Yoga of Jesus: “Yoga Transmission is Means For Resurrection & Ascension”

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Teach Only Love, Even When You Are Being Crucified

“The message of the crucifixion is very simple and perfectly clear”:

“Teach only love, for that is what you are.”  (ACIM.CE.T.6.I.20:1-2)

The quote from above in the CE Edition of A Course In Miracles is followed by:

“If you interpret it {crucifixion} in any other way, you are using it as a weapon for assault rather than as the call to peace for which it was intended. The Apostles often misunderstood it, and always for the same reason that makes anyone misunderstand anything. Their own imperfect love made them vulnerable to projection, and out of their own fear, they spoke of the wrath of God as His retaliatory weapon. They also could not speak of the crucifixion entirely without anger, because their own sense of guilty had made them angry.” (ACIM.CE.T.20:3-6)

This comes directly out of the section of A Course In Miracles, which I believe to be a revelation from Jeshua (Jesus) to us in the modern day, to evolved minds that would now understand his teachings and messages which were often distorted and misunderstood for the very reasons mentioned in the above quote. Fear, anger, guilt, and projection.

Today is Good Friday in Christendom. Having been one who faithfully venerated the “weapon for assault”, the cross, every Good Friday, stopping to kiss it during the Liturgy in my Roman Catholic parishes I attended in my twenties and as a teenager, I focused on the solemn occasion of Jeshua’s death crucifixion and what I was taught that it meant. It was a “loving sacrifice” that he endured for us terrible sinners, who were lost without the ransom he paid through his suffering. For many Christians, the crucifixion was the Atonement, or the act of reconciling with God.

This is upside-down thinking, says Jeshua in ACIM. In my current understanding and belief, I tend to believe Jeshua (who I think authored and transmitted A Course in Miracles – you certainly don’t have to believe that to be reading this) when he says that the road to crucifixion was the “last useless journey” and that we should not “cling to the old rugged cross”, for our Atonement was set in action for us not by the act of being slaughtered like an innocent lamb, but through the Resurrection from the tomb where his earthly body was laid, where he proved that Love is stronger than fear of the egoic thought system.

People were afraid of Jeshua’s message would mean for their lives. That they would have to love, even in the face of being killed and maimed. The message Jeshua tries to get across to us in works such as A Course In Miracles and The Way of Mastery, is that there is no death and that we cannot be attacked, if we simply shift into the True Perception or Christ Vision that shows us only love, where we teach only love.

We crucify Jeshua over and over and do the same to ourselves when we are fearful and project our guilt that we carry with us. The message he, as a wisdom teacher, wanted us to realize, is that we are innocent, as was he. Innocent and strong. Even when we are being attacked. And when we know this, we can be defenseless, and in the midst of pain and even torture, we can feel love for our persecutors or those who “seem” to be attacking us. We can’t really be attacked or crucified, although many of you would argue from life experiences that this statement simply isn’t true. Pain feels too real. And it hurts.

Can you look into the eyes of another, who may be driving a nail through your wrist, with the eyes of love. Jeshua (Jesus) did. And that is what we must do. To RISE above the world and ego’s thinking that we are victims who have every right to be angry and afraid, and to be resurrected before the body dies and is laid aside. This means we have to have a major shift in our thinking. It is possible. We need but allow it to happen in our minds. By choosing only love in all instances, especially when it feels like we are being crucified. Especially then.

“Teach only love, for that is what you are.”

That may seem impossible, but it is something we should strive to attain and do. And we can. When we awaken to the truth of our being, that we are the Christ as is everyone else in this world, that we are all one and united, that nothing, not even our perceptions based on fear can separate us from one another.

So, I urge you to take a step back, this Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday and look through the Higher Mind in you, where you know that, you too are forever innocent, that you, like me, may merely make mistakes that can be corrected, and that we have nothing to feel guilty about. When we do atone, or make right (undo) our perceptions of fear, transforming them into love, we too will be resurrected from the tomb of the ego thought system of death and guilt.

Jeshua may not have died to save us from our so called “sins”, but he did die, loving humanity and every soul that the Divine ever created. Most of all, he showed us a “better way”. So, it’s time that we come down off the cross, stop crucifying ourselves and even more, gently help our fellow brothers and sisters down from theirs by forgiving them of what they really never did wrong at all.