Christmas for many people is a symbol that that reminds them of their inner light.
It’s not the symbol itself that’s important but what it points to.
Let’s look at the two Christmas symbols, birth and light.
Birth is not just the birth of the baby Jesus, but the birth of choosing to remember our true identity. Celebrating an inner birth rather than an historical figure.
I love this line from A Course in Miracles that tells you what forgiveness offers:
Open your eyes today and look upon a happy world of safety and of peace. In quietness it rises up to greet your open eyes, and fill your heart with deep tranquillity as ancient truths, forever newly born, arise in your awareness. What you will remember then can never be described. W-pI.122.8:1,3-4 (bold mine)
The symbols of light: candles, stars and fairy lights remind us of the light we seek. We are joined with everyone in that light that is beyond description.
Sometimes I find it helpful to picture love as a lighthouse, that’s always shining. I can walk away from the light and it seems to get duller. But the light has not changed. I have just made a choice to turn away.
The light does not come running after me, to save me, or punish me. The power of the light is that it simply “is.” Its presence is ultimately attractive. I will at some point choose to return. In fact, we have all chosen to return because we are that light.
So this Christmas allow the symbols to point you inside, to a place where you celebrate your oneness with everyone, independent of what they believe at this time of year.
Christmas light from all the Miracle Choice Team.