Fearful connotations are associated with the crucifixion. The crucifixion can be and has been misunderstood because the fearful are apt to perceive fearfully. The crucifixion is the extreme example of how not to accept false justification for anger. The crucifixion actually represents release from fear to anyone who understands it.
How we perceive is based on our minds. Who hasn’t felt persecuted by others at some point? Everyone is free to perceive themselves as persecuted. That is one’s choice. When we feel attacked, we usually react with anger. Responding with anger is projecting what’s in our mind while thinking it is caused by another. It’s not caused by someone else, it is our projection of anger. Anger fosters assault and assault promotes fear.
The real meaning of the crucifixion lies in the apparent intensity of an assault of some people upon another. An assault can be made on the body but not on the soul/Buddha nature. And that was the crucifixions message – the inner being of each of us cannot be attacked. The crucifixion doesn’t share the evaluation of being persecuted. The crucifixion is an extreme example of persecution as judged by the ego. The ego is self grasping, meaning it lives in the delusion of thinking it is all important and not dependent on anything. Whereas, nothing exists independently and there is no separate ego grasping me me me. Therefore, when living in one’s Buddha nature, one cannot be attacked just as Christ perceived his crucifixion as nonexistent since it didn’t attack his Christ Being.
We teach what we learn. The real meaning of the crucifixion is clear: “teach only love for that is what you are.” If you interpret the crucifixion any other way, you’re using it as a weapon for assault rather than as a call for peace for which it was intended.
My beliefs come from reading from “A Course In Miracles” and “Insight into Emptiness” by Khensur Jampa Tegchok.