At this time of celebration for some along side chaos and sorrow for others we welcome you to our message which today is based in the seasonal.
Never doubt that all is proceeding according to plan even as outer appearances would testify otherwise. A great deal of activity is taking place on levels you are not yet aware of or cannot see because ideas first manifest in the invisible realm becoming material and taking form if or as they are allowed to manifest in denser energy.
Many of you are finding that this holiday season is simply not resonating with you as it previously has. Film, TV shows, books, and family traditions continue to promote idealized versions of Christmas and Hanukkah you have attempted to emulate in the belief that you would somehow be failing if your personal celebrations did not match them.
Do not believe that there is something wrong with you if you are no longer experiencing the same holiday enthusiasm and joy you have experienced in the past. Personal and collective consciousness has evolved and is no longer in alignment with many aspects of what up to now has constituted the beliefs and traditions of Christmas and also Hanukkah. Traditions that began shortly after the time of Jeshua through the activities and teachings of his followers and organized religions.
Today through intense media hype, gift giving meant to show love and emulate the wise men of the Christmas story, is intensely promoted for the purpose of selling material goods. Many yearn for the Christmases of the past where there seemed to be more peace, happiness, joy, and simplicity but these memories are illusory, born of every person’s innate desire for peace and wholeness.
The time has come to release the past with all its seeming “better times” through realizing that because you are in the process of moving to a higher state of consciousness you are beginning to align with the truer sense of everything you are familiar with in the material world including Christmas . Graduating (spiritually evolving) is never the loss of anything real but is rather the re-birthing of it in new, higher, and better form.
As we have related in previous messages, the Christmas story is actually every person’s story and not just that of one man. It is the story of spiritual evolution. At some point every soul comes to a place of physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual barrenness, a place where the third dimensional ideas and solutions simply no longer work allowing the person to give up and let go of that which has held them in bondage to the third dimensional belief system. In a consciousness now empty (the stable) and no longer filled full of false information a new and higher state of consciousness is born.
There are some who try to squash and even kill this new state of consciousness in the name of righteousness because non-traditional thinking causes fear and threatens their belief system. However, there are also those able to recognize this higher state of consciousness and honor it with respect and gifts. The newly born consciousness is fragile and must remain hidden and nurtured until it grows strong and able to withstand the outer pressures of the un-awakened world. This is the Christmas all will and many of you already have experienced.
Do not allow the beliefs of society, family, or friends to force or guilt you into continuing with practices you have outgrown simply because it is tradition. The holidays have become a time of confusion and dread for many because they are made to feel guilty about their changing beliefs. The world is evolving into a new and higher state of consciousness, one in which there will no longer be alignment with many still commonly accepted beliefs.
This often results in discord within families and groups where everyone is expected to participate in activities considered to be the “right way” of celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah. Do not resist, participate if you choose or if keeps the peace, but do no allow yourselves to be intimidated into activities that you simply no longer choose to be a part of. Evolving often results in walking a fine line especially in families and groups locked in tradition and not yet ready for change. Trust your intuition and know that the sky will not fall down nor will you spiritually regress if you participate in some tradition you no longer enjoy.
Ideas about love and its expressions comprise a large part of the holiday season. Many of which revolve around the belief that material gifts are the only real way to show love–the more and the bigger the gifts, the more love . Businesses promote this concept in order to sell their products. Movies, TV shows, and local events all seem to promote concepts of material gifts leaving those who don’t accept this concept or who are financially unable to do it often feeling failure or guilt.
Stay alert, centered, and observant as you witness the numerous subtle and pervasive concepts of love that are presented to the world during the holiday season. Ask yourself; “Do these ideas really represent love?” Never forget that love in its truest sense is the Divine Consciousness energy that flows between all individualized expressions of the ONE. Oneness automatically manifests as kindness, understanding, patience, sharing, accepting, and gentleness which on the material level can and often does take form as gift giving.
As with all things, allow your intuition and not media hype to guide your gift giving and celebrations. Give from the heart with thought and love rather than from guilt or past tradition. Celebrate in ways that resonate with you while at the same time respecting the beliefs of those around you. The world at this time is like a child growing into a new stage of life where everything is different leaving them confused and often frightened and like this child, in need of support and love .
There is no right or wrong way of doing anything for that represents duality. Simply do what resonates with you from a level of love and oneness which may occasionally mean playing the material game in order to honor those only able to understand love on that level. Let your gift to every celebration be the silent and secret Light of your evolved state of consciousness.
Wishing you all a true Christmas.
We are the Arcturian Group.
**Channel: Marilynn Raffaele