Spiritual Meaning of Xmas
Historical Christ was born only once, but we celebrate His birth world over every year and call it Xmas. This day of His advent symbolizes a deep significant truth of spiritual awakening in our life which we sometimes fail to understand. During Xmas we just eat, drink and are merry, do nothing more.
What really signifies His Divine advent?
Divinity often manifest in the lowliest places. Jesus was born in not in a grand palace, but in corner of a stable. He was born to most humble and poor parents, who had nothing to boast about, except their humility and holiness. Also He was born in the darkness in the obscure hour of midnight, when no one even knew about it, except a few divinely blessed people. It was birth of a divine life. Jesus Christ lived and symbolized Divine Consciousness. He is the very personification of Divinity.
Those conditions of darkness, impurity and materialism that prevailed before the coming of Christ still exist today. There is no thought of God or higher spiritual life. Everyone is immersed in the pursuit of the material things of this external physical world, slave of his senses. He has no spiritual ideal in life. They are not aware of the descent of light of Grace and the true meaning of the advent of the Blessed Lord in this world.
Even Christianity is immersed in materialism with no spiritual ideal in life. Not only lay man, but even priests to cardinals, withÂ few exceptions, all live a life of luxury, pride and a desire driven life.
I wonder how may of the so called enlightened Christian are aware of the Christ Consciousness and the divine wisdom with in us. Only those who are “poor in spirit” and meek will understand the inward, not the physical birth of Christ in Xmas time. Our Blessed Lord will reveal his radiant light of divinity to true aspirant who genuinely seek him like the Jewish priest Nicodemus who approached him in the night secretly. If anyone openly try to unravel the spiritual Christ ,they will not be easily welcome by the Church organization and priesthood, they will be labeled as Occult and mammonic. So one should be like Nicodemus approaching the Blessed Lord for revealing the Divine truth about Christ consciousness. No wonder, widespread apostasy is gripping the western world today.
Spirit of Christ must be born again inside of us. Our Blessed Lord will reveal us about the spiritual rebirth and the “kingdom of Heaven with in”. But we should empty ourselves and become like a child with true humility to understand the spiritual awareness of the born again phenomenon.
During this Xmas, Let us turn away from all the earthly desires by overcoming all attachments, and become receptive to the expression of the Christ\’s divine Spirit within. At the advent of this Xmas let us rejoice in rebirth of Divine Spirit with in us.
Let us enter into a new life of spiritual aspiration, purity and devotion, when Spirit of Christ takes its birth within our heart.
Happy Xmas to all my readers
May God Bless