The Consciousness Of The Mystics
Continued from yesterday…
The highest stage of known human consciousness is Christ-centric. However, I hesitate to use the word Christ-centric because the word Christ has, for most people, been defined by ethnocentric streams within Christianity.
So, I don’t use Christ here to identify with a religious group or ascribe higher virtue to Christianity than other religions. The point, for now, is that the word is less important than what it represents.
For those who read my recent book – Awakening To I Am Love, you may recall that I dedicated considerable explanation to the Hebrew roots of Christ and how Christ became connected with Jesus. So, I will just give a broad and brief definition of Christ here.
On a fundamental level, Christ is the incarnation of the divine logos in visible matter — the union of matter with spirit. So in a sense, the entire universe is the embodiment of Christ. Yet Christ is also the incarnation of God in humanity — the union of the human with the divine.
A Christ-centric consciousness is when you are aware in your heart, soul, and mind of this union. You are conscious of Christ in you. You observe and experience Christ in everything, identifying with everything as Christ.
Love is the heart of this awareness. The mystics speak of it as the consciousness of oneness with the absolute, the infinite, or what we commonly refer to as God. When one is aware of this union, the lines between “in here” and “out there” are blurred. So-called otherness diminishes to the point of dissolution.
One becomes aware of selfless love as the energy that holds all things together. Thus, while egocentric, ethnocentric, and world-centric consciousness is rooted in egoic awareness, Christ-centric consciousness is anchored in stillness deeper than thought.
To be continued tomorrow…
Written for Path of Love Daily Wisdom by David Youngren. The post is based on chapter 3 of Awakening To I Am Love by David Youngren
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