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The Season of the Child of Light

December 8, 2020

It may seem odd to be celebrating the Child of the Sun on the shortest day of the year, when the dark threatens to overwhelm us, but the Child of Promise is the harbinger of longer days are to come. This is part of the dance of light and shadow that we have been dreaming together this year.

The Child of Promise, also known as the Child of Light, helps us see through the dark into the Light. This is the Spirit within, the higher self, the Divine spark. When we see with our physical eyes, the world around us seems barren and dark, but we know because we have experienced the cycle of the seasons time and again, that what seems dead is really resting and getting ready in a few short months to burst forth with the beauty of the green earth.

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It is this season that can remind you the most that you are truly the Child of Light yourself, the Sun God reborn into the darkness. You are the light of the world, spreading and connecting with all the other God Cells on the planet to create a web of light.

Without the longest night, you would not know your true shining nature of peace, hope and love. The holy dark provides the medium for this cell of Light that you are, to know itself, for without dark, the light cannot shine so brightly.

In the concept of As Above, So Below, finding the indwelling Child of the Sun within you is tantamount to understanding the Truth that the Holy Sun/Son is not only the reflection of the Sun Deity (Mithras, Ra, Amaterasu, Horus, Apollo, etc.), but also the Deity incarnate.

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This is the magic and Mystery of this season, the chance to know yourself as Divine. In the Charge of the Goddess by Doreen Valiente, we are told,

“To thou who thinkest to seek Me,
Know that thy seeking and
yearning shall avail thee not
Unless thou knowest the Mystery.
If that which thou seekest
Thou findest not within thee,
thou wilt never find it without.”

Only in giving up the illusion (maya) of separation within us is the Child of Promise born into this world. This co-identification of Sun Deity Within is what brings forth the miraculous turning of the earth and change of seasons, the ebb and flow of the tides, and the dance of the stars in the heavens as co-Creators of All That IS. Only in realizing that the object of our spiritual quest is within can we regain the crown of spiritual sovereignty as the Child of Light.

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In this season of Yule, we celebrate the dance of light and shadow, of life in death, and of the star in darkness. As a Child of Light, I greet you with light, and may you shine your light as a beacon of hope to the world.

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