Christmas represents the birth of our awareness that the Christ Presence has expressed Itself as us in human form. And like Jesus, we can grow into our conscious Christhood by following the same inner compass He used to find his way Home.
We believe there will be peace on earth when people the world over have the courage to face one of the most inconvenient spiritual truths of all time. It is amazing at the lengths the world has gone to down play this universal truth.
We believe humankind’s unwillingness to embrace this truth has caused us to miss many opportunities for both inner peace and world peace. We’ve missed the true purpose of our lives which is to be the best Christ we can be. We’ve neglected the true meaning of Christmas.
The most inconvenient spiritual truth of all time is … Are you ready for the best answer we can offer? Take a deep breath. (If you’re sitting near a loved one, you may want to hold each other’s hand.)
The most inconvenient spiritual truth of all time is this: The Only Begotten Son born in a manger to Joseph and Mary is the same Only Begotten Son born in each of us. It is the Christ Presence within us. It is the Planetary Christ expressing Itself in human form as each and every one of us!
The Christmas story is our story. It is the drama of the birth of our awakening to the Truth that we are the Christ expressing at the point of us. Metaphysically, it represents a transformation in consciousness. It is a moment of enlightenment, an interior journey of the growing awareness of our unfolding Christhood.
What follows is a metaphysical snapshot of that spiritual unfoldment. Metaphysically speaking, all of the people, places, and events in the Bible represent qualities, traits, habits, and abilities within us. We hope you’ll like our esoteric treatment of the Christmas story:
Census: A time when all of the beliefs, values, and assumptions gained from sense consciousness are called into account
Inn: Represents the unenlightened intellect which has no room for higher spiritual insights
Cave: The womb-like mystery of life which gives birth to form
Manger: Represents baser human emotions associated with our human personality
Swaddling Clothes: The confinement or limitations imposed by our physicalness
Nazareth: State of guardedness in which we center our thoughts on spiritual things instead of material things
Galilee: Subconscious feelings and emotions which sense evolving truths
Bethlehem: The house (body) of bread, the abiding place (our body) of Universal Substance
Jerusalem: State of inner peace, a consciousness filled with the peace which passes all misunderstanding
Judah (Judea): Acknowledgement of and praise for our relationship to God, the Eternal Presence
Egypt: Coma consciousness (sense or material consciousness)
Mary: Represents our pure, maternal, and superior intuition which is unequivocally open and receptive to Divine Ideas
Joseph: Represents our dutiful and trusting intellect which is characterized by superior wisdom and understanding. The intellect finds it difficult to give birth to divine ideas, it can only protect them and nurture them through disciplined spiritual practice
Elizabeth: Mature spiritual unfoldment characterized by faith, trust, love, and confidence in intuitive promptings
Zechariah: Attuned intellectual understanding that evidences our becoming aware of the deeper spiritual implications of religious writings and beliefs
Infant John (later known as John the Baptizer or John the Baptist): Growing moral awareness of our need to prepare ourselves and others for responsible spiritual growth
Angels: Intermediary thoughts, insights, and inclinations which come from a consciousness grounded in Truth principles
Gabriel: The wisdom of spiritual discernment which allows our Christ Nature to guide us
Christ Child: The birth of the Christ Pattern (the infant Christ Nature) in us
Shepherds: The humble, trustworthy, natural thoughts we have that watch over our good and obedient intentions (sheep)
Wise Men: Our higher wisdom and superior spiritual insights that are open and receptive to our Christhood
Herod: Our egocentric willfulness characterized by its paranoia and material aggrandizements
Simeon: Our intellectual openness to the truth that our real self is the Christ Self
Anna: Our emotional readiness to subordinate our human personality to our Christ individuality
East: That ‘place of higher consciousness’ within us – Headquarters
Star: The spark of precognition within us that heralds our receptivity to our divine nature
Gold: Our ability to transform material consciousness into spiritual awareness so that our possessions do not possess us
Frankincense: Affirmative prayer and meditation which lift us above worldly concerns
Myrrh: Letting go of anything which is no longer needed for our higher good
Animals (Ass, Ox, Sheep, Lamb, Dove, etc.): Humility, courage, stubbornness (ass); infusion of cosmic and spiritual forces (ox); spiritual wealth (sheep); purity, innocence, harmlessness (lamb); strength, endurance, and perseverance (camel); fidelity(turtledove); purity, gentleness and peace (dove)
Virgin Birth: Represents the undefiled and purified stillness of mind in us which gives birth to the Christ Pattern
Immaculate Conception: Represents a highly receptive intuitive readiness for the Truth
Nativity Event: When we reach a certain stage of spiritual development, our divinely-inspired intuitive abilities spring into action (immaculately conceive) because of our new born Christ awareness (virgin birth)
We invite you to follow your own “Star” within. And to trust in its guidance. It’ll mean moving past your own Herodic inclinations (egocentric willfulness characterized by its paranoia, material aggrandizements, dogmatic myopia, and belief in an anthropomorphic God ‘out there’ who rewards some and punishes others) and experiencing your own personal Nativity (a new level of Spiritual Enlightenment, with divinely-inspired intuitive abilities springing into action in every area of your life).
We believe if enough people embrace this enlightened perspective there will be such a “global Christmasing” that there truly will be peace on Earth and goodwill toward one another. It’ll take an open mind, of course. And it’ll mean having the courage to become more spiritual than religious. It’ll also mean trusting in the spark of precognition (the Nativity Star) within that heralds our receptivity to our divine nature.About the authors: In addition to their work with The Metaphysical Website, Revs. Drs. Bil and Cher Holton also present dynamic corporate workshops, the most popular entitled “The ExtraordinaryYou!” They are prolific authors, dynamic speakers, and master facilitators. Learn more by visiting them at: www.TheMetaphysicalWebsite.com and www.HoltonConsulting.com