When Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem in preparation of Jesus’ birth, they were not allowed in the Inn because a party was going on and there was no room. So they went to a manger where He was born. This is a symbolical story and teaches a vital lesson.
Sometimes, when someone is trying to make a demonstration, that is-give birth to something new, there is so much going on that there is no room in their consciousness for the right conditions of giving birth to their desired good.
Mary represents love and Joseph represents wisdom. For desired demonstration, love and wisdom are required. Without them, the demonstration may be delayed or manifest as insufficient.
The manger represents a humble or quiet place. It is in the quiet mind that true birth takes place. This means that the usual negative stuff going on in consciousness needs to be released and to enter into a peaceful, receptive consciousness.
This Christmas, make it even more beautiful and meaningful by getting quite, having removed yourself from the hustle and bustle of Christmas activities. Quiet your mind and invite the Christ, the loving spirit of God in you, to have its way. Allow yourself to be receptive to the greater good you desire, gratefully accept that it is happening now. – Lovingly, Rev. John
Rekindle the gift of God that is within you. – 2 Timothy 1:6
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Every day in every way, I am grateful!
Thank You, God, for everything!
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Golden Keys to Answered Prayers…
You are always wise to empty your mind of fear, doubt, worry and other negatives when you pray. If these emotions seem to have you in their grip, sit very comfortably in a quiet place by yourself. Breathe deeply three times and as you do, softly declare: I now relax, let go and let God. Gently, but securely, focus your thinking on the Presence of God as infinite love and peace. Feel His Presence. With practice it gets easier.
In The Mail…
Miracles Happen! –I have good news for you. I started a new job and the people I work with are so pleasant and helpful. Things are working out in my marriage, too. It is amazing how God works when we pray scientifically. Thank you and God bless you. – F. P. in Victoria, B. C.
Bytes of Wisdom …
Life is too short for drama and petty things,
Laugh a lot, love truly and forgive quickly. – Unknown
Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced that we are loved. – Victor Hugo
Belief in the Power and Presence of God causes circumstances to alter in a fashion that seems miraculous. – Leonard E. Read
Great successes are built on taking your negatives and turning them around. – Sumner Redstone
A Little Humor …
A woman found a note on the coffee shop menu: “We will pay you $10 if you order a sandwich we can’t make.” She ordered an elephant ear sandwich. After several minutes, the waitress returned and said, “Here’s your $10 ma’am. We can’t make that sandwich.”
“I’m not surprised,” answered the woman. “Where would you ever get an elephant’s ear?”
“Oh, it’s not the ear,” said the waitress. “We’re out of those big buns.” – David Letterman
A Special Note of Thanks…
I do my best to provide the best in spiritual food to nourish the souls of all who receive and read my Newsletters. I am most grateful for friends who write their appreciation to me, and especially those who support my ministry with their tithes and other financial contributions.
Thank you! – Rev. John