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This Is Christ-mas

Brightly lit tree in the family room
Inflatable Santa on the front lawn
Hallmark Christmas specials on the television

Christmas is almost here. How many Christmases have you celebrated? Here’s a better question: How much lasting value have you gotten out of this yearly budget-buster? Don’t misunderstand me. Turkey parts drizzled with mushroom gravy sided with sweet potato casserole and honey-glazed brussels sprouts are wonderful. So are the caroling and revelry.

The Long Lasting Benefits of A Christmas Celebration

After the chewing, sipping and singing are over, are you healthier? Are you more prosperous? Are your problems over? I ask these questions because I believe a true Christmas celebration can have long-lasting practical consequences that leave you healthier and happier in the year that follows.

Because this season focuses on the Christ, take advantage of it. Focus your attention on the Christ. We, in this Truth teaching, talk about Christ. We sing about Christ. But have you ever asked your Self, “What is the Christ?”

This Is Christ

God is All. All is God. God being each Identity is the Christ Identity. God being your Identity is your Christ Identity. Lift your “I” out of the deceptive grave of mortality, and you stand as the Living Christ of God.

Your next-door neighbor – the one you wave to as you hurry to the car – she’s the Living Christ of God. That seemingly unmanageable teen sitting at your dinner table … Lift him out of the deceptive grave of mortality, and there before you is the Living Christ.

Perhaps it’s hard to believe, but the meanest of the mean is the Living Christ of God. And once you divorce yourself from your human judgment of them, your Consciousness is flooded with the Light of Truth. “There before me is Christ – God identified.”

The Living Christ Of God

The Living Christ of God. It’s a fuzzy phrase lacking any practical value. Let’s un-fuzz it. In your heart, you know that God is:

  • Perfection
  • Spirit (not subject to material laws)
  • Infinite (unlimited by so-called time and space)
  • Eternal (never born and never dying)
  • All Power (all that has the Power to Be)

The Living Christ of God is all the above being each Identity in the universe. But, let’s keep it going.

A Decision To Make This Christmas That Will Make It Your Best Christmas

Despite the social restrictions that are in place these days, it’s still possible that you will share a Christmas dinner with others (not too many, but perhaps one other). What if you made a decision today that from this day forward and throughout the holiday season, no matter who stands before you (friend or foe), you will acknowledge,

“I am not deceived by your appearance. I know God is All, therefore I know you to be the Presence of Infinite, Eternal Perfection. I know you to be free and unrestrained by material laws of time and space. I know you to be the one and only Power evidenced as Love, Light, and Eternal Life. This is what I know to be true of you.”

No, you don’t memorize it. That’s unnecessary. Let’s look at what’s going on here. You’ve simply taken the list of God attributes from the bulleted list above and acknowledged them to be the reality of the Identities that you encounter. By doing this, you (1) acknowledge God’s Allness, and (2) take Christ-mas to a new level. Reading this post is one thing. Living this post is Christmas.

Merry Christ-mas!

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The True View Of Christmas

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Christmas Is Your Consciousness

Christmas is the Christ Consciousness in action. Christmas is the constant radiation – activity – of the ever present radiant Christ Consciousness. You are conscious. You are conscious right here and right now. Furthermore, you are constantly conscious; and this constant Consciousness you are is never interrupted.

There really is no consciousness for you to have, or to be, other than the Christ Consciousness. This being true, the everlasting, ever living Christ Consciousness is the Consciousness you are right now. Wherever you are, the Christ Consciousness is.

The appearance, or revelation of the Christ Consciousness, is the genuine significance of Christmas. The Christ Consciousness that you are is forever revealing Itself, as you very Identity. This being true, Christmas is a constant experience as your constant conscious existence. In other words: The ever new, ever joyous Self-revealing Christ Consciousness is forever alive as the Consciousness that you are. Thus, Christmas is NOW. Christmas is forever here, and forever NOW.

You and Christ Jesus Are Inseparably One

Of course, this realization in no way lessens or diminishes our love for the glorious One they called Jesus the Christ. On the contrary, our love for this blessed One is greater than ever before, because now we understand the genuine meaning of the Christ that he so beautifully brought to our attention. And we recognize our inseparable Oneness as this very same Christ Consciousness. We know that never can we be separated from the Consciousness that was – and is – the Christ. Therefore, never can we be separated from the loving unselfed One who was called by the name of Jesus, the Christ.

Rejoice And Celebrate Love, Joy And Peace

One of the most beautiful aspects of Christmas is the unselfed Love that is so evident at this period of the year. Let us rejoice in the manifestation of this great Love. Love, Joy, and Peace are inseparably One. And this One is the Christ Consciousness that you are. So, greet this Christmas season with unselfed Love, with Infinite Peace; and with boundless Joy.

Greet this Christmas season in the full and complete knowledge that the eternal Christmas exists within and as your own Christ Consciousness. Rejoice in the knowledge that the birthless deathless Christ is ever present, the Christmas is forever NOW.

(This excerpt is by Marie Watts from her 1964  newsletter.)

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