to my Lights, the Christmas Tree is a wonderful symbol which can help
us recognize our connections with all our fellows and the whole of
We really shouldn’t need any such symbol, because we
all “live in the same boat” - that is, walk the same planet, breathe
the same air, have the same source in Spirit. But, how easily we forget.
often think that you and I are like the two thumbs of my two hands.
They are obviously - to me, the owner - part of the same body. I see
the Big Picture, at least for my own personal dwelling place.
I wonder if my right thumb has any sense of being connected with the
left. If they could think, they might argue and fight as to which one
was the better thumb. They have no way of knowing that they are
PHYSICALLY connected by a network of nerves and vessels, skin and bones
and connective tissue.
You and I are in a similar fix as those
two thumbs. Mostly, we are clueless that we are indeed connected with
each other, the whole of the planet and beyond.
We are clearly connected by the land, air and water which sustain us. That’s easy.
we are also interconnected by invisible (to us) strands of light and
force and energy which are the template on which all things are created
Some day, we will have the vision of the Great
Ones and not have to merely imagine the subtle threads of light which
substand our bodies and the planet. And, others which tether us
emotionally and mentally to friends and foes alike. And, deeper ones
which bond us indivisibly with our spiritual Source.
A lit up
Christmas tree reminds me of this Truth. The image on the attached card
does the same as well for me. Hinting at how Light is the essence of
the Christmas tree symbol. And, the Season. And, Life.
symbol also reminds us of the “thousand points of light” which are
supposed to shine out and make this land better. It really is billions
of points of Light which make up the subtle body of Planet Earth. (The
Body of Christ - for church people.)
You might want to think
about that especially if you participate in a holiday candlelighting.
After all “ye are the Light of the World,” just like the Elder Brothers.
the True Lights of the Season seep more deeply into the awareness of us
all. In the immortal words of Tiny Tim Cratchit: “God Bless us