Christmas, a predominantly Christian holiday, is about celebrating the birth of Jesus. The focus is on celebrating the birth of the man, Jeshua ben Joseph, and what he accomplished while on this earthly plane. But instead of celebrating Christmas with respect to the man, why not honor the man by embodying his teachings?
All Religions Attune To The Light
Jeshua ben Joseph was a master teacher. His words have stood the test of time and are still with us today, thousands of years later. Although Christmas honors his birth, the holiday was not named for him. Christmas is named for what He manifested, the Christ energy. Christ consciousness is pure awareness born without fear and based fully in Love and Light. This IS the light of Christmas. When you reframe Christmas this way, you attune the holiday to that of other major religions such as, Diwali, Hanukah, Kwanza and even the pre-Christmas celebration known the world over as the Winter Solstice. All of these celebrations are aligned with the belief in darkness, and yet amidst the darkest of the dark (the winter solstice being the shortest day of the year), there is hope in the return to light.
The Yearning of Your Soul
This is what our soul longs for. The soul does not yearn for material possessions. This is why no amount of material gifts will bring you happiness. The feeling is fleeting because things of this world are not real and, therefore, can never fulfill you. Only the realization of the truth of who you are can do that.
We must begin to let go of the illusion of who we think we are and slip into the truth of who we are. This truth is love. Can you remember how you felt when you extended love to another? Can you remember how you felt when another extended love to you? The feeling is unbelievable. It is real. It is everlasting.
A Gift of Gifts
As an adjunct to your holiday gift giving, try the following exercise when you are gathered with your loved ones at the dinner table, or around the fire after dinner. Take a pen and paper and write down all the times the other person extended love to you. Let them know how it uplifted you, changed you, stayed with you, empowered you. Share with them how they brought love into the world. Can you think of a greater gift than that? Can you feel the excitement of that? It is hard for me to think of a better way to honor the master teacher Jesus and align with the true meaning of these holiday celebrations than by enjoining in this task.
The sharing and remembrance of love can only bring more love into the world, creating a vortex of loving energy that has only one purpose and that is to expand and extend love out into the world. Would you join me this holiday as we share the ways that love was brought into our world?
You can also join Pat and me for our Monthly Guided Meditation, “Let Your Light Shine”, at 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, December 13. During the meditation we will remove the veil of darkness and open to the beautiful light and love that you are. Access it via: www.bodymindspiritradio.com/fullmoonmeditation.