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The Meaning of Christmas
by Sonia Choquette
If in spite of ambivalent feelings you keep on celebrating
the Christmas holiday, it could be because of its hidden
There is a lot of controversy and confusion in people's
minds over Christmas and its meaning both in our personal
lives and in the world
Some people feel it is an exclusively Christian holiday,
holding no special meaning for them. Others believe it is
nothing more than a feeding frenzy for the free market and
an excuse to get people to open their wallets at every turn.
Others take the viewpoint that it is a holy day that is
cheapened and diminished by all the garish festivities. Yet
few, if any, when really pressed, are willing to give up the
Christmas holiday, in spite of their ambivalent feelings.
The reason for this is because of the real meaning behind
the Christmas season. A meaning that we all somehow
psychically feel even though our own intellect doesn't fully
comprehend what all the fuss is about.
That hidden meaning is that Christmas is the festival of the
human heart. It is a time of year when all the universe
conspires to raise the vibratory level of consciousness on
earth to one of peace and love toward ourselves and one
another. This season resonates to the sweet, childlike
innocence that resides in all of us. A time when the
heavenly forces inspire us to shift our focus away from fear
and toward one of joy, and healing.
The Christmas festival emphasizes this shift in two ways;
one is the rebirth of the soul and the second is the return
of the light to earth. Even before the rebirth of Christ
which centers around our modern day Christmas festival, as
far back as recorded history, in fact, these two themes of
rebirth and light have emerged again and again during this
time of year.
It is as if Divine Consciousness moves forward year after
year, during the darkest season, to bring us back to light.
Yet even knowing the true meaning of the Christmas season is
not enough to convince some people of its importance.
"Peace! Goodwill! Humbug!" they cry just as Scrooge did in
the famous Dickens fable. "These are nice ideas but no more
than a fantasy. I feel no peace. No goodwill!"
Yet there is a way to feel this vibratory shift. There is a
way in which your own heart can experience the love and
light pouring into the earth's vibration from Divine Source.
That way is to participate in the rituals of the season.
No matter who you are, your heart cannot resist the beauty
of an ornamented Christmas tree or the glow of a mysterious
menorah. Cynicism gives way to the celebration when
carefully preparing holiday sweets or stringing colorful
lights around the entrance to your home. Any heart warms to
a rousing rendition of "Joy to The World" or the sensuous
smell of roasting chestnuts on a crisp winter's eve.
Sadness leaves when carefully choosing gifts to delight and
surprise those you love. The heart feels rich and fulfilled
as you wrap them in gay paper and bows. For just a while,
through partaking of the whim and richness of the season,
life takes on an extraordinary hue, one of sweetness and
safety. Something psychic and healing happens to our hearts
as we enjoy the layer upon layer of these sensual seasonal
delights. These rituals open the heart chakra and allow us
to feel and express the innocence and beauty of being a
child of the universe.
Each occasion we create to feel the vibrations of Christmas
helps raise the consciousness of the planet and return it to
balance. For every person creating joy, there is one less
person in pain.
These are the ways to experience the vibrational shift
toward light that occurs during this season.
But there is one more thing you can do to amplify this
experience a thousandfold.
That is to enter the season of Christmas with the intention
of being a personal messenger of light and love, and
celebrate in the name of service to Divine Consciousness
Nothing transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary more
directly than the intention to do what ever you are doing
with the desire to serve Higher Power.
When we celebrate the season with such an intention and
desire, we not only experience Christmas . . . we actually
become Christmas: an agent of rebirth of the soul and the
bringer of light.
Therefore, the best gift you can give to yourself and the
world during this holiday season is a cup of spiced cider, a
delicious Christmas cookie, a round of jingle bells, and the
gift of self love. So be it.
Sonia Choquette is the author of The Psychic Pathway: A
Workbook to Reawaken the Voice of Your Soul and Your Heart's
Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want.