It's Christmas night and I wonder about the meaning of it all: the birth, the life, the message, the gift.
For me, the birth of Jesus signals the movement from separation consciousness to unity consciousness. His life and teaching (e.g. "I and the Father are one") move God from out there to in here. His realization of oneness opens us to conscious connection with all that is – every person, every critter, every tree – this planet, this galaxy, this universe. Our eyes open to the absurdity of deliberately harming another being.
Christmas greetings invite peace on earth and peace in our hearts. The season invites reverence, reminding us that the divine is here – within us and around us, everywhere we look.
Beneath the fiction of separation, all is love. Beneath our human goofiness, we are love and in love. We are the gift.
Let's be the gift. Let's do Christmas every day.