Entering the holy season of Advent, we allow ourselves to become focused in this sacred journey, this time-out-of-time. As we approach that Holy Day, we feel united with others who celebrate around the world. We feel our connection with our own ancestors--with the countries from which they came, with the special holiday traditions that they shared.
We realize that no life is lived alone; each one is spun from the web of culture, of belief, of blood. Each person adds his or her own light, and just as the individual lights on the Christmas tree shine forth, we are connected with each other, lighted by the source. We are all connected in this Spiritual Community, we are connected in the world, and each person shines forth with the light of God.
So, rest. Know that all is well. Know that you bring unique gifts into the world, that you fulfill your divine role, that the sum of our personal spirits shines as brightly as the Christmas tree.
During this Christmas season, let loose of the expectations that the world has created. Know that Jesus was born for you, that the Christ abides within you. Be comforted and uplifted by these glad tidings. Rest in the awareness of the Indwelling Christ as we share the glory of this remembrance.
“Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…’” Today, tomorrow, always—fear not, allow the good news of the Christ to fill you with great joy.
Wishing you all the most joyous of holidays!