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This newsletter is entitled...

The True Meaning of Christmas


Buried beneath the mistletoe, the gift wrap, Christmas cards, Christmas tree, ornaments, flashing colored lights, wreaths, cookies, yuletide carols, fruitcake and gifts ~ lies the true meaning of Christmas.

The true meaning of Christmas is LOVE . The awareness and acknowledgement of a love so overwhelming and unconditional that the only appropriate analogy for it would be the SUN .

For without the sun we would all rapidly die but without love , I would argue, we also emotionally die or go into hiding behind the ego's protective walls. Look how close Christmas is to the winter solstice ~ December 21st ~and imagine how our earliest ancestors must have felt when the sun began to rise after months of gradual descent ~" Let's celebrate, we are once again loved and blessed! "

If we look at the birth of the Christ child as a metaphor for spiritual rebirth ~ than we are all , at the deepest level, the Christ child. Yes, and deepest within us is this same overwhelming and unconditional love that Jesus manifested in his life. Wordsworth says it so eloquently;

" Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting : the soul that rises with us, our life's star (SUN) , hath had elsewhere its setting and commeth from afar : not in entire forgetfulness and not in utter nakedness ~ but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home ~ heaven lies about us in our infancy ."

As such, Jesus ( the man ) is a forerunner for a state of love and soul consciousness that lies not only beyond time and space but ALSO beneath our deepest fears . And that is precisely why we have never forgotten him ~ much like why I have never forgotten my grandfather who also manifested this same overwhelming and unconditional love .

We must now stop externalizing God ( who is love ) and finally take Jesus ( who was divinely human ) off the pedestal the church put him on ~ and instead, internalize and humanize his message of love.

We must do this soon ~ because we are now at a crucial point in our evolution ~ we have the means to destroy all mankind. We have also reached a place of critical choice ~ Do we contuinue to ignore the disenfranchised of the world and continue to play our corporate power and war games or do we go deeper within ourselves and surrender to this universal urge to unite and love and become one with each other. It is the path of the heart versus the path of the ego .

That choice begins with each one of us and when each one of us takes the path of the heart ~ we each become a SUN ~ whose light penetrates the darkness around us and serves as a beacon to the spiritually lost and disenfranchised.

Merry Christmas from my heart to yours.

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