A Better Understanding of Christmas
By Alison Ray
Edgar Cayce gave a number of psychic readings for the Norfolk Study Group #1, the group that wrote A
Search for God, the book used by Study Groups around the world today. On December 20, 1936, a
group gathered at the home of one of the members with their questions. By the time of this reading,
the group had been studying together for over five years. I can imagine Edgar Cayce folding his hands
over his stomach while his wife, Gertrude, prepared to ask the questions. The Study Group quietly
surrounded him in prayer and meditation while Gladys Davis prepared to record the answers.
That afternoon, the group asked for a reading to give them a better understanding and deeper
appreciation of the real meaning of Christmas and the birth of Jesus. It was a topic discussed often in
the readings. Although the message was given over 70 years ago, the hope and possibilities from the
answer are still relevant today for all people of every faith.
The reading explained that there was never a time when there was not a Christ or a Christ
Consciousness in the world. Edgar Cayce went on to explain the Jesus was born “to give the more
perfect concept of the relationships of man to the Creator.” The angels rejoiced at the birth and the
message was heard by those “close to nature, to the hours of meditation and prayer… Only then to
those that sought could such a message come, or could there be heard the songs of the angels, or that
music of the spheres that sang, "Peace On Earth—Good Will to Men!””
“For as He chose to enter, so ye have entered. As He chose to live, so may ye live. As He chose to give
of Himself that there might be a greater understanding, a greater knowledge; yea, the showing forth
of the wisdom of God that God is love, poured forth upon the children of men in this experience.”
Each of us can be a channel of blessing and allow the Christ Consciousness to become manifest in our
lives and in the earth. The thought that we can bring this awareness of our connection with God into
our lives daily by setting an ideal, choosing to be of service, and taking time for meditation and prayer
fills me with hope for our future. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
Excerpts from Reading 262-103. All readings are available in the member-only section.
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