As I write the Authentic Freedom Christmas message of hope for 2013, all I feel is love. And isn’t this appropriate? Why else could we possibly be here in these flesh suits if not for the purpose of learning how to BE love and for learning how to LOVE? And isn’t this the very reason we celebrate Christmas in the first place? Because somewhere around 2000 years ago, in the tiny town of Bethlehem, a child was born who came to understand the Love that he was and who desired to teach all of humanity how to know this Love and how to be this Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. The reason Jesus was born and what he hoped to teach us how to be. Or as I like to say it, “Jesus came to help us to REMEMBER THE LOVE THAT WE ARE.”
Jesus, through the spark that was born within him and through a lifelong journey wrapped up in contemplation, meditation and prayer, Jesus came to remember his origin in Oneness with God. God, he came to understand, was LOVE. Jesus then went about teaching us how to know this truth within ourselves – to remember the love that we are and to enjoy the peace, freedom and contentment that comes from living in this state of Loving Remembrance. And Jesus wasn’t alone in this remembrance. Mary knew. Joseph knew. Elizabeth knew. Many of the disciples knew. Most certainly Mary Magdalene knew.
My Christmas message then, is about LOVE! My wish for you is that you know love. That you know, without a doubt, the magnificent, glorious, expression of the Divine that God seeks to be through you. That you know, at the deepest core of your being, the Presence of this Love and that you know that you are the very nature of LOVE itself. That you come to know the uniquely creative way in which God wants to experience the human condition THROUGH YOU and that you know the peace, joy, contentment and fulfillment that comes in realizing this gift, and that you are free to find the fullest expression of this gift. That you come to realize that the WORLD NEEDS YOU….that only you can bring the unique gift through which God wants to be known in the world and that each and every one of us needs your gift. And that you realize that in being your gift and sharing it in the world, the world becomes a more loving, compassionate, peaceful and harmonious place. My Christmas wish is that you come to know what Jesus came to know and that through you, the vision of the kingdom that Jesus saw can now be made manifest in our world.
And finally, a heart-felt THANK YOU! Thank you for being born into this world. Thank you for being the unique expression of God’s love in the world. Thank you for being love and for being loving. Thank you for making the world a more loving and harmonious place because of the LOVE that you are. And thank you for the work that it takes to know this love – overcoming fear, transcending resistance, being willing to dive deeply into the wounds of the past so that they may be healed and released. And thank you for flying on wings of eagles, uplifted in the love of God so that you can be the glorious magnificence of who God made you to be!
All love, all peace and all joy to you and yours this Christmas and always!