Awakening Christ Consciousness

Giving birth to the Christ is a daily process. Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, believed that each of us should seek to build the Christ Consciousness into our thoughts, our body, our very cells. She said, “Study and practice daily, keeping your mind and heart, your vision and your emotion fixed on God — God in you. The more you think about your indwelling Christ,” she asserted, “the greater will be its expression in you.” (Vahle, Neal, Torch-Bearer to Light the Way, p. 57)

\Through this holiday week, let us open our hearts to the inner Christ. Through daily prayer and meditation, we can reflect upon the man Jesus and consider His capacity to give, to love, to heal, and to bless others. We can meditate on his words and take them deep into the Silence with us, as though we would plant a seed in the ground. We water the seed of his words in our communion with God and through our thoughts, words, and actions.

Some of his words were: “I am with you always. Be Still and know that I am God. I am the resurrection and the life. I am the light of the world. I am the health of my people. I am that I am. I am with you always.”

In Unity we teach that whenever Jesus said “I am…” he was speaking from Christ Consciousness. In other words, he was aware of his complete oneness with God. We can also affirm those same statements for ourselves.

In addition to reflecting upon the man Jesus and his words, let us meditate deeply upon the Christ. Who is this Cosmic Christ that pervades the Universe? What is this perfect pattern of wholeness in all of creation and in me? We can pose the question or just simply sit in silence with the words, “Christ,” “Christ Consciousness,” or “Cosmic Christ.”         

Christmas is a wonderful time to remember the Spirit of love and joy that is everywhere present. The collective thought is intensified during this special season. Let us practice each day to feel grateful for our blessings, to see the good in all things, and to look past the outer appearance to the Christ in one another.

May your Christmas be filled with a deeper experience of Christ Consciousness, and may you truly know that you are the light of the world.

Love & blessings,

Rev. Kathy

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