The season of Advent is accompanied by feelings of longing and expectant waiting. Hope eternal is the taproot at this time of year as we move from darkness toward light’s return and the birth of the Christ Child.
The Christ Child, I write these words and deep within with the ears of my heart I hear a message…
Awaken the sacred child that lives within your heart and spirit. Invite your child-self to reveal your life through the lens of wonder, innocence, and awe. Become active and generative Love in the world, like a joy filled and imaginative child. While you await the birth of Jesus, become reacquainted with the sacred child that lives within you. Play, dream, explore, express, and re-imagine your life with new possibility. Be ready to step into new ways of living and being as the Light returns to the world. Celebrate this holy season as a sacred child of God.
The gifts of wonder and awe are part and parcel of our birthright. These qualities are meant to stay with us throughout life’s journey, yet, somehow along the way it’s easy to lose connection with the sacred child within each of us.
How might the Advent and the Christmas seasons be different this year if you were to step into the soul-skin of your youth to recall the memory of magic, astonishment, and holy wonder for all that is held in December’s mystery?
If your five-year old Self could offer her wisdom to you today, what would she tell you about this season of wonder and awe?
May the blessings of Christmas and Advent bring you sweet reconnection and new beginnings…