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The joy from Christmas and thinking about the birthday of Christ can last far into the year. Real joy is like that - it enlivens us just by turning our thoughts toward the spiritual light.
Christmas Joy Prayer
Christmas joy comes once a year
But stays alive within our thoughts
When we with love and kindness give
And help each other from our heart.
Letís remember Christmas day
A guiding star that shows the way
A wondrous glow that burns so bright
Shining forth the birth of Christ
Shining forth - the Light of Lights.
Letís meditate - Choose a quiet time to sit in front of your altar, either on a cushion with your legs bent in or on a chair - soles of feet firmly planted on the floor for balance. Light a Christmas candle and quietly watch it glow. Breathe in an even and regular pattern such a one count to breathe in and one count to breathe out. Maintain this rhythm throughout your meditation.
Continue watching the candle with your eyes half shut. Think with appreciation about someone or a pet that is dear to you. Our dear ones are gifts while we live on earth. Once love is established with others they will always be in our circle of love - just as the dear Lord is with each of us in the Grand circle of love.
Close your eyes and watch your breath as the observer. Even breathing is a great help is harmonizing body, mind and emotions. When out of sorts, meditation with even breathing helps us calm down and find our center place again.
Reflect on the gift of Christís birth on earth and into our lives. Think of ways you can nurture this gift through sharing joyfully with others in an ever growing circle with family, friends, the world and universe.
When you are ready, take a deep breath in and slowly release it. Open your eyes and stretch out. Let your inner joy shine brightly as you revel in the joy brought on by thoughts of Christ on his birthday.
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