Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year

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  Words Of Wisdom And Truth For The Seasons Of The Year

Part  6

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Star Of Wonder

Star Of Wonder - Words And Prayers Of Comfort And Healing - Rays of Wisdom

We three kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.

O Star of Wonder, Star of Light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.

Frankincense to offer have I,
Incense owns a Deity nigh,
Prayer and praising, voices raising,
Worshipping God on high.

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone cold tomb.

Glorious now behold Him arise.
King and God and sacrifice.
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Sounds through the earth and skies.
Alleluia the Earth replies!

O Star of Wonder, Star of Light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy perfect light.

The Reverend John Henry Hopkins

Isn’t it astonishing how much of the Ancient Wisdom of God’s sacred truth many of our traditional Christmas carols contain?
To my mind, in none of them can this be seen in a purer form than in the refrain of the above song.

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When A Child Is Born

When A Child Is Born - Rays of Wisdom - Words of Wisdom & Prayers for Christmas, New Year & Spring

A ray of hope flickers through the sky,
A tiny star lights up, way up high.
All across the land dawns a brand new morn’.
This comes to pass, when a child is born.

A silent wish sails the seven seas.
The winds of change whisper in the trees,
And the walls of doubt crumble fast and torn.
This comes to pass, when a child is born.

A rosy hue settles all around.
You’ve got the feel you’re on solid ground.
For a spell or two no-one seems forlorn.
This comes to pass, when a child is born.

And all this happens, because the world is waiting,
Waiting for one child. Black, white, yellow?
No-one knows.
But a child that’ll grow up and change tears to laughter,
Hate to love, war to peace and everyone to everyone’s neighbour
And misery and suffering will be words
That will be forgotten forever.

It’s all a dream and illusion now,
It must come true, sometime soon somehow.
All across the land dawns a brand-new morn’.
This comes to pass, when a child is born.


F. Jay

To my mind the above song is a celebration for every soul who re-enters life on the Earth plane to partake in yet another lifetime of learning and growing opportunities through its own experiences that are on offer in this world alone. I suggest changing the following from: ‘This comes to pass, when a child is born,’ to: ‘This comes to pass, each time a child is born who, with the help of its parents’ good example, is encouraged to bring forth its own Christ qualities and so do its share of bringing peace to our world, the way every human being at the end of its earthly education does.’

The Divine spark of the Universal Christ Spirit’s light is present in every human heart, though initially merely in seed form. I believe that the child our world has so long been waiting for is the awakening of the spark from its slumbering state. That’s when the Christ qualities of love, kindness to and friendship with all lifeforms that share our beautiful planet with us, begin to stir within us. The long promised and yearned for second coming of the Christ is a metaphor for this development, which for quite some time has been taking place in ever more individual souls and the collective soul of our whole world.

The influence of the Christ energies is at their most powerful in the approach to Christmas and some time after it. And the newly born in the manger represents the process of the Divine characteristics of love and respect, tolerance and compassion for all life coming alive of every human heart and soul at the end of its long evolutionary odyssey of earthly life. The realisation of this provides us with a whole new understanding of the purpose and meaning of humankind’s existence in physicality. And that eventually enables even the least devout ones in our midst to humbly and happily kneel in love and devotion before the Holy child and its Divine parents. That is what Christmas means to me in our time.

Recommended Reading:
•    ‘Away In A Manger’
•    ‘The Miracle Of Birth’

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Christmas Prayer 2018

Christmas Prayer - Christmas Scene - Rays of Wisdom - Words & Prayers of Comfort for Christmas, New Year & Spring

O Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all life,
Please give us eyes this Christmas
To see the Christmas Star.
And give us ears to hear the song
Of the Angels from afar.

With eyes and ears attuned
To Your wisdom and truth from above,
May the Christmas Angels’ message speak to us
Of the renewal of hope, faith and love.

With the gift of these things light our world,
When our way seems too frightening and dark,
So that even in stormy times our hearts and souls
Know how to sing with the sweetness of a lark.

Help us to trust in Your presence unseen,
So that we know beyond all seeing
That in your infinite Your Father/Motherly love
We shall eternally be safe and have our being.

May Your love fill our hearts to overflowing
To help us remove the barriers
Of colour, race and creed,
And reach out to anyone in need.

Amen

Jelise
Edited by Aquarius

Happy Christmas and a prosperous and above all healthy New Year 2019 to each one of you, my worldwide spiritual family.
And here is my Christmas card for you.
Please follow the link below:

‘Christmas Card’

With love and light,
Aquarius

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Christmas Prayer 2

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O Universal Christ, You are the true Christ,
We and our world have been waiting for.
Star of all stars and Light of all lights,
You are the spiritual Sun behind the Sun,
The Great Light and the Highest Star in the whole of Creation.
You are the only born Son/Daughter
Of the Great White Spirit, Mother/Father Creator of all life,
Whose children every human being is.
Your great love and wisdom always have been
And forever will be with us and our world.

May Your loving and peaceful energies
Flow ever more freely and strongly
Into every heart and soul, and from there into
That of our world and all worlds and beings,
For the blessing and healing of all life.
May each one of us be sanctified with the gift of grasping
The true meaning of You and Your love.

Through this may we and our world
Be renewed and grow ever stronger in hope, faith and trust
That Your eternal promise of the coming of
Another golden and peaceful age of Aquarius
Is finding fulfilment at last on the Earth.
May the Great Mother’s wisdom and love rise
Through Your intervention from the deepest
Innermost core of everybody’s being,
To guide and protect us and show us the way home
Into the oneness with You and all life.

We welcome You,
The living and loving Spirit onto the Earth.

Amen

From ‘The Winter Solstice, Christmas And The New Year’

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Christmas In Our Time

Celebrating the return of the Sun - The Sun beyond the Sun - Rays of Wisdom

Each time someone accepts the responsibility for
Every one of their thoughts, words and actions
And learns how to control and be in charge of them;
Each time one of us tune the receiver/transmitter station
Of their earthly mind into the frequencies of the Highest levels of life.

Each time the Christ spark comes alive
In yet another human heart and soul,
And the true Christ child is born,
Ceasing to be experienced as an icon and a legend,
But revealing its presence in such a person as
Friendliness and kindness, goodwill and tolerance
Towards all God’s creations, large and small, in all worlds.

When as a result ever more people of all nations
Throw away their weapons and make every
Effort to resolve their disputes in peaceful ways;
When they reach out for each other in friendship and love,
The soul of our world heaves a sigh of relief,
And God and the Angels rejoice and sing
That the long promised second coming
And with it the first true Christ-Mass
Is taking place on the Earth.
With that Christmas at last
Has found its real meaning.

Hallelujah!

Recommended Reading:
•    ‘The Road To Bethlehem’

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Happy Christmas, War Is Over

 Christmas scene - Words & Prayers for Christmas, New Year and Spring - Rays of Wisdom

So this is Christmas
And what have you done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun.
And so this is Christmas,
I hope you have fun.
The near and the dear one,
The old and the young.

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year.
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear.
And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong,
For rich and the poor ones,
The world is so wrong.

And so happy Christmas
For black and for white,
For yellow and red ones.
Let’s stop all the fight.
A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year.
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear.

And so this is Christmas
And what have we done?
Another year over
And a new one just begun.
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun.
The near and the dear one,
The old and the young.

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year.
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear,
That all wars will soon be over
And our world be at peace.

John Lennon
Adapted by Aquarius

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Christmas Message 2015

Rays of Wisdom - Our World In Transition - A Thrill Of Hope

O Holy Night,
The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and darkness pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees, O hear the angels voices.
O night Divine, O night when Christ was born
O night divine, O night, O night divine.

‘O Holy Night’

Recommended Reading:
•     ‘Christmas Message 2015 From The World Of Light’

Happy Christmas and a prosperous and above all healthy New Year 2018 to each one of you, dear Friends, my worldwide spiritual family.

And here is my Christmas card for you.
Please click the link below:

‘Christmas Card’

With love and light,
Aquarius

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Christmas Message 2017

O Holy Night

Raysf Of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year

O Holy Night,
The stars are brightly shining,
It is the time of our true Saviour’s birth.
Long lay our world in sin and darkness pining,
Ignorant of humankind’s true nature
And its high and holy destiny,
Each one of us once took part in the sinning
That was necessary for getting to know
Our own and other people’s lower and lowest aspects.

But now God’s sacred wisdom and truth
Is flowing ever more powerfully directly from
The heartmind of the Highest into our world’s
Individual and collective consciousness and
Ever more of us are beginning to feel their worth.
A thrill of hope is vibrating through our weary world,
Enjoying the Aquarian Age’s new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees, O hear the Angel voices.
O time Divine, O time when Christ is born
O time divine, O time, O time Divine.

Led by the light of renewed faith and trust
That beams serenely from the loving hearts of those
Who understand the long hidden meaning
Of the Holy infant in the manger
As a symbolism for the Divine spark
Stirring from its slumber.
Led by the light of the Highest Star
Our spirit friends and helpers are revealing to
Us and our world ever more about the mysteries of this tiny light.
It is planted deep in every human being’s
Soul at the moment of its creation, who brings it with it
 Into each new earthly lifetime.

For aeons the spark does nothing but wait to stir into life,
So it can grow from spiritual infancy into adulthood,
When at last it learns about the living God within
And learns to listen to this,
The wisest teacher and guru of all.
In every test and trial we shall ever have to face,
In this world and all others,
This Divine friend and helper will forever accompany us.
Wise indeed and loving too,
S/He knows the way of all things
And every one of our needs
Before we ourselves become aware of them.

This is the Christ part of everyone’s own nature,
Who knows our weaknesses and shows us ways
Of transforming them into strengths.
S/He is the Highest before whom
The whole of Creation lovingly bends its knees
Its law is love and its only gospel is making peace.
Through the knowledge that everybody
Is our sibling in the great family of life,
We learn how to truly love one another.
The dissolving of the chains and shackles of
False beliefs and prejudices sets us free
And we never again feel the need
To exploit, oppress and take advantage of others.

Each time another heart opens and its Divine spark
Begins to receive and respond to the Christ light’s energies,
For another soul the night of darkness is over and
The Angels on the higher levels of life rejoice and sing:
O Light Divine, O Light, O Light Divine.
And that can happen at any time of every year.
No need to wait for Christmas on the calendar,
Which with the passing of time wiped out
The age-old celebrations of the light’s return to us
At the time of the December solstice,
The way it has always done since our world was created.

Songwriters
Adolphe Charles Adam
Adapted for our time by Aquarius
Christmas 2017

‘O Holy Night’

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Here is a special surprise for you in the form of a
‘Christmas Card’

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
With love and light,
Aquarius

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The Living God Within

Rays Of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - The Living God Within

If you search for me at Christmas,
Look towards the Highest Star.
You won’t find me in Bethlehem,
But right where you are.

You may not be aware of me
Amid the celebrations.
Look towards the Highest realms,
Beyond all earthly decorations.

But if you take a moment
Away from your things to do
And listen to your heart, you’ll find
I’m waiting there for you.

You’re the one I want to be with,
You’re the reason that I came,
And you’ll find me in the stillness
Where I’m whispering your name.

I am the small still voice of your conscience,
Your inner guidance, the living God within,
Who knows the answers to all your questions
And will never lead you into sin.

Lori Ciccanti
Edited by Aquarius

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At Christmas And The New Year

Christmas & New Year Greetings - Rays of Wisdom - Words & Prayers for Christmas and the New Year

I am thinking of you today,
Because it is Christmas.
I wish you happiness,
And every day after Christmas
I shall still be thinking of you
And wishing only the best for you.

My loving thoughts and good wishes
Are always with you.
And whatever joy comes your way
Gladdens my heart too.

And so, throughout the whole of every year,
I wish that the blessings of the Christ-Mass shall be
With you, with every one of us and our world,
Now and for evermore.

Henry van Dyke
Edited by Aquarius

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Christmas And New Year Message

 Rays of Wisdom - Words & Prayers of Comfort & Healing For The Seasons Of The Year - Christmas And New Year Message

Special Season’s Greetings
That Christmas and New Year brings
Of a deep and profound happiness
And the best of everything.

May the year ahead
Be glad in every way,
Reminding us of all the joy
We had on Christmas day.

Merry Christmas,
A happy and healthy New Year
And only the very best of everything
To you and your loved ones.

With love and special blessings
from
Aquarius
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here and never forget that:

Those who try to change the world are sure to fail,
While wise ones who make an effort to understand its purpose
And see it in a new light, learn to love it.
For them our world has changed forever.

Sri Chinmoy
Edited by Aquarius

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Christmas Prayer

With Gift Ideas For Ourselves

Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - Gift Ideas For Ourselves

O Great Spirit, Father/Mother Creator of all life and Your only born Son/Daughter, the Universal Christ, we pray that every heart and soul in both our world be opened wide to receive the blessing and healing power of Your wisdom and love. Grant us the gift of finding rest and healing in the presence of You and  the Angels around Your throne.

May the light of the Christ Spirit go forth from your sacred heart more strongly with each passing day. May it flood and fill us and our world and flow from there into the farthest remotest corners of the whole of Creation for the blessing and healing of all its lifeforms. May the joyful song of the Angels of Healing and Peace bring love and goodwill to the heart and soul of humankind, our whole world and all others, not only at Christmas but throughout every coming year.

The gifts for ourselves are meeting
Opponents: with tolerance.
Enemies: with forgiveness and the peace
that grows from knowing that in this life
nobody is our enemy.
In truth they are merely teachers who are
sent to show us how we do NOT want to be.
Friends with: open hearts and minds.
All lifeforms with: charity and compassion, kindness and love.
Children: by living as good examples they may wish to follow.

Here is a Christmas Card for you.
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‘Christmas Card’

Happy Christmas to your and your loved ones.

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Good Things

Good Things - Rays of Wisdom - Words & Prayers for Christmas, The New Year And Spring

All good things,
The whole year through
Are wished right now,
Especially for you.

A Christmas and New Year
That’s happy and truly content.
Maybe the finest
You’ve ever spent.

Blessings and best wishes for you and your loved ones.
Every Christmas, New Year and always.

Please click the link below for my:

‘New Year Greetings’

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Christmas Blessings

Christmas Blessings - Rays of Wisdom - Words & Prayers for Christmas & the New Year

The light of the Christmas Star to you.
The warmth of home and hearth to you.
The cheer and goodwill of friends to you.
The hope of a childlike heart to you.
The joy of a thousand Angels to you
And the blessing and healing power
Of the Christ Star and God’s peace within you.

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I wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year.
A pocket full of money
And a cellar full of beer!

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Peace to humankind,
The peace of God
And the peace of love to all.

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May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

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Santa’s Retirement

Rays Of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - Santa's RetirementOnce upon a time around Christmas, Santa noticed that his toy making elves were beginning to show their age by working much slower than they used to. Besides it seemed that not many children on Earth wanted the toys his helpers had always been so good at making. Computers and mobiles phones were much preferred these days. Apart from that, apprentices could not be found anywhere because the younger generations of elves were no longer interested in following in the footsteps of their elders. They preferred watching earthlings with their computer games.

When on top of all that, Mrs. Claus told Santa that her mother was coming to stay with them over Christmas, for the first time he experienced pre-Christmas stress. Well, never mind, he thought, I’ll have a look at how the reindeer are preparing themselves for the great night. Alas, they too had got too long in the tooth and lost their appetite for flying through the air, carried by the magic of Christmas, and pulling the heavy sledge with Santa and his toys. Here too replacements were hard to find because the young reindeer were more interested in moving around freely on their own. Some of them had already run away, the good Heavens alone know where to.

So the old man went to start loading his sleigh. Unfortunately, one of the floorboards had cracked and his toy bag fell through the hole scattering its contents far and wide on the ground below. That was the last straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. Santa felt he could not cope with any more mishaps. To fortify himself he returned to the house for a glass of cider and maybe a tot of rum. For quite some time he had needed this much more frequently than in his younger days. Alas, the elves had finished the cider and Mrs Claus had hidden the rum. She hated to see Santa in a somewhat inebriated state taking the reins of his sledge.

At that moment the doorbell rang. Greatly irritated about yet another disturbance, Santa marched to the door and yanked it open. To his surprise an Angel stood before him, who greeted him with a smile and said: ‘Santa, I hope you don’t mind me calling. We have been watching you for some time and I have come to tell you that the Angelic Council on the highest level of life has decided that you have done more than enough of this kind of work. You have served humankind well and with immediate effect are going to retire.

From now on, people will have to do without you. Instead we have given them the Christmas tree as one of the many symbols for the tree of life or knowledge. The custom of cutting an evergreen and bringing it indoors is first going to be part of the Nordic Yule celebrations during the shortest and darkest days of winter. Christianity will later import this custom in the process of suppressing what they declare to be pagan religions.

Instead of bringing Christmas presents, this year you are getting one for a change. I have brought you a bottle of your favourite brand of cider and of rum. Keep them in a place where no-one can get at them. And with a ‘Cheers, Santa,’ the Angel vanished from his view.

This is how it came about that, to honour Santa and the Angels, people lay chocolate Santas wrapped in silver foil underneath their Christmas trees and hang small statues of Angels into it. With the passing of time evergreen trees and conifers in particular have become symbols for God’s eternal love that neither waxes nor wanes with the coming and going of the seasons – our world’s and our own. No matter where we are and what we get up to, this is the only kind of love that is faithful and true and never leaves us.

The Universal Christ, the only born Son/Daughter of the Great Father/Mother of all life, with the help of the Angels and Masters of the spirit realm once brought us the Jesus legend and the message: ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.’ Even though it was misunderstood for a long time, the meaning of this message for us and our world always has been: ‘I am the I am. I am as much part of you as you are part of Me. I am the living God within you, who knows the way of all things and the answers to all your questions. I am the truth, the love and the life within you.’ The same voice is now telling us: ‘Rejoice, beloved children of the Earth, for at present ever more of you are waking up into the awareness of their true nature and Mine. This helps them to realise that in truth they are a spark of Me and that the essence of their being is spirit and soul and therefore eternal and immortal like Me.’

To paraphrase the American journalist Charles Bishop Kuralt, 1934-1997: ‘It’s beneficial for our individual and collective mental and spiritual wellbeing to remind ourselves frequently that our whole world is not in flames and that there are people in our world besides politicians, entertainers and criminals, who are doing good things.’ And that’s how many small people in many small places doing small things can and indeed do change our world.

I am convinced there is much more goodness than evil in our world. It’s just that most of us prefer to do good things quietly in the background and therefore draw little attention. Yet, even if not many in our world can see what we are doing, God and the Angels most certainly do. Every good deed that is carried out quietly creates a credit entry in our spiritual bankbook, but ostentatious ones that are merely for publicity do not.

God bless and have a magical Christmas time.

With love and light,
Aquarius

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Angels Are Among Us

 Rays Of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - Angels Are Among Us

God bless you and your loved ones,
Not only at Christmas but always and forever.
Please follow the link below and see for yourself:

‘Angels Among Us’

Created by Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

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World Healing Meditation
 
For Midnight Of Each New Year’s Eve

Rays of Wisdom - World Healing Meditation - Words & Prayer of Wisdom for the Seasons of the Year 
 
In the beginning the Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life,
Created Heaven and Earth and spoke: ‘Let there be light.’
This is how the Christ Star, the Sun of all Suns and Light of all lights,
Came into being.
Its light constantly flows forth into the whole of Creation.
From it all life is born and that is how it came about
That there is a world for us and that
The Universal Christ’s light and love,
Wisdom and truth exists in us and our world.

Under the radiance of this Star all human hearts open wide,
And the Divine spark in each one turns
Into a small still flame of love.
With the turning of the yearly cycles on the Earth plane,
The intensity of the Christ Star’s rays
Has constantly been increasing.
As a result in many hearts this small flame
Has grown into a blazing and all-consuming fire.

When in our minds it unites itself with the sacred fire
Of Mother Earth and Father Sun,
Hand in hand with God and the Angels
All darkness and fears of Earth life burn away.
They transform themselves into vibrations
That fill every individual heart and soul
With renewed hope, faith and trust,
And thoughts of healing and peace.
From us they are flowing into the
Farthest and remotest corners of the whole of Creation.

Deep inner healing takes place on all levels of life,
As humankind’s wellbeing
And that of our whole world is being restored
By the Angels of Healing and Peace,
And the Great Mother’s wisdom and love flows
 Ever more powerfully from all hearts and souls.
At last there is peace on the Earth
And goodwill reigns supreme towards all life.
Forgiveness fills everybody’s whole being
And we are one again with God and the Universe,
In perfect harmony and understanding.

Rejoice!
For when we are healing, all life and lifeforms
Are healing with us.
All glory and honour and thanks be to You,
Great Spirit, Father/Mother of all life,
And your only born Son/Daughter,
The Universal Christ.
 
Amen

Recommended Reading:
•    ‘In The Beginning Was The Word
 
Happy New Year.
With love and all my best wishes to each one of you,
Aquarius

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A Message Of Love

Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - A Message Of Love

 A flake of snow in flurry thro’ the air
Had landed like a kiss upon my cheek,
A secret message, just for me to share.
To take to heart but never dare to speak
About or presuppose to other eyes
Your open feelings – distant though they are.
And so, upon your lips, my own surprise,
A flake of snow returned from me afar.

Mark R. Slaughter

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New Year Greetings

The Candle

The Candle - Words & Prayers Of Comfort & Healing for Christmas & The New Year - Rays of Wisdom

‘There is not enough darkness in the whole of our world to put out the light of one candle.’ Robert Alden

Have you ever sat in front of a burning candle and stared into its flame for any length of time? If so, did you become aware of the feelings of warmth and comfort, of wellbeing and somehow being at home that radiate from it? And did you notice how the flame of one single candle can light up a whole room?

The candle can only do all these things by giving of itself and allowing the flame to consume its substance. Reflect upon this in your moments of disenchantment, when sometimes after your daily toiling and possibly fruitless strivings you feel as if you had given away every last bit of your strength. When you are in this state of exhaustion and sometimes begin to wonder about the sense, purpose and meaning of your efforts, the time has come for building more quiet moments of reflection into your daily life and that as soon as possible. Create a space where you can be undisturbed for a while and make yourself as comfortable as you can in it. Light a candle, look into it and then ask yourself: ‘Have I burnt myself out by being a light for others, giving them signs and showing them directions for new and better ways of being? How many candles of support am I giving to those around me, every day and throughout the whole year, trying to ease their load and lighten their pathway and through this maybe of our whole world? How about myself?’

Spiritually, light is knowledge and wisdom, and darkness is ignorance. It is true that when a candle gives of its light and warmth it can only do so until its own substance has been consumed by the flame and nothing is left. It is different for us because, whenever we attune ourselves to the stream of the Universal Christ’s consciousness, the source of all life and inspiration, every bit of light and warmth we give by nurturing others is constantly renewed by It and returned to us. The Christ’s warmth and light will never dry up or leave us, and the more of it we send into our world, the more we receive. The laws of the Universe command this. The Christ Star’s luminescence shines through all who are acting as Its channels on the Earth plane. The power of Its blessing and healing energies are constantly flowing into and through them and from there into our world, to be shared by all its lifeforms.

May the small still flame in all human hearts grow ever stronger, until the entire planet is filled with nothing but love and light, healing and peace. Instead of asking for earth- and mind-shattering enlightenments, let us pray that every single day of the coming year and all future ones will bring us and our world a constant supply of small rays of light that renews our whole race’s hope, faith and trust that the Divine great plan of life is unfolding as it should. And let’s give thanks and praise for the goodness of the life the Great Father/Mother of all life, and their only born Son/Daughter, the Spirit of the Universal Christ, so kindly provides for each one of us, God’s beloved children of the Earth.

May raindrops fall lightly on your brow,
Soft winds freshen your spirit and
Sunshine brighten your heart.
May the burdens of each day rest lightly upon you
And the Universe forever enfold you
In the sheltering mantle of Its love.

A happy and prosperous New Year to you and your loved ones.
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With love and special blessings,
Aquarius 

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New Year Prayer

Angel with light - New Year's Prayer - Rays of Wisdom

O Great White Spirit, Father/Mother of all life,
Thank you for giving us the year ahead.
Help us to live it the way we should,
As each new day we tread.

Give us Your wisdom and love,
So we can help our friends
And grant us the gift of Your strength,
So a shoulder to each other we can lend.

The year ahead is like an empty container.
Help us to fill it with good things
For all Your children of the Earth
So the renewal of faith and trust this brings.

Please give the leaders of our world
The vision of peace,
So that hand in hand with You and the Angels
Warmongering and crime will cease.

Please give to all upon this Earth
A heart that’s filled with love
For wise and gentle ways of living,
With Your blessings from above.

Charlotte Anselmo
Edited by Aquarius

Recommended Viewing:
•    ‘Happy New Year Video’

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Wishes For The New Year

 Rays of Wisdom - Words of Comfort & Healing For The Seasons Of The Year - New Year Message

At the beginning of each new year, let’s raise our glasses to the renewal of love and hope, faith and trust in our world and that you and I shall be doing our share of bringing this about.
 
May our battles be few, our pleasures be many and our highest dreams, aspirations and wishes come true.

May the gift of Divine courage and strength help us to cope with any losses that have to be endured and help us rebuild our lives.
 
May God’s love and peace fill our hearts and grace our souls with serenity. And may tranquil moments spent in communion with the Highest Forces of life bless and heal every aspect of our own being, the whole of humankind and our world.

Wishing you a very happy New Year.
With love and light,
Aquarius

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The Best Is Yet To Be

The Best Is Yet To Be - Rays of Wisdom - Words & Prayers for Christmas, New Year & Spring

The best is never over,
The best has never gone.
There’s always something beautiful
That keeps us struggling on.

There’s always compensation
For every cross we bear,
A secret consolation,
Hidden well, somewhere.

All ends are new beginnings,
As one day we shall see.
The best is never over,
The best is yet to be.

And that’s particularly true for us and our world.

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Recipe For A Wholesome New Year

Recipe for a wholesome New Year - Rays of Wisdom - Katharina Elisabeth Goethe

Take twelve months and bless them,
So that they may be cleansed of all
Bitterness, greed, fault-finding and fear.
Divide each section into one portion for each day,
To make your store last a whole year.
And throughout the coming year,
Every day serve one portion that consists of:

Equal parts of labour, joy and humour,
Three heaped tablespoons of optimism,
One teaspoon of tolerance,
One grain of mirth,
Don’t forget to add a generous pinch of tact
And then pour lots of love over all of it.

When ready for serving:
Garnish with bunches of kindness and attentiveness.
Serve daily with cheerfulness,
A blessing and a refreshing cup of tea.

Katharina Elisabeth Goethe 1731/1808
Mother of the great German poet

Translation by Aquarius

Happy New Year.

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As You Like It

Another Recipe For A Wholesome New Year

Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - As You Like It

 Take equal quantities of economy, industry,
Cleanliness, regularity and watchfulness.
Allow them to simmer together
In the vessel called conscience.
When cool, add sufficient spirit of authority
And good humour to taste.
If not clear, add a few grains of resolution.
While fit for use in one year,
It will keep a very long time
And improve with age.

Alice Emily Allen
28.03.1919

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A Celebration Of Spring

Rays of Wisdom = Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - Celebration Of Spring

Now that the winter’s gone, the Earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes and now no more the frost
Candies the grass or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream.

But the warm Sun thaws the benumbed Earth
And makes it tender, gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow and wakes in hollow tree
The drowsy cuckoo and the bumble-bee.

Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring
In triumph to the world the youthful spring.
The valleys, hills and woods in rich array
Welcome the coming of the long’d for May.

Now all things smile, only my love doth lower.
Nor hath the scalding noon-day Sun the power
To melt that marble ice, which still doth hold
Her heart congeal’d and makes her pity cold.

The ox, which lately did for shelter fly
Into the stall, doth now securely lie
In open fields. And love no more is made
By the fireside but in the cooler shade.

Amyntas now doth with his Chloris sleep
Under a sycamore and all things keep
Time with the season. Only she doth carry
June in her eyes and in her heart January.

Thomas Carew 1640

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Springtime Prayer

Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - Springtime Prayer

  For flowers blooming profusely at our feet,
For tender grass, so fresh and sweet,
For the song of birds and humming of bees,
For all things bright and beautiful
We hear and see,
O God and the Angels,
We thank Thee!

For the blue of stream and sky,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For the beauty of  blooming trees,
O Great White Spirit,
Father/Mother of all life and
Thy only born Son/Daughter,
The love and warmth of the Light of all lights,
The Universal Christ,
We give thanks and praise to Thee!

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adapted by Aquarius

Recommended Viewing:
•    ‘A Celebration Of Spring In Pictures And Sound’

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Easter Message

  Happy Easter! Rays of Wisdom - Easter Message 2013

At Easter the Universe refurbishes every lifeform.
This is its time for renewal and resurrection.
May this spirit fill the heart and soul of
Every one of God’s children of the Earth
With love and joy,
Peace and happiness.

Happy Easter!

Here is an e-card for you.

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Easter Friendship Greetings

Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - Friendship Easter Greeting

Friendship isn’t a big thing,
But millions of little ones.

This brings my love and best wishes
To each one of you,
My dear friends and spiritual family
Throughout our world.
May the joy of this blessed time
Of resurrection and rebirth
Be with you and your loved ones,
Not only at Easter but forever.

Don’t forget to click on your
 
Easter Card.

With love and light,
Aquarius

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Oh Joyous Easter Time

Rays Of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Season Of The Years - Easter Greetings 2017

Oh joyous Easter time!
With wide open hearts and on bent knees
We join the celebration of the Highest realms.
Thanks and praise to You all for waking
The Divine spark,
The seed of the Universal Christ spirit,
From its slumber in
Ever more human hearts and souls.

Great White Spirit,
Father/Mother of all life,
All glory and honour be to Thee
For in this way sending the warmth and light
Of Your only born Son/Daughter,
The Universal Christ onto the Earth.
We welcome Its living loving spirit as the
True Saviour and redeemer of us and our world.

Blessings and best wishes
I am sending with this greeting
To the worldwide circle
Of my friends and spiritual family.
Healing and peace be with you and yours,
Forever.

And now please take a look at your

‘Easter Card’

With love and light,
Aquarius

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Easter Hymn

Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - Easter Hymn

Awake, O wintry Earth.
Fling off thy sadness.
Fair spring flowers, laugh forth
And share with us
Thy ancient gladness.

Thomas Blackburn
Edited by Aquarius

Each time the Sun enters into Aries
On the day of the vernal equinox,
The uprushing fountain of life
Brings us a joyous period of
Rebirth and regeneration of all life
Mother Earth’s is holding in her loving embrace.

This is the event our world has always celebrated
At Easter and I wish that for you and your loved ones
This year’s will be the happiest one ever.
To help bringing this about,
Extra special blessings are flowing your way
That are filled with the love and warmth
Of the Highest realms of life.

For you, my dear friends and worldwide spiritual family,
I have also prepared an:

•    ‘Easter Card’

Recommended Viewing:
•    ‘Awake, Thou Wintry Earth’

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Welcome Prayer

The Risen Christ - Welcome Prayer - Easter Message Rays of Wisdom 2013

O Spirit of the Universal Christ,
You are humankind’s long awaited
Only true Lord and Lady,
Master and Mistress,
Who is rising ever more powerfully
From being hidden behind the Jesus legend’s surface words
And therefore unknown and dead for us and our world.

In ever more human hearts and souls
Your sacred spark has for quite some time
Been waking from its slumbers.
It will not take much longer until
Every knee bows and tongue confesses,
On the whole of our planet just like in the Heavens,
The highest levels of life,
That You are the truly Beloved
Of the whole of humankind.

Hand in hand with the Angels and Masters,
Friends and helpers of Your realm,
We welcome You,
The living and loving Spirit,
Onto the Earth,
In the name of love,
Your true name and ours.

Amen

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May Celebration For The Great Mother Of All Life

May Celebration for the Great Mother of all Life - May Day - Rays of Wisdom - Words & Prayers for the Seasons of the Year

Bring flowers of the rarest,
Bring blossoms the fairest,
From garden and woodland
And hillside and dale.
Our full hearts are swelling,
Our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

Great Mother, we crown Thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.
Great Mother, we crown Thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Their Lady they name Thee,
Their Mistress proclaim Thee,
Oh, grant that Thy children on Earth be as true,
As long as the bowers
Are radiant with flowers,
As long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.

Great Mother, we crown Thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,
Great Mother, we crown Thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May,

Sing gaily in chorus,
The bright Angels o’er us
Re-echo the strains we begin upon Earth.
Their harps are repeating
The notes of our greeting,
And You, Great Mother,
Are the cause of our mirth.

This hymn is sung during the ‘May Crowning’ of a statue of Mary in May.
Mary is one of the many symbolisms for the Great Mother of all life.

Author unknown
Edited by Aquarius

Recommended Viewing:
•    ‘The Dance Of The Flowers’

Towards the end of April the Sun moves into earthy and sensuous Taurus. This is a time that presents us and our world with a dramatic change of tempo. After the breakneck speed and impatience of Mars in fiery Aries, Venus in earthy Taurus enters the main stage. In this sign the planet finds some of its finest feminine expressions and brings to souls born into it, as well as everybody else at this time of the year, a wonderful sense of enjoyment and appreciation of the good things in life. Gracefully and with a deliberately measured pace, Earth presents herself as a beautiful young bride. Bedecked with a profusion of flowers, blossoms and new greenery as far as the eye can see, she reveals to us the freshness of as yet unspoilt youth.

Sun in Aries represents the renewed betrothal of Mother Earth and Father Sun. But when the Sun moves into Taurus they are celebrating their wedding feast. The Universe invites all of us to take time out and enjoy with all our senses one of the greatest Cosmic events, of which the betrothal, the wedding feast with its renewal of all life on the Earth plane are outer physical manifestations of what’s happening on the inner levels of life.

When it’s springtime in the Northern hemisphere and all of nature is stirring after its winter rest, spring blossoms appear everywhere in breathtaking abundance and beauty. Admiring them, let us remind ourselves from time to time of the process of spiritual growth and harmony that is constantly at work behind any manifestation in the world around us. All children of the Universal Life Force, who are aware of this, have their work cut out for themselves, not merely on the physical plane but by adding their voices to the Angelic choirs of praise and thanksgiving that forms an essential part of the great orchestra of life.

Watching Mother Nature newly unfolding helps us to become more aware of and in tune with those who are beavering behind the outer form of life, to bring us fresh evidence of God’s life manifesting itself in our world. Whenever an opportunity for it arises, let us therefore get out and about and under he canopy of Heaven enjoy the shelter and shade of the mighty branches of the Universal Tree of Life, God, and absorb His/Her blessings of healing and peace for ourselves and all lifeforms, visible and invisible, that shares world with us.

From ‘The Sun In Taurus’

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Autumn

To my mind nothing describes more eloquently the energies of the autumn signs Libra and Scorpio than music. Libra is the sign of love and relationships ruled by Venus, and Scorpio, the sign of death and birth, rebirth and regeneration. Each one of the songs in this section is filled with the melancholy that is an inevitable part of the happiness loving relationships bring into our lives, because in our heart of hearts we know that sooner of later they must end. The songs convey the mood of a departure that is inevitably approaching, whenever and however it may come about. The sadness this creates in human hearts has its origin in not knowing that in truth there is no death and that such partings are only ever for a while.

The Last Rose Of Summer

 Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Comfort And Healing For The Seasons Of The Year

‘Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone.
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes
Or give sigh for sigh.

I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one,
To pine on the stem.
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.

Thus kindly I’ll scatter
Thy leaves o’er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay
And from love’s shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! Who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

Written by the Irish poet Thomas Moore, a contemporary and friend of Byron and Shelley. Moore wrote this poem in 1805 while at Jenkinstown Park in County Kilkenny, Ireland. It was set to a traditional tune called ‘Aislean an Oigfear’ or ‘The Young Man’s Dream’, which had been transcribed by Edward Bunting in 1792 based on a performance by harper Donnchadh Ó hÁmsaigh or Denis Hempson at the Belfast Harp Festival. The Poem and tune together were published in December 1813 in a collection of Moore’s work under the heading ‘A Selection of Irish Melodies’.

Recommended Listening:
•    ‘The Last Rose Of Summer’

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Try To Remember

Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Comfort And Healing For The Seasons Of The Year - Try To Remember

Try to remember the kind of September,
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September,
When grass was green and the grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September,
When you were a tender and callow fellow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no-one wept, except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.

Deep in December, it’s nice to remember,
Although you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December, it’s nice to remember,
Without a hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December, it’s nice to remember,
The fire of September that made us mellow.
Deep in December, our hearts should remember
And follow.

Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones

Recommended Listening:
•    ‘Try To Remember’

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September Song

 Rays of Wisdom - Words And Prayers Of Comfort And Healing For The Seasons Of The Year

Oh, it’s a long long while from May to December,
But the days grow short when you reach September.
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
And you haven’t got time for the waiting game.

When the days dwindle down to a precious few,
September, November.
And these few golden days I’ll share with you,
These golden days I’ll share with you.

When you meet with the young girls early in the Spring,
You court them in song and in rhyme.
They answer with words and a clover ring,
But if you could examine the goods they bring,
They have little to offer but the songs they sing
And the plentiful waste of time of day,
A plentiful waste of time.

Oh, it’s a long, long while from May to December,
But the days grow short when you reach September.
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame,
One hasn’t got time for the waiting game.

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few,
September, November,
And these few precious days I’ll spend with you,
These precious days I’ll spend with you.

Maxwell Anderson
Music by Kurt Weill

Recommended Listening:
•    ‘September Song’

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Autumn Leaves
 
Rays of Wisdom - Words And Prayers Of Comfort And Healing For The Seasons Of The Year

The falling leaves
Drift by my window.
The falling leaves of red and gold.
 
I see your lips,
The summer kisses,
The sunburned hands I used to hold.
 
Since you went away,
The days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter song,
But  I miss you most of all, my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall.
 
Since you went away,
The days grow long,
And soon I’ll hear old winter song.
But I miss you most of all, my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall.
 
I miss you most of all, my darling,
When autumn leaves start to fall.

 
A much-recorded song that originally appeared in 1945 as the French song ‘Les feuilles mortes’, literally ‘The Dead Leaves’, with music by the Hungarian-French composer Joseph Kosma and lyrics by the poet Jacques Prévert. Its Hungarian title is ‘Hulló levelek’ or ‘Falling Leaves’. In 1946 Yves Montand with Irène Joachim introduced it as ‘Les feuilles mortes’ in the film ‘Les Portes de la nuit’.

Recommended Listening:
•    ‘The Autumn Leaves’

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God’s Praise In Nature

Rays of Wisdom - Words Of Wisdom For The Seasons Of The Year - God's Praise In Nature 

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee:
‘How great Thou art! How great Thou art!’
 Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee:
‘How great Thou art! How great Thou art!’

Summer and winter, and spring-time and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness, Father/Mother Creator, unto me.

Robert L. Deffinbaugh

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