Are you deep inside of me and all around me? Have you
not created everything I see and all of the unseen? Are your miracles
of life everywhere present? Is your hope of eternal life possible for
me? Do you love me like your child? Is it time for me to grow up?
into the mystery of life itself...the understanding of our
oneness...the possibility of me hearing Your whispers and being the
love that You are? Is it time to mature, to take my place as
representative of You on this Earth...to fulfill my divine mission...to
express the love I feel in my heart? Is it time to take my wings, soar
like the eagle, to be fearless? Is it time to step up to the situations
facing me every day with grace, acceptance, and understanding...to look
at my trials as being your mighty will in action...to accept whatever
comes to me in the appearance of good or evil? Your will works through
every human, animal, plant, and mineral.
There is the possibility
that truly, all is love. All appearances are You in action. All is
within your allegiance. All is the One Power acting for the benefit of
all. Could this be the hidden truth? Even in the Bible it is stated,
"God creates the good and the evil. He creates the light and the
darkness." (Ezekiel 32: 8)
Matter has become the duality, the
seeming separation of all life forms. This separation is an illusion.
As Yogananda said, "Maya is illusion - the measurer...the magical power
in creation by which limitations and divisions are apparently present
in the immeasurable and inseparable."
Look at the innocence of a
child and remember who you are. In the stillness of your room, recall
the truth. "Be still and know that the I AM of me is the I AM of you."
The I AM denotes God's life in you and me. Remember?
Passage from "Christmas Meditations on the Twelve Holy Days December 26-January 6"
By Merry C. Battles
©2009 Merry C. Battles
C. Battles has worked in the healing arts since 1977. She has practiced
the art of massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu (an ancient form of Japanese
Acupressure), CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and foot reflexology. Merry
is the author and illustrator of Christmas Meditations on the Twelve Holy Days December 26-January 6
Merry's book is a compilation of her 26 year meditation journey with
the twelve holy days. Her book can be used all year as we travel
through each sign of the Zodiac.
Merry has been a student of the
ancient mysteries for as many years. Her greatest joy in life, along
with her grandchildren, is to learn about the spiritual. This is
reflected in all of her work.