What is the Second Coming?
Our special theme is about Christ’s Second Coming, which is awakening to Christ-consciousness. Our special theme refers to it as “part of the condition that restores the never lost” and as “an invitation to God’s Word to take illusion’s place.”
In other words, it is an important awakening, but it is not yet awakening to absolute truth.
This may be a good time to introduce what I call, “The Four Principles of God.” These principles are like a map, which depict the journey from the absolute to manifestation. The principles also highlight the awakenings that occur, which “restores the never lost, and re-establishes what is forever and forever true.”
The Four Principles of God
First Principle of God – Pure, unmanifest, life-awareness; abstract, unlimited potentiality. It is what A Course in Miracles calls “Father” and “Heaven.” It is also called Nirvana. It is the Source and ultimate truth.
Second Principle of God – Consciousness. This is the only direct creation of the Source. In A Course in Miracles it is called “Christ” and “the Son of God.” It is the unaffected, still witness. All things manifest are made of this principle; therefore, all things are consciousness.
Third Principle of God – The ongoing activity of creation, which occurs naturally through the interaction of the witnessing principle with that which is witnessed. In Gentle Healing, we learned about this through “The Code” and NTI Ephesians. I often call it Divine Law. It is how consciousness forms itself into the many temporary forms that make up the manifest universe.
Fourth Principle of God – Manifestation. Everything in this realm is temporary, and so it is often referred to as a dream. It is consciousness appearing as something other than consciousness, and so it is called illusion. One who believes this is the realm of reality is referred to as unconscious, not awake, or ignorant. When this realm is seen through ignorance, it is fearful and full of suffering. When seen through clarity, this realm is miraculous.
Today, spend some time contemplating the four principles in order to gain deeper understanding on your own. Formulate a question, which you feel will take you to a deeper understanding, and ask that question using the form of writing that we learned from Adyashanti. Write everything you think you know about your question; write to the boundary of your knowledge, and then wait for something to come that you feel is true. Seeking answers from yourself is an important part of the awakening process, and it is time for us to begin practicing that skill.
Where darkness was I look upon light.
Today’s lesson points to The Four Principles of God when it says, “Father, our eyes are opening at last. Your holy world awaits us, as our sight is finally restored and we can see. We thought we suffered. But we had forgot the Son whom you created. Now we see that darkness is our own imagining and light is there for us to look upon.”
Let today’s lesson assist you as you contemplate of The Four Principles of God and decide on a question to ask within.
Over that last several weeks, you have been introduced to several guided meditations including awareness-watching-awareness, loving consciousness and abandon release meditation. I am not going to recommend specific meditation audios as part of the daily tip anymore. However, these and other meditation audios are available for you to use. You may access Awakening Together’s meditation audios at this link:
If you prefer not to use a guided meditation, but you would like to listen to music or nature sounds as you meditate, consider the options in this meditation playlist: