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Nativity CaveI received an amazing gift yesterday.  Even better than the 12-string guitar I received on my 15th Christmas.  It wasn’t a gift that I could  touch or see, yet it touched me deeply, and  gave me clarity and in’sight’.  It was the gift of love; connecting with like-minded souls who have the same yearnings, the same thirst for knowledge and the same open hearts.  Some were new friends, some old friends – all seeking (whether they know it or not) to grow and evolve in this incarnation, this physical body, and sharing the pain and joy and wonder of it all.  We gathered together to take an Alchemical Scents Journey with the 3 Magi to receive a gift from the Christ child.

I AM THAT I AM – this meditation is playing in the background as I write this post.   All mystical revelations, all paths, are based upon the I AM. God is often known as the I AM. The Judeo-Christian as well as Eastern paths are all infused with the I AM power. Jesus said, “I AM the Light of the world.”  Rumi, the great Sufi poet, wrote:

I am neither a Moslem nor a Hindu
I am not Christian, Zoroastrian, nor Jew.
My place is the no-place
My image is without face
Neither of body nor the soul
I am of the Divine Whole.

Our little group experienced that yesterday, I think.  Hearts reaching out and touching hearts, silently praying ‘Take me as I AM’.  And we did, and it was beautiful.

May your heart be newborn this Christmas.

 

 

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