"Let this Mind be in you(Phillipians 2:5)
which was also in Christ Jesus."
“That they all may be One,
as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in Thee.” John 17:21
Thoughts are like seeds.
“I and My Father are One”
is the seed, (the idea) that will lead us into the ‘Kingdom of God’, into a consciousness of Oneness, into the ‘Christ Mind’! This seemingly egotistical idea sets in motion the real Spiritual Rebirth. By no other means can we enter the Kingdom of God. By no other means can we attain the Christ Mind. Through the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as taught by the Churches of the World... we can never attain that end.
In our search for God, we have failed to realize that the God we are searching for is the I AM within us, our real self! Nor have we discovered that the person we believe ourselves to be, is the “Satan” we have been warned to avoid.
I, AM THE LORD, that, is my name,
and my glory will I not give to another,
neither my praise to graven images.
Man is a paradox, an enigma. We have failed to realize that God, is the I am within us, that man himself is the presence of the God he strives to emmulate. There is not “Him” AND us, HE IS US! The person we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which we live. The belief that we are the person our parents created when they named us at our birth, is in fact, what keeps us from realizing our relationship to our source, and thus to each other. Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth.
If the disciples, who walked with Jesus, ate with him, etc., could not understand him as he spoke of his relationship to God, (of man's relationship to God,) how can we expect Humanity in general to comprehend it. Seeds do not germinate immediately, it takes some time. In like manner it takes time for the significance of the truth, that man and God are one, to 'sink in'. Only as we realize that man and God are one, can we 'walk' as that One (as God), made possible through the 'Spiritual Rebirth', the Real Spiritual Rebirth! We cannot attain 'Christ consciousness' without first realizing that 'I and the Father (God) are One', for the Christ Mind is simply the Divine Mind, the Universal Mind personified.
What is the 'Christ Mind'? Surely it must be the consciousness (the mind) in which Jesus functioned, in which he 'walked'. ‘He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father. and I and my father are one', he said. He knew that he and God, 'his source', were One, One and the same. So HE 'WALKED' AS GOD, in God consciousness. He dwelt in the 'Kingdom' of God, in the consciousness of being God!
To live in the Christ Mind is to ‘walk’ as God.
In Mathew 6:33 Jesus said, “seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” He was not talking about a place, he was talking about a State of Mind! The 'kingdom of God', IS A STATE OF MIND, the CHRIST MIND! We have been told that it is within us (the kingdom of God), but we have never been told that it is a state of mind, a state of KNOWING that the 'I' within each of us is the ‘Father’.
We have never realized a profound fact. None of us has any being, any reality, apart from Life, apart from our source. Only the source (God) has being. ONLY ‘I’ AM. The ‘I’ that is you, is the ‘I’ that is me. It was the same ‘I’ that said, “I and the father are One,” some two thousand years ago. Each of us is the Source in action, if we only knew it. Few have ever realized this. We have never gotten beyond living as ‘men’, as English men, French men, German, Indians, Aborigines, etc.
“As a man thinketh, so is he.”
We have been told in the scriptures that should our faith be sufficient, we could ask for “whatsoever” we desired and we would have it. We must realize that we are actually “manifestations” of that which God is; of that which is God, and realize that “our” consciousness is the “Divine” consciousness individualized. “Our” creative power is in reality “His” creative power for we are one and the same.
Beliefs held in the minds of men with sufficient faith will invariably be made manifest!
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