posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 02:45 AM
My purposes in referencing that well known Christmas carol, was to ask that people re-frame it within the context of many of the discussions we've
been having here in the Psychology, Philosophy and Metaphysics forum of late, as nothing more than a pointer, as opposed to merely a "religious"
song sung at Christmas. imho, it makes a number of very important statements and observations, when looked at in a certain context and frame of
reference, which needn't require a purely "religious" viewpoint to "grok" it most fully, to borrow an interesting term from Heinlein's "A
Stranger in a Strange Land".
First, note that the first word, and the theme of the whole song, is about JOY, not merely joy to a certain group of people, but joy to the whole
world, and that this joy is present and exclaimed, because the Lord IS come, not is coming, or has come. It is a present moment thing. Here I've
clarified Lord as Spirit, spirit of light and love, whereby light may be considered the light of God consciousness and love, the graceful expression
of that higher will-intent and even as a type of universal connecting principal, as we may percieve in further exploration of this wonderful little
"Let earth recieve her king" - earth is often distinguished from heaven as representative of the outward manifestation, whereby heaven can be
considered an inward reality, as in "the kingdom of heaven is within you". Thus earth and by extension nature, is to recieve "her King" where King
may be considered, not Jesus of Nazareth, but something hiearchical, with dominion, reigning over a realm or a domain like a king would a kingdom.
Thus, within the context of the earth as a manifestation of a divine principal or a "kingdom of heaven", I have attempted here to clarify, or
reframe the purely religious conception, both in terms of Lord, and King, from Jesus, as some sort of bearded man in the sky, to Spirit, and Universal
Love, which may be considered as a type of first cause or the highest emination of spirit, such that the outward manifestation of nature becomes a
true expression (grace) of the inward reality of God consciousness. "The time will come, indeed it is already here, when man will worship neither in
the temple, nor on the mountain, because God is spirit, and truth, who seeks worshippers who worship in spirit and in truth." Note here in Jesus'
reframe to the "woman at the well" that he did not point to himself and get her to worship himself, but instead pointed in effect everywhere, and
said that God was "spirit of the universe"..
It is important to remember also, that within the realm or domain of earth, man sits atop the seven hiearchies of life, and is also, by design, the
highest expression of the creative principal, and therefore, of God ie: made in the image of God (self aware, embued with free will, in perfect phi
ratio proportion or a holographic chip off the old block).
more to follow.. must, go to sleep now.
[edit on 20-6-2009 by OmegaPoint]