This blog has finally birthed. How perfect to begin with the birth of Jesus which in Unity means birthing the Christ at a deeper level within us. The picture that is before you is one that I took of the view from the Blue Ridge mountains. It is only a small representation of the beauty of this Shenandoah Valley where I have the privilege of living. Likewise, it shows some of that same Christ presence that is within us.
In Unity we translate the Bible and life, metaphysically. We look at the meaning beyond the words or situation that is going on before us. This gives us a practical application to use in living a spiritual life. Always keep one thing in mind, however, as you have heard it said, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. There isn’t always a meaning to absolutely everything in that one can get stuck in over analyzing. You just look at what jumps out at you in the present moment and what it might be teaching you. We look at symbols and metaphors for clues and trust the feelings that we experience.
Unity’s cofounder and mentor to myself, Charles Fillmore, talked about birthing the Christ in his Christmas sermon on Sunday, December 22, 1912.
“The essential thing is to know and understand that the real child of God is formed in your soul. It exists there and is now being manifest. Make yourself a present of that thought; and make it an everyday thought. Let Christmas be every day. Enter into the Christ Mind and see Christ in you.
I know a man who has grown wonderfully in spiritual understanding and spiritual power, and he told me once that he made it a daily practice to see Christ in his heart. He saw the Christ as a picture, as a life, and he said he talked mentally to that Christ portrait at his heart’s center; and he said a light has gradually sprung up within me that lights my way. I am a changed man from mentally seeing Christ in me, instead of looking at the Christ outside, looking at a historical Christ, thinking about the man as separate from me. ‘I am the Christ of God’, is the dominant appellation of that man to himself, and he has demonstrated it. And he is only one of thousands who have brought that Christ principle home to everyday life, who are bringing forth in themselves the Christ of God, who are forming Christ in them.”
Here is an example that a change in our life begins with our consciousness. We can birth whatever we want. As you probably know, the life that you are currently living was birthed from a level of your consciousness. We create our consciousness with our thoughts, one word at a time, one sentence at a time. Life is consciousness and relationships. The consciousness we show up in dictates the relationship we will have in that very moment with an idea, a person or a situation.
Jesus said we are the light of the world and not to hide it under a bushel. When we shine our light, we are expressing the Christ from within our being. I invite you this week, to let Christ begin to come into your consciousness, open and receptive, coming as a child in your own unique way. Stay tuned for Part II.
You are welcome to leave a comment or question, or addition if you feel so inclined. Thanks in advance for your contributing consciousness to this one that has just birthed.
8 thoughts on “Birthing the Christ, Part I”
Hi Airin! A great blog and I love the photo! The Blue Ridge Mountains are one of my favorite places to go in the fall. I hope that all is well with you. Please check out my blog and confirm my authorship of it if you would please. Thanks! And abundant blessings to you! Carla
For about a year now, I have been picking the angel card “birth” over and over and over again. And if I didn’t pick it, it would sometimes stick up out of the dish or fall out. I am sure I am birthing a lot of things these days but am pleased to be directed to a primary focus. I soooooo enjoyed reading this article and am so pleased to be able to connect with you in a spiritual way on this beautiful website. I am marking it in my “Favorites.” Love and miss you and Merry Christmas to you, Christine and all beautiful people of Shenandoah!!! Rosemary
Hi Airin, I mean Rev. Airin,
You worked hard for that title; I must remember to use it.
Congratulations on the publication of your first article and the launch of your new blogsite.
Merry Christmas to you and Christine.
Thank you for sending me your “Birthing The Christ”. I really enjoyed it. I have been working on birthing the christ in my heart.
Your words feed me spiritually.
Merry Christmas to you and Christine. Your picture of the blue ridge mountain is breath taking. I would love to visit your church one of these days.
Thank you for your words of love, inside the spaces I found some meaningful answers to practical questions that lie within myself revealed here. In fact today these words were in conversation with another spirit of god, and I appreciate when I hear the words of the christ child. Bring more here my friend!
In my personal journey, this year is highlighted by the miracle of my own re-birthing, this incredible journey has also included the burning away in the creative fire and paralleling the born anew, as I watch myself with eyes of wonder. I recognize that I can not birth whatever I want, as I surrender more of the mind the heart opens more then I could ever have imagined within what I can merely speculate humbly as a divine process, within the tears of joy and sorrow, meeting all, and the gifts of new and loving all aspects of this divine child called PamRose, Namaste sweet angel Airin, Merry Christmas to all!
Thanks Airin. Yes, in every moment we are making choices and deciding how we want to live our lives. “How we show up”, has come up a lot for me lately. It’s easy to get caught up in life’s happenings and show up as stressed, negative, or a victim. It follows then, that it is also easy to show up as capable, happy and positive/full of hope if we choose to. I don’t believe that anyone wants to show up the first way I presented, but then one has to believe it is a choice we make, a conscious choice we can make to not show up that way when life gets hard.
Another comment I have, is that I was happy to hear you say that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. I think it is very important to remember that, mostly to keep life lighthearted. After all, if we live in our head, everything becomes intense and before you know it, it just isn’t fun anymore.
There you have it, my two cents.
Love and misses.
This is a magnificent work, Airin, we are all fortunate to have access to the wisdom you express.
Hi Rev Airin,
Congrats on your new blog. Great post. Still planning to visit you & attend a Unity service soon. After the New Year, most likely. Just wanted to let you know I haven’t forgotten!
Love & light!