We thought we’d do something this Christmas that we’ve been wanting to do for several years: provide metaphysical interpretations of some popular Christmas songs. We know some of you love the traditional hymns and Christmas songs, but sometimes the words of those old favorites clash with our more elevated Consciousness. So, we thought a ‘both/and’ Christmas carol approach would be in order.
We hope you enjoy our metaphysical treatments of some classic Christmas tunes. Let’s start with ‘Go Tell It on the Mountain.’
The lyrics from this week’s song begin with the verses:
Go tell it on the mountain. Over the hills and everywhere.
It’s metaphysical interpretation goes like this: We must cultivate (go tell) a high level of spiritual awareness (mountain) beyond traditional religious beliefs (over the hills) and general religious knowledge (everywhere).
That Jesus Christ is born.
So that we become consciously aware of the Christ Presence incarnating as us (Jesus Christ is born).
While shepherds watched their silent flocks by night.
Our innately attuned spiritual proclivities (shepherds) influence latent spiritual energies (watch over silent flocks) which are quickening but still dampened by an unenlightened ego (night).
Behold throughout the heavens there shown a holy light.
This inner awakening is possible (Behold) because the Christ Presence (holy light) permeates our conscious, subconscious, and super-conscious states of mind (heavens).
Shepherds feared and trembled when above the earth,
Our protective spiritual inclinations (shepherds) become electrified and expectant (fear and tremble) as our heightened awareness transcends the limitations of our worldly consciousness (earth).
Rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Savior’s birth.
We become joyfully receptive to the higher spiritual energies (the angel chorus) that confirm (hail) our conscious awareness that we are human expressions of Christ in physical form (the Savior’s birth).
Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born.
Our sense-coated instincts (lowly manger) are underwritten by our Christ Nature (the humble Christ is born).
God sent us salvation on that blessed Christmas morn.
Our ability to raise our thoughts, words, and actions to their highest spiritual octaves (salvation) allows us to become fully aware of our divinely inherited Christ nature (blessed Christmas morn).
We hope from this reading you can see why we prefer a metaphysical treatment over the literal interpretations of scripture and songs based on those literal interpretations. Literal interpretations do not bring the depth needed to understand universal truths. As serious Truth students, teachers, and practitioners, we want to help raise the spiritual consciousness of humankind one thought, one verse, one song at a time.
This week’s adventure of Advent is to be consciously aware of your sense of expectation … so you can “Go Tell It On the Mountain” with everything you do! Here are a couple of ways to approach it:
Expect a Joyful Experience! Instead of dreading what you must do, expect it to be fun! Set yourself up to enjoy the moment by consciously setting that intention. Our family has an interesting little light-up decoration that plays a holiday carol. When we all get together, someone will turn it on, and we all exclaim, “The fun light is on!” We expect our time together to be joyful — and it is! As you enter this special season, be the one to turn the fun light on! Set out with the inner thought of Joy. (With everything you do, no matter what it is, begin with the affirmation “I do this with joy!”) Send out joy to others with a smile, a kind word, a thoughtful deed. And watch for the reaction!
Expect a Peaceful Experience, knowing you are God expressing. God is Peace ~ so YOU are peace! Now more than ever, when you are feeling the most rushed and frazzled, you must make quiet time for meditation and prayer. Go to headquarters, making time to be still and listen, expecting the answers to come! It may be you need to say “no” to a request; choose to keep things more simple; discover new ways to get things done more easily. Remember the metaphysical interpretation of go Tell It on the Mountain: We have the ability to raise our thoughts, words, and actions to their highest spiritual octaves! When we do that, we are peace, no matter what the world of appearance throws at us!
Expect an enriched Spiritual Experience. As we focus on the real meaning of Christmas, we realize we are Divine—we are worthy. We can come from the mountain of our highest, most elevated level of awareness, and use this time leading up to Christmas to prepare us for the holiest of celebrations. As we move into this season with Great Expectations (expecting a joyful experience; expecting a peaceful experience, and expecting an enriched Spiritual experience), we can “Go Tell It on the Mountain” that we claim our Oneness, knowing the Christ born in Jesus is the same Christ born in us.
Consider the following lyrics as a Spiritual version of the chorus to Go Tell It On the Mountain:I’m raising my awareness Moving beyond embedded thinking I’m raising my awareness The Christ is born in me.
May you truly raise your awareness and Go Tell It On the Mountain … as you walk the spiritual path on practical, expectant feet.