On this Christmas Day, we revisit a podcast that aired in our first season of podcasts, Life Gets Better Now, at Christmas time in 2015.

Today the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus, but beyond the historical and religious Jesus, there is a Universal Spirit that he fully embodied; each of us can tap into that spiritual consciousness to some degree, no matter what our level of church affiliation or non- affiliation is. Let’s call it “Christ Consciousness.” It’s when you discover a space that is inside you, and you are inside it, where you remember what is so easy to forget: We are all One. In this moment of awareness, you feel encouragement, bliss, a desire to serve, blessing, thriving, unity.

As John Lennon put it, Imagine all the people … living life in peace … you may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. I hope one day you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.

As winter’s darkness grows, it brings us the gift of knowing how much we love the light, and that we want to “be a light” for ourselves and for everyone else.

Take some time amid the noise and bustle of the holiday week to cozy up with Mary and Erin as their conversation leads you down and in to find that quieter, deeper place of peace. The blessing of being in Christ Consciousness can happen in a moment.

We wish that moment for you, whoever you are, wherever you are in your journey

– Merry Christmas!