December 12, 2010 – An Understanding of the First Christmas

Reverend David McArthur

Every religious group has a myth about the birth of the divine in human form. The Incarnation; the truth of the divine presence expressing in and thru us. They have added onto the story, but use what works and let go of what doesn’t.  Edgar Cayce told how the prophet Elijah, knowing a higher consciousness, taught his awareness to a group that eventually became the Essenes. As a collective instrument, they brought in the greater consciousness. The Essenes were aware they were coming to a time when a Soul would enter That would raise the consciousness of all. There was this intention to prepare for the Soul and the consciousness of change. They began to train girls in their group so one could become the mother of that Soul. What love of that Soul to give up the greater consciousness and enter into the sleep of this earthly life, to awaken in the density of the human experience! In Unity, we speak of Jesus as the Elder Brother who broke through first, who broke the way for us.

We are in the birth of a new consciousness– a new paradigm. What we do allows a greater consciousness to unfold. The story of the selection of Mary to be the mother shows that, even when we are “prepared”, we reach a point where we have to face something and we don’t have it all figured out. Know there are levels of support far beyond our ability to understand. Shakespeare’s Hamlet proclaims, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

We always have support to live in the new consciousness. We are always about things which bring forth a new consciousness. That’s why we’re here. However, open any great scripture, you will find many wonderful beings inviting us to follow into the pure radiant love that God is. What Christmas is about is that consciousness of love which more than circles back, it spirals. Each year we have greater knowledge, greater understanding. We have touched more beauty, goodness, wholeness of the people around us– the presence of that love. The greatest part of the story is that we are never alone. Whether we see angels, or Jesus, or the greater consciousness. We can only see a few, but there are many with us and among us! We are so loved! We are so supported! At Christmas we get to open up and receive the light like never before!