Tuesday 24 December 2019

Christmas Darkness and Light

Human beings descended from the unity of unindividualised spirit into the duality of matter where they are able to develop their individual selves. The time of pre-history was the time of the descent. History begins when human individuality has started to have a significant impact on consciousness. When the descent has reached its furthest point, meaning consciousness is fully embedded in matter, it must be redirected upwards or else it will stay where it is, stuck. Its momentum has carried it down to the earth but now something radically different is required to turn it around and start it on its ascent back to spirit. That something was the birth of Christ.

We had come down from the realms of light into material darkness. We had reached the bottom. Christ was born to reorient us to the light and enable us to transform our earthly selves into true (rather than potential) sons and daughters of God through assimilation into his being. This requires that we freely give ourselves to Christ and so, in return, can partake of his being. Unity of consciousness is known in a way that combines the individual with God without loss of either. Originally, we were one with God but did not know it. Then we knew we were separate from God. The intended final state is that we become consciously one with God and with all other spiritual beings in a union of love and creative self-expression.

Christmas is at the darkest time of the year, when the days are short and the nights are long. The symbolism here is that the first Christmas occurred when human consciousness was at its darkest, at the nadir of its descent, deeply locked into the world of matter. Christ's birth changed that even though it may be hard to believe, given what has happened since and especially given the rampant materialism of the present day. But Christ's birth served to turn us around and re-polarise our individual selves to God. If we accepted him, that is. Many people have done precisely that but we live at a time of mass apostasy when recalcitrant souls are being given another, maybe a last, chance to turn to the light. The options of God or no God are being clearly laid out but the choice is not made easy or it would not be a true test of the heart. Evil can appear good to those whose heart inclines towards evil. This is a time of reckoning.

The symbolism of Christmas is that of light appearing in darkness. Let us remind ourselves of that at this time of deep outer darkness. Christ was physically born 2,000 odd years ago but he can be born in us spiritually at any time. Light in darkness.

Happy Christmas!


Kirstie said...
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Kirstie said...

But at which point do you take that knowledge from the imaginary to the reality. I know in my heart and mind, I am not imaginary, I am the kind that struggles and yet I know I am allowed to have a little grasp of that imaginary situation. But that will never work. As long as it is held ransom to materialists.


Kirstie said...

And that recognition brings sadness, and it is that sadness that all the super powers have to turned into a business and a force of knowledge...

Kirstie said...

Page 175. Humility. This is why I have never been able to understand the goodness in the gift. I was offered it, and I literally smacked it away. Literally paralysed with fear. That means some form of responsibility and I was never ready for it. But I am now.

Francis Berger said...

Good post, William. I had the winter solstice / darkness and light on my as well the other day. I appreciate your interpretations of darkness/light here.

William Wildblood said...

Thanks Francis. It's a common reflection at this time of year but such is the power of the story it always seems fresh and vital.

William Wildblood said...

I'm never entirely sure what you are saying Kirstie, but I appreciate the fact that you struggle spiritually. But so do we all! It's a good sign, a sign of seriousness so don't be discouraged but use the struggle to deepen your faith.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Wildblood,

Merry Christmas!

I discovered your blog yesterday (I don’t remember how), and after reading a few entries I decided to purchase your (Kindle) book Meeting the Masters. I read through about 100 pages today, and I’ve found the story of your spiritual journey both singular and fascinating. I too am a seeker of spiritual knowledge and growth.

However, I am anchored in a more orthodox Christian framework than it seems you are, and while I have tried to read sympathetically and charitably, trusting that you are a man of good faith and humility, the framework from which you write in that book seems much less Christian than where you are coming from now (even if, as evident in this very post, your views are still somewhat unorthodox). Have your views in fact evolved over the last several years and become more identifiably Christian?

On a related note, how do you understand your experiences in light of 1 John 4:1-3? The Masters, at least thus far, don’t seem to be saying much about Jesus as the unique revelation of God. In the book, Jesus seems to be an exalted teacher on par with other exalted teachers of other spiritual traditions. Furthermore, how do you understand your experiences in light of what those involved in deliverance ministry teach (also from experience) regarding the spiritual dangers of the occult, and specifically, channeling?

Thank you for considering my questions and for the spiritual wisdom that is shared hear and in your books.



William Wildblood said...

Dear Christian

A merry Christmas to you too. Thank you for buying my book and for your comment.

You ask an important question to which the brief answer is yes, my views have evolved and I am now more ostensibly Christian than it would appear from the book. And yet I felt myself to be Christian then too just not in a conventional fully orthodox way. I never saw Jesus as just another spiritual teacher. I always saw him as the Son of God while not being entirely sure what that actually meant.

Anyway as I say that's just a brief answer to an important question. I would like to go into it more fully when I have a bit more time and will make it the subject of my next post on this blog.

Best wishes

Moonsphere said...

As we look forward to another year, we see all around us a growing madness - not just in our "leaders" but also in the general public. It is striking that in the organised religions we hear only about the good and very little about evil. Perhaps we can attribute this silence to the opposed powers themselves.

Traditional Christian beliefs remain true - that is not under question. But a deeper understanding must start to unfold. A new decade is nearly upon us - in which apocalyptic events will render the world and humanity unrecognisable to the memory of our youth.

But a materialist narrative of over-population, climate change and random human evil will be preached to us rather than the truth of fallen hierarchical beings laying claim to our souls and ripping us from the rightful path of divine providence and spiritual evolution.

And yet these are times of the greatest spiritual opportunity - I wish Happy Christmas to one and all with sincere thanks to William for making this blog such a special place of calm inner reflection and spiritual insight.

William Wildblood said...

It's very true, Moonsphere, that the churches just condemn as evil what the materialistic atheists say is evil which means that for them there is no such thing as spiritual evil which shows they have no connection to the spiritual world.

Many thanks for your kind words about this blog. It is much improved by the insightful comments from you and others.

Happy Christmas


Kirstie said...

Merry Christmas William and also Moonsphere. Thank you for your patience. I know I tend to just 'put it out there' but that is because I have been struggling with these things all my life and have never felt confident or convicted enough to show it.

Thank you. For not being afraid of the truth however it materialises.

Best wishes,


William Wildblood said...

A merry Christmas to you too Kirstie. A bit late but then there are 12 days!

William Wildblood said...

Dear Christian

I've just put a longer response to your questions up as a new post.

Kirstie said...

I'm always late to the party, William! But I'm finding that is not such a bad thing after all.