Jesus is love. As such, He is the Christ. Jesus no longer has the capacity to not love. He has evolved beyond such. The fact that He has evolved beyond the capacity to not love suggests that we, too, must eventually evolve beyond the capacity to not love. I choose this path.
Right now, in our state of progression, that is not the case. We maintain the capacity to not love. As a matter of fact, we cling to it as if this capacity is the path to salvation; to eternal life. No, we still have to choose to love. Christ does not choose to love, He just loves. He just is. It is the very definition of His being.
How can we evolve to the point where we no longer choose to love, but love is simply our state of being?
I have spoken of this before, and as the days, weeks, months, and years pass; as I continue to learn; as the truth and perspective of the glory of creation continues to distill upon my soul; the truth of this continues to solidify.
We must strip ourselves of jealousies and fears. We must free ourselves from the 4 C’s of the natural man; of the ego. These 4 C’s? As I’ve stated before – they are, progressively, comparison, competition, contention, and control. Ultimately, we must realize that as long as we continue to seek to exercise control over the choices of others, we cannot be love. This, the desire to control, is the grand, ultimate symptom of the ego, or the natural man.
Again, and as I have said before, this is the allegorical fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. These are all characteristics of the fallen man. Even the idea of the “fallen” man, though, is allegorical. We haven’t really fallen. We are just at this stage in our progression. We are only “fallen” in comparison to our destiny, our true selves.
We cannot make room for love as long as we seek to control. The driving source of this desire for control is fear. Fear of what? Fear of death. Fear of pain. Fear of not being good enough – of being less (comparison is where it starts). Fear of not being loved.
The manifestations of this desire for control? They are jealousy, judgment, and guilt, in all their myriad manifestations – arrayed across a great spectrum from the most subtle to the most overt, and leveraged across that spectrum in a desire for power.
If we are to make room for love, we must first recognize these characteristics that stand in the way, and then we must begin to reject them. Actually, we must first embrace them – love them – as and essential part of our progression. By embracing them, by loving them, we can learn to understand them, and then we can love them right out of existence. Ironic? Indeed. But if I hate them, I am simply continuing to foster the desire for control that is the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. No, I need to learn to love these things in myself, and in others, as part of my progression and as part of their progression.
I must have a broken heart and a contrite spirit.
I must stop fighting, and embrace. I must stop trying to control, and encourage. I must stop comparing, and competing, and contending, and be at peace. I must believe in the real teachings of Christ – the teachings that He condescended from His ascended, divine state to bring us, and to seal with His death. To not believe these things is to deny Him, and to deny all that He did for us. I choose to believe.
The atonement is not some magical event that took place in the garden and was sealed on Calvary. The atonement is the essence of creation. Christ taught the atonement throughout His ministry, and He continues to teach it to all who will listen. The atonement is our inheritance, our destiny, the measure of our creation.
The atonement is at the heart of the allegory of the two trees. The tree of life represents our becoming one with God, with each other, and with all creation. The tree of knowledge of good and evil represents separation.
No, indeed, if we are to have eternal life, we must know God. God is love. We must know Jesus. Jesus – the Christ – is love. To know them, we must embrace them; we must embrace their creation. We must not fight the fall, we must embrace the fall that we might ascend beyond it. Fighting – resisting – only perpetuates comparison, competition, contention, and control – and leaves no room for love.
In short, we must have a broken heart and a contrite spirit.
The glory of this creation that we are a part of is beyond our current ability to comprehend. But the more I surrender to it, then the more I understand that all the fear, all the stress, all the jealousy, and guilt, and judgment is totally unnecessary, and actually prevents us from knowing God; from knowing Jesus; from taking hold of the eternal life that we are already in the middle of.
Indeed, Jesus is love. As such, He is the Christ. Jesus no longer has the capacity to not love. He has evolved beyond such. The fact that He has evolved beyond the capacity to not love suggests that we, too, must eventually evolve beyond the capacity to not love. I choose this path.