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.”
Yesterday we saw that spiritual intuition is the means to truth realization, just like kicking the ball is the way to get the ball in the net in soccer. Just like a soccer player needs to become skilled at kicking the ball, its helpful for a spiritual seeker to become skilled at listening to spiritual intuition.
Our special theme provides a clue that will help us become more skilled at listening to spiritual intuition. It refers to Christ-consciousness as the “home of the Holy Spirit.” It doesn’t refer to human consciousness as its home. This is an important point.
When we are fully identified with human consciousness (the mind), we are fully identified with thought. That means we are identified with chatter about what should be and what should not be, what we like and don’t like, etcetera. These thoughts are not the home of spiritual intuition. They are the home of ego. When we ask for guidance from this place of concern—from wanting things to be a certain way—we invite the ego to chatter even more.
When we identify with Christ-consciousness, or at least with the qualities of Christ-consciousness, we open ourselves to know the guidance of spiritual intuition. Some of the qualities we might identify with are acceptance of what is, openness, non-attachment, and unconditional trust. When we shift our perspective into these qualities, spiritual intuition can become clear, because we have shifted into the perspective that is the home of spiritual intuition.
Let me not bind Your Son with laws I made.
Today’s lesson says, “Your Son is free, my Father. Let me not imagine I have bound him with the laws I made to rule the body. He is not subject to any laws I made by which I try to make the body more secure. … Let us not worship idols, …”
In other words, today’s lesson is an invitation to shift from identifying with the mind—from its ideas of who we are, where our safety lies, what our happiness is, etcetera—to identifying with consciousness (awareness).
Yesterday we noticed what we meant by “I”. That provided us with the opportunity to notice what we are identified with. Today, let’s contemplate what we want to be identified with. Which identification do we feel is in our best interest, the human thinking mind or present awareness-consciousness?
Since today is a day of contemplating what you want, I do not feel to influence you with a particular guided meditation. Instead, I will provide links to gentle background sounds, which you can use as you meditate. You can also meditate in silence.