Beloved one, soon you will be celebrating what ones will call my birth, one Jeshua ben Joseph, although truly I was born at what you would call the end of summer. My birth has been arbitrarily set to be at the time of most dark in the northern hemisphere to bring forth light. However, it is not my personal birth which is important, but, more importantly, it is the birth of the Christ child of you which is awakening and becoming more and more obvious to you and to others.
So truly in what you see to be a few weeks of your timing you will be celebrating the birthday of the True Christ. When you do that, acknowledge for yourself that it is your own Christ’s birthday that you are celebrating. Give the gifts which are a token of your love to each and every one that you want to exchange with, as it is called, and know that truly the greatest gift of all is your friendship and your love with other ones.
The tangible goods are as a symbol of your love, but they come and they go. Sometimes you have more of the tangible gifts than your cupboards and closets can hold. You get to the place of overflowing, and so you pass them on and give them to other ones, organizations that can redistribute them, and that is all very good.
This year, in these days leading up to the celebration of Christ’s birthday, which truly is every day, allow yourself to feel more and more of the holiness of you, the goodness of you, the joy and the innocence of you, the Light of you. Every morning when you awake, say to yourself either out loud or silently, “I welcome the Christ of me. I welcome the Christ of me that walks in the world and yet is not of the world. I am in the world as the Christ and I am making impact, I am making change,” because you are.
Each time you choose to acknowledge the Christ power of you, you change the vibratory rate of the collective consciousness and you allow it to ascend. And truly at some point the collective consciousness is going to awaken and it is going to feel an ascension. Sometimes the bodies will feel it also and there will be the physical ascension, but that is not the important goal. That can happen, because you will come to that “Aha!” place where everything dissolves into Light and you no longer need/want the body, and you are so Light that you ascend. But that is not, as I have said, the goal.
The goal is to awaken to the place where you have that “Aha!” moment and you know, truly know, “I Am That Which I Am, that which I have always been. I Am the Christ, and I celebrate the Christ of me, and because there is no separation, the Christ of everyone I meet.”
Everyone you meet you have invited to be in your consciousness, to be in your awareness. Everyone you meet is of the same energy and the same fabric that you are. Everyone is the Christ, whether they know it or not. And you, as the days go by, are going to be recognizing more and more Christs walking, interacting with you, to the place where you are going to be smiling and welcoming them.
In these days leading up to the day of the Christ Mass, Christmas, allow yourself to acknowledge every morning that, “I welcome the Christ of me. I’m really happy; happier this year than I have ever been.” Some holiday seasons have been fraught with stress and questions, even the best of questions as to what should you buy as a gift for someone, and can you get it in time, and can you wrap it and give it to them in time.
Other times it has been fraught with the stress of wondering, “Why am I here? Why am I once again celebrating something that I do not understand?” You have asked that question as the years have gone by. “What am I truly celebrating on Christmas?” There have been some Christmases you have been disappointed because it was not the big Aha! day that you thought it was going to be.
Perhaps the family and relatives were there and someone looked askance at another family member and there was some umbrage where ones were not too happy, and you have wondered, “Why is this happening on Christ’s birthday? Surely ones of the family can be happy for one day.”
And quite often, because it is supposed to be a special day, they bring forth that which is unlike love and the Christ. And why do they do that? They do that in order to know that you can still love them even if they act opposite to what you would assume a holiday celebration should be.
They are asking, sometimes in a most strong way, “If I make a mess of this day, can you still love me?” And you answer them, “I still love you. I will love you this day. I will love you on the morrow. I will love you always, because I know That Which you are.” You do not actually say those words aloud, but you love them and you joke with them and you bring Light and laughter into the celebrations.
We have been speaking in the previous times about the changes that are happening and the changes that are anticipated. And there will be even more changes. We have spoken of the divisiveness, where that which is not of Light is showing itself and inviting the Light to shine upon it.
You are at a place where you are feeling the changes, and some of them you will understand. Some of them, you will take a deep breath and you will choose to stand back and say, “Okay, I know this serves the atonement, because everything does serve the at-One-ment, the realization of Oneness.”
But sometimes you are going to have to take more than one deep breath. So I would suggest unto you that you collect unto yourself, as many as is possible, ones of like mind who support your knowing of the Christ.
Now, I know that you are going to be walking amongst the brothers and sisters who may not use the same language or who may not have the same viewpoint. You will love them and you will be with them, but as often as it is possible, seek out the ones who are going to be of like mind and support you as you support them in the changes that are happening.
You are very strong, so it is not going to hurt you to be with others who have differing viewpoints, but you are going to want to come back to a place where you can let down some of the…I will call it armor, because you have put it on for many lifetimes… and you can just be with friends because they love you, they understand you, they know what truly is happening — not what appears to be happening — but what is truly happening.
So as often as is possible, surround yourself with friends who are of like mind. Do not shun the other ones, but as often as is possible, be with the friends who support you and you support them, because the changes are going to be quite great. They are going to be all for the good, even though at times they may not look that good.
And if you are with friends and you can affirm that, “This, too, shall evolve into the realization of the whole Christ,” then whatever is going on is going to take on a different appearance, quite literally in some cases.
There is nothing to fear. Hear that well, because once you take hold of that idea, the truth of your being, that there is nothing, truly nothing to be afraid of, fear loses its power. Fear has been your companion many lifetimes, and you have learned how to armor yourself because you thought there was something out there that was stronger than you.
First of all, there is nothing “out there”. It is all within your consciousness. In addition to that, there is nothing that you can bring forth that is going to harm you, because you are the one who is creating it. And if you are the one, and I guarantee to you that you are the one creating it, you can un-create it as soon as fear is banished off to the wings, off of stage, no longer necessary.
Fear is not a Truth. It is the truth with lower case “t”, but it is not True with a capital “T”. Fear is something you have created in order to adventure, to have that rush of adrenaline. There is nothing outside of you and there is nothing that you need defend yourself against.
One of the big changes that is coming about is the letting go of fear and judgment. Fear no longer has power over you. It only has power as you give it power and think that it might be true, but it is not. Judgment comes from the belief in separation, and has its roots in fear.
The only truth of your being is that you are energy, energy that I have called love. I have likened that energy to love because when you are in love, you feel expansive. And when you are in love with someone, you forget the small self and you are only interested in the other one. For a moment or so or longer you find yourself forgetting yourself and the armor that you thought was necessary and you feel yourself to be One with the person who stands before you. You know only love.
Love is expansive. Love is energy, and you are energy. You have always been energy, and you have always had choice how to use that energy, how to fashion and form it. And then as you have created, you have found yourself enamored with your creations to the place where you felt that you had to defend those creations. You have felt that perhaps something could come along and knock over your sandcastle or whatever you had created, and you began to identify with your creations to the place where you have forgotten that you created that creation in the first place.
That has been what has been termed the fall from grace, the fall from the remembrance that, “I am the divine One who created this in the first place.” That is the fall into density. And now you are ascending out of it because you have had enough. I have heard you say that. “I’ve had enough…of the fear. I’ve had enough of the troubles and the sense of vulnerability.”
You are not vulnerable. Never does the holy Child need to be defended. The holy Child is not vulnerable. The holy Child is energy. It is the same as what you have with your electrical circuits that bring you the light. How creative you are to bring symbolism to Reality, especially at this time of year. You put up lights everywhere to remind yourself — if you will stop for a moment to see — you are the one creating those lights. You have put up the symbols of light all around you to remind you that you are the Light.
You are the Christ child born into a world that yet believes in darkness, the possibility of darkness. But you are ascending out of that place now because you have completed with it.
This year when you come to the birthday of the Christ, you are not going to be in the same place that you were a year ago or two years ago or ten years ago. You are in the place where you are awakening to the Christ of you, awakening to the place where you know your power; not as the world dictates power. That is in a duality. You can have power one day and lose it the next, seemingly, in the world.
But the true power of you lies in your realization of the Christ of you that has never been lost. You have had a lot of adventures, but you have never been lost; you have never sinned. You have made choices and you have lived with the results of those choices and gone on to make other choices, but in Truth, you have never sinned. You have played.
I am putting out ideas for you so that you can understand that you have nothing to fear. As one wise person said, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” And once you come to the realization that there is nothing to fear—and there is not—you are free. You do not have to worry about the body letting you down. You do not have to worry about friends, co-workers, employers letting you down. You do not have to worry about the leaders and the government letting you down. You do not have to worry about the 1%, as it is known now, letting you down. You can let them go off and play their own games, because your belief system, your consciousness knows that you are okay and will always be okay.
You do not need the employment, someone else giving you directions so that you can earn the golden coins. If you were not in that employment, you would be serving somewhere else, because that is what life is for: to love, serve, and remember. So if you were not where you are presently, you would be somewhere else serving and loving, and there would be an exchange of energy because there has to be. There is never a vacuum. There is always an exchange of energy.
Beloved one, especially in this holiday, holy time, allow yourself to live in joy. It is my gift to you. I give it freely, and you can accept it freely because it is given with no strings attached. You are life; always have been, always will be in one form or another; always serving the Light, because you are the Light and you recognize That Which you are.
You recognize other ones who are beginning to awaken to the Light that they are. You celebrate the Light with them. That is why I say to you, seek out ones of like mind and be with them as much as is possible, because that will expand and grow your knowing, your feeling of the Light and the divinity of you.
So as much as is possible, seek out ones who are ready to have joy in their life, to know innocence, to play, to laugh, to sing, to celebrate truly the birth of the Christ. It is the awakening Christ who reads these words.
Awaken in each morning and greet the Christ of yourself and say, “Okay, what shall we do on this holy day? How can we serve the Light? How can we know the Light? How can we know that we are the Light?” And you will leap out of bed, tickle the toes a wee bit, and go forth as the Christ that you are.
So be it. ~Judith Coates