The focus on Advent first and follow into the Christmas season. What does it mean to come into the world, and the spiritual life which is activated as a result? Centering prayer, contemplative prayer and the prayer of quiet are helpful ways to explore your interior, in an effort to open ourselves to listening to God and remembering whose we are.
Advent tells us the unexpected fulfillment is near and Christmas tells us it is here.
Christmas represents God's brilliant idea to become human and walk among us! Why would spirit do such a thing? Because we humans need an image of love for it to grow within us, to show us the way and have a reference point for discovering the ways love is true, good and lasting.
Come and prepare a place within yourself for Him. Advent is the Christian celebration of what other religions might enlightenment. St John waited for Christ, The woman who was about to be stones did wait as well. Enlightenment is the inward realization and consciousness of being identified with who we really are. We are individual expressions or manifestations of God, a wave of energy, light and purpose which flows through us and seen perfectly in the man Jesus Christ who walked among us.
“All great spirituality teaches about letting go of what you don’t need and who you are not. Then, when you can get little enough and naked enough and poor enough, you’ll find that the little place where you really are is ironically more than enough and is all that you need. At that place, you will have nothing to prove to anybody and nothing to protect.