Via Creativa: Like Starting Over — Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time

By: JUBILEE! Minister Candace Chellew-Hodge

There is a Beautiful Creature Living in a hole you have dug.
So at night I set fruit and grains And little pots of wine and milk
Besides your soft earthen mounds, And I often sing.

But still, my dear, You do not come out.
I have fallen in love with Someone Who hides inside you.

We should talk about this problem–  Otherwise, I will never leave you alone.

–Hafiz

Someone who clearly saw the Christ consciousness embodied by Jesus was the Apostle Paul. In this letter to the church in Galatia, he, like Jesus, tries to make it clear that living into our innate divinity is not just something Jesus did.

This small piece of scripture (Galatians 2:19-21) truly encapsulates how we can meet Jesus again for the first time over and over again whenever we get stuck in the modern Christian idea of an exclusive, warmongering or political Jesus.

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VIA CREATIVA: Like Starting Over — Evolve, Dammit!

By JUBILEE! Minister Bill Harris

There are three ways to change: unconsciously, consciously at the level of ego or through the higher self. At the level of ego change may take place externally, but inside we’re still the same. This is what Jesus meant when he said to Nicodemus (John 3:1-7) you must be born again-born of the spirit. “Yes, Nicodemus you are ruler of the Jews, you’re religiously devout, but you and I know you’re missing something.”

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Via Creativa: Like Starting Over — Once Again, From the Top

By: JUBILEE! Minister Candace Chellew-Hodge

In our Jesus story (Mark 1:4-11), we find one of the traditional symbols of both beginnings and endings: baptism.

The word baptism in Greek is “baptizo,” which means both an immersion in water as well as being overwhelmed. We often encounter a baptism by fire in our lives, when situations, thoughts or beliefs seem to overwhelm us, overtake us and plunge our lives into chaos.
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AHSCKNYE: Miraces — The Miracle of Stars

By JUBILEE! Minister Candace Chellew-Hodge

The moon came to me last night With a sweet question.
She said, “The sun has been my faithful lover For millions of years.
Whenever I offer my body to him Brilliant light pours from his heart.
Thousands then notice my happiness And delight in pointing Toward my beauty.
Hafiz, Is it true that our destiny Is to turn into Light Itself?”
And I replied, Dear moon, Now that your love is maturing,
We need to sit together Close like this more often So I might instruct you
How to become Who you Are!
— Muslim mystic Hafiz

In our Jesus story (Matthew 2:1-12), we meet King Herod and the three wise men who are following that star to the manger in Bethlehem.

While King Herod may have been a real, historical figure playing his role in this story, the true power of this story lies not in its history, but in its truth.

These wise men, whether they are based on real people or not, were magi, or magicians. They were miracle workers who understood what Hafiz was trying to teach the moon: We are all destined to become light itself.

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