Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas: The Real Reason for Celebration

This is the Christmas holiday season again and my favorite time of the year. We All have so many reasons to celebrate here in the United States because most of us have something to eat, a roof over our heads, and no war raging around us. We are all truly wealthy in an economic sense but this kind of wealth has little use to us in Reality. That is why this time of year is so important to All of us here and around the world. Although the date, December 25th, is an arbitrary date for the birth of Jesus - he was actually born in the Spring - the celebration is what is important. The sad thing, though, is most people have no idea of the magnitude of the great gift Jesus gave us. Established Christianity teaches a superficial interpretation of the teachings of Jesus. Their interpretation has the same problem that All Established Religions have. It and the rest are All interpreted by the left-brain, thinking perspective of the Ego and therefore can Never "hear' the Truth in his teachings. There has Only been One Truth from the beginning of time and has Always been, and Always is, immediately available to each and every human on earth. This Truth is the same for everything in the Universe so it may very well be understood by All of Nature. It is our Ego that gives us humans the arrogance to think we are something extraordinarily special in this Universe. We Are Not! We are actually lost and separated from who and what we really are - thanks to the Ego. So let's get to the heart of the matter - the One Truth.

This One Truth that Jesus was teaching and few have "ears to hear" is Experiential, Not something that can be rationalized or explained. It must be experienced! The teachings of Jesus, which were called "The Way" by him, were called that for a very important reason. A reason that is oblivious to All Established Religions. You see, Jesus walked this earth as a man, just like any other man, long, long ago. No one knows when. While he was an ordinary man, he Awakened to his True Nature that remains hidden by most people's Ego and he realized the Great Illusion that we think is reality. He Experienced the God within us All and over time mastered his Ego. He gained the Wisdom to understand that Cause and Effect, Karma, was the barrier to becoming his True Nature and through his Path with Heart Overcame Karma and, thus, Overcame this material world. His words to his disciples, "I have Overcome this world"! To Overcome anything means you had to be a part of it first. Now, add such teachings of his such as after he performed some unbelievable "Miracle", his disciples were in total awe of this event. His words again, "you can do this and So Much More"! It was no big deal. It was nothing beyond our own abilities - completely Natural and Normal. To those of us "with ears to hear", we understand exactly what he meant. To those of you who are unfamiliar with the way they spoke back then, the phrase " with ears to hear" means to understand. Today we say, "can't you see" or something similar. Back then, Wisdom was generally passed down through word of mouth instead of written material. He made it very clear that few had the "ears to hear" and the rest "knew not what they were doing". It was not their fault then anymore than it is today. The rule is the same though. Only relatively few Can Understand at any point in time. I think it has to do with the evolving soul like the evolving of everything in Nature, but this is pure speculation. All I know is that there are relatively few truly Awakened people while the great masses remain Asleep and are completely oblivious to the One True and their True Nature. Now for the punch line.

Our True Nature is Being One with God. We always are except the Ego hides this very well with all of it's interference. There is no place to go to find yourself and God except within you. We are not supposed to be here in all of this suffering. God is pure Altruistic, Non-judgemental, Objective, and Blissful Love. Period!! Jesus had spent lifetimes Overcoming Karma to Overcome this material world full of pain and suffering yet the Love of God, our True Nature, filled him with such overwhelming Empathy that he literally risk everything by coming back here as a human to show us how to do what he did. Repeat: HOW TO DO WHAT HE DID! His teachings, "The Way", told us exactly "the way" to Overcome this world and join him as his equal. He came close to getting caught up in the vicious web of Karma several times and had to go cleanse himself, get Centered and One again every time. He did this when he went into the desert for 40 days. Just as he had to get away from the chaos to get Centered, so do we. You must find the time.

Jesus accomplished the most difficult thing in the world most likely over many lifetimes of trying to get it right yet he risked everything by coming back here out of Love to show us the Way Home. He did not take any so-called "sins" from us by dying on the cross. He did that to prove how unimportant this material body is and in grand fashion, I must say! You will never "get to Heaven" by just Believing that he was fully God incarnate. Until each of us follows "The Way" back to Home, Heaven, our True Nature, God, we All will die physically, go to a place of complete Peace, Love, and Bliss until it is time to return to School - this material world where all pain and suffering exists. We will All Awaken some day when it is time and hopefully find a true Path with Heart that follows "The Way" that Jesus risk All to come here to show us. If we dedicate our lives to mastering ourselves and our Ego, we just may Overcome this world as Jesus did and never have to come back. Now that is something to really celebrate!!

Merry Christmas to All!

"Hearken to the word; understand knowledge; love life, and no one will persecute you, nor will anyone oppress you, other than you yourselves."
 ~ Jesus

"Ask, and it will be given you;Seek, and you will find; Knock, and it will be opened to you."
 ~ Jesus

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
 ~ Jesus

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