Over the years as we speak of new age, everything has evolved. Humans have developed new disciplines in terms of technology as well as spirituality. This led to forming many new terms of old experiences for better understanding by people. Christ Consciousness is one of these which I will explain in this article.
I was in the church listening to chants. During drifting synchronous voices along with spiritual air created in the building, I was struck by one of moments of being in harmony with Lord. The sensation though momentary, lasted an unforgettable experience. I stared at statue of Jesus, thinking of how the great Master had died for our sins. At that moment, I realized what the term Christ consciousness meant for me…
Over the time, as we humans have found new ways of expressing our spiritual needs, we have given new terms for better understanding. The spiritual experiences are old, they are eternal. Yet to communicate better to modern age, we formed many terms, Christ Consciousness being one of them. In order to explain it, I would first like to tell you how others viewed it. The great Master Jesus is so profound in showing His Divine ways to us. He reaches us through our souls. Since by Lord’s beautiful crafting, no two souls are the same, therefore, everyone’s experience is different.
Jesus was a great teacher and master who underwent ascension by following the Lord’s ways. In time, he became an epitome of enlightenment for everyone. Therefore, for some modern age thinkers, the mere process of ascension and enlightenment is to go through the state of “Christ Consciousness”.
In some places, Christ consciousness is referred to as the state of consciousness of those who have reached out to higher planes of existence. Since the great Master drew enlightenment from the higher planes to mundane plane of existence, therefore each who reaches there possesses the Christ consciousness.
Another beautiful term coined by some of spiritual thinkers is that during awakening and ascending stage of soul, when spiritual energy finally reaches the crown chakra, the heart chakra opens and receives the love of God. It is then the spirit of person undergoing such divine change fully realizes the true loving existence of God. Since the heart chakra cannot remain open forever, it shuts again, leading to conclusion drawn that it is not a permanent process. For some, this is “Christ Consciousness”.
Some went through as far as stating that this is a perfection state of being one with God, and since complete perfection is impossible, we can only come close to Christ consciousness, we can never truly attain it completely since achievement of perfection means end of evolution, and we never stop evolving.
In my moment of mystical experience, as I felt the loving vibration of great Master, while listening to chants, I understood it. I viewed it through eyes of my soul and it was at that time I realized what the Christ Consciousness meant for me. It felt like time around had stopped. The only sound I could hear was of chanting and my own breath. I realized what Christ was telling me. It is a state of merging with God. During such state, we are perfect, or close to it. We are then bound to listen to Lord’s ways through our heart and see what is meant to be understood in psalms of Bible. It is then our duty to teach ourselves and others the holistic ways of Great Book of God. We don’t need to rely on outside sources; God is within. Community can be a lovely thing and bring strength, encouragement, yes, but it has to start with us, from within, connecting within with the desire to know God, the Trinity of God, Christ, and Holy Spirit of God, all the angels of God, has to start within.
As I felt this sensation, I thanked Lord for being able to feel such truth the likes of which have been resonating through centuries to those in desire of love of God.