Underneath The Rubbles
Continued from yesterday…
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.
But the eternal treasure was never far away. It was always right there hidden underneath the rubble of the devastation caused by the egoic mind. That mind could not relate to oneness with God.
The guilt that the mind produced would not accept unconditional and selfless love. The shame it felt prevented it from seeing the essence of the spirit interwoven with physical form.
But the spirit was always there, waiting within for the awakening that would lead to the manifestation of the new creation: the Christ in me.
Paul then comes to an incredible conclusion. When the eyes of our heart (more about what that means later) are enlightened, then our perception will change. We shed the old self and transform into a new person with thoughts and knowledge that reflect the divine presence within.
This new self is Christ. It’s a new consciousness—not based on the duality of us versus them, good versus evil, right versus wrong. The emergence of Christ from within would transform our awareness and perception. “Here there is no Gentile, or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all,” Paul writes.
In other words, we would no longer view one another through the fallacy of the dualistic mind. “Christ is all, and is in all” would be the basis for our new non-dual consciousness.
Adapted from Section 3 of Awakening To I Am Love by David Youngren
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