This is not a tale of Christianity but one of self-discovery. By nature this topic is highly individual, as it has to do with our intimate relationship to Spirit which resides in you and me and all of us. Therefore I will gather up my courage and share with you my unique understanding of the Christ Consciousness/Infinite Intelligence but must provide a bit of context for my awareness of this profound and life-changing understanding. In the 70’s my folks still forced us to attend church on Sundays. It was more less a time of reconnecting to people we knew and have giggles (as the minister was hilarious) and my sister would laugh so hard she would wet her pants.
It was my assumption at that time, that Jesus’s last name was “Christ” as Judas’s last name was Iscariot despite the fact that was just where he was born. I didn’t question this fact. I did however question many other details (which irritated the minister terribly) and he tried to silence me. My Sagittarius moon (even then) could not stop the desire to explore, question and know the truth. Eventually he bored me so much I refused to attend any church, regardless of the fact that I wanted to know everything about Jesus, at least from a historical perspective and enlightenment, whatever it was and wherever it came from.
I knew that to question the validity of Jesus as presented in the bible meant I would be a blasphemer and this was a dangerous road for me to travel upon; so I didn’t. The feeling was old, I pondered whether it was a past life memory of questioning religious authority, which ended badly for me and others.
My Godmother, who was the most wonderful woman I have ever met, asked me sometime after I stopped attending the family church, if I would like to attend her church, a gentle, small church on the foot of Diamond Head in Honolulu. Any chance to hang out with her was leapt upon by me, so I road my bike to meet her there. This church was called a Unity church. I had never heard of a church which embraced different philosophies, ideas and people’s intelligence, this church did just that. It was after the service that my mind was blown, there was a reading room and a small gift shop where you could buy books, in those days I was an avid reader. Here I could learn concepts of “at one-ment”, connection to Source, roads to enlightenment and ideas around silence. This soon became my deepest quest.
The church was near to my high school, and I began visiting this reading room on my way home, detouring from my usual bike ride. In essence rebelling against the normal route home, after school. I didn’t tell anyone for fear of someone objecting to my private discoveries, my folks never knew of my rebellion nor my friends at school. It was there I bought a small blue book which was written by Louise Hay, of Hayhouse publishing fame. It was a home style publication which may have cost me $2.00. I read it and was astounded that this woman had somehow figured out, that pains and illness could be connected to disconnected thinking. But what was the root of the disconnection? I followed the rabbit-hole deeper into more questions and more reading. She posed the question- in other words “if you knew yourself to be an aspect of true Source Consciousness (Christ Consciousness) would you not be able to heal yourself”? This isn’t a absolute quote as many years has passed since that original little blue book graced my book shelf but I was left pondering what my thinking actually was? Was I in fact locked into Christian concepts that I
was actually born flawed, a sinner and had no way of real connection to Spirit because I shameful by nature? Was my father’s father’s sins painted upon me forever or could I actually expand into freedom from this disconnection via my own Spiritual investment?
I was looking now for answers to my hovering arguments, so bought more books and vowed I would devour them in a weekend only to find paragraphs, I would ponder for a week or so, I was trying to discover what the writer was intending to offer me and whether was I getting nearer to my answers. I felt blocked by my mind suggesting that Jesus was the only Christ and we humans would be seriously off if we believed we could also embody this Christ Consciousness and this visceral relationship to Spirit. I couldn’t grasp that there could be more deeply personal relationship to Spirit, regardless, I longed for it and through the surrender of my limited thoughts and my recognition of my incessant mind chatter and also
meditation, I began to consider that something else was not just possible but probable. Still my internal arguments were constant as I would wonder how Spirit could manifest in me in action. In other words: “what would be different, if I realised myself as a embodiment of the consciousness of Christ?”
Naturally, I read on, discovering Joel Goldsmith and Neville Godard to name just two metaphysicians. Goldsmiths book “The Infinite Way” became my dearest most dog-eared book I have ever owned and Florence Scovel Shinn my second most dog-eared book as she offered me affirmations connecting me to the Christ Consciousness. I had to leave behind the deep-rooted fear of sinning against God and explore my own personal understanding of this finely tuned connection to Self, to God, to my Soul and my BE-ingness. I had to trust that I was loved and this power was in me. By this stage in my life I had been meditating for four years having learned TM in the early 70’s, it was an essential tool for me to have this foundation of silence which melted into as Eckhart Tolle put, “a new dimension of Consciousness”. In other words, The Christ Consciousness unconsciously grew in me via meditation. I saw this and felt this so deeply as realised that historical Jesus, Master teacher and profound healer, was able to embody this knowing which made him “A” Christ, not his last name but rather a name given via “a knowing”. He, as a teacher embodied the Christ Consciousness that we may have a blue print for way of being, many centuries later, as we choose to become whole again and free again. His knowing is unquestionable, he knew the Spirit of him or the Core of self was God, that through creative thought he too created and healed and manifested as does the energy of Source Consciousness just as we can also do.
I questioned whether he was different to us in his unique findings and was he on a Spirit level even human? He had a message undoubtedly but what was the real message? The message was that through his example of surrender, meditation and prayer we could all know ourselves to be an aspect of Spirit and also embody love. In a nutshell, to know our true essence is to open into love, thus being free and joyful and then WE become lights of the world. This is real manifestation stuff and where many of the manifestation skills are rooted.
We are entitled to this knowing and this inheritance is our by Divine right, all that is here is for us via this profound connection to Infinite consciousness. This is the freedom chant offered to us via the life of Jesus and other Master teachers who have expanded into this extraordinary yet thoroughly human experience. We are then the physical beings of light which is God realised in form. I see each of us as having human life lessons which we can visualise as pearls on a red cord,
the red cord is The Christ Consciousness within us. We don’t notice the red cord unless we focus upon it. Once we know this cord is a part of us we remain secure that we are gently held in this precious foundation. It is a simple analogy for actioning the thought of The Christ Consciousness or the nature of God already active in us. The interesting part of this knowing is that it far from stagnant, it has an abstract quality of evolution ever growing within us. Even an ayahuasca journey paled compared to this profound expansion of Spirit active in me. It was not one day I realised I was more than my human experience, but an ever-blossoming expansion highlighted by actual physical epiphanies that fills me.
As the holidays approach we could ponder the birth of baby Jesus and societally what his Love energy offers us; we could we also ponder the birth of the Christ Consciousness or the visceral experience of The Infinite Way within us all a time is offered for us to stop and become at one with our BE-ingness.
May your awakening be precious and filled with Silence and love everlasting, to you and your’s.
Words by Sanna
Joel Goldsmith said, “Let me explain briefly what The Infinite Way is: It is a spiritual teaching consisting of principles which anyone may follow and practice, irrespective of his religious affiliation. The Infinite Way reveals the nature of God to be one infinite power, intelligence, and love; the nature of individual being to be one with His qualities and character, expressed in infinite forms and variety; and the nature of the discords of this world to be a misconception of God’s expression of Himself in His universe. These are universal principles based on the message of the Master, Christ Jesus, who taught that man can realise his oneness with God through conscious communion with God, thereby bringing about peace on earth, harmony, and wholeness.”