A Different Christmas Story was sent to me by a minister friend who is into mysticism and spirituality sans religion. I asked him for permission to print some of what he wrote and he said yes. I hope you find this not only interesting but informative.
To all, Let Your Light Shine!
From the vastness and darkness of The Great No-Thing which gave rise and birth to The All, from which all flows, visible and invisible, there is a Light that shines brightly within us called The Christ (Christos), a title meaning the anointed one. Each of us has this Light within us and to the point we recognize our spiritual power and ability to overcome the challenges in the desert of life, we find, have revealed to us, our true inner nature and life becoming a light in this world. The birth of the Christ (Christos) within begins with a pinpoint of light of understanding appearing in our mind. As we recognize it and follow this light of spiritual revelation, star in the east, we become en-lightened, as our inner wisdom and unconditional love marry, become as one, thus is the seed of spiritual understanding and awareness planted and as we nurture it and become enveloped in it’s love and light we transform over time, becoming more aware of our spirituality and inner power to overcome “what seems to be” with “the power that is.” In the ancient teachings of spiritual evolvement symbols and stories where metaphors and enhanced when a person of greatness came to be. You are a person of greatness and it is now time to write your new story with the awareness of your inner power and life to overcome seeming appearances of this life. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for you are and always have been the beloved.
As the great mystic Meister Eckhart stated,
“We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity… But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me.”
“There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.”