The most exciting part of Christmas, for children is of course, is SANTA, and the presents! Let us, as adults, however, remind ourselves that WE are the gifts of Christmas! The Christmas story is OURS! The perfect Christ child, born of a virgin, is replicated in and through and as US, as we allow the Divine Oneness, the Love and Peace to express through us, not just on this one Holy Day, but throughout the year! It all starts in our hearts, as we allow the Christ Spirit, born anew, each time we remember our Oneness with the Father and each other. And, like the star in that wondrous story of old, it will shine forth, drawing all into the higher consciousness of peace, love and joy! We are being called to BE the Christmas Story, allowing the Indwelling Christ to come forth–as those spiritual qualities the 12 powers represent in us–today, and always! Merry Christmas!
“Joy to the world!” One of the most-often sung Christmas songs. The following line, “the Lord is come!” completes the whole message! Joy is not a temporary “feeling” that we get from some worldly situation which, perhaps, goes our way, today. Joy is a gift of the Spirit which, when we are open to it, fills us with gladness, in the simple, yet MOMENTOUS, knowing that we are one with the Most High; the author of ALL Good!! Joy is a choice WE make! Nobody else can make it for us! When we so choose, joy will color every part of our lives with heretofore unrealized meaning! Ordinary things will become filled with beauty. Formerly unimportant things will take on wondrous meanings! Joy is Spirit!! Joy awakens us to Its presence in everything from the greatest to the most minute! We are here to BE JOY made manifest!! This Sunday, we are invited to BE that which we ALREADY ARE–JOY IN THE WORLD! Time to “Joy It Up!!”
Love is more than just a “feeling.” It is the power that binds the whole universe, from the atom to the galaxies! It is also the pure essence that binds the whole human family! Love manifests, or expresses in different ways! Per 1 Corinthians 13:4, “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up.” Love is the great miracle cure, healing not only our bodies, but all other aspects of our lives! Byron Katie stated, “It’s not your job to love me – it’s mine.” She knew, in other words, before we can love another, we MUST learn to love ourselves — “warts and all,” as the saying goes!! This week we are invited to LOVE OURSELVES, in the conscious recognition that we are emanations of the Most High, growing in our ability to LIVE and EXPRESS the Perfection, the Power, the Beauty, and the Allness of the ONE, All In All!! Love is what we ARE; the beginning and the end of our purpose, here in this world!!
As we prepare ourselves to celebrate our awakening to Christ Consciousness, within us–as exemplified by Jesus’ birth, over 2000 years ago,–we turn, this week to PEACE! Though many consider it to be passive, it is, in Truth, a VIBRANT ENERGY which will change our lives for the better! Peace is more than the mere absence of conflict! It is that inner realization that, no matter what is happening in the world around us, we can see above, we can RISE above, in consciousness, to that place where we are untouchable! Peace is the vehicle! We, however, MUST ENGAGE the engine!! We do this, first, by making the conscious decision that we WANT peace! Then, we can, consciously, KNOW our oneness with all Life, KNOW that we are the sole authority in our own life LISTEN to the still small voice for guidance, and BE the light that brings peace into the world around us! As we plant the seeds of peace in our own consciousness, we are opening ourselves and the world to their sweet fruits!