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 54 (REVIEW # 1: DAYS 16-20)

DAY 54
These are the ideas for review today. Spend two minutes contemplating each affirmation.

DAY 16
It is impossible to have thoughts without taking a position or a point of view. It also follows that my thoughts, regardless of whether they come from dark, light, or admixed energy vibrations will have an effect, either creating a world of separate, illusory forms or manifesting out of creative communication with the Divine, thoughts of Love from the One True Source of Love. Everything I see is the byproduct of thought. There is no thought too small or too big. Thoughts create experience. Experience creates beliefs. Beliefs create perceptions. Thoughts are either Radically Right or dreadfully out of alignment with truth. True thoughts extend from Love of Infinite Measure. False thoughts project and animate, paint, and out picture images and egoic-ahamkaric movies that aren’t true.

 

Thoughts are either true and whole or false and fragmented. They, unlike the meaning of things I see with my manas-sense-mind’s eyes and its visual cortex are not neutral. Thought waves have vibratory effects and consequences. They either create and extend love or they destroy through fear and assault. True and whole thoughts will show me the Real World while destructive, false, and fearful thoughts will be projected from the ego-ahamkar mind and show me a hell that really doesn’t exist. Thought distortions that destroy or seek to attack are errors that need to be corrected and reconciled in order for veils that prevent True Sight from occurring to vanish and disappear. I must stand guard and watch the fluctuations in my mind so I am in alignment with Heaven and not a self-made hell of torment and affliction. Thoughts must either be true and whole, or false and the cause of the kind of sleep that produces nightmares.

 

DAY 17
I do not perceive with neutrality because my thoughts are not without a positionality or some slanted form of judgment or fixed belief. This day I take another step to recognize cause and effect and that I seem to be experiencing an outer manifested world that my egoic-ahamkar calls real. Thoughts and beliefs come before perception even though it seems to occur the other way around. My egoic mind-womb wants me to believe that perception comes first, but in reality I bring all preconceived notions, beliefs, and ideas from the past to the present moment that my egoic-ahamkar corrupts and assails with the onslaught of these fixed delusions. What I perceive and think I see do not appear to be neutral. My private mind sees either Heaven or hell.

 

What my mind sees and then interprets is a testament to the quality and nature of what fluctuations of thought that arise in it. In no way can I see nothingness, because to think must lead me to see something as form. Thinking, despite many thoughts to the contrary is the basis of my existence and being. Everything comes from a thought. Whether from a Divine Source or from mayaic-delusion. I must choose to gaze upon the world I visually interpret as a film projection coming from and being played out by the causative-ideational nature of my mind that was a gift from the Divine Allness. I can always transform my mental atmosphere, so therefore the idea must follow, that the kind of world I photograph with my eyes can be made into something new that comes from eternal light instead of darkness.

 

DAY 18
I am not alienated in experiencing the effects of my perceptual faculties because all minds are joined and unified, only appearing to be separate, seeing through what seem to be individual eyes of different physical bodies and their their visual cortexes. Am I seeing with the personal egoic-ahamkar and its body sense of sight, of which there really is only one mass, collective ego, or from Christ-Atman-Buddha-Krishna Mind-Vision? In all cases it is always one or the other from which I see or seem to perceive.

 

Though I have thoughts that seem to come from a private mind, I have no private thought forms. Therefore, if my mind can’t produce private thoughts that are not shared, I cannot look out upon a world solely of my own making. The insane moment of separation was a joint, collective happening that occurred and now is on seeming display for one mind appearing as individual minds to visually interpret and see. That collective sharing though, was really a sharing of absolute nothingness. I now call upon my true and whole thoughts because they, in actuality are shared with everyone who seems to inhabit this earth dream with me. In the manner that my thought forms of division speak to the divisive thought vibrations in other people, it can also be said that my true and whole thoughts ignite an awakening, flashes of insight and Realization in them as well. The kind of world that my true and whole thoughts reflect back to me will also be born within the minds of others.

 

DAY 19
Cause and effect are intertwined. Perception and what I appear to see are interrelated. Therefore, in relation to the idea from yesterday, I am not in solitary confinement in experiencing the effects of my vibratory, magnetic thoughts. As each has a calibration in consciousness, so does the thought waves of other people affect me as mine do to them. Once again, it is worth emphasizing that my mind matrix is not limited to an alienated personal mind. Though I resist the idea, and think that this means I have enormous resulting responsibilities, I must not be fooled into believing I am powerless or that I cannot effect the outcome of what I seem to perceive. I am a creator at One with the Mind of God and at One with the entire Sonship of brothers and sisters in spirit. However, I chose to make, project outward, and distort reality with my disturbed and disordered thinking. I am not alienated from other personal minds, because there is only one mind, and only one ego mind appearing to be many. I must accept that I have no thoughts apart from other seeming individual minds, which again are fragments of the One Mind. Private thoughts are non-existent.

 

What I experience is never done in solitary. Every thought form, every word I choose to speak, and every action I engage in has a universal effect on the entirety of the manifested cosmos within space-time. A Christed Son or Daughter does none of these things with only their own interests in mind. There is no experience of alienation. I have the Divine begotten ability to bring about thought form reversal in all minds including my own individual mind. This is due to the inherited grandeur of the Father-Mother, when used for Divine Right use of mind.

 

DAY 20
In alignment with Infinite Willpower given to me by God Mind, I am determined to see objectively, from my Inner Witnessing Presence Awareness, the One Reality of Love through Radical Right Perception and Christ-Atman-Buddha-Krishna Mind Vision. My mind needs discipline. Due to mayaic-delusory subjectivity, I haven’t been able to distinguish between True Joy and sorrow, Bliss and sadness, True lasting pleasure and the hell of pain. It is time to start telling them apart for maximum freedom in Real Awareness. There is an objective Reality of Heavenly Oneness from which all Radical Right Perception proceeds. This is my goal today. To truly see. To be liberated in this life through moksha. I am making the pre-decision to perceive differently to attain Radical Right Perception in the Holy Instant of Now. Determination will bring about the desired result.

 

Today, I acknowledge whole-heartedly, in my mind-body complex, that all fluctuations of thought transcend subjectivity and are collectively experienced, and I am driven to obtain True Christed Sight. I now gaze upon all those who give testament to the reality that the global vibrational thought field has been transformed by Light and Love. I trust in the evidence that what has changed due to me being used as a vehicle for mass transcendence of the ego, shows me that Endless Love has made fear obsolete, and metamorphosed sadness into joy, and the feast of plenty has come to replace devastation and despair. Through my convicted willpower, I can see the real and true world, and thereby let it impart upon me, the wisdom and grace of knowing that my willpower is one with that same current in the Divine.

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 42

DAY 42
My deep abiding faith, belief, and power to Love comes from the Presence of God within. Christ Vision is the Father-Mother’s gift to my True Self and brings blessings of Joy and Peace.

 
Today’s idea is significant. It establishes a cause and effect relationship between what I perceive myself to be and have and what I can and will see. All power comes from the Infinite Dynamo of Energy and the Will of God, works through me, giving me sight. Helping me to see that wholeness is in all things. I of myself do nothing.

 

As my strength, I receive all that is necessary to extend Love and join with others. I have the power and ability to create beauty through wonder. This strength, power, and ability is freely streamed to me wherever I am or seem to be. Synchronous moments of being in a certain time and place in the space-time continuum with certain happenings and teachable moments are the result of Divine Presence’s gifts to me. I align with Real Christ Presence.

 

There is never a moment I am without the strength and God Power of Divine Presence-Divine Mind. I am always protected from all harm and cannot be threatened. If I am feeling vulnerable, I am refraining from seeing innocence and need to dissolve the karma created by image making and insane beliefs coming from my sick mind. If beliefs and karma could not be undone by God Power, I would be stuck in the mental asylum of the world filled with tamasic-darkening inertia, or hell-like, dense vibrations that lead to suffering and the perception of endless pain. I can make a beautiful film script and project a life of Love through Christ Vision because this gift is downloaded from the Infinite Spirit of God Presence and the Eternal, Immortal Mind.

 

I am not bound to the illusion of hell, nor to the images of hell that the Sonship and I have created of a place that does not exist, where suffering is ongoing and never ending, in the false notion of an underworld and afterlife that is terror-ridden and where neurotic guilt leads to unnerving suffering and agony, both mental and spiritual. This cannot be. Let me have True Vision of the Christ-Atman True Self, now. This Vision is inherent in my innermost being. It is my inheritance. I can and will see differently, because I am One in Yoga-Union with the Mind of God. Through the yoga of mental discrimination, I will see that I am either creating a subjective-relative blind state, dreaming of a devil ego-ahamkar through illusion or Seeing Truly that there can in reality be no duality, no suffering, and no pain. Only Bliss, Peace, and Joy are the gifts of clairvoyant clear-intuitive seeing.

 

I can and will escape the hell I made through trying to be independent and an individual, isolated mind, rebelling against Paradise Oneness. On my own, I can do nothing. With God Mind, God Presence, all things are possible and all misperceptions are corrected.

 

Two three-to-five-minute contemplative sittings are recommended for today, one of which should be soon after I wake and another done in stillness before I retire for sleep for the night.

 

I will begin my chanting by repeating the today’s maxim slowly, keeping the eyes open. Then I will close the doors of my body’s perceptual faculties and repeat the mantra affirmation even slower. I will empty my mind field of all thought vibrations except those which relate to the central affirmation for today.

 

I may contemplate the following:

 

“Christ Vision is possible because the Presence of God extends and emanates to me with Power and Truth now.”

 

Or

 

“The gifts of Divine God Presence has to be mine for the reason that my Source shares them with me. We are One. I am the Will of God Presence and have everything my Source does.”

 

I will step back and let thoughts simply flow. I will not strain to find thoughts that are pertinent, rather instead focus on saying these mantras slowly. Today, I affirm once again:

 

“My deep abiding faith, belief, and power to Love comes from the Presence of God within. Christ Vision is the Father-Mother’s gift to my True Self and brings blessings of Joy and Peace.”

 

(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)

CHRIST REALIZATION YOGA – DAY 19

DAY 19
Cause and effect are intertwined. Perception and what I appear to see are interrelated. Therefore, in relation to the idea from yesterday, I am not in solitary confinement in experiencing the effects of my vibratory, magnetic thoughts. As each has a calibration in consciousness, so does the thought waves of other people affect me as mine do to them. Once again, it is worth emphasizing that my mind matrix is not limited to an alienated personal mind. Though I resist the idea, and think that this means I have enormous resulting responsibilities, I must not be fooled into believing I am powerless or that I cannot effect the outcome of what I seem to perceive. I am a creator at One with the Mind of God and at One with the entire Sonship of brothers and sisters in spirit.

 

However, I chose to make, project outward, and distort reality with my disturbed and disordered thinking. I am not alienated from other personal minds, because there is only one mind, and only one ego mind appearing to be many. I must accept that I have no thoughts apart from other seeming individual minds, which again are fragments of the One Mind. Private thoughts are non-existent.

 

Though this fact relates to content, it does not necessarily relate to form. I don’t necessarily know the thoughts of other individual, subjective minds, nor have the same exact thoughts, but we are all contributing to the creation of form that shows up in the world on the same level. So, my chitta (feelings) and vrittis (fluctuations of the mind) are really interrelated to those of other individual ego-ahamkaric bodies, but are only the same in that they reflect the original egoic-ahamkar separation from Oneness. I may resist this at first, but I must eventually accept that I am not really limited to an individual, small, separate self. Moksha-Liberation from the thought that I am an individual self, separate from the Christ Mind, the Atman and Buddhic Self is possible and it will happen. I need but let it occur, by surrendering all my preconceived ideas that what I think only affects my individual self.

 

I make the attempt to master today’s idea by closing my eyes and repeating today’s idea, that I am not in solitary confinement in experiencing the effects of my vibratory, magnetic thoughts. I then observe thoughts entering my mind. I name each thought, recognizing its theme or the individual it relates to. Then I hold it in my mind and say, “I am not alone in experiencing the effects of my vibratory, magnetic thoughts about ________. I will continue to select random subjects, though I will not be further reminded to do this daily from now on. But there needs to be some order to scanning the thought and perception process to allow for miracle mindedness to occur.

 

Three or four exercise periods are sufficient. Aum. Shanti. Peace. Amen.

 

(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)