Dec 19, 2019
This show continues the conversation with Phil McLemore, a yogi
in the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda and also a Latter-day
Saint, this time focusing on Christmas and its various symbols and
opportunities for better understanding Jesus and, more widely,
Christ, the divine consciousness of God in every part of creation.
Phil and Latter-day Faith host Dan Wotherspoon first discuss the
importance of understanding things related to our divine
development through myth and symbology rather than worrying if this
or that story or account of something miraculous really happened
historically. It's an important shift to make, allowing us to read
scripture, situations, others, and all of life with new and fresh
eyes, for in each of these is much we can draw on in our
Mary, mother of Jesus, and the divine feminine then take front stage as Phil pulls wonderful wisdom from every aspect of what she represents as a virgin, as pregnant with Christ consciousness, as giving birth, and much more. What does the inn represent? What about the cave/stable? How can we look at the shepherds and the wise men/magi (and their gifts) more expansively? Elizabeth and Mary, each carrying in her womb a powerful, God-conscious child can be seen as much more than simply cousins communing together during their pregnancies. Plus more!
Yogi Phil then takes us into greater depth, sharing some of the teachings and practices of Yogananda in relation to Christmas, and he then offers us a powerful meditative practice that will help take us deep in the meaning of this holy season and the patterns and archetypes playing themselves out in its stories and symbols, and even more importantly, within each of us as we journey toward divine consciousness and communion. Will we allow ourselves to be open to its many gifts?