Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas & Winter Solstice

All too often we focus on the crucifixion of Christ and almost herald his death as his reason for living. When we do this we run the risk of missing the fine points and the highest teachings of Christ and what he embodied and anchored for humanity.

Even as we celebrate Christmas, some of us can scarcely remember the good news about the birth of Christ, because of the heaviness of his sacrifice, which incidentally means "to make sacred".

What if the true gift of Christ was delivered by his life, punctuated by his death and solidified by his re-emergence in matter and in the hearts of all mankind?

What if Christ is the human embodiment of what mother earth has been presenting to us in plain view for eons?: the winter solstice - the day that marks the return of the sun.

What if the purpose of Christ was to deliver to the human race and download into the mass consciousness the uncorrupted, upgraded program for human being? Certainly, the birth of Christ on the planet showed us many things as he took human form:

1)Humans are threefold beings: Body, Mind and Spirit/Thought, Word and Action

2)God can channel through humans.

3)Humans are capable of channeling miracles.

4)Humans will continue to evolve and do even greater things than Jesus.

5)Humans must be born (programmed), die to the stranglehold of the ego (reset), ascend (upgrade)and then return to the earth and be in the world (operate), but not of the world.(create & invent)

6)Humans are capable of unconditional love.

7)Compassion is the key to the gate of unconditional love.

The ability to love absolutely and unconditionally even as others transgress against us is what I hope we remember about Christ and celebrate at Christmas time. For as the Winter Solstice comes each year and re-enacts for us a truth that is built right into our seasons, reminding us that we are not forsaken and that renewal and rebirth always come, we understand the power of divine, transcendent love. This Sacred Love, otherwise known as Agape is not merely a feeling, it is a consciousness, and a way of being. The ability to love unconditionally, to love ourselves and our enemies both within and without is the consciousness that will lead us on to even more expansion, creation, joy and love. This is what will lead us to our destiny and to the end of all needless suffering.

"Meister Eckhart once said: ‘What good is it that Christ was born 2,000 years ago if he is not born now in your heart?’

"Lord, we do far too much celebrating your actual coming in our hearts. I believe in God, but do I believe in God-in-me? I believe in God in heaven, but do I believe in God-on-earth? I believe in God out there, but do I believe in God-with-us?

"Lord, be born in my heart. Come alive in me this Christmas! Amen."