Christmas - The Incarnation of Love

On this Christmas morning, I sit in meditation, and the insight comes to me, that this Sacred Day, is really all about the Incarnation of Love. God, who is the Source of All Love, Incarnates as a child and in our hearts to show us that Love is all there is...

I emerge from a long and quiet meditation, as a few delicate flurries dance joyously outside my window, fully cognizant of the reality that Love is all that matters. Only Love endures. Even in the scriptures, St. Paul asserts, "that of these three, Faith, Hope, and Love, the greatest of these is Love..."

I wrote a beloved friend yesterday, and told her, that my new murti of Hanuman, who exemplifies loyalty, devotion, and love, had arrived just before Christmas to show me the Way to Love. He has come into my sacred space to break my heart open - that it may most fully give and receive Love...

As I prepared remarks for a dear friend's memorial service, I thought of how all who would gather there, would do so in Love...

Such is the nature of Love, that when we give it away, and divide it over and over again, it multiplies - it does not diminish. Love remains always, the same - no less full - and in no way lessened...

Last night, at Midnight Mass, under a canopy of incense, rising to the very Presence of God, while singing hymns accompanied by a full choir and brass ensemble, I was reminded, that all who gathered there, did so in Love...

On this Sacred Day, take time for Love, in whichever way it comes, and whatever way it is offered, and take time to offer a few moments to the Source of all Love...

I offer here, this beautiful Christmas meditation, that comes from Paramahansa Yogananda...

A Christmas Message
MEDITATION FOR CHRISTMAS MORN
By Paramahansa Yogananda

The following excerpt is from Metaphysical Meditations
by Paramahansa Yogananda

(Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles.
Reprinted with permission.)


"Celebrate the birth of Christ in the cradle of your consciousness during the Christmas season. Let His vast perception in Nature, in space, and in universal love be felt within your heart.

Break the limitations of caste, color, race, religious prejudice, and inharmony, that the cradle of your heart be big enough to hold within you the Christ-love for all creation.

On every Christmas morn of your inner perception, prepare precious packages of divine qualities and deliver them to the beloved souls who gather around the Christmas tree of inner awakening to commemorate His birth in understanding, truth, and bliss.

Celebrating the birth of omniscient, omnipresent Christ Consciousness on the joyous Christmas festivity of your inner awakening, you will find the unbroken happiness of your dreams.

Let the omniscient Christ Consciousness come to earth a second time and be born in you, even as it was manifested in the consciousness of Jesus."

Christmas Blessings to all!

Comments

Darla said…
Ever so peaceful and gentle, your words and energy this morning... and so perfect the message to "...prepare precious packages of divine qualities..." _/\_

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