The Christ mass is upon us at this pivotal time of year. I love this time of injection, more deliberately, and memorably, in Christ Consciousness Connection.
It encourages and challenges us to stay focussed on what the birth and life of Jesus The Christ meant, and means, to all of us. What this great teacher and master demonstrated and strengthened in the psyche of man and woman. To find and complete our individuated wholeness, and create a new human race, of grace.
And in that reflection I opened again a present I received last year, relevant to the flavour of this anniversary, and the rituals surrounding the birth of this human, mystical, holy, divine, being and doing, Christ saint.
The present was a book, about a series of interviews with Carl Jung. Miguel Serrano's C.G. Jung and Hermann Hesse, A Record of Two Friendships. Amongst many topics it offers a lovely extrapolation and explorative perspective of Eastern and Western Traditions. In one particular extract, Serrano's first interview with Carl Jung in February 1959, Jung describes Christ, as the archetype, for the Western world.
'The Self,' said Jung, 'is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.' Dr. Jung spoke that sentence in Latin. 'And do you know what the Self is for Western man? It is Christ, for Christ is the archetype of the hero, representing man's highest aspiration. All this is very mysterious and at times frightening.' Jung fell silent for a moment.
And indeed it is. For Christ taught about, and acted from, the Sacred Heart.
And to live and speak from your heart takes courage. To stay in your truth takes strength. To stay in your I Am'ness when all around seems senseless, that is the path to wholeness.
And sometimes that can feel treacherous. Yet that is a part of the journey of the hero and heroine. Which we all are. It is essentially the transfiguration of the human species, led by the heartmind, into an era of greater humanity and grace. No small feat. It's that big. And every step is relevant.
As you are facing the final days, leading into the season of Christmas festivities, where views can be differing, tensions may be heightening, where compassion seems emptying, and where soulful presence seems mystifying, breathe in, and take smaller steps, in each present moment. A gentler, simpler pace, for the highest good, is where the blessing and transformation is.
Select what your wholly holy Self needs best, in amongst the activity, for you and humanity. So you can make it a more meaningful and relevant event. And that is time well spent, in Christ Consciousness. That is the Present.
And should you wish to read a previous blog I wrote called 'Your Unique Self', with an extract by Hermann Hesse, you can find it here http://www.lovingpsyche.com/Blog/index.php?id=5915043626871369058
Much love for a Happy Graceful Greatful Christmas Self Present.
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