On the old chart, the figure that sits at the nexus of the figure-eight is your Christ self.
It is the mediator between the I AM Presence and the lower being lost in duality, specifically the Conscious You. We might say that your Christ self is a spiritual teacher that is sent to you after you lost contact with your higher Being. It is inside your container of self, and thus you can reach it at any time by focusing on your heart and activating your intuitive faculties. Jesus talked about the Christ self in the following quotes:
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (John 14:16)
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26)
It does not take any superhuman or psychic abilities to hear the still, small voice of your Christ self. However, take note that your Christ self does NOT look at you or your life through your current perception filter. In fact, the purpose of your Christ self is to – in any situation – offer you an alternative to your current perception filter.
This does not mean that your Christ self offers you some absolute or ultimate truth, because your Christ self knows exactly what you can and cannot accept based on your current perception filter. Thus, the goal of your Christ self is to offer you a frame of reference that is one step above your current perception.
A gradual path
Your Christ self knows that you need to follow a gradual, step-by-step path from your current level of consciousness to the full Christ consciousness. It is not seeking to get you to make this journey in one giant leap – as many spiritual seekers want – it is seeking to help you take the next step, and then the next and so on.
This means that there is NEVER a situation where your Christ self cannot reach you. You always have the option to hear your Christ self; the question is whether you are willing to open your mind and heart to something that is beyond your current perception filter. If you are not willing to reach beyond your perception filter, you will not be able to hear the voice of your Christ self. Instead, you will hear the louder voice of your ego, the mass consciousness or false teachers, who will tell you what you want to hear.
It is wise to be aware that our outer selves always want confirmation for what we are currently doing or what we currently believe. Since our Christ selves only seek to help us transcend our current state, they will never give us this validation. Which means that the more focused we are on getting validation, the less we will be able to hear the “still small voice” of our Christ selves.
Your Christ self is not trying to make you comfortable; it is seeking to help you grow. Your ego is seeking to stop your growth, and thus it will tell you what makes you feel comfortable, if that can keep you under the ego’s control. (The ego might also manipulate you into being very uncomfortable, if that will help it control you.)
Jesus talked about the importance of attuning to your Christ self when he said:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)
Be aware that your ego is always seeking to replace your Christ self. One way it does so is to get you to rationalize away your intuitive insights. In fact, your ego is constantly trying to set itself up as the ultimate authority in your life, a position that should be occupied by your Christ self until the Conscious You attains oneness with your I WILL BE Presence. The ego does this by setting up certain beliefs as being infallible, thereby creating a mental box around your mind. Thus, many people dare not look beyond their mental boxes to hear the voice of their Christ selves. The Christ self is ALWAYS seeking to lead you outside ANY mental box and thus it challenges the “infallible” beliefs of the ego.
As you follow the spiritual path, you gradually put on the mind of Christ, meaning that you gain the vision and discernment that empowers you to see through the many illusions created by the mind of anti-christ. This helps you reclaim the purity of your four lower bodies from the selfish beliefs that cause your suffering. It is through the mind of Christ that you can take dominion, first over your four lower bodies, and then over the material realm.
At first, the Conscious You will see your Christ self as an external teacher, but you will gradually build a deeper sense of oneness with the teacher. This leads to the mystical union, whereby you become the bride of Christ and attain oneness with your Christ self. You can then accept that the Conscious You has attained its rightful position as the Christ in your being. You have become the Living Christ.
You will then be “As Above, so below,” meaning that your I Will Be Presence can now act through your lower being. Your sense of identity in this world reflects your spiritual individuality, anchored in your Presence. You have then taken dominion over the Earth, as symbolized by the globe under the feet of the Vitruvian man (on the old chart). You can then claim with Jesus, “My Father worketh hitherto, and I work” (John 5:17).
Copyright © by Kim Michaels