The truest gift of Christmas is the opportunity to enjoy The Spirit within the Silence. Connection with Source energy is something we all instinctually know how to do. It is not something you can teach, so this message is a reminder and tribute to this fantastic experience that comes but once a year, unless you claim it every day.
Thinking back over my last 48 Christmas’s one experience stands out above all the rest. Please join me here as we revisit this moment of deep unabiding Joy. The traditions of Christmas are many and one in particular touches my heart each year, the Christmas tree. It is a symbol of reverence to all life and has always played the center piece at Christmas throughout my life. No matter where I am or what the circumstances are, I manage to get a few minutes alone with the Christmas tree.
The Christmas tree symbolizes eternal life its evergreen nature and green color. The triangle shape denotes the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The tree points up and has a star at the top to denote the Highest Power. We wrap the tree in light too symbolizing the Light that fills each of us and connects us to Heaven. The gifts we place underneath are acts of charity and love. The ornaments we place on the tree provide our individual or ego touch, an expression of personality!
As a child I would lie on the living room carpet under the tree before the gifts were added and marvel at the lights and simply feel the energy flowing through this gateway to Heaven. As I ponder this experience, the smell of the pine scent takes me back to a simpler time when people were still living in nature. The lights of the tree are magical and colorful each representing a color of the rainbow and the diversity on earth. It is a reminder that we are all of One Light.
The best part of the whole experience is doing this early in the morning when everyone else is asleep and the silence is pervasive. This is when the Spirit within the Silence is easiest to hear. It is a feeling more than a sound of course. How does one hear silence? Lying there looking up, taking in the beauty, and listening…
Amid this season of hustle and bustle, please remember to connect with this Silence as it is indeed the reason for the season!