What is Christ Consciousness?
Before we begin to discuss what Christ Consciousness is, we need to understand who, what and why we desire to become more Christ Conscious. We need to answer several vital questions. So let’s begin here.
Who Is Christ?
Who is Christ? And What is Christ Consciousness? These questions are always in the minds of people living in a world of Spirituality.
MY ANSWER, to these and other questions, is,
Firstly, Christ is a historical figure and Savior of Christianity. Secondly, Christ is an English term for Khritos, a Greek word meaning the anointed one or Hebrew, known as the Messiah.
Concept of Christ Consciousness
Christ Consciousness does not belong to any particular religious orientation or sect. This is the reason, Christ Consciousness is defined as a state of consciousness. Through universal awareness, Christ Consciousness is the transformation into higher knowledge.
Christ Consciousness is also a state of being in where the soul transforms and awakens to its Highest Consciousness. It is the desire of every human to achieve, by reaching a conscious state of mind, and awakening, though transformation may take a long process, possibly years.
The key to transformation is learning and growing, keeping memories at full awareness and be inspired by the thought of an open mind leading to new wisdom and knowledge.
Christ Consciousness does not have any relation to the personality of Jesus Christ. As mentioned earlier, it is a state of mind that connects with the highest power, which understands omnipresent and universal forces and how they exist everywhere.
The term Christ Consciousness does not necessarily affiliate with any religious belief. It is only called Christ Consciousness because of the spiritual elevation of Jesus Christ when He was alive. Anyone can be Christ Conscious if they are willing to learn the concept.
The Majority of religious Masters already walk the path of light, love, harmony, bliss, and peace, which is generally followed by a period of suffering and becomes enlightened after their journey.
There is nothing new or different in any religion. It is a universal concept in many groups. All people can be enlightened and awakened if they open their minds to the possibilities available to them. Then, Christ Consciousness is born.
How Is Consciousness Born?
All people are born with consciousness. It flows in every human and can be developed and achieved by anyone willing to open their mind to the Holy Spirit.
Humans never become enlightened if they keep their minds closed to Spirituality and unbelief of the Spiritual world of Jesus Christ.
Whether you seek the assistance of mentors or so-called religious Gurus, your primary goal is to become more compassionate, loving, patient, understanding, tolerant, content, and forgiving, following the path of conscious thinking.
Where Does Spiritual Growth Begin?
Spiritual growth is achieved by aligning your inner feelings and thoughts with those of Jesus. But before you can align your thinking, you must become aware and understand you are a unique creation of God.
You must acknowledge the existence of a Divine Mind, which will awaken Christ Consciousness within, enabling you to become more enlightened about the Spiritual world.
Many followers of Christ encounter conflicts during the process of awakening. Disputes or issues are not as unusual as one may think as your mind adjusts to new ways of thinking.
The mind of every human is conditioned from birth to think logically and rationally. Your conscious mind is trained to look at the commercial value of what it sees.
The Holy Spirit is not material but spiritual, which will help you understand the meaning of religion. Clear your mind of old beliefs, which may be difficult but critical in becoming successful in Christ Consciousness.
Walking the path of Christ Consciousness is not an easy path and cannot be accomplished alone. You must look to the Holy Spirit for growth and understanding when undertaking this arduous journey.
Let me share my experience in seeking to reach Christ Consciousness. You will never attain Christ Consciousness without prayer and meditation. You need to open your mind and spirit to God’s will and be willing to follow.
Christ is the author and finisher of all things, even our Christ Consciousness. As Christians, we can accomplish nothing without God’s Inspirational leadership. You must give up and let go so God can lead.
Scriptures To Guide You:
- God will show me the path of life. (Psalm 16:11)
- God will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go. He will guide me with His eye. (Psalm 32:8)
- The Lord orders my steps. (Psalm 37:23)
- Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)
- I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my understanding. In all my ways, I acknowledge Him, and He directs my paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Allowing God to lead will not come easy to many of us. I once believed there was only one way, My Way.
How to Get Out Of Your Way?
To become a better Christian, you have to get out of your way, by allowing God to take the wheel, allowing him to drive. Here is a scripture that may help in your journey to becoming Christ Conscious;
*I shall hear a word behind me, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever I turn to the right or the left. (Isaiah 30:21)
Before closing, let me recommend reading your Bible on this journey to Christ Consciousness. Having a friend on your drive is highly recommended.
Pastor Pat Ashley