“You, as a being joined in Christ-consciousness, must share this consciousness in order to know it. It cannot be grasped by the singular consciousness. . . .The singular consciousness would act like a computer with a full drive and reject the information or be overcome by it if such were possible. (Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the New, 12.23)”
1 – Sharing
We cannot only hold Christ-consciousness unless we share. Our limited minds could not contain this great gift otherwise. Overdrive for the mind.
2 – How Share?
How do we share? Any and every way. But we are repeatedly told in A Course of Love that we are not called to proselytize. We look for teachable moments, when the brother or sister of ours is ready. We never forst our understanding on another person. That would be the surest way to turn them off. Even mild statements about what one believes can be taken wrongly, if another is not open. Resist the urge to share when that sharing would be a turnoff.
3 – Speaking
But if another is open to how we are behaving now, then is the time to speak. When we reach Christ-consciousness, we will be different—most loving, most especially, but also calmer and more Self-contained. We will seem different to our nearest and dearest, and they will want to know what has happened to us. That is the time to share.
4 – Christ-consciousness
“Such is not possible, because Christ-consciousness is not available to the separated self. Christ-consciousness is the consciousness of unity for unity is what is. (Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the New, 12.23)”
5 – Separate from Others?
If we cut ourselves off from others, we won’t reach Christ-consciousness. This quotation makes this clear. We are seeking unity with all, unity and love. Don’t be fooled into thinking that love is a superficial emotion that everyone says. It means something very different to the Christ-conscious than to others. It means that we know that we are One, that God is One, and that we are joined in love or alienated in fear.
6 – Learning
“But realize, those of you who would mourn this [learning] as a loss, that you have already achieved all that was possible to achieve as an individual. The purpose of individual learning was the return of unity! (Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the New, 12.25)”
7 – Ego
Our egoic past has long sought learning as a mean of separating, a means of separation. We are through with this idea, this part of our belief about ourselves that has been the ego. And so don’t lament that the old way of learning has passed.
8 – Observation
We probably do not yet fully understand what it means to go beyond learning. Basically, it means that we aren’t still seeking for salvation in the next spiritual text. We know that we have reached a culmination, of sorts, and we rest easy. We will be told by our Self whatever we need to know from now on. This Self will look out on a changed world, and observe the differences that are seen. This observation will teach us all that we need to know.
9 – Guidance
If this explanation still seems incomprehensible, still wait for guidance to reveal more. Contemplate the ideas from the quotations from today, and know that all that we need to understand will come to us when we give guidance the time and willingness to get through.
10 – Self
The Self will guide.
Help me to do the things today that I think I need to do. Don’t let me get lazy in my spiritual life. I need You always. I don’t survive well, let alone live, when I am turned away from You.
May this day go well, something that I nearly always ask. You know my needs; I am sometimes confused about what they really are. Clarify my Self today. Let me come home to You from time to time for brief moments. The way home sometimes seems long, but I know that You would not have it so. Let me be calm and think of You. This will always take me home, at least for the moments that my mind is quiet.