Posted in Life

Celebrating the Christ-spirit

I like thinking a lot about the Christ-spirit and presence that Jesus embodied. It was this Christly-power and authority that enabled him to still storms, walk through mobs unharmed, calm sickness and fear, and provide abundance in the face of lack.

This Christ-spirit and presence is still here within each of us.

It enables us to:

  • Choose love instead of anger
  • Peace instead of stress
  • Stillness instead of busyness
  • Have courage in the face of fear
  • Spiritual conviction in the face of doubt
  • Strength in moments of weakness
  • Healing in the face of disease

This Christ-presence comes to each of us when we need it. It lightens the darkness, brings healing, and shows us God’s gracious love for us.

Welcome the Christ-spirit into your consciousness this Christmas and everyday!

I love to observe Christmas in quietude, humility, benevolence, charity, letting good will towards man, eloquent silence, prayer, and praise express my conception of Truth’s appearing. (Mary Baker Eddy, What Christmas Means To Me)

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Posted in Life, Love/relationships, Time/stress

Overcoming stress during the holidays

The holidays can sometimes be filled with stress for people who are busy with family preparations, etc. that it can seem to overshadow the purity and simplicity of the birth of Christ.  So how do we counteract that in our spiritual practice?

I find these words to be of great help:

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33

By seeking God first — a God-consciousness — a consciousness this is aware of who God is and God’s presence governing us and everyone in our lives, we can see harmony expressed and find our needs supplied. Whether you are running errands, doing the shopping, cooking food, etc., we can be poised and still and listening for the inner voice within telling us everything we need to know. It can even keep you from forgetting that item on your shopping list!

Seeking the Kingdom of God within gives us a sense of poise, grace, and peace that we carry with us. It enables us to keep calm and feel that inner peace — that Christ expressed — that comes from a spiritual love that embraces everyone.  It enables us to see this Love, that is God, embracing and caring for each person, stranger, and guest in our home.

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Posted in Current events & community

Universal message of Christ

After reading the news story, “Culture wars: Holiday struggle over public spaces still very much alive“, I prayed to know that the spiritual significance of Christ can unite us, instead of divide us.

I’ve heard that the use of the words: Christ, God, and Jesus are a turn-off for some people and make them think about political parties, war, injustice, etc. instead of their spiritual, healing meaning.
I love the definition of Christ given in Christian Science:

“Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 339)

Christ is not so much a person in Christian Science as it is the divine voice, guidance, influence, attraction, and healing power.

It is also described as: the spiritual and true idea of God; that which alone confers the healing power.

The textbook of Christian Science continues:

“Jesus is the name of the man who, more than all other men, has presented Christ, the true idea of God…” (p. 473)

Each of us has the power and ability to express the Christ and be a healing influence on our friends, families and neighbors.

The Christ is what elevates us, wipes away our tears, gives us hope and understanding, unites family and friends, enables us to rise higher in our life achievements, impels unselfish giving, heals sickness, and focuses our thought on the eternal and peaceful.

It is our link to the divine.

There is nothing in Spirit which can divide us. It’s very nature is eternal, complete, whole, pure and perfect.

In this season and every season, the universal, healing message of the Christ is speaking to us.