“It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace on the earth, goodwill to men
From heavens all gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.”
‘It Came Upon a Midnight Clear’
~ Edmund Hamilton Sears
Humanity reaches out through the sacredness of inner silence towards the Light of Christ at Christmastime.
The Christmas season bestows the gift of a beneficial pause, in the very center of our rush hour lives, when truly, we can sense the presence of Angels, bending near the earth. In the 7 weeks following Thanksgiving, we find ourselves in a unique, moment of time, when a spiritual door, if opened wide in love and trust, can usher in the illuminating light of Christ. We can choose to welcome this ray of love sent by Jesus, when we open our mind to this energy, allow it to surge within our hearts and permit His Peace, Love and Harmony to anchor in our souls.
It’s a matter of faith to believe in this occurrence, that indeed heavenly rays stream directly to us from the heart of Christ, at a higher level, by design, during these 7 weeks. This Love reaches us, and uplifts us, if we choose to receive. It is not only doubt that can close this door, but feelings of unkindness towards self or others, can also divert our attention away from this Great Radiance and Blessing. For once, let us look past the outer personality, the differing opinions and focus instead on the inner light of ourselves and the people in our lives.
Winter brings with it, diminished daylight and cold, dark nights. The weather outside can be frightful, which increases our gratitude for the warmth of our homes. This is a season of reflection. We move away from outer activity and turn towards inner contemplation. What better subject is there to meditate upon, than the special radiance we can receive right now from the spiritual spheres?
Our Creator sends forth a Stream of Life without cessation, that flows through our mind and body. It arrives in a pure state, replete with wisdom, love and strength. We cannot think or even move without it. We all receive this daily, divine influx equally, and we can use this life-giving energy to empower ourselves or we can allow discordant thoughts to distort it. Recognizing that this is literally the Breath of God, is the first step towards harnessing its power.
Our ability to utilize this life source, that enfolds all humanity, increases as we express our gratitude for it. Recognition and gratitude become the cornerstone of a daily practice where we are conscious of our thoughts and feelings and make corrections when needed; because as we know, our thoughts create the life we live. This is the path to inner peace, as well as peace on earth and goodwill towards men.
The life of Jesus provides the guide posts we seek, on this journey towards destiny. His unconditional love for us can always be tapped into, even when we feel most lost and alone. The choice remains with us. Now is an auspiciously, fertile moment to work with Christ, in achieving a more heart-centered existence. We can truly open ourselves up to the Great Radiance and Blessings of the Christmas season and make progress on releasing old behavioral cycles, mindsets and self-created obstructions which no longer serve us. We need only clear our minds and consciously direct our energy towards inner healing; while believing in and working with, the ray of light available from Christ at this time.
Soon after awakening in the morning, our ego mind can shift into overdrive; bombarding us with thoughts and images at a hectic pace. Especially now, it serves us to begin the day peacefully. There are other moments, when stress or busyness can bend our thoughts towards the negative side of the scale; here again is a time to reach out for peace. Whenever we wish to clear our mind, it’s important to remove our focus from the ego mind and direct it towards the spiritual light. We can request assistance from Archangel Michael by simply asking for his help to release our grasp on the noisy, chattering ego mind and re-direct our focus onto the pure, white light of spirit. Simply breathe, pray for assistance and visualize the light. Once our sense of self is lighter, we can tune into the love and light sent to us by Christ and release our burdens.
In a few weeks, we’ll ring in a new year. Our hopes and dreams have a much better chance of materializing if we begin the work of inner revitalization today. This is a process of not only trusting in the unseen power of God, but also mastering your own thoughts and feelings.
Rejoice in the fullness of Christ’s presence available to you now. Visualize these rays of pure, diamond light penetrating every cell of your body and filling you completely with the radiance of the Christ Light. Let it uplift you. Let it shift your perspective. Anchor it in your soul and allow the Light of Christ to shine through you during this Christmas season, and always.
Bridget Geegan Blanton’s writing career as a newspaper columnist, a web-site contributor, content writer and French language translator has found new expression as a novelist. ‘Whispers on the Wind’, Bridget’s debut novel was the first installment in the Celtic Heart Historical Fiction Series, that continues with ‘A Woman’s Equal Share’. The soul-awakening tenets of celtic wisdom embody the spiritual ideal upon which this inspirational series has been crafted. Learn more about the novels and enrich your day spiritually by way of articles and motivational videos at Bridget’s web-site: https://www.desertrosebooks.com Recently, Bridget became certified as an Angel Card Reader and brings this spiritual perspective to her life and work.
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