One Light. One Hope. One World.


By Rev. Ric Beattie

Happy Holy Days from Unity of Royal Oak! Our theme for this year’s season is:
One Light. One Hope. One World.

One Light. It is no accident that there are several holidays at year end that all focus on light including Santa Lucia Day, Hanukkah, Diwali, Winter Solstice, Yule, Christmas, and several others. In our American Culture Christmas dominates the list in popularity. Each of these holidays (holy days) is a celebration of Light. Light is an expression of wisdom and the illumination of Spirit within each of us. The Light of the World is our true expression of the indwelling I Am or Christ.

One Hope. Christmas is both a commemoration of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth long ago and a celebration of the rebirth of Light and Hope within each of us, right here and now. In Truth, we know that into what seems to be a dark world, the presence of Light diminishes all darkness. This Light first appears in consciousness.

One World. As we look at world events, it may seem that we are becoming more separated each day. Christmas presents an opportunity to see beyond our apparent differences to the Truth that we are all emanations of one Light. All life flows from this One Light – The indwelling Christ.

Let’s celebrate this season by honoring the Light within each other and the Hope that unites us as One World.

In a Spirit of Unity, Ric Beattie

Ric Beattie is the Spiritual Leader & Pastor of Unity of Royal Oak.


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