What is the Christ?
Our special theme says, “Home of the Holy Spirit, and at home in God alone, does Christ remain at peace within the Heaven of your holy mind. This is the only part of you that has reality in truth. The rest is dreams. … The Holy Spirit reaches from the Christ in you to all your dreams, and bids them come to Him, to be translated into truth. He will exchange them for the final dream which God appointed as the end of dreams.”
This excerpt invites us to do two things:
- Discern between truth and dreams.
- Discern between the right mind (spiritual intuition) and the wrong mind.
I used to think that the right mind was truth. I used to think that the goal of truth seeking was to learn to listen to only the right mind. However, spiritual intuition is not the goal. Spiritual intuition is the means.
Let me share an analogy. Lets imagine that we are children, and we have just joined our first soccer league. Since we are learning to play soccer, the coach spends a lot of time teaching us to kick the ball. Kicking the ball isn’t the goal. The goal is to get the ball in the net. However, kicking the ball is the means of getting the ball in the net, so learning to kick the ball well is important.
Learning to listen to spiritual intuition is like kicking the ball in soccer. Spiritual intuition isn’t the goal, but the means to reaching the goal.
What is truth?
According to our special theme, the truth is beyond dreams; it is even beyond the happy dream. Ultimately, absolute truth is beyond Christ-consciousness.
Notice, again, what our special theme says:
“Home of the Holy Spirit, and at home in God alone, does Christ remain at peace within the Heaven of your holy mind. “
Just as the human experience is within Christ-consciousness, Christ-consciousness is within truth, and that truth is still what we are (“your holy mind”).
It’s pretty amazing. We appear to be human. We are awakening to the realization that we are Christ-consciousness. Yet, our absolute nature is that which makes Christ-consciousness possible.
Ultimate truth, then, is indefinable. Yet, because it is what we are, it can be directly known.
The Word of God is given me to speak.
Today’s workbook lesson says that God’s Word is, “My Son is pure and holy as Myself.”
“Myself” in this sentence is our absolute nature. From our perspective as humans, it is helpful to think of this nature as the source or “Father.” Until we awaken to it, it is helpful to honor it in this way.
“My Son” is Christ-consciousness. From our perspective as humans, it is helpful to begin to notice that Christ-consciousness is what we are. It is our most genuine “I”, our true Self.
Our lesson says, “Let us accept His Fatherhood, and all is given us.”
This sentence points to a shift in our identification. Instead of identifying with the human, who is within Christ-consciousness, we are invited to identify with Christ-consciousness, which is within the source.
Today’s lesson says, “The Word of God is given me to speak.” This is an invitation to speak from Christ-consciousness, to have “I” refer to our consciousness-Self instead of the human-self.
Today, pay attention to what you mean by “I”. Is “I” being used to represent your true Self, or is it being used to represent the false self?
When you notice that “I” in your speaking or thinking points to the false self, silently ask yourself, “What am I?” Look. What is most true about you in your current experience? Are you ready to speak from that truth?
If you have 30 minutes for meditation, I recommend this meditation today: