FINDING YOUR IDENTITY, KNOWING YOUR ‘SPECIAL FUNCTION’

We all strive. We all search. We all yearn. We hunger for meaning in our lives. This search can take many forms and can be expressed in many different ways, all seemingly unique to each person and their body-mind complex. What is it that we want? What is it that we think we need? After many decades of searching myself for those things I just listed, I believe it is purpose. 

 

We want to know who we truly are and what our purpose is here in the world. Our purpose is to love, to forgive, and to offer miracles of healing and transformation. As A Course In Miracles teaches, we chose to come here to reject God and try to become our own creator. We had a major authority problem, and didn’t like that there was a will for us in our creation in the realm of Heaven, for that is where all true “creation” takes place. Everything here in this world or in other worlds is just a substitute, and takes place through the act of “making”, which can’t be equated with True Creation as it occurs in Heaven, whether through the Divine which ‘The Course’ calls “Father” or by His Sonship (consisting of the entirety of extended beings of formless light who share one common identity, known as Christ).

 

Christ means something very different in A Course In Miracles than it does in traditional Christianity. Though it has been translated to mean the “Anointed One”, it is in ‘The Course’s’ view, a collective identity which we all share. We all, in it’s teachings are that one Son (sorry to use masculine terminology, but that is what A Course in Miracles does – and it certainly doesn’t make it absolute, but it uses “Son” to connote something beyond gender and individuality. And the “Christ” was never meant to be a title that was reserved only for the man Jeshua (Jesus), either, it says, though he too was that same “Christ”.

If our True Identity is “Christ”, the one Self that we all share, what does that mean for our purpose? ‘The Course’ doesn’t use the specific word purpose, rather it says we all have a ‘special function’ or calling we were designed to carry out in God’s plan for liberation (salvation) from guilt and suffering in ourselves and also in helping to free others. Finding out what that function is takes discernment, but it usually involves what we are good at, what we are passionate about, and what can serve the highest good for our “brothers” (and sisters).  Searching for our special function, discerning what it is, is a process and can be aided through prayer, spiritual practice, meditation, and through holy relationships and joining with others in a common goal.
Discernment is something we do not want to rush. We need to seek guidance. That means gathering information, asking the Divine to illumine our minds, and having an active prayer life. It helps to work with someone who has been on the spiritual path longer than we have who can be a holy listener and a sounding board for what we are attempting to process and filter through our human brains. But there are ways that we can actively seek guidance on our own and to receive answers. It is all about how we frame the questions. That will be an ongoing topic covered on these posts.

 
Today, I just wanted to introduce the ideas of what our identity is and what it means to discern our special function. But guidance can come in many forms and it is usually happens differently for everyone. Some receive inner guidance through an inner voice, while others may receive it in the form of imagery, or an inner ‘knowing’ or ‘feeling state’. Again though, we will talk more about how to ask and receive guidance in the future.

 

For now, just know who you really are. Jeshua (Jesus) was not the only begotten Son of God and we, like him are the Sons and Daughters of the Divine, an identity which we all share. Take comfort in knowing that (or at least considering the possibility). Peace and joy to you.

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CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 45

DAY 45

The causal, ideational thoughts of God Presence are my real thoughts. From the Mind of this Divine Source comes all Truth, Love, Light, Blessings, Magnetism, Peace, Joy, Ananda-Bliss, and Santosha-Contentment.

 

 

What I think is real, is not. What God Mind thinks through me is. When I am thinking truly, I am extending the emanations of causal God Thought because thoughts leave not their Source. Since I am One with the Mind Field of Divinity, my real thoughts are His/Hers. And Since God Mind Presence is in my mind, what I think in alignment with His/Hers are the Supernal Parents’ thoughts as well. Today, I will contemplate the nature of Radical Right Thought. Original Thought, with an awakened, beginner’s mind. Quiet and free. Still and serene.

 

In seeking the real and letting the Vibratory Memory of God in my mind, the Holy Spirit Cosmic Intelligence, I will distinguish the True from the false. The Real from the unreal. As I did yesterday, I will engage the mind and spirit for three five-minute sittings. I will actively deny the world of form choosing only Objective, Witnessed Truth. The world will not restrict me this day. All the ingrained programming that I have allowed to penetrate my individual mind will not take residence in me, the thought waves and ego-ahamkar scripts that have told me that God Mind Presence’s aspirations for me extending from the projected light beam from the booth outside of time are not feasible, nor possible. I will expose this falsity. I am in Divinity. Divinity is in me. All things are possible, because when I think in accordance with the Divine’s Will and Thoughts of Eternity, nothing can stop me from awakening to His/Her plan for me.

 

 

Today, I also contemplate that what Divine Presence would have me do, is what I truly desire deep within and that I cannot fail to accomplish what my Supernal Parent would have me do while in this physical body, animated by the astral energy body. It is my Father-Mother’s Will that I succeed in every way, this day and everyday.

 
I will chant or recite today’s mantra with my eyes closed. Centering on today’s main idea I will think of individual thoughts that are relevant to the uncovering of false thinking, to be redefined by Truth. I will call to mind the idea that I will decide differently, not with my ego-ahamkar thoughts, but with God’s. Adding some four or five individual thoughts to the idea I am centering on for today, I with compassion and openness will say:

 

“Real and True thoughts are in my mind. I commit to finding them now.”

 

Then I will use willpower to bypass all false thoughts that hide truth and eternity from me.

Under all the insane, sick, guilty, tormenting, self-punishing, misguided thoughts and ideations which have clouded my mind are the very thoughts I thought with Divine Presence in the Primordial Matrix of True, Original Creation. They are there now and always have been. Everything I have thought since the separation-alienation seemed to occur will change. The ideations of God in my mind will not change, because they are changeless.

 

Today my individual mind that appears to exist will dissolve in conscious Oneness with God. I will realize that I do not have a separate mind with which to think apart from the Divine Mind. I approach this contemplation and chanting with reverence to the altar of Heavenly Bliss dedicating myself to God as Father/Mother and to Christ, God the Son. This is the realm I am attempting to find through my wholeness and sanctity. The Kingdom of Heaven and the many mansions of the Divine.

 

 

In shorter chanting and centering I will call to mind my wholeness and sanctity, trying to fathom the truth that I, in reality, think only with the Mind of God. I will spend time in these shorter sittings to focus on my mind’s wholeness and sanctity, its Oneness with God Mind. I will be grateful for the the Supernal Parent’s Thoughts being animated through me.

 

 

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), MindScience, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 14

(Inspired by but not limited to A Course in Miracles Teachings (1st Edition), Mind Science, New Thought, Metaphysics, Yogic Philosophy, Quantum Physics, Eastern Thought, and writings by Paramahansa Yogananda)

DAY 14

A meaningless world is impossible. This is due to the fact that the world I see, God did not create. God created the infinite potentiality of thought, light, and energy. Our source is the First Cause.

 

The original split from Primordial Oneness Awareness with the Divine led to the out-picturing of what appears to be dense and very real. We bring form into being through projection of images and mirages we make with the collective split-mind fragment contained within the chamber of the ego. What God created, Infinite Paradise, untainted and not subject to laws of death, decay, and entropy – is eternal. So, again, I can say that the world I see is not real but appears and feels real in mayaic-subjectivity, the multiplicity of forms projected from the collective mass ego (ahamkar) consciousness known as son of man consciousness. It is Son of God Christ Mind forever in union with God Mind that is Primal and Real. The Divine Source, Brahman-Father-Mother, did not create the horrors of the world such as tragedies and war and cancer and heart attacks. Separation-delusion did, the fabricated space-time mis-perception, the mere dream-nightmare we must wake from.