“These holidays are representing incredibly powerful, let’s use the word “ritual” – because it allows us to dive deeper into an aspect of our wholeness. And that word ‘wholeness’ is going to come up quite a bit. So holy days – we use the “whole”, or “whole-ness” [in reference to these days]. “Holy days around this time of year represent renewal [and] rebirth. So for Hanukkah, it’s about rebuilding the temple. Christmas is [about the birth of Christ]. Even on Bodhi Day Buddhists [celebrate] Siddhartha being still under the Bodhi Tree having his experience and his commitment to enlightenment. If you look at [the word] ‘enlighten’, that says ‘wholeness’ because it’s connecting back to the light of Source. And for the Buddha it was a present moment experience, which to me is symbolized by so many traditions. It’s about us; it’s about wholeness.
So if the holidays are about renewal and rebirth, and the rewards are the gifts that this offers, most of humanity has gotten off course. It’s become about the gifts, right? So when we receive a gift or want gifts for the sake of gifts alone, there’s an emptiness [in this]. And you notice kids on Christmas Eve or Hanukkah, they get their gift and then after a while, the gifts lose their luster, because it’s not about the gifts per se. But if we earn the gifts – in other words, if we do the work so that the gifts can show up internally, then we receive the true gifts.
We really want to ‘make whole’ within ourselves. The mind and the heart have become divided for most people. [The work is about] making that whole experience again – that [‘wholiness’ or] holiness within us.
Where does wholeness live? It lives in the heart and it lives in the present. Wholeness exists in present. So how do we stay in the present? How do we receive the gifts that are in this present moment? I firmly feel in all of my being that the Garden of Eden, what that symbolizes in the Old Testament, that state of graceful life – it’s got to be here. We just don’t perceive it because our perception has been fragmented. All of our senses are being filtered through a brain that’s not functioning [fully] or optimally because of all that we carry in our sensory world in the body.
We need to reconnect to truth. Many people celebrate Christmas. Christ means to christen; christen means to anoint with oil; oil means truth. What if we were to anoint ourselves with truth in the present moment? The truth would be for us to take responsibility for what it is that we carry, instead of trying to reach for the feel-good, for the distraction, for anything other than the truth. Most of humanity is spending time on something other than what it is that lives inside [of them]. And it’s become compacted and pressed down into the unconscious and maybe the subconscious. But has been we want to bring it into the consciousness of this moment. It’s about noticing where our attention is.
Einstein said, “What we call ‘matter’ is energy whose vibrations have been lowered to be perceived by the senses.” Consciousness has been lowered to be perceived by the senses. What would cause a frequency to be lowered? It’s our reactivity to the past. How simple and clean is that?
So, something happened, It doesn’t feel good in the body. The mind comes in and makes it mean something, judges it, and [in doing so] drives it down deeper into our sensational realm and then it lives in us, only to attract more similar type of experiences. The grace is that our cosmic Self, our true Self is the observer. The more we are willing to observe what is here, what we carry, the more freedom we will experience – freedom to truly receive the gifts – the real gifts. [We can then receive] not the gifts the ego thinks that it wants, but the true gifts from the heart – of the heart. Gifts that reflect back the fullness of who you are. The gifts are a natural unfoldment of truth.” – John Newton www.healthbeyondbelief.com #AncestralClearing #TheChristmasCard #ComplementaryHealing #JohnNewton
John Newton considers his work to be healing to the work of doctors, therapists, and other health care practitioners, not an alternative to their care.
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