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My Version of the Christmas Story: Love IS Christ Jesus
O Come All Ye Faithful--Casting Crowns
Magic and Splendor
Christmas is a time of great magic and splendor. The history of the Christmas story begins with Love. The Christmas Love appeared on the planet as a very real and bountiful experience for all the people of the world. The Christ child was born. God, also, known as the maker of all things---Our Source---decided the earth was ready to receive this most precious gift of all, the sweet and fully Divine baby Jesus.
Jesus was God’s everlasting, perfect love born as a human infant. Jesus was both human and Source all at once! The Christ Jesus was born to a young woman named Mary who had left room in her mind and heart for the Spirit of All that IS. During that period in history, she was very rare on earth. She would be known as a tremendous woman of faith. That faith allowed her to be the first person to physically and spiritually experience God’s wondrous, amazing grace.
She would be known as the Virgin Mary. The Spirit of Source embraced her in Its perfect Love and she was with child. Around the same time, an angel appeared to a man named Joseph. Joseph married Mary because of what the angel said and did. Mary and Joseph would be Jesus’ birth parents.
Love's Imperfectly Perfect
This perfect love would grow and expand like all of Source’s loved ones on the earth. Flesh and Spirit would forever be one in Jesus. Source is the biggest and most amazing Creator of all times. Source loved and loves all of Its creations for they are each whole and ever so lovely in Source’s Divine eyes. That is why creation is called imperfectly perfect!
Jesus as this flesh and blood man would eventually become a person that enabled all people of the earth to feel like the spiritual beings they forgot they were.
You see, when the first humans walked on the very solid feeling, bodily-centered and mind-focused planet, they got so connected to their physical bodies and their ever-growing thoughts as well as their many senses that came with the bodies such as sight, sound, touch, smell and taste that they quickly lost all memory of their true origin---the heart of their Source.
The world became so lost from Source that everything seemed separate and confusing. People stopped connecting to each other and a funny experience called illusion covered the earth. One extremely powerful thing happened in the Illusion. People became individuals that each had the gift of choice and the decisions that choices create.
Astrologers Honor and Witness the Christ's Birth
Then one day a beautiful, bright star shone in the night sky to announce the great birth of Jesus to the peoples of the planet.
Three wise men who studied the stars saw this cosmic sign and journeyed long and far to celebrate this spectacular event! It is not known when the star first appeared but travel was not easy to do back in those days. There were no cars, trains, or planes. People rode animals like camels instead. The wise men would have to begin their journey many months ahead of time.
Some shepherds in their fall fields were greeted by a group of angels. The shepherds felt an awe---a very big and exciting feeling---they had never imagined before. That feeling was the beginning of the Shepherd’s spiritual reawakening. The angels told the shepherds to go toward the city of David, Jerusalem, in order to find a babe in a manger who would be of Source’s special favor. The shepherds left without haste.
Herod, Taxes and the Manger
Joseph and Mary had to pay their taxes to a man called Herod the Great. They journeyed far and wide to pay their taxes in Jerusalem, and in doing so Christ Jesus, also called Immanuel, God with us, was born in a lowly manger in Bethlehem and he was wrapped in swaddling clothing. A manger, or what we would call an animal’s stable, was the only available room for the family to stay in. There weren’t any homes or hotels for the babe’s birth.
Gifts for a King of kings
The three wise men brought fine gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The wise men were called Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar. Each of the gifts was symbolic and represented some aspect of the Christ. The wise men knew to bring these gifts because they were highly educated in the stars and the stars’ meanings. The star that shown over Bethlehem represented the birth of a special king. That is one of the reasons Jesus is known as the King of kings.
Source's Gift: Jesus
The humble shepherds witnessed the grand birth as well. They found Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the manger just like the angels foretold.
Jesus is the gift that Source left for the earth. Jesus was, is and shall always be Divine Love. His birth reminds us that we are part of the Divine and we always have been and will be. The Illusion exists today, but as our love resumes its rightful place in our lives, the Illusion will crumble or fade away. Before we know it, we will be with Source endlessly. This is eternal love…
Other Belief Systems Connected to December 25th
December 25th Holiday Called Christmas
December 25th was a date chosen as the holiday many years after the birth of Christ. Palestine would have been far too cold in December for it to be tax season. People could not travel during the winter months. Christmas, the holiday, is a beautiful combination of many earth belief systems. Winter Solstice is around the 21st of December. It brings the hope of renewed light. The Christ child is a symbol for everlasting light…the end of Illusion. There were many other belief systems that celebrated the births of early gods---also called collective energies---on December 25th. Source lifted Its illusionary veil and touched people’s hearts despite their individual thought processes. Today, Christmas has many traditions to help celebrate Love and Its fabulous magic! Some of those traditions are Christmas trees, presents, Solstice parties, Yuletide carols, advent wreaths, church services, etc.
So on Christmas day, show your love by giving it away to other human beings, animals, plants, and planetary things. Be the gift of Love.
OTHER BELIEF SYSTEMS RELATED TO CHRISTMAS:
Saturnalia according to Wikipedia:
"The renewal of light and the coming of the new year was celebrated in the later Roman Empire at the Dies Natalis of Sol Invictus, the 'Birthday of the Unconquerable Sun,' on December 25.[6"
Sol invictus supplanted by the Christ:
Acharya S/D.M. Murdock claims:
"Whatever we make of the original myth…Isis seems to have been originally a virgin (or, perhaps, sexless) goddess, and in the later period of Egyptian religion she was again considered a virgin goddess, demanding very strict abstinence from her devotees. It is at this period, apparently, that the birthday of Horus was annually celebrated, about December 25th, in the temples. As both Macrobius and the Christian writer [of the "Paschal Chronicle"] say, a figure of Horus as a baby was laid in a manger, in a scenic reconstruction of a stable, and a statue of Isis was placed beside it. Horus was, in a sense, the Savior of mankind. He was their avenger against the powers of darkness; he was the light of the world. His birth-festival was a real Christmas before Christ."
Other gods of antiquity born on December 25th:
Dionysus the son of Zeus
- One Love: How Even Religions are Just Part of the Individuation Illusion; Part 1
Why are there so many belief systems on the planet? They are a part of the illusion...the individuation illusion. One Love incorporates all of life. Not one aspect or entity is separate from Love.
Progression from Source to Life
- NAMASTE:One Spirit, One Love: Change the beliefs that do not serve you well
- December solstice
- The Pagan Roots of Christmas - The American Vision
Roots of Christmas
- The Goddess and Patriarchy - Goddess for Balance
- Pagans - Crusader Kings II Wiki
Pagan beliefs supplanted by the Catholic church.
© 2013 Joan Elizabeth