Today is a cultural curiosity. Billions of people are putting their energy into a sometimes-spiritual event while many Jews are busy eating Chinese food(1) and emphasising it is “just” a normal day. “Messiah/Moshiach” is a deeply Biblical concept, so why don’t we all use today to focus on elevating our “messiah consciousness” and doing our part to heal humanity?
Isaiah wrote: “And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them (11:6). Here’s a free/freed re-interpretation: tame the animal passions within yourself and allow your inner child, your intuition, to lead the way.
Or put another way, Can you get your warring internal thoughts to be peaceful with one another? Can you remove all conflict from your family relationships and live in peace? If the messianic vision is to “repair the world in the leadership of the Divine”(2), then can you unify your thoughts, words and actions?
Interestingly, it can all start with a meditation. The prophet Jeremiah even wrote that “the breath of our nostrils is the Messiah of God” (Lamentations 4:20). This could mean that if we control our breath then it takes us into a deeper, internal and transformative state. Peace within leads to peace without.
Today, try looking beyond what you see with your eyes. If you see holiday lights, look towards your inner light, and connecting that to a Higher Light. Consider how you can bring more light into your own life and then radiate it outwards.
Love & Light
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(1)Since moving to the USA I’ve learned about the American Jewish custom of eating Chinese Food & watching movies on Christmas. In England we just watch The Queen’s Speech.
(2) Hebrew: “L’taken Olam B’Malchut Shaddai” – literally “to fix the world in the Kingdom of God”, but my free translation above also works….