AN INTERPRETATION OF EDGAR
CAYCES CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jim Dixon
Confirming that the chronicle of the "first Christmas"
surrounding Jesus birth, his family and their experiences, is indeed factual as
cited in the four gospels of the Bible Matthew, Mark, Luke and John the
Edgar Cayce readings proceed to give a wonderfully provocative and detailed account of
those remarkable events that took place some 2000 years ago.
Stating that "...time never was when there was not a Christ and
not a Christ mass...", reading 262-103 challenges the reader to understand that
knowledge of a thing or a condition, and the wisdom presented in that happening, can be
entirely different things. What we hear we may "believe", but we will rarely act
as if we believed unless we experience, personally, the birth of the Christ God
entering into flesh within our own consciousness. And such experience is possible
for each of us!
Hear how it is stated in the reading:
"Know this had no beginning in the 1900 years ago, but again and
Again and AGAIN! And it may be today, He may be born into thy consciousness; not as a
physical birth [though] each moment that a physical birth is experienced in the
earth is an opportunity for the Christ-entrance again!
"Then what are ye doing about it in thy daily life, thy daily
conversation? For not by might nor in power, but in the still small voice that speaks
within, ye may know as He hath given so oft Peace, it is I! Be not afraid, it
is I, thy Savior, thy Christ; yea, thyself meeting that BABE in thine own inner self
that may grow even as He to be a channel of blessings to others!
"For as ye do it unto others ye do it unto Him."
Ever emphasizing our God-given free will, Edgar Cayce tells us over and
over throughout the readings that what we do with our lives, our time and our energies is
reflective of where our inner attention lies. The consciousness in which we dwell
internally is a product of choices we have made all along the way throughout time!
and of the intentions that motivate our every action. Subsequent lifetimes are
determined by the preferences mentally, physically, spiritually that impel
our every experience. Desirably, we are building ever higher awareness of God and
Gods purposes in our lives, though that is not necessarily so. It is hoped, the
readings tell us, that each of us will reach the place where we not only have free choice
of the patterns we incarnate into, but also that those patterns will express the Christ in
all that we do.
"For as He chose to enter, so ye have entered. As He chose to
live, so may ye live. As He chose to give of Himself that there might be a greater
understanding, a greater knowledge; yea, the showing forth of the wisdom of God that God
IS love, poured forth upon the children of men in this experience.
"And as these changes come and as ye make known that as has been
the raising of that consciousness of His Presence in THINE experience, by thy dealings
with, by thy conversations with, by thy life with thy fellow man, so may ye hasten the day
when HE, CHRIST, may come into thine own heart, unto his OWN peoples, to reign; yes, in
the hearts and lives!" (262-103)
Then, indeed, we will understand the Christmas story and its true
meaning for us individually and collectively.
"As ye approach the Season that to every student of Christian
thought means so much, may ye know what the birth of the Christ-Child in Jesus has meant
and that it does mean more and more in the thought and activity of the world as a whole.
And ye may judge within yourselves as to whether the world is growing better or not,
according to that conviction, that feeling within thine own self; according to the
manifestation of the Christ-mass or Christmas spirit in thy daily life and thy
associations with thy fellow men.
"For unless this fact is a personal experience, then to you, as an
individual, it is not being accomplished.
"But you can feel the peace within, as it comes from meditating
upon the desire to be what the Father-God would have thee be through the promises in the
Christ-Jesus when thy life, thy associations with thy fellow human beings are made more
and more in keeping with the Christmas spirit; which is the manifestation of the
commandment He gave, A new commandment give I unto you, that ye love one another,
even as I have loved you.
"Let that love, that beauty, which was the message to the
shepherds, be thine today: Unto thee is born, yea, unto thee each one
if offered a knowledge, an understanding of the life of the Christ that will renew thy
life, thy purpose if ye will but sing that new song, Love One
Those who are willing to shape their lives in this direction learn an
entirely fresh perspective on the meaning of life in the earth, with specific tools for
dealing with all that comes up in a life experience:
"Keep that awareness of His presence. For, as He hath given,
Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. And though there may
be abroad hate, avarice, selfishness and those things that make men afraid, be still
within thine own heart, thine own consciousness, and KNOW that He is with thee.
"Then, as ye give so do ye receive. As He hath given, the love of
the Father to the children of men is manifested in that spirit of Christmas
Christ-mass that which may now be raised to that consciousness, that level above
mans way of thought, mans concept of force, power or might; and that the real
strength, the real hope, the real contribution is in that still small voice within."
May you have that inner experience of the still small voice and know
the Peace that passes understanding. THAT is the meaning, and THAT is the promise, of the
God bless you!