This is a journey that took place last February, shortly after becoming aware of my awakening to the Heavenly Father. Some will question why now of all times, with Christmas just around the corner, I chose to publish this. I have truly been at odds with myself over this one and one other that will come at a later date. Many will argue that this isn't even the correct month of Jesus' birth, that is for theologians and academics to ponder...
This journey was the first one I had after my adventures to the Mountains and my time with Raijan and her extended family high in the Himalayas. I was routinely visiting God's Messenger here in Dubai, Farah, for my weekly Chakra and Soul cleansing sessions.
While laying on Farah's table it was the first time I was aware of the voice saying "...James close your eyes..."
"But my eyes are closed!?"
"James close your mind and your eyes. Open them when I say..."
Now this was something new to me at that time, how do you close your eyes when they are already closed!? Well the sensation soon became obvious as I found myself physically clenching my eyelids even tighter and sure enough whatever was floating in front of them before was gone and everything was black and still.
This in of itself was a little strange to me having not experienced it before, so I thought well let's sit back and see what happens.
"James we are going on a journey of discovery today, today you will see a child who will one day be King"
At this point I didn't have a clue what to expect and couldn't put a distinguishable thought together as to what the voice meant. It very quickly became all too clear...
"James open your eyes now and tell me what you see"
"Ahhh, well I see a bright light in the sky, is that a star or a comet?"
"Where does this doorway lead to, it is just a simple cloth on the front of it and is this a cave or a barn, sure smells like a barn"
"James go inside and you decide for yourself"
After getting out of the chilled air and away from the noise of the town near-by it was suddenly very warm, peaceful almost heavenly. I have felt warmth and peacefulness before but never like this, it was if God was in that place, for now as I type I truly understand the Presence in the Garden, I had first felt it in that cave, barn, manger whatever it was.
The real moment of faith began when I saw the animals, okay so it was a barn, but that was a moot point for as I walked further into the manger area there before my eyes was a beautiful baby. The father was bundling the baby up in a piece of cloth. The mother was just lying off to one side of the child with a peaceful look on her face. I have seen childbirth first-hand, yet this lady was beautiful, no sign of strain or fatigue one sees after the birth of a child.
It took me a minute before it sank in; my God I have just seen the birth of our Lord!
"Yes, James that is my Son, born of a simple baby, no fancy clothes, no special place of birth, no chariots of Gold, just a miracle of Divine Will. He has come to Earth to show the world the Kingdom of Heaven, to show the people of Earth the glory that is life with God. He will not be here for long for his journey is but a short one. In that time he will show Man how to lead a life by example, be at peace with his fellow Man and show his brethren here on Earth what it means to love one another"
"James, Behold the Son of Man, your brother, your friend, your Master, your companion, whatever term you wish to give, for he will show the world the Truth, the Light and the Glory that is Heaven and the Kingdom of God."
I made a comment about wishing I had been earlier to see his birth, "...close your eyes my son..."
When I opened them again I was standing behind Joseph, only this time I was watching the actual birth of Jesus, when Mary reached up her hand to me "...God can they see me!?"
"Yes James, take her hand"
When you look into Mary's eyes there is an immediate sensation that comes over your entire body, as if the Holy Spirit has moved into your physical body. Those beautiful hazel eyes are part of a face that can only be described as beauty personified.
I took Mary's hand and felt her squeeze when the discomfort came upon her at times, there was a Gathering of Angels by our side, I can only assume they are the ones who took away the intense pain of childbirth.
Then the birth happened, Joshua came forth from the womb and into the Light of the Heavenly Father for the first time. The animals in the stable were all quiet and attentive as if they knew something extraordinary had just taken place. Joshua was no different than any other newborn and yet he was indeed special.
Joseph finished cleaning him off and wrapped him in a cloth that was by his side and then gave him to Mary to hold. That first moment when a mother looks at her child is something I have and never will forget. Absolute love and nothing less...
"James the shepherds are coming now, it is time to leave"
With that I closed my eyes again and was back on Farah's table while she finished up the session.
"So tell me?" was all she said when I was putting my shoes back on. I related the experience to her, she was shocked and had to take a deep breath for it was not what she expected at all. She knew I had been on a journey for she was observing me spiritually, travel away from that room. My wife had to drive home after that as I had hardly enough energy to walk let alone drive.
That night I asked God if all of what happened was real or did I just make it up in my imagination
"James, why don't you ask Mary when you see her."
At that time I had not contemplated the thought that Mary or Jesus would even talk to a mere mortal like me.
"James, my precious child, you held my hand when I needed you most to comfort me and saw the birth of your brethren Joshua. Know this my son the love of the Heavenly Father shines brightly through you, for you have been on a journey no other mortal has experienced to date. Embrace the Light of God, let it fill you, surround you, BE you and whenever you wish to talk I will be here for you along with Jesus, for we are always with you and will never forsake you."
I was left that night with a feeling of love I have never felt before; I cherish my wife and daughter and love them with all my heart. However this was different, did Mary really talk to me, ME, MMEE!
My love of God, his Son Joshua and the Holy Mother Mary truly began that night, as did my questioning of "Why Me" (see one of my other postings). To witness the birth of our Lord, the peacefulness with which Mary experienced childbirth, the love of the Angels and felt for the first time the presence which cannot be seen was an experience that will be cherished forever.
As many of the readers of this site know I am found of certain salutations, now you know where they come from.
May the Glory of the Heavenly Father, the Light of his Son Joshua, embrace you all, fulfill you, and surround you. May your every day be filled with the love of the Divine and your fellow brethren here on earth. Live your life to its fullest and remember a little baby who came into this world to show Us all the Kingdom of the Heavenly Father, to be a model of how to live our lives. For it was that little baby who was born of flesh and blood and now awaits us all in the Garden of the Divine...
Bless you all and Merry Christmas