Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Virgin Mary
Metaphysically, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth into a human lifetime is far less important than the birth of Christ Awareness that He will achieve --- and which he calls us to achieve as well.
Mary is our own feminine energy of love, faith, acceptance and creativity. It is that part of our conciousness tha first receives the seed of awareness --- that we are innately one with the divine. That seed grows through faith, love and patience --- until we are ready to give birth to a new expression of the divine. The process can be challenging and painful --- as it was for Mary --- and the immediate results may not be as dramatic and glorious as we had hoped. The infant awareness has to grow --- to be nurtures through distractions and shadows --- until its full Christ energy can express.
Mary, then, is a symbol of our spiritual potential --- and of the Christ possibility that is always seeking to move through us, into the world, with its transformative power of light and love.
Love... bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
--- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
reprinted from Unity's booklet Advent 2011 Your Journey To Christmas