What I want to share from my experiences is that love conquers everything.It is my hope that it will inspire the readers to open their hearts to the Divine. If we can try to understand that we all are equally part of the Divine and are here to achieve this greater Truth and to realise our Self - if we make this our goal and do everything with Love…then everything will be lovely and you will always be happy.


Sri Swami Vishwananda

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas to all.....

Christmas 2010 with Sri Swami Vishwananda

Firstly I want to wish you a Merry Christmas, a happy, joyful Christmas. This is the time when everybody is very happy. Wherever you go, there is a lot of happiness and joy vibrating in the air. But this joy should not be limited to this period of time, is it? People start very happily. They have big feasts happening and are joyful until New Year. Then, after some time, it fades again, until next year.

Jesus is not only born once a year. One really has to revive the birth of Christ within oneself. The reason why He incarnated is to remind us that we are not just a human being, not just what we see on outside. We are also children of God. We are also part of the Creator.

Of course, the creation – the Creator Himself is without any ego – is a formless God. That is what we are actually. Many times I have said that, if one thinks of oneself as being a mere human being, one will just be a normal human being. If one reminds the Self about its identity with the Spirit, one will reach the level of being the Spirit.

We celebrate that Jesus is born. We are all happy. Try to keep this happiness all the time. This is how you remind yourself of your Divinity, by taking the example of Jesus, Krishna, of all the Holy Ones and putting them into your life. You will live this life; you will realise that their life and your life are so similar. One aspect that Jesus really taught when He was… He still is with us… is love!

Every day say to yourself, “I am the Spirit, I’m the Christ”, and let it reflect outside.

A little Meditation:

Close your eyes and imagine – use your imagination, like a movie, like a film – see Mother Mary and Joseph. Mother Mary is pregnant, and they are walking to look for a place for her to have her baby. Everywhere they go they get refused. It is cold – but very bright.

Then they reach one place. They knock at the door. The man says, “Yes!” He offers them the stable. So they happily accept it and go to the stable. There they are sitting and waiting. At around midnight, Mary feels much pain and she delivers a beautiful baby boy.

When the child is born, there is great happiness in the air. The cold wind changes into a very warm atmosphere. There is much joy, and the animals around are happily enjoying the Lord in His human form. How great are these animals!

So with your inner eye, see the Lord inside you. See Baby Jesus inside your heart. How playful he is! Enjoy his presence deep inside your heart. Play with him! He is God – He’s inside you! He’s without limit – and he wants you to become the same. Play with him as you would play with your child. Play with him as you play with your brothers, as any child you have been playing with. Look at him and enjoy him.

Open your eyes. It was very relaxing – wasn’t it? How was it? Did you play with Baby Jesus inside you? What, nothing? He didn’t come? He didn’t show himself? Was he very shy? (Someone says Yes ) Ah…, He was running? That’s nice. And? Did he pull your hair? (Laughing) That’s nice, what else? That’s it? And what else? Sleeping? (Laughing)

Really, you should think about that. You had time to play with him. You see how beautiful it is when you can play with your imagination. In place of thinking negativity, better to think something creative and grow in it! Little by little, you have this quality. You don’t even need to make any effort. It will be natural. It will just come with practice of course, like with painting also.

With that we’ll sing some songs. Sing and express yourself! You are happy that Jesus is born! You’re playing with him, you’re flying with him, you cuddle him, so you are not sad, are you? You’re happy? So express the happiness – and sing!....Let Christ work through you!

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