“I am here to teach you once again because I was the example life. Do you believe that when I walked the earth I was a body, or do you believe that I was the Son of God before I was born into human form, during the time I existed in human form, and after I rose again? This is rightly called the mystery of faith: Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again. What is missing from this recitation? Christ was born. Nowhere in the mystery of faith is it stated that Christ became a body.” (ACOL, C:10.15)
And we don’t become bodies either, except in illusion. And our illusory bodies get sick, fail us, march us to death. Is this really what we want to focus upon?
I think not. Just as Jesus is Christ, he has also told us that the Christ spirit dwells within all of us. And he led the way in what he calls in the “example life.” We can embody his way also. And we don’t have to wait to do so. We can embody Jesus’s way today, not by being example lives, but by following his example.
The way is clear. We don’t need to ponder long, for our response to his call creates a response in kind immediately. When we are truly ready to embody the Christ spirit, we will know Awakening, Christ-consciousness. Of course, we don’t know the day nor the hour, but once begun, the end of this journey is certain. And with the certainty comes a fearlessness that we have heretofore known only in fantasy. But it is not a fantasy any longer. We WILL reach enlightenment; it is just a matter of when.
We need to give up our fear and our judgment to reach enlightenment. If this seems impossible, please know that others who inhabit this globe with us now have done so. It is a transformation that can never be taught, and therefore never “learned” in any substantive sense. But our way becomes clearer when we grant to Jesus the willingness to walk in his way. We fear less, we judge less—and soon the great blessing descends upon us.
Pray today that we will not have long to wait.
Note: For those of you who love A Course of Love, I offer a link to Mari Perron’s blog. Mari was the scribe of ACOL, and posts each week, usually on Sunday.