O Holy Night: Today's Song of Liberation of Self and Others
Adolphe Adam wrote the words for "O Holy Night" in 1847.
Some of the words include:
"Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Then He appeared and the soul felt it's worth," Truly He taught us to love one another. Chains did He break, for the slave is our brother. And in His name, all oppression shall cease."
In order for us to love one another, we must know and feel our own self-worth. Oppression can only cease when we feel love for all, including ourselves -- Oneness Consciousness.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, and the internal movement in each of us from Empire Consciousness to Oneness Consciousness.
It is a song about liberation from darkness, despair, and hierarchy. This despair comes from lack of love -- of self and others. This is the root of sin and error.
"Black lives matter" is about love, respect, equal treatment and appreciation of Black people. It means seeing Black people for who they really are, as brothers and sisters, rather than different and unworthy.
Over 170 years ago, we had poetry and music that celebrated the connection among all of humanity. Maybe this holiday season, people will stop, among the gift-giving, to pledge for peace and valuing of all.