As the days get shorter, and the nights feel darker, I want to increase the light around me. I have three houseplants in my kitchen window: two orchids and a cactus. They are leaning into the light.
It is natural for people to lean into the light, too. But the light that guides us, is not an outer light, but rather the glory of the Presence within us. Take a moment right now and listen to that Divine Voice. Lean into the light within you and let it guide you. It will always take you to a greater awareness of yourself. It will guide you home.
In the December 1929 Science of Mind magazine, Ernest Holmes wrote the following pieces:
I bear witness to the Light.
Out of the darkness of ignorance, Man comes at last into the Light of Knowledge—knowledge of the nature of his own being. We are indeed “become as gods having eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,”—for we have learned that “there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” And so we come, bearing witness to the Light of the Truth which makes us free. “It is done unto us according to our belief.”
Peace on earth—goodwill to men.
“Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Heaven is harmony, and harmony is many tones in unison. One note is not harmony, and one-alone would not be Heaven. The One manifest in the many, and the many recognizing the One in all. This was the teaching of Him whose Cover of Science of Mind Magazine December 1929 birth we celebrate today. As we harmonize with all mankind, the Great Chord of the angel anthem peals forth its message of “Peace on earth—goodwill to men.”
Every expression of love, in thought, word, or deed expands both the personal and the [collective] consciousness. Thus, Christmas, by emphasizing love, glorifies the world we live in.
“May love surround and glorify all gifts and words of cheer this Christmas.”