Meditation on the Symbolism of Christmas

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“It would be useless the Nativity of Christ at Bethlehem if he is not born in our heart too. We need to celebrate the Christmas of the Heart and this is only possible by incarnating our Dragon of Wisdom, the Intimate Christ”.
Samael Aun Weor

The stable or crib where the Infant God is born is the Divine abode of the Soul. The eternal temple invaded now by the animals of desire. It is urgent to know that inside the Reign of the soul unfortunately exist the animal Elementaries of desire. Those nourish with the inferior substances of the lower animal bottoms of man. There they live and multiply, those entire animal Elementaries are that what is called EGO; therefore it is not exaggerated to state that there exists the pluralized “I”. The “I” is constituted by animal Elementaries; the animals of the stable where the Infant God is born to save the man. Each animal Elementarie represents a specific defect; when we annihilate a defect, its corresponding Elementary died. We need to die from instant to instant; we need to dissolve the psychological “I” which always re-incarnate to satisfy desires.

(Samael Aun Weor. Gnosis in the XX Century)


My brothers and sisters:
Observe the King of Stars in his elliptical orbit as he travels from south to north and back again. When he travels to the north, we celebrate the birth of the Infant Sun. He is born on December 24th at midnight in order to dawn on December 25th. If the Christ-Sun did not move northwards, the whole earth would become a huge piece of ice and all life would perish. The Sun-god, however, does advance northwards on December 24th to animate and give heat and life to all creatures. The Infant-Sun is born on December 24th in order to dawn on December 25th; he crucifies himself at the spring equinox to give life to all that exists.

The fixed date of his birth and the variable date of his death have a profound significance in all religious theologies. In the northern regions of our world, in winter, there are long hours of darkness and few hours of light. On one of those very long nights, the Child of the Sun was born, frail and helpless, in this humble stable, our world.

The sign of the Celestial Virgin rises on the horizon at Christmas, and it is then that the Child is born to save the world. The Christ-Sun, in His childhood, is surrounded by dangers, and the kingdom of dark ness lasts longer than His [of light] in the beginning, but He lives despite all the dangers that threaten Him.

Time passes... the days become cruelly longer, and the spring equinox arrives. This is the Holy Week, the moment of crossing from one extreme to another, the moment of the Lord’s crucifixion in this world. The Christ-Sun crucifies Himself on planet Earth to give life to all that exists. After His death, He resurrects in all creation, ripening the grapes and the grain. The law of the Logos is sacrifice.

This is the cosmic drama that is repeated from moment to moment in all infinite space, in all worlds, in all suns. This is the cosmic drama that is represented in all the temples of Egypt, Greece, India, Mexico, etc. This is the cosmic drama that is represented in all the temples of all the worlds of infinite space. The secondary aspect of this great drama has its parallel in the life of any high initiate who, by a revolution of consciousness, obtains the Venustic initiation and becomes a solar hero.

(Samael Aun Weor. Christmas Message 1966-1967, Chapter 1: The Infant Sun)

May the Star of Bethlehem shine if your Path…

--We suggest for this holidays:

1.- Study the chapters 23, 24, 25 and 26 from the book: "The Great Rebellion".

2.- Relax your body and mind and meditate in the symbolism of Christmas,

3.- Make a list of the Egos (discovered within) who are against the the Birth of the Christ in our heart, (Anger, hatred, vengeance, criticism, intolerance, etc.) and work with them to understand them in meditation.

4.- Do not only wish good wishes, step up to action and do –directly- some good to someone who is in need, from the hearth, without boasting it, sincerely, full of faith.

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