Take a Moment This Christmas Season

Take a Moment This Christmas Season
by Alicia K. Hanlen,
Practitioner Emeritus
Taos Center for Spiritual Living

My Dear Friend,

In joy I greet you at this Christmas Season.

As our thoughts go back to that Divine man who came to show us the way, the truth, and the life, let us light a candle in memory of him and pray that our light also shall shine, casting a beam of good cheer across the pathway of everyone we meet.

We are in the hands of a Power greater than we are, and we wish to become servants of this Power, gladly following its Divine guidance. Love is the greatest thing on earth and the highest gift of heaven. It is the only thing that can heal the broken heart and bind up the wounds of the world.
As Jesus broke the bread of Life with thanksgiving, and in joy distributed the wine of Spirit, let us, with equal love, follow his example. Together, let us know that we now take our part in helping to bring peace on earth and goodwill among men.

In my heart I take you by the hand and wish for you a Merry Christmas and a Glorious New Year.

                                                            Dr. Ernest Holmes, circa 1951

Take a Moment This Christmas Season

In the midst of our holiday preparations, and the busyness it brings, take a moment to connect with the Christ consciousness within.  In this special season of the year, stop and feel the Divine Love which is flowing in, around, and through you.  Savor the sweetness of those moments spent with loved ones, family and friends.  Gaze at the decorative lights, and allow them to be a reflection of the Light which shines brightly within each of us.  Breathe in the warmth and the scents of holiday feasts, fresh baked cookies, pine-scented trees, and crackling fires in the kiva.  Allow yourself this very moment to take a peek at the Infinite and catch a glimpse of the Divine.  For you – yes you! – are a precious child of the Universe, and all of the goodness of Life itself is available to you.  So claim it now, for yourself, and declare it now, for your fellow human beings.  Let yourself feel the incredible energy welling up inside, just waiting to be expressed in your own unique and marvelous way.  And then, let your light shine so brightly that all who see you are illuminated by the Light, the true gift of this season.  I join with Dr. Holmes to wish you a Merry Christmas and a glorious New Year.