The brilliant performance of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, plus the live TV production of the musical “Annie,” along with the inspirational Medal of Honor Ceremony presented by the President, set the tone for a lovely holiday season; all in the comfort of my own home. Yes, all this, and a couple of Hallmark movies, put me in a really good mood.
In the midst of this enjoyment, there is, nonetheless, news being broadcast that may have a tendency to distort the idea of health, unity, and supply. When the darkness of doubt and fear creep into consciousness; it is the daylight of hope, faith, and expectancy that provides room for something new and beautiful to be birthed.
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When night falls, I look outside my window and see bright lights emanating from houses on both sides of the street. With keen insight, I see that time and time again, the Light of God breaks through darkness and brings Joy to The World. I begin to realize that Light is Ever-Present, even when obscured by the overcast of human experience.
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The word Light may take on different meanings here. In one sense it means the Pure Energy all around us that simply awaits the direction from our Higher Wisdom Self. From another perspective, it means Intelligence and Understanding. From the standpoint of what mystics have seen, it is “Substance, a fine, white brilliant Stuff, forever falling into everything; a Substance indestructible and eternal.” (Ernest Holmes)
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The spiritual revelation of Light has come to all people, all cultures, and throughout all time. It transcends religions. It is the One Universal Consciousness operating through all. The following are just a few examples of how the awareness of Light is celebrated during this holiday season:
- Wiccans celebrate the perpetual Light of nature moving through the seasons. Solstice, they say, is “The winter-born king, symbolized by the rebirth of the sun.
- Buddhists celebrate Bodhi Day, in commemoration of Buddha’s vow to sit under the Bodhi tree until he reached spiritual enlightenment; the Light within us all.
- Jews celebrate Hanukkah, or the festival of light. It is in remembrance of the miracle of Lightthat happened on that historical night when there was just enough oil in the lamp for one night; yet it provided enough light for eight; sufficient time to gain victory over impending darkness.
- Christians celebrate Christmas, the birth of the Christ, The Light of the world, the son of God within us, symbolized by the baby Jesus.
Light is the gift of the spirit. It is Love. It is Grace. It is Beauty. It is Joy.
With every celebration this season; with every gift received or given; with every song sung; with every act or word of kindness witnessed; with every prayer prayed; let there be Light as we affirm that the power of our unified consciousness is sufficient to give birth to Peace on Earth and Good Will towards all.
~ May your days be Merry and Bright! ~
“I live and have my being in eternal Light and allow It to be a beacon through me to the world.”
By Angela “Chris” Beam