perception.

 

DAY 28
My highest priority and prime goal is to see with Christed Vision, that of the Atman Self at one with Brahman-Father-Mother, the Indestructable God Mind Sight of Radical Right Perception. I want to see beyond the densification of matter and individual bodies that are the product of multiplicity, beyond subjectivity and relativity and all the images of projected mayaic delusion, to the one light beam of Love coming from the Divine Source who makes all seeing possible. Today, I will let go of all meaning I have assigned from the past about any given object or person, releasing preconceived notions and stories I have assumed in the caverns of my split mind that labels and categorizes all that I perceive, seeing with a Beginner’s Mind. Today I commit to seeing, observing, noticing, and witnessing in a wholly different way. Programmed reactivity and judgments must fall away when something comes into my field of vision. True and Radical Right Perception in the Holy Instant of Now is my pursuit. I want to be free of all slanted, jaded, and biased viewpoints that blind me from seeing clearly and truly. I will allow my buddhi-intellect mind to dissolve the world of the manas-sense mind conditioning so I can truly discriminate truth from falsehood. The real from the unreal.

 

Though I resist seeing in an alternative way, I now desire and vow from this moment and day forward to seeking freedom from past mental tape recordings of my individual, separate mind that distort my ability to objectively see truly. I allow Inner Wisdom, the Inner Guide, the Inner Guru, the Cosmic Vibratory Holy Spirit Memory of Divinity to give me illumined vision so that I can see the flickering light of Truth and Love everywhere. By doing this, peace will come and joy will follow. Love is All, Divine Mind is All. Divine Mind allows me to create through Christ Vision instead of make images through biased perception. The Radical, the Right, the True, and the Holy are forever Real and there to bee seen with crystal clarity. I release all limited perceptions of what I glance at, and see not through the definitions I have formed in the past, but through a Beginner’s Mind. Christ Mind in Divine God Mind. This opens me up to brand new, Radically Right Sight.

 

I open my mind that was once closed. I am no longer bound by the shackles of past labeling. I quiet my mind from the whirls and eddies of sound vibrations that try toHoly assert pre-programmed judgments about things I encounter in this world dream. All stories I have written about things I have encountered in the past will from this point forward be re-written through objective noticing, and simply observing, free from assigning meaning from the egoic-ahamkar mind that compartmentalizes everything.
I attain Radical Right perception today by wiping clean the individual mind’s preconceived notions of what everything means and see instead the purpose of whatever I gaze upon with Christ and Atman Mind. I allow the Good, the Holy, and the Beautiful to shine forth and illumine my mind this day.

I affirm:

 

The superimposed hallucination, which I call the world, acts as a veil covering the full recognition of the vastness and fullness of true reality, and contains within it the fear-based self-concept I have put belief in. My individual ego-ahamkar false self tries to cement it there and it allows this distorted image of myself to continue to manifest. My perception of the “mind film” projected world in this moment prevents Satya-truth from being in my conscious, witnessing awareness. I pray that the doorway that remains hidden behind the projection of this world reveals itself and I bring the key with me to unlock it. My True Christ and Atman Self can look past the manifested world I think is authentic, to the truly real world that emanates only the essence and presence of the magnetic Love waves of the Divine.

 

DAY 29
The Supreme, Transcendent and Immanent, Indestructible, Brahman God Mind is omnipresent and in everything that I see with my Spiritual Christ Sight. The vision afforded me by the reflected Son and Daughter nature of the Divine, Cosmic Father-Mother Source allows me to see beyond images appearing as form that I superimpose through avidya-illusion and shadow-dance projecting, to the One Light and Love that uplifts me into Higher Awareness.

 

The True Self, the Christ, the Atman, the Awakened One, fed by the nectar of shakti life-essence sees Brahman God Mind everywhere, while the body’s physical eyes see only shadows of the Light that lies beyond them. What I want to see, I will see. When I want to perceive through fear, I will see avidya-illusions of terror. Fear everywhere, fearing everything, and fearing everyone. When I want to see only Love, I will see Brahman God Mind everywhere blessing all things through the vision of Love. I want only Transmissions of Light, Bliss, and Peace and I will see and experience these when I open my anahata heart and ajna chakras to receive the magnetism and shakti that awakens the fiery desire energy of kundalini within my astral, metaphysical body and spine. Kundalini, the evolutionary energy within me, travels upward, Godward, within, in my True Self Nature, illuminating the highways of travel through this lifetime. It shines a light upon the darkness and hypnotic maya that the egoic-ahamkar mind has tried to create as a rebellion against Brahman God Mind. Forms appear as dense. But through Radical Right Perception, I can see beyond them to Love that made me. The Love that is omnipresent and omnipotent.

 

Surely Brahman God Mind is not in a tree, but the life force that animates the form of the tree came from a creative source in me and in everyone who perceives a given tree. That life force that animates form came from Brahman God Mind because we are co-creators with that very Divine and Primal Origin. God Mind does not create trees, but the life-essence within me, being of God Mind, is the same as that Spiritual Desire Energy. Since my essence is in God Mind and God Mind’s essence is in me, that of which I have created has some of that very life-essence that makes a given form possible. Shakti emanates from the One Creative Center from which all Real Energy and Spirit Life came from. All emanations of Brahman Father-Mother are radiated outward from the Primal Center, in the circumference of everywhere as One Unified Quantum Field of Potential and Spirit.

 

My creations are not God’s creations when made with a separate will by my individual separate mind. But the love that animates mass, known as the adamantine particles, comes from the common origin of Ultimate Love. The Wholeness of God Mind is a Hologram. And all parts are contained within the whole and the whole is contained in all parts.

 

I affirm:

I remove the veils from true seeing, so that the individual “mind film” projected movie I have manifested from the limited, small self I think I am. Behind these veils, Satya-truth exists untainted and undistorted. On the other side of each curtain I have closed across the window of my true Christed Sight, concealing the transfigured magnetism of love, that very love power illuminates my path of awakening with its radiant, great rays. I Realize now that the ahamkar- ego based psychosis and its agenda cannot keep me from being in Samadhi-Oneness with the Will of the Divine Father-Mother Syzgy. The Father-Mother is and will always be omnipresent and within all things throughout the expansiveness of eternity. My brothers, sisters, and I who are One with the Supernal Parents, in this holy instant of now, see beyond all projected macabre images of the individual, separative mind and acknowledge the Satya-truth that transcends all of those phantasms.

 

DAY 30
Divinity Mind is in all things I see because Divinity Mind is in my mind. Though I seem to have experiences generated from a split, separate, ego mind, the Cosmic Vibratory Memory of God, the Holy Spirit Creative Aum Vibration was placed in my mind the moment the separation from Divinity Allness seemed to occur (though in reality it did not), giving me the Illumination, Inspiration, Realization, and Revelation that I am still in at-one-ment with my Source. Therefore, I have a light to guide my seeing. To bring me Radical Right Perception or Clairvoyant-Clear Seeing.

 

Today, I can and will focus upon what is Real, the Truth that brings Bliss Unending and Santosha-Contentment. I will look upon a world forgiven and upon every person I see, meet, and greet, with the Eyes of Christ. Of True Self. The Atman. At one with Infinite Brahman Spirit, God Mind, that illuminates my mind. This Divine Source, is something my individual egoic-ahamkar mind tends to ignore and so I see the dance of shadows play out before my body’s eyes. This is only a veil. But it is glorious to know that I do get glimpses of the light that shines behind this curtain as there are holes in it and it is transparent in places. The light that comes through are the flashes of insight or satori that I get directly from the Mind of Divinity that goes by many names.

 

Today, I experience a shift in my awareness. A Divine Realization put there by the Memory of God in my mind. I am the One Creation of the Divine Father-Mother. The Christ. There is only Christ. True Self. The Atman. And I am that. As are all the people and life forms I seem to see on the stage of the world, the miniature model and set built by the collective ego scriptwriter. Though my set design seems to overshadow and hide the Original, Ever-Existing, All-Encompassing Divine design of True Paradise Creation, found in the potential of Energy, Thought, and Light outside the space-time continuum, I can remove this blinder set that I have built as a fence, by opening myself to Divine Realization and Self-Realization in Christ. I am Christ. In Paradise forever, with Paradise Everywhere. The dramas, tragedies, comedies, human romances, and horror shows that seem to play out on the stage my ego-ahamkar calls life, are really temporary delusions. And I can begin to see that they are only delusions by seeing through Spiritual Sight. Through the eyes of the Astral and Causal Bodies beyond the dense physical body eyes that I have used as a replacement for seeing only Oneness.

 

I never left the Mind of God and God never left my Mind. As mentioned above, the Memory of God was put in my mind to bring about a Remembrance of the One Truth that is True Always. I am One in God and therefore, seeing through Christ Vision, True Sight, I see that God Mind is everywhere in everything I look upon, because once again, behind the forms, are the energy potential and life essence that is Pure Beingness.

 

I will apply today’s idea often, ignoring concepts of ‘near’ and ‘far’ for these are avidya-illusions in the grand illusion, and see through the One Lens of the Christed Third Eye, the Presence of the Witnessing Observer. I will notice and gaze upon the One Light, that surrounds all form. I let the One God experienced in many ways, to Reveal Him and Her Self in all things, but not as all things, for my God Transcends all things that appear to be outside of me. I let Paradise Return. Oneness come. Bliss come. As I concentrate through dharana and meditate through dyana, I will see the One Singularity Everywhere.

 

I affirm:

Through sanity and even-mindedness, through Gnosis-Knowledge, I Realize that I am not fragmented and cut off from the Entirety of the Allness that exists in everything that has “Life”. I never lost the Gnosis-Knowledge, the Divine Realization of my unchangeable identity even though I have dissociated from it. The Divine Mind has preserved that true essence of Who I am in Its Emanation of Unending Thoughts. I am contained within the Macrocosmic Wholeness of those Thoughts and energetic pulsations and will always be, forever, in Yoga-Union with the Divine Mind of the Father-Mother.

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CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 29

DAY 29

The Supreme, Transcendent and Immanent, Indestructible, Expansive, and All-Loving Brahman Father-Mother God Mind is omnipresent and in everything that I see with my Spiritual Christ Sight. The vision afforded me by the reflected Son and Daughter nature of the Divine, Cosmic Father-Mother Source allows me to see beyond images appearing as form that I superimpose through avidya-illusion and shadow-dance projecting, to the One Light and Love that uplifts me into Higher Awareness.

 

The True Self, the Christ, the Atman, the Awakened One, fed by the nectar of shakti life-essence sees Brahman God Mind everywhere, while the body’s physical eyes see only shadows of the Light that lies beyond them. What I want to see, I will see. When I want to perceive through fear, I will see avidya-illusions of terror. Fear everywhere, fearing everything, and fearing everyone. When I want to see only Love, I will see Brahman God Mind everywhere blessing all things through the vision of Love. I want only Transmissions of Light, Bliss, and Peace and I will see and experience these when I open my anahata heart and ajna chakras to receive the magnetism and shakti that awakens the fiery desire energy of Kundalini within my astral, metaphysical mind.

 

Kundalini, the evolutionary Mother energy within me, travels upward, Godward, when I am reborn from above, giving me Radical Right Sight, using the spiritual eye to discern my creations in Heaven from the illusions and appearances that I have made.  The Father’s fiery light ignites the fire within, in my True Self Nature, illuminating the highways of travel through this lifetime. It shines a light upon the darkness and hypnotic maya that the egoic-ahamkar mind has tried to create as a rebellion against Brahman God Mind. Forms appear as dense. But through Radical Right (True) Perception, I can see beyond them to Love that made me. The Love that is omnipresent and omnipotent.

 

Surely Brahman God Mind, The Father-Mother Presence is not in a tree, but the life force that animates the form of the tree came from a creative source in me and in everyone who perceives a given tree. That life force that animates form came from Brahman God Mind because we are co-creators with that very Divine and Primal Origin. God Mind does not create trees, but the life-essence within me, being of God Mind, is the same as that Spiritual Desire Energy. Since my essence is in God Mind and God Mind’s essence is in me, that of which I have created has some of that very life-essence that makes a given form possible. Shakti emanates from the One Creative Center from which all Real Energy and Spirit Life came from. All emanations of Brahman Father-Mother are radiated outward from the Primal Center, in the circumference of everywhere as One Unified Quantum Field of Potential and Spirit. What I have manifested as appearances in form are not God’s creations when made with a separate will by my individual separate mind. But the love that animates mass, known as the adamantine particles, comes from the common origin of Ultimate Love. The Wholeness of God Mind is a Hologram. And all parts are contained within the whole and the whole is contained in all parts. My True Source shines with radiance behind the images I have made, giving what I think I see, it’s only function and purpose in this world, for them to be used to awaken and liberate others.

 

So, for six two minute contemplative sittings today I will recite today’s central mantra while looking on various objects and subjects in my field of vision. As I scan what is around me, I will say:

 

“The Supreme, Transcendent and Immanent, Indestructible, Expansive, and All-Loving Brahman Father-Mother God Mind is omnipresent and in that tree. Where it is but not what it is. So, where I’m seeing that tree, God Mind is there hidden behind the image of that tree as energy potential, though He-She transcends that energy. I am not that tree. But the essence that made that tree is the essence of Creative Life and Love Energy from which all things come. Therefore, the Love Essence that created me, extends as Love Essence in what I create, making that Essence God Mind manifest as Thought, Light, and Energy Potential, a creative Singularity. Despite projecting a film dream of apparent separate images through the the seeming separation from Him and Her, Brahman God Mind is in me and in everything I see because my Source is Love and I am learning that Only Love is Real. This is Oneness Awareness.”

 

I say this with each object I gaze upon.

 

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 20

DAY 20

In alignment with Infinite Willpower given to me by God Mind, I am determined to see objectively, from my Inner Witnessing Presence Awareness, the One Reality of Love through Radical Right Perception and Christ-Atman-Buddha-Krishna Mind Vision. My mind needs discipline. Due to mayaic-delusory subjectivity, I haven’t been able to distinguish between True Joy and sorrow, Bliss and sadness, True lasting pleasure and the hell of pain. It is time to start telling them apart for maximum freedom in Real Awareness. There is an objective Reality of Heavenly Oneness from which all Radical Right Perception proceeds. This is my goal today. To truly see. To be liberated in this life through moksha. I am making the pre-decision to perceive differently to attain Radical Right Perception in the Holy Instant of Now. Determination will bring about the desired result.

 

Through willingness and the drive to be only Love, I will perceive Reality. Today I will remind myself throughout the day, every half-hour that I want a different perception from the limited, separate, egoic-ahamkar, and small mind. I release my bondage to the guna-quality of tamasic darkening inertia and choose the pure white light of sattvic sight. I will use today’s idea and apply it to things I find unsettling, whether people, events, or emotional chitta-feeling currents that arise in my split, individual mind. I consider it important to remember that what I desire to perceive, I will see. Desire energy is the life power that leads to all creation and extension, but when misused and abused results in making forms that reflect division and multiplicity. Today, I wake from the spell of delusion, naming my illusions, and distinguishing through my buddhi-intellect-mind what is Real. It is the manas sense-mind that perceives wrongly through division and duality. I will perceive Truth and Light. Love and Oneness. Aum. Shanti. Peace. Amen.

 

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

GNOSIS vs. GNOSTICISM: MAKING A DISTINCTION

by Bryan Rice on October 31, 2009.

(Though my views have changed since 2009 and I am not identified with radical dualistic gnosticism anymore, I thought I would re-blog this to make some distinctions that I think are worth pondering).

What is meant by gnosis? What is meant by Gnosticism?

Gnosis has many connotations. It is a Greek word that means knowledge. But in the context of “Gnostic” belief, it can refer to multiple forms of knowledge. The type of knowledge for a Gnostic is not mere conceptual, informative, data, nor analytical ideas, as many heresiologists might contend. For a Gnostic, gnosis means a direct experience of the Transcendent God, unmediated by anyone else, imparted to an individual. Gnosis is understood to be “knowledge of the divine”, or “self-knowledge”. I have come to know it as being “Divine acquaintance”. According to Elaine Pagels, gnosis means “insight”. Gnosis and the idea of Enlightenment are interchangeable. It also can mean “self-realization” or “illumination”. It is “A Way”, A “Path” one treads in an unfolding awakening process, in discovering their divine nature. The awakening that takes place through gnosis, is waking from ignorance in a person, about their divine origin, that they came from God’s Light, as children of the Light. Gnosis leads one to be anointed with the Christos, and to become a light-bearer. Gnosis also helps free individuals from the prison of matter, rather the illusion of separateness from the Transcendent God, who I have come to know as the Holy Androgyne, of not only Father+, but Mother+ too, and (not achieve) but attain Christ or Messianic Consciousness.

Gnosticism then, is a movement and a worldview dedicated to liberation from ignorance about one’s origin and to reaching one’s full potential or awakening in Christ Consciousness. According to Wikipedia Gnosticism “refers to diverse, syncretistic religious movements in antiquity consisting of various belief systems generally united in the teaching that humans are divine souls trapped in a material world created by an imperfect god. This being is frequently identified with the Abrahamic god.” There are several sects in traditional Gnostic spirituality and practice such as Mandeans, Manicheans, Cathars, and Valentinians. Roots of Gnosticism come from Zorastrianism from Egypt, from Greece, and from Jewish mysticism related to what is known as the Kabbalah. Gnosticism as a worldview typically exists in dualistic consciousness, with the idea that the Transcendent God is “illimitable” and the eternal light, and a half-creator, or Demiurge, that came from an Emanation from God named Sophia, who decided to give birth to an offspring without blessings from God. Typically in Gnosticism, the world and creation and the cosmos are seen as the doing of the Demiurge, who considered himself a god. He became known as the lesser god who after creating a “corrupt and perishable universe”, (as antiquity teaches), created archontic powers, seen by many to be fallen angels.

So, matter and light are typically in Gnosticism to be distinct from one another, despite the belief that divine sparks of light are trapped in every incarnate human. To many, Gnosticism is a reality seen through the lens of poetic mythology, metaphors, the alternative view of creation, as mentioned, and traveling a unique path of salvation, “The Way” to gnosis. The eternal, imperishable realm of the Transcendent God exists as an outward Emanation from him/her. The real God exists in the Pleroma, or Fullness of God. Emanating outward from God are “divine principles” or “faces of God” called Aeons. They extend out and down towards matter, where separation from God seems to occur. Gnosticism supports the idea that “self-realization” can lead to a second birth and a human’s spirit can become a begotten son or daughter, an Aeon, in the Pleroma. For a Gnostic, knowledge in the forms talked about above, is what saves a person from having to reincarnate back into matter in a cyclic pattern. This belief is contrary to mainstream Christianity for instance, which says people are saved from their sins because Jesus died on the cross for them. They believed that the shedding of his blood atoned for their sins and that his resurrection from the dead opened the door for humanity to eternity.