The promise of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost is celebrated 50 days after Easter and is when Christians remember the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third part of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – which is how Christians understand God, and is the means by which God is active on Earth.


“…behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city (Jerusalem) until you are clothed with power from on high” (Luke 24:29)


Metaphysically reading this quote, we are promised to be blessed with a deeper relationship with the Divine Presence as long as we stay in connection within through meditation and prayer. I often heard ‘Jerusalem’ described as an inner place, similar to an inner sanctuary, where we can always commune with God. So, we are asked to stay in meditation until we are ‘clothed from the high’, until we feel one with the Divine Presence. 

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:1-4

The promise of the Pentecost can be understood as a fulfillment of our hard work. We have spent the 40 days of Lent releasing our limitations, than we moved into different celebrations of Easter and Gudi Pavda,  then we moved into contemplation over Passover, then the people of the Orthodox faith celebrated Easter, a lifting of the Spirit higher after having released some of its burdens or karma, and finally we have arrived to the week of the Pentecost starting today: the moment when we receive the blessings of the Holy Spirit which is freedom in being a unique expression of God as we are. 

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Messiah, as though Yahveh God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Messiah, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

The prophet Joel understood that in the last days it would not be just a select FEW that would experience the Holy Spirit but that Yahveh in mercy would pour out His Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) upon all flesh. Men and women, sons and daughters, men servants and maid servants, they would be recipients of His Spirit. The prophet Joel said they would become His mouthpieces; they would prophesy. To prophesy is to open your mouth and speak the very words of Almighty God. The very words that bring life and set the captives free. He sent His Holy Spirit so that you can speak by His Spirit the oracles of Yahveh. “To the law and to the testimony if you do not speak according to His words you have no light in you” (Isaiah 8:20). It requires the Ruach Ha Kodesh. 


Pentecost also marks the moment when those who feel inclined can now go out into the world and support others to move out from the darkness – drama and doom – of the world and move higher into the Light and Love of Spirit. How? 

Unity’s fifth principle invites us to ‘act’. We can act in a way that we en-lighten each others’ lives. As we actively walk the spiritual journey, we move  into greater freedom within ourselves and greater loving for ourselves. As a result, we become kinder and more compassionate. As we act in accordance with the Holy Spirit, the gift we can offer to others is our loving.

Loving is a powerful energy that stem from our connectedness to the Divine Presence. We alone cannot generate it.  The Holy Spirit supports us to create and maintain our connection to God or the Divine Presence.

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We have known it as Pentecost, but truly Shavuot is its original name. Shavuot (Pentecost) (Lev 23:9, 15-21), biblically referred to as the Feast of Weeks, was fulfilled precisely on divine schedule in Jerusalem exactly fifty days after the Feast of Firstfruits. It is written, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance” (Acts 1:1-4). This Feast marks the outpouring of the Holy Spirit called Ruach HaKodesh in Hebrew, as a deposit of His holy presence, power and grace in His redeemed disciples. Yahveh would have a new covenant, it would not be written on stone tablets but engraved on their hearts and in their minds (see Jeremiah 31:33). The Holy Spirit also gave them the power to obey and uphold the Almighty’s commandments and to receive His promised covenant blessings as they walked in obedience to His teachings (Torah) and commandments.


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Daily Word Quote, 19 May 2024

 “I AM who I AM.” I AM is the name of the divine presence within me, a reminder of my spiritual nature. 

Sometimes I may forget my divine identity by thinking of myself as weak, incapable, or unfortunate. If I have spoken disempowering words about myself, I release those thoughts and stop using those words. 

Each time I say I AM, I strengthen my awareness of the truth of my being. I am God’s life, love, wisdom, and strength expressing uniquely as me. 

As I pay attention to my thoughts and words, I am able to recognize and release limiting thoughts more quickly. My awareness of my true identity grows stronger and stronger.