Reflections on Advent

The four-week season of Advent sets the tone of our meditations as we prepare for the emergence of our Christ Consciousness at Christmas.

The word Advent is derived from the Latin phrase ad venire, “to come to.” Metaphysically, Advent is the time for the coming of Christ Consciousness to every soul as they evolve. The message of Advent is to prepare.

The mood of Advent is expressed in the color violet or purple. Violet was the traditional color of a king’s robe. Advent, like Lent, is a time for solemn and sober thought about one’s error thinking, leading to repentance. Remember that to “repent” means to change your mind, or your way of thinking: Now that you have awareness of your error thinking, you can avoid repeating it. It denotes a quiet time for watching, waiting.

Metaphysical Advent wreath

For this season, our logo is depicted as an Advent wreath, five candles surrounded by greenery, as used in Divine Metaphysics. The purple candles represent different aspects of our Consciousness, typically hope, joy, love and peace. Each week another purple candle is lit as we progress through the four Sundays. On Christmas Eve, the pink center candle is also lit as the period of waiting comes to an end and the Christmas season begins.

Below, you can find five sets of suggested affirmations that you can include in your meditations for the four weeks in Advent and Christmas Eve. The affirmations are adapted from traditions of Divine Metaphysics, and Unity. Feel free to rephrase them in a way that is meaningful to you.

First Sunday in Advent: Hope/Faith

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

Luke 2:8

Affirmation: “As the Advent season begins, I am aware that I am a joyous shepherd. I keep careful watch over my every thought, thus preparing myself for that which is to come. With expectant hope and faith, I am optimistic and confident.”

Second Sunday in Advent: Peace

And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace: and of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.

Isaiah 9:6

Affirmation: “Infinite Spirit, I surrender everything that is human into Your Divine and perfect embrace, knowing that there can be no end to the covenant of Your perfect law. Centered in peace, I broadcast peace on earth and goodwill to all.”

Third Sunday in Advent: Love

Sing, O heaven, and be joyful, O earth, and break forth into singing, O mountains.

Isaiah 49:13

Affirmation: “Let all the earth rejoice and let everyone and everything break forth into singing because the most high God is incarnated in all, is over all, and through all. I demonstrate the harmony of love through kind thoughts and acts.”

Fourth Sunday in Advent: Joy

And the Angel said unto them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

Luke 2:10

Affirmation: “Gladly I receive the good tidings of great joy, knowing that the Angel of God’s presence comes to all people proclaiming the infinite love and the Divine givingness. Knowing God is my source, I count my blessings and spread joy.”

Christmas Eve: Life

And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God and saying, Glory to God and all around, Peace, Goodwill toward men.

Luke 2:13-14

Affirmation: “May the peace of God abide with everyone throughout the world and goodwill come among all people. Let the glory of the Infinite Presence be felt among the nations. I celebrate the birth of Christ consciousness within my body, mind, and spirit.”

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