During this time of the year I always wonder what kinds of gifts Master would like for his birthday. Here I share my three best Christmas gift ideas for Jesus to help us disciples honor the Lord on his special day. Each gift relies on the power of the Holy Spirit to unite and heal us (God willing).
Let’s cut to the truth. If God is a father and son, where on earth is Mother? Why, she’s right here inside us. In the same way that Father and Brother are with us, the Holy Spirit is always present, always loving us, always helping us get along. Due to the emails people send, it’s safe to say that most readers are well acquainted with the masculine aspects of God. Since 2015, however, more and more folks have asked for help in understanding the Holy Spirit.
My Perfect Soul
A blanket of sparkles, my perfect soul
cloud and light and shimmering flawless
above. My spirit companion, my sister,
or wife, is my Eve, my lover of light.
My perfect soul reveals all I see,
all that I am and what forever shall be.
Although at first, I’d hoped to touch her
for years each night with wont to hold her
this is not the true path, not the real life.
God’s ways are different from mine.
My perfect soul is my freshet of life, all
joy and dream and faithful merriment
sometimes my blanket of sparkles enraptures,
in sheer living light my companion clothes me
for a time until she, my sister-wife, rejoins.
Suffuse with white can I do no wrong
for my soul is the daughter of God.
Prayer of Lambs
i love you
i trust you, and
i believe in you.
i am your little lamb,
i recognize your voice
and follow after you.
in the sanctuary of
the tree of life.
I remember you when
i eat, i drink from your mouth
so that i shall become like you,
and you will become as i am.
Eternally loving brother
you’ve time enough
for every child.
We are in you,
and you are in us,
we belong to you, and
you belong to us
Prayer of Belonging
I love you
I trust you
I believe in you
you are my father
I have no other
the One True God
there is no other like you
you are joy, peace, and love
and I am love’s child.
All that I have comes from you
any power I have is yours
my peace is your peace
my joy is your joy
you hear my thoughts
you share my tears
Perfect loving Father
you make me feel
like an only child
I am in you, and
you are in me
I belong to you, and
you belong to me
Some years ago, I asked my loving God for a heavenly gift. To my astonishment, I got it. A short time later, I discovered that God had sent me some ‘extra’ gifts I had not asked for. His gifts were infinitely better, but it took time for me to relax and understand my mixed blessings. I continue to work at this every day. I do not envision a time when the journey will be completed—I pray it never is. And, I will trust my loving God forever, love him in all of his infinite forms.
It can be quite difficult to love every living thing. But we must, else we divide ourselves from our loving God.
I don’t believe God reveals himself in just one way. In truth I cannot conceive just how beautiful, how endlessly indescribable and loving God is. I imagine one could have any kind of relationship they choose–serious, informal, joyous, troubled, lighthearted, childish. I experience all of these, and more keep coming. Many of my gifts are similar to the things I’ve always received in life, except now I know who is sending them. Life is vastly more interesting and enjoyable when I know each new development is aimed at bringing me nearer to my father.