Two thousand years ago, the man called Jesus came to earth for a remarkable period and mission. Most people, however, don’t understand the true nature of a Christ nor how to best commune with or become one.
For Christians, Jesus was the only Christ. That’s understandable given a literal interpretation of his words without any comparative context or understanding. Yet, other religious traditions have exalted ones of similar divine stature. If you are unaware of this reality, simply read about various non-Christian spiritual greats. The following excerpts from the New Testament and Bhagavad Gita demonstrate what I mean:
- “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” — John 1:1-5
- “I make and unmake this universe. Apart from Me nothing exists, O Arjuna. All things, like the beads of a necklace, are strung together on the thread of my consciousness and are sustained by Me.” — Bhagavad Gita 7:6-7
- “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” — John 14:6
- “Ah! Ye who into this ill world are come — fleeting and false — set your faith fast on Me! Fix heart and thought on Me…and undivided, unto My rest your spirits shall be guided.” — Bhagavad Gita 9:33-3
Who’s fibbing? Neither. Yet, how could Jesus and Krishna make identical claims and remain truthful? They shared identical divine consciousness. Consider if you and another person had radios capable of receiving the same stations. You’d get parallel broadcasts. Apply this analogy to Jesus and Krishna. Both were fully awake in Spirit, hence their respective titles of Christ and Krishna (Christna), meaning “Anointed One.” Their capacity to attain God-consciousness enabled them to speak from a shared platform of divinity.
In Christian tradition the triune aspect of God is termed Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. In Vedic tradition, the same triad is called Sat, Tat, and Om. The Father, or Sat, refers to the Transcendent aspect of Spirit that exists beyond the sphere of creation. The Son, or Tat, means the omnipresent, universal intelligence of God imminent within and governing all creation. ThisÂ is the Christ or Krishna consciousness, otherwise called “Kuthastha Chaitanya” in India.
How does this apply to you? Although we typically think of ourselves as frail, mortal beings, the truth is we are souls, eternal aspects of Spirit. Through body identification we develop faulty self-awareness, the ego. By scientific meditation, our consciousness can be expanded beyond physical confinement to reunite with Spirit throughout creation. This attainment of Christ Consciousness was achieved by Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, and all Enlightened Ones. In fact, it is the divine purpose of life, to reawaken fully in Spirit. Remember: “Ye too are Gods.”
When Great Ones like these come on Earth to lead deluded souls back to their rightful home in Spirit, a profound spiritual light floods the ethers and reappears on birthdays associated with such Masters. Accordingly, at Christmas additional divine energy manifests corresponding to the birth of Jesus. Unfortunately, these uplifting Christ vibrations are missed if our focus is on Santa and shopping.
To receive the true spiritual value of Christmas, we must bring the Christ vibration into our consciousness through meditative attunement. Doing so allows us to deeply commune with Christ and awaken more fully into our own divine potential.
So, this year try a more fulfilling, respectful approach to the season. Dedicate one day to receiving Christ Consciousness through meditation and another day for social festivities. Gathering with others for a day of spiritual communion fosters a joy that no material gift can bestow. Silently sharing this joy during subsequent social celebrations transmits a quiet blessing that benefits all.
Rev. Alan L. Pritz will lead several December programs: Christ Consciousness — Meaning and Manifestation, and Invoking the Christ at Christmas. For details see www.Awake-in-life.com.