Metaphysical Christmas: Jesus
How wonderful it is to stop this time of year and contemplate what it means to be born of the Spirit; awakened, made new, or whatever words you want to use when speaking of the initial experiencing of living from Divine Love. I enjoy walking the neighborhood at night and seeing bright lights in the darkness, stopping to take a few breaths and to remind myself this is a metaphor for life. That in the dark; there is Light. Or, no matter how dark it can get; there is always Light.
The last two posts focused upon the Christmas story from the metaphysical meaning of Mary and Joseph. Today’s post is going to focus upon the birth of Jesus (savior energy, New Life energy, Christ consciousness). I invite you to read the following chapter of Luke, slowly taking in each word and what it can mean to you.
Luke Chapter 2
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.
Metaphysical Birth of Love
The first thing that catches my attention is the movement from Nazareth to Bethlehem and the mention of the lineage of David. Metaphysically Nazareth means a common place and the place where Jesus is raised after his birth. Judea, the city in Bethlehem means “Praise” or spiritual recognition. Bethlehem is referred to as a place of spiritual substance as it is the place of David. David represents the precursor to Jesus; divine love manifest in human consciousness. He represents purity and the development of human character. The story of kingdom rulership began with Saul who was ousted from his post because he ruled from his head. King David was next in line because he came from the heart. Out of the land of David, then, is born the anointed and illumined one; Jesus the Christ Consciousness, Divine Love Itself.
Remember, all of these aspects are within us. Within us resides Mary and Joseph, making way for the birth of The Anointed One. Also within you and I exists King Saul who becomes replaced by David; the faithful who through diligent practice and character removed King Saul (head) into rulership within by David (the heart). Each of us has moved toward our lineage of birth to then be born and moved to a different internal environment to ripen.
The angels are my favorite. I always perk up when I read them. Metaphysically they mean “high thoughts, higher ground, or rising above, bringers of good news.” The shepherd represent to me the internal herding we do to bring all of our fractured interests onto the same playing field. So as our shepherds are corralling our thoughts, feelings and perceptions together our higher self is ringing out … good news folks, a new birth is taking place within. It is your savior, your anointed one, your Messiah. It is the birth of Love Itself to which the shepherds respond with with an internal party.
Let’s meditate (click here).
Merry Christmas Friend. May you know for yourself the Love and Peace that you are,