The Christmas Light
"Star of Wonder, Star of night.
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding.
Guide us to thy Perfect Light."
As we approach the Winter Solstice next week, and Christmas just a few days after; we are being presented with an opportunity to turn within and heal our battered hearts, and rest our weary minds after a year that has seen over 300,000 of our fellow citizens die from Coronavirus, millions more lose their jobs, while just as many now wait in food lines to receive assistance to feed their families. Meanwhile, the feelings of separation from each other, and the fear within and around us, grows more profoundly each day, perhaps leaving us with a feeling of despair and hopelessness at the predicament that we find ourselves in at this time.
And yet, for those who are open-hearted and willing to remain courageous during these challenging times, there is indeed a Divine Light pouring into the world at this time that is there to uplift us, comfort our souls, and point us in the direction of a higher Love in our hearts. If we are willing to just 'be still', breathe and surrender our lives to the guidance of this powerful Spirit, we can find our way through the turmoil and fear in our minds, and embrace the guidance and grace that is flowing to all of those willing to 'have eyes to see and ears to hear'.
In the promise of both the Winter Solstice (the longest night of the year), and the birth of Christ-Consciousness at Christmas, we are given the opportunity to align ourselves with the Light pouring into the world, refresh our Spirits in the peaceful waters of the Tao's Flow, and rest in the knowing that all is unfolding as it should. On the Solstice, the earth enters the long winter, where she can rest and regenerate, knowing that in the Spring there will be new growth, abundance and opportunity. We can all learn from this example that, though everything may seem dark right now, the sun will shine on us, and on our world again.
In Christmas, we also have the promise of the Light of Christ, which directs us into the spaciousness of our own heart, where we can feel the Love and joy that cannot be found in the outer-world. As Jesus told us, and all of us are learning very powerfully right now; you simply cannot find peace, contentment or true happiness in this world of constant change. The true treasures of peace, Love and inner-freedom can ONLY be found within you. What a wonderful time it is to actually open to the truth of these words; to turn within, and rest in the inner-sanctuary of the Tao's Grace and Power, and allow the Light to guide us back home to the inner refuge of Stillness and Silence.
One thing is for sure; for those who continue to wait for things to go back to the way they were before - who continue to believe that the world will 'magically' deliver something that will fulfill them - there will be increasing fear, anxiety and suffering. For those who are willing to simply 'Be Still' everyday in meditation, to trust implicitly in the Intelligence governing the Universe, and have faith in the way things are; there will be surety, guidance, creativity and the courage to make it through the long dark winter ahead, knowing that the Light we long for is already who, and what we are.