The authentic meaning of Christmas
The more mystical and authentic meaning of Christmas is to remember that you are the author of your life, through one of the greatest existing metaphors, birth. New thought philosophers – including Neville Goddard- explain that Jesus’ birth symbolizes the “I am” principle, the intrinsic ability that each human has to co-create. You are here to create, although sometimes, more than a creator, you can feel a victim of circumstances. This is indeed the greatest challenge for all of us, especially in the darkest moments where it’s easier to get carried away by hopelessness or laziness and “follow” instead of “create”.For this reason, we celebrate the darkest moment of the year with the light, because we know that inevitably after the night – however long it may be- light will always follow.
This is our biggest wish to you for the holidays and the new year. It is also a special time astronomically: it is not by chance the 25th of December, nor its proximity to the Solstice. This year among other things, the Solstice coincides with the full moon: a real energy portal to live to the fullest with new intentions, meditations, and celebrations.
Personally, I love this time of the year for its special energy and potential. I don’t love obliged presents, but I do love the symbolic exchange of simple gifts which represents the essence of Christmas: the promise of the coming light. What I love about this period is going inside of me and in the skies of the infinite possibilities – thanks to the particular constellation of the days leading up to Christmas – especially from Solstice till the beginning of the year.
It is a time for reflection, letting go, appreciating who I am and what I have realized, writing new intents and, most of all, meditating in front of the fire (when I am not in the southern hemisphere, where I swim in the ocean because it’s summer Solstice). I love feeling the fire inside of me and feel where it leads me, the insights that give to me to follow in the new year …
I have already received a fantastic Christmas present from my sister Stefania, who after watching the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”, told me that I absolutely had to watch it too. She invited me to go (I said that I’d take it as her Christmas present). That day, December 8th (special number for me and Lorenzo), there was a magical synchronicity of events and my father who never goes to the cinema, came with us. We met at the beautiful art nouveau Theatre Odeon in Florence and as is often the case when I immerse myself in biographies, I came out very inspired.
Bohemian Rhapsody is the movie that tells the story of the Queen band and especially of Freddy Mercury. It’s the story of someone so in touch with his truth, which already acted like a star when it wasn’t yet! A person who has lived his life with such intensity and passion, to enchant with its explosive charge and its delicacy at the same time.Queen’s songs have made the setting for a summer spent in Corsica as a teenager with my family in the early 90s. I remember that “Radio Gaga”, “The Miracle”, “Under pressure”, the same “Bohemian Rhapsody” and many others, were always with us. What particularly excites me is “The show must go on” which I regard as a masterpiece in describing the transition – from a human point of view – from the physical to the nonphysical.
Thank you Stefania for the beautiful Christmas gift that you gave me: you know that for me inspiration is the most precious gift …
Your gift has rekindled the sacred fire within me, the desire to live and be even more in touch with my creativity and innovative spirit!