The holy month is full of beautiful warm energy for me. For those that are sensitive to it, we can feel the build-up of warmth and light and joy as early as October. I live in the southern hemisphere so I've only ever experienced December as long days and hot nights. I've often wondered if the same warmth is felt energetically in the Northern parts of our planet.
Irish mystic Lorna Byrne tells us of the Angels visiting us in December and how they drop down balls of light into our homes, choosing a moment to do so when all who dwell there are at home. In December I often look up into the sky trying to see these special angels as they walk down heavenly stairs to drop balls of light into our homes. Whether you believe it or not, it's a lovely thought.
Teaching my children about the authentic origins of Christmas for me also includes teaching them about Saint Nicholas. This special man who was born into a wealthy family in modern day Turkey shows us all by his example that no matter where we come from there is always a way to help others; whether it be secretly giving them gifts or rescuing children from captors. The times were no less distressing in his day and yet he found a way to take action to relieve those around him and to raise the vibration of where he lived.
What a fine example of one who followed Jesus' words and shone the light in his patch, a light that will be remembered by children forever! The energy of St Nicholas is literally alive today. In fact, The St Nicholas Center collects the holy Manna that emits from his tomb every May 9th:
—from the Centro Studi Nicolaiani di Bari
The evening of the 9th of May, the Feast of the Translation of S. Nicholas from Myra-Turkey to Bari-Italy in 1087, the stone sarcophagus is opened. In the crowded crypt, the Archbishop of Bari extracts one or two glasses of water formed during the year around the Saint’s bones. It is the so-called manna, that the Greeks call myron and the Russians myro. A Father of the Dominican Community pours this manna into large containers of blessed water, making a large quantity to fill small bottles in order to satisfy the requests of sick people and pilgrims. Sometimes the Rector gives extremely small bottles of pure manna as relics, but only after official requests of the Orthodox or Catholic Hierarchy.
— Fr. Gerardo Cioffari, director,
Centro Studi Nicolaiani, Basilica San Nicola, Bari, Italy
Another story I have read was by a medium who was communicating with two little children who had slipped and fallen into ice. The parents of the children were understandably traumatised by this, and sought solace in the medium. The medium was able to tell them the children died as best friends together, which is nice to know. He also communicated that at the time of death the children were unaware they had transitioned; their perception was that they had simply slipped into the water and been pulled out by a very kind man with a long white beard... that man was later identified by them as Saint Nicholas! Still working on the other side and looking after children even there! What a lovely story for every parent who has lost a child to hear.
December, the most holy month and that of great grace and warmth and joy.