[Because I recently changed site-building platforms, I need to republish this (first) blog. I wrote it on Christmas day.]
Each year at Christmas time the Entire Planet upshifts into a higher level of existence. Many people then are thinking of others. They are thinking about God, even. Love is in the air. At this time the Whole World (not just the Christian world) operates in the First Stage of Light and Life. It lasts for only a day or two. But the fact that it happens at all – means that it is possible.
The film ‘Joyeux Noel’ shows what happened one Christmas on a battlefield in Germany during WWII. German soldiers and soldiers of the Allied Forces were in their trenches and quite close to each other … and some soldier started singing ‘Silent Night’ … and soon everyone is singing. Next day (Christmas Day) they come out of their foxholes. They play soccer together. All hostilities are put aside. Some of them even exchange addresses – so they can look each other up after the war.
And – was this an isolated incident? Apparently NOT. It seems there were numerous such occurrences.
What does this mean?
It means that when we are in a higher consciousness, we are fully capable of relating to each other (even our supposed “enemies”) – as Family.
Ambrose Bierce defines “peace” in this way –
Peace: n. In international affairs, a period of cheating in between two periods of fighting.
He’s holding up a mirror for us so we can have a little look at ourselves.
He would like us to understand – that if we could manage to regard each other with love and respect and treat each other better … maybe we could actually HAVE peace.
So far, however, what we know as ‘human history’ is, for the most part – one long Nightmare of exploitation and abuse. (This is, after all, a Fallen Planet)
But does that mean that the future is destined to resemble the past? I don’t believe so.
Even though to be a ‘Human Being from Earth’ – isn’t much to brag about – the ability to choose happens to be built into our Nature. If we want a future that’s a lot better than our past, we merely have to choose it.
The Question, then is – “How do we – the Human Family – bring ourselves to this Point of Choosing”?
I don’t think we know the answer to this question; but how about this? –
– Let’s commit to the path. –
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower
who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly
i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don’t be afraid
look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
put up your little arms
and i’ll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy
then when you’re quite dressed
you’ll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they’ll stare!
oh but you’ll be very proud
and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we’ll dance and sing
– e.e. cummings (1894-1962)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_3-haTEFrU (Some Children See Him)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxDZjg_Igoc (Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss – The Wexford Carol)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RXjWqzPWgI (Ralph Vaughan Williams’ – ‘The Blessed Son of God’, sung by St. Peter’s Singers of Leeds)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifCWN5pJGIE (Mary, Did you Know?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zx9JA2DOow (Lullay Myn Lyking, Holst)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3s-Q1zyxYE (Balulalow, Britten)