Did you know that in the Western Hemisphere, even though colder days are experienced, that the sun is actually closer to the Earth during the winter months? It is only due to the tilt of the Earth that the colder weather is experienced, but the "Sun" is actually physically closer to the Earth during the winter months in the West. This is why it is a time of reflection and introspection. We use this time to go within and remember "Christ" - also known as the "Light Within," which resides within our own soul.
This is also symbolic of the left hemisphere of the brain bridging and connecting to the right hemisphere of the brain, and is conducive to the concept of awakening.
The Christ is a symbol of the "Light Within" that each person contains. The "Star of Bethlehem" - translated as the "house of bread or meat" is understood to be our brain/mind. The star Sirius (known as the Galactic Sun) is also an example of this inner Sun/Soul - which have the stars known as the "Three Kings" that follow it through the sky. The "Sun" or the "Star" is understood to be the pineal gland when it has been "enlightened" with the oil of the "Christos" which ascends and descends within our bodies every month (during our birth astrological sign traveling through the moon phases).
On the Winter Solstice, the "Sun" moved as far in the Southern Sky as it will move. Then for THREE DAYS (as in the allegory of the tomb) the "Sun" appears to stand still or stay in the same place at each sunrise - UNTIL - on December 25th the "Sun" begins it's Northwardly procession, moving 1 degree north and from that day on, continues to move north until the Summer Solstice. It is these three days that we go within and remember that the "Sun/"Light Within" is rising within us as Christ Consciousness. (This is why many other "Solar" deities also share this same "birthdate" with Christ, including Krishna, Mithra, Osiris, Horus, and many more). It is a symbol of new birth or re-birth within each of us.
There is a wonderful saying that helps those who want to "KNOW THYSELF," and it guides them to see with spiritual eyes and to hear with awakened ears and understand that that which they see outside of themselves is a symbol of that which is inside of themselves.
"AS ABOVE, SO BELOW... AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT... AS THE UNIVERSE, SO THE SOUL."
What a wonderful "Christmas" gift to give to yourself, to REMEMBER that the "Christ" is within you (and others), rising like a "New Sun" and radiating throughout your soul and the cosmos - and to live your life accordingly. To remember that you are Christ Consciousness, that your Sun is your Soul, that your body is the temple, and that your heart is the "Holy Land."
May this season bring the ascension of the "Christos" oil all the way to your inner Star/Sun (your pineal gland) and may you awaken and radiate within and without.
Spiritual Direction, Transformational Travel
As many of you know I spent the first two weeks of September visiting my mother in Cleveland (hence the lack of correspondence). It was a special time as mom was feeling exceptionally well so we were able to do some traveling. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love spending time with her no matter what. This time was fantastic as her health has greatly improved.
Even before I arrived mom had an outline of places she wanted to see. One of them was a small town in western Ohio called Maranatha. The name itself holds meaning. It is an Aramaic word. This is the actual language Christ spoke. Maranatha means “the Lord is coming” or “come, O Lord.”
Maranatha is a very special place as a lady by the name of Maureen Sweeney-Kyle had been having almost daily visitations by Jesus and the Blessed Mother since 1985. Maureen was given several missions, one of which was to have a shrine built in Mary’s honor. In 1993 the Maranatha Spring and Shrine was built.
The shrine sits on 112 acres and is surrounded by trees and grass. Mom and I were able to walk some of the way. While we were walking around I looked up in the sky and saw this picture
I don’t know about you but I saw an angel holding a cross.
When mom and I got back to the visitor’s building I showed a woman working in the gift shop my photo. The lady stated this was not unusual as miracles happen there all the time. I was left speechless.
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All my love, Modesta Whipple
Marg L., Arizona