Dear Light Group,
The Book of John and the Book of Revelation are about the birth–more accurately the rebirth–of the Christ within each one of us.
In the Book of John, Jesus says, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” An interpretation of this is that we must be born again into the Christ principle. That Christ principle has always been with us, but we’ve gotten distracted and have ignored it. By being reborn, we simply recognize that Christ principle again–within us and within everyone else. The Book of John speaks of “the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” That is the Light of the Divine, the Light of the Christ, which is in each one of us. It also says in the Book of John that, “…as many received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” When we recognize or believe in the Christ being everywhere, we are the Son or Daughter of God.
So recognition of the Christ or the Light in everyone is a key to being the Christ.
Then the Book of Revelation lets us know how our rebirth might occur. The seven churches and the opening of the doors to those churches, mentioned in chapters 1-18 of Revelation, are symbolic of the seven energy centers and what happens when the Light enters and purifies them. The balance of the Book of Revelation explains the height we can attain to as a Divine being once those centers have been purified. As the Light cleans things up, there can be periods of shake, rattle, and roll. But then the Divine female within us gives birth to the Christ child. The Divine female is “clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” Being clothed with the sun (or Light) represents Divine intelligence. The moon represents intellect and the feet understanding; the “moon under her feet” means intelligent understanding. The crown of twelve stars means she had high ideals.
Once the Christ child is born and once that child matures, we are transformed into the City of New Jerusalem. This is symbolic of the enormity of our Love. We are not confined to loving only one or two. Our Love is much bigger than that. Ultimately that Love extends to all that is.
So recognition of the Divine in everyone and everything, purification of our energies, holding to high ideals and having Divine intelligence leads to an expansive, all-inclusive Love. And that is the essence of the Christ–this overwhelming, all-encompassing Love.
Let us this Saturday give thanks for the birth–or rebirth–of this magnificent Christ within us:
Thank you, God, for the rebirth of the Christ in me.
Thank you, God, for enabling me to recognize the Christ in everyone and everything.
Thank you, God, for the rebirth of the Christ Love in me and in everyone.
Thank you, God, for the glory that Thou art.
Love and Light,