TRUE ADVENT - Awakening to Love
What is the spiritual essence of this time of year, this season of advent, this Christmas?
It is a time of birthing, of awakening, a time of coming into a deeper, greater awareness and understanding of the Divine presence, power and potential in all and everything.
For me the Divine is the inspiration and aspiration we have for what is true and what is good. It is the ideal behind the idea of all things manifesting as the material reality of the universe. The Divine is the intelligent, conscious, presence and power in which all things find their source and their substance, out of which all things come into progressive manifestation of the perfect potential for good.
The essence of the Divine is never and no more better experienced and expressed as Love. If we aspire to do no more than to be and see love in the world, as humans we will have fulfilled our greatest Divine potential. In love we come into authentic union and harmony with all that is good and desiring to be manifested in the world through us.
Divine Love is our perfect potential, ability and power to desire, attract and come into greater authentic union with what is true and what is good. As we awaken, and our greater awareness of Love unfolds, it's presence and power brings healing and wholeness to us, and to others, from within to with-out. The hand of Love first touches us and then through us, as instruments of Love, it reaches out into the world, spreading it's joy to all we collaborate with in the giving and receiving of Love.
Love is for giving and receiving. It is an energetic Light intended to first enlighten the heart and then the world. It comes to us and then through us. We are called to be enlightened by Love and then to become lighthouses of Love in the world.
The path and process of Love is one of authentic vulnerability. It calls us to look into the mirror of truth, acknowledge and accept where we are on the path to our truth and good, and step out into the world with a full assurance of our innate goodness, to be worthy and wonderful in all our being and doing. It calls us to extend this same worthiness to all others. To respect and honor the universal path and process we are all on, to exploring, experiencing and coming into a fuller authentic expression of our Light, our Love.
Let Love be the Light we birth and bring more fully into the world this Advent season. Let each of us step more completely into our potential for authentic loving and be generous in our giving and receiving of Love to all.
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