Taken from :
Indications given by Rudolf Steiner to Herbert Hahn for the Twelve Holy Nights
Christmas is a spiritually elevating time which can sometimes clash with the materialistic ideas of the modern world.
We must strike the delicate balance between experiencing our spiritual self and our earthly self.
We are inclined to clothe our spiritual self in our earthly understanding thereby masking its beauty and purity.
Our task is to integrate the two by always acknowledging that our spiritual self underpins our earthly self.
When we look at our lives through the eyes of our spiritual self we see that we attract all our difficulties for the express purpose of making us stronger and more objective. For it is only with objectivity that we can even see our spiritual self, our I Am.
Christ came to earth to give us personal use of our I Am, that is the real Christmas gift.
Do we reject it? Yes, we do.
Each time we blame others for what they do to us we reject this gift. We only ever accept this gift when we acknowledge that whatever happens to us we have attracted so that we can experience this gift more fully.
If we can become the interested observer of all that takes place in our lives we stand with Christ and share His work.
I hope this feeds your Christmas Spirit with reflections into the New Year's possibilities.