“The Holy Spirit at Christmas”
DECEMBER 21, 2014:
Among the many profound concepts taught by the Mysteries of the ancient world was the template of the Trinity in all of Creation. In Egypt the concept of the Divine Mother and Divine Father that produces the Divine Child is expressed in the trinity of Isis, Osiris and Horus. Not only does this foreshadow our Christian concept of the Divine Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the feminine face of God), but discoveries in modern day science seem to echo this same principle. In the microcosm atoms are composed of three parts: protons, electrons and neutrons, while in the macrocosm we find that solar systems are composed of suns, planets and moons. Similarly, the path of enlightenment taught by the Celts, the Egyptians, and the mystical teachings of the Jewish Kabbalah, tell us that it is in the Union of the male and female (the Middle Path), that we shall find Mastery.
This concept of a Trinitarian Universe is also found in the teachings of Hinduism. They teach that there are three active principles in the Universe: Brahma, the Creator; Vishnu, the Preserver, and Shiva, the Transformer of worlds. In fact, this trinitarian concept is also reflected in the biology of all living mammals. We have three nervous systems: a sympathetic, parasympathetic, and central nervous system. We also have three aspects to our brains: the Reptilian, Limbic and Cerebral brains – each a reflection of our physical, emotional and mental states of consciousness. Thus we can see that this concept is intrinsic to who we are, even when we are unaware of it.
Perhaps as we move into this Holiday Season we can choose to keep the Trinity in our minds, for every exchange of energy has three participants: the Giver, the Receiver, and the Christed Spirit that passes between them. This invisible energy is the Holy Spirit, and energy that brings the Universe into being. Jesus understood this Spirit and lived it every day. Perhaps keeping this invisible Presence in mind each day as we go about the hustle and bustle of our daily lives (shopping, driving, eating, and socializing) we can practice the Presence of this Spirit. This is the season where our hearts can actively connect with the Christed Heart; where we can remember to Do Unto Others As We Would Have Them Do to Us.
Invoking the power of this Presence in all we do and all we say, keeps alive the Spirit of Christmas alive. May we all remember to share the gratitude of what we have been given with others – not only the humans, but the plants and animals as well, for without them there would be no life on Planet Earth at all.