When you move beyond your mind to a place of pure awareness of the divine union that permeates the universe, you gain the mind of Christ that is conscious of its oneness with God and all of creation. The structure of your brain is then also altered, creating new neural connections and increasing grey matter.
A group of 79 taxi drivers in London underwent MRI scans throughout a period of four years. The study found that the more time the cab drivers spent on the job, the more the grey matter in their brain increased and enlarged their hippocampus, the spatial memory lobe in their brain.
Before we consider the actual process of transmutation or metamorphosis, let’s look at what we are learning from science about how our biology continues to evolve, even in as short a timespan as our lifetime.
Imagine, for a moment, a world where we no longer regard one another based on gender, race, religion, sexuality, nationality, party affiliation, education, social status, and so on. If I’m as conscious of you as I am of myself, and that consciousness is anchored in an all-encompassing love, then the very essence of God would be on full display as Christ (the visible image of the invisible God) in and through me.
For Paul, Christ was not only a title reserved for Jesus, it was the secret mystery within all creation. People in previous generations and in different times had searched for Christ without success.
After Jesus’ death and subsequent resurrection, a new view emerged among the followers of Jesus that he, in fact, was the Messiah, or the Christ. The kingdom of the Christ was not external, but residing in the hearts of humanity. The foundation of that kingdom was the egoless love that Jesus manifested.