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Merry Metaphysical Christmas

Merry Christmas. Really. From my heart to yours, Merry Christmas. A metaphysician looks at sacred teachings differently than a literalist. A metaphysician sees the stories and parables as instruction for revealing the Presence of God. We also see it as an internal journey, not a historical reality. I invite you to take ten to twenty minutes, before or after your meditation, to journal the Christmas story as it pertains to your life. I will give you a few examples to get you started. Jesus symbolizes Pure Love. His birth, then, is the birth of Love. What did it take for him to be born? Let’s look at Mary. Mary is the feminine within us. She was confronted with carrying and embodying the seed of Pure Love. It took her owning Faith and Courage to the point of risking her life (women were stoned to death for infidelity) to say YES to co-creating with The Divine for something that would benefit humanity. Joseph, the inner masculine, was given the choice...

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Faith, Faith and a Dose More of Faith

  Today I am willing to let go of thinking I know everything. I see the Roller Derby of my mind, all of my opinions elbowing each other and jockeying for position. I see the ‘inner committee’ and laugh at its pushiness. I surrender to the space beyond the committee of opinions; the space that knows nothing and trusts everything. I make room for new discoveries — in the world, in myself and in others. Life is much better when I’m not a big smarty-pants. And so it is! Affirmation by Rev. Bonnie Rose, Ventura Center for Spiritual Living, November 6, 2013 One month ago today I woke up in my friend Heather’s home in Arizona, drove through three thunder and lightening storms with my car loaded from bottom to top with suitcases, clothes, salad dressings, photos, a few books, three overhead bags of toiletries, and three grocery bags of tea to land in West Hollywood, California on one of the hottest days of the year. The first thing...

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