Merry Christmas

The forest was mostly empty of snow this morning, though a night of near-zero temperatures froze the ground and made walking easy. It was deeply quiet, the sun’s rays bright as they streamed through leafless trees and myriad pines. One or two chickadees called as I passed. A crow flew away to the east. I stopped to pray by the frozen pond dusted with snow on which tiny tracks of mice could be seen. There are times when the world grows so still and lovely it is hard to imagine any other Heaven exists or – if it does exist – could be desirable. Yet coming home – to decorations, pancakes, presents and stockings, letters from Santa, and later yet travel – I remember where I am and what I am doing. Stumbling through beauty with a mute prayer in my heart that only sometimes resolves in language.

To those of you who read and share with me – giving of your time, attention and insight – thank you. I am deeply grateful to share the way with you, guided by your light to the home we never left.

The sign of Christmas is a star, a light in darkness. See it not outside yourself, but shining in the Heaven within, and accept it as the sign the time of Christ has come . . . This Christmas give the Holy Spirit everything that would hurt you. Let yourself be healed completely that you may join with Him in healing, and let us celebrate our release together by releasing everyone with us . . . Let no despair darken the joy of Christmas, for the time of Christ is meaningless apart from joy (T-15.XI.2:1-2, 3:1-2, 8:1).


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  • the happy forgiver December 25, 2013, 12:03 pm

    Beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas and be blessed as we forgive the world today and every day.

  • Aleta December 25, 2013, 12:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas morning walk with us; it was truly a beautiful, meditative, experience! And thank you for sharing the journey home with all of us who read your inspiring words!
    (One of my most treasured gifts was my husband got me the entire Course on CD’s so I can listen to it in the car on long trips!)
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family –

  • jeanne December 25, 2013, 1:19 pm

    Thanks Sean, Your shining light has been instrumental in allowing me to make it through this last year. I’m still with my husband. I’ve not talked to him about the affair. But I am doing quite well. I’ve found myself again. My heart is reopening. : )
    Merry Christmas!

  • Janice December 25, 2013, 2:03 pm

    …for the time of Christ is meaningless apart from joy. The real gifts are peace and joy. The course is the foundation for peace and I am grateful for your sharing. Merry Christmas .

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