What is the Christ?
Our special theme speaks of forgiveness. It says, “The Holy Spirit reaches from the Christ in you to all your dreams, and bids them come to Him, to be translated into truth. … For when forgiveness rests upon the world and peace has come to every Son of God, what could there be to keep things separate, for what remains to see except Christ’s face?”
Our first special theme was, “What is forgiveness?” We saw that forgiveness is recognizing yourself as the unaffected Self. Therefore, “what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred.” Forgiveness “looks, and waits, and judges not.”
In other words, forgiveness is abiding in the qualities of Christ-consciousness—acceptance of what is, openness, non-attachment, and unconditional trust. This is often called equanimity.
When we abide in equanimity, we allow spiritual intuition to be our consistent guide. That is forgiveness.
If I am bound, my Father is not free.
Today’s lesson says, “If I am bound in any way, I do not know my Father nor my Self. And I am lost to all reality. For truth is free, and what is bound is not a part of truth.”
The truth is, we are unaffected by the world. We are the unaffected Self.
If we believe the mind’s chatter—the mind’s definition of “I”—and if we project our attention into the body as if the body is “me,” we do not know our Self. We do not recognize our nature. And if we do not recognize our nature, we do not recognize the nature of our source.
Yesterday we contemplated what we wanted to be identified with. If Christ-consciousness was your decision, then be doubly committed to spiritual intuition and the Loving All Method today. The Loving All Method is the practice of equanimity, which is the practice of identifying with your true Self. Spiritual intuition reminds you to be what you are.
If you have 30 minutes for meditation, I recommend this meditation today: