As we deepen into Advent, the world seems charged with a sacred aura. I notice it most at sunrise and sunset when I can feel a tangible sense of expectation in the air. In years gone by I always used to feel that expectation as something external to my own self, that whatever was coming, was coming from outside me, and was different to me. I used to experience Christmas as a reliving of the original Christmas Story. But this year, I have a new and deeper understanding that this sense I have, that something sacred is imminent, is in fact, now inside me. Now I understand that it is up to each one of us to birth Love into the world, and I realise that I, along with everyone else is called to be pregnant with Love and is called to birth that Love into the world. And so this year, my Christmas preparations are deeply internal and deeply personal. I know I am pregnant with Love and I am preparing to birth it. At last, I understand each of our responsibility to contribute the love we want to see in the world. There is no one else coming to bring in the love we want to experience - it is up to each one of us to do it.