A Word About Jesus, The Christ and You
For many of you, this message would be incomplete or invalid if it did not mention Jesus or why he came. So let’s dig into that, shall we?
First of all, what you choose to believe about Jesus is precisely that: Your Choice. Even as he walked the Earth, Jesus was many different things to many different people. This has not changed in the 2,000 years or so since his time on Earth.
To some of you, Jesus is a Savior. To others, a spiritual teacher. Others thought he was half man and half-God. And in his day, many considered Jesus a troublemaker.
So, as with everything else in this message, you are free to accept or reject any or all of what you are about to read. If you find this challenging, remember that Jesus did not require people to agree with him either.
Some of you will find this disturbing or offensive. Yet remember that, in his day, many people were routinely disturbed or offended by something Jesus said or did.
Others will find this information difficult to accept. Yet take heart—even Jesus’ closest companions were often confused by his words and actions.
For some of you, what you are about to read will sound blasphemous. This would be a good time to remember that, in his day, Jesus was considered a blasphemer.
Ultimately, remember that these are merely words on a page, and that My direct line of communication with you remains your heart. Open your heart and mind. Listen to them carefully as you read this.
Without question, Jesus remains one of the most important figures in your history. Unfortunately, He was also perhaps the most misunderstood. It is a needless misunderstanding, since his rather straightforward and extremely practical teachings are in The Bible.
That said, it is also understandable why Jesus’ teachings have not been fully embraced on your world. They are radical, especially in cultures that focus on satisfying physical urges and exploiting people and resources for profit.
So, let’s clear up a few things about Jesus, The Christ.
For starters, “The Christ” is not Jesus’ last name. It is a title that was around before Jesus in many different cultures. It means “anointed,” which Jesus certainly was. But he was not the first to be given that title.
Which brings us to this question that leaves many of you confused, and rightfully so. Many of you are taught that you are all children of God. Yet you are also taught that Jesus was God’s “only begotten Son.” So, which is it? Was Jesus My only child or not?
First, let’s rework your definition of “Son of God.” I am a Spiritual Being, without a particular physical form. Thus, it follows that My “child” would also be a Spiritual Being, without a particular physical form. My “child” is what many of you call “The Christ.”
The Christ is best described as a living example of what’s possible when you live your Human experience with full awareness of your true Spiritual heritage and essence. It is also your divine birthright.
Each of you—ALL of you—were BORN with The Christ inside of you. Just like Jesus. What sets Jesus apart is that he is fully aware of his Christ birthright, and he chose to accept it. And of course, he spent his final years on Earth working to get others to “accept Christ.”
Think of it this way: The human, physical body that walked the Earth was called “Jesus.” The Spiritual essence that traveled with that body (and yours) is called “The Christ.”
Again, each of you are born with The Christ; most of you are unaware of this, or refuse to accept it as Truth. For the record, this is fine. After all, it is your choice.
But regardless of who you think Jesus was, or whether you think he died on the cross for your sins, there is a very fundamental reason to practice his teachings in your everyday life.
They just work.
For all the things you say that you want in life—love, health, happiness, peace, prosperity, good relationships—Jesus’ approach to life on Earth is one of the most precise roadmaps to success.
Here’s why: Jesus understood perfectly that when it comes to the quality of your life, what is going on inside of you is far more important than what is going on outside of you. He wasn’t as concerned about people’s actions; he was more interested in the thoughts that would lead to those actions.
Jesus is quite capable of speaking for himself, and he has already done so at length, so I will not go into detail here about his teachings. But there are a few examples I will use here to demonstrate how he sees your world—and how he sees you.
First of all, Jesus understood that anything is possible, and that the key to unlocking these possibilities is simply to believe them with your entire being. In other words, you must be certain that something is possible in order to experience it. This is what enabled him to perform such amazing miracles. The Christ Inside removed all doubt from him, and it was something he challenged those around him to accept as well. This is why, after performing a miracle, he calmly said, “Greater things than this shall you do, if you just believe.”
Jesus also considered himself no better than any of you. This may come as a shock to some of you, but he did not want to be worshipped. He repeatedly told those around him that they could perform the same feats that he could, and he often likened himself to society’s rejects. The Christ Inside knew that all of you are one, which is why he famously said, “As you do unto the least of these, you do also unto me.” It is also why he said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” You are all one, so in essence, as you have done unto others, you have also done unto yourself.
Jesus understood that time is an illusion you created, and that you need not be trapped by it. He understood that life is best lived in the moment, without too much thought about what happened yesterday, or what will happen tomorrow. This is why he said, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Jesus understood that each soul is on its own journey and it is therefore wise to avoid judging others. First of all, even among those closest to you, you do not know what journey their soul is on. Secondly, and more importantly, tending to your own soul will keep you plenty occupied. This is why he famously said, “Judge not, lest you be judged” and advised you to take care of your own shortcomings before pointing out your neighbors.
Jesus also understood that the events you call “mistakes” are part of the Human experience. This is why he said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Furthermore, without human error, you would miss out on the exquisite experience of forgiveness. He knew that mistakes are born out of ignorance, not intention. At any given moment, people are doing what they think is best, given their life experiences, education and upbringing. Jesus looked at even the most heinous acts this way.
Those who tried and crucified Jesus thought they were punishing a man for claiming to be God. They simply did not realize that they were one with Jesus, and in torturing and killing him, they were also torturing and killing themselves. Had they known that, they likely would have chosen differently. This is why, with his last breath, Jesus cried out, “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.”
By all means, do your own research into Jesus and his teachings. Certainly, you may use the Bible for this. But I would also encourage you to expand your studies. Try to understand what life was like in Israel in those days. Study the customs and traditions people lived by. Learn about how women were treated, and the plight of the poor. Notice how people responded to Jesus—how he saw them, and how they saw him.
If you choose to embark upon this journey, The Truth I have written upon your heart will guide you to the correct information. And remember: you were BORN with the Christ Inside you. That is the inner voice I have given you. Trust it.
As you seek to understand Jesus and his teachings, you will discover why his wisdom has remained alive around the world for thousands of years. Your idea of what is possible will begin to grow and expand. And as you begin to “accept The Christ” that you were born with, your life will change dramatically.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.