A Life with Christ
By Dr. Cristy Cali
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From a metaphysical point of view, Christ represents the God-consciousness personified - a real, incarnate representation of Divine Energy walking the Earth.
In 1 John 4:7-8, the bible reads,
“7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love.”
Love is the absolute highest-vibrational energy frequency in the Universe. In fact, this energy is so strong that studies have shown miraculous healing through an intense concentration - a unification and reconstruction of atoms even after destruction - and so much more. The point is, every human being is born with the capability and, I would argue, the responsibility to love.
So, if God is love, then the energy of the God-consciousness lives within us. Compassion and empathy are the results of harnessing and aligning with this Divine power. How powerful, beautiful, and poetic is that? Nevertheless, included with this inherent power of love is the contrasting polarity of hate, division, and destruction. To the extent that we have the ability to utilize this power for the greatest and highest good comes the potential to do the opposite to the same degree. In other words, we can hate at the same level of intensity to that which we can love if that is a path we choose to take.
We must recognize the responsibility of free will with the Divine grace of love. Each one of us has access to the greatest power of the Universe - love. To lead a life with Christ is to consciously and intentionally align ourselves with the mission of unconditional love through the acceptance of ourselves, of others, the respect for free will and the recognition of self-responsibility.
Whatever we are capable of, we realize others are capable of as well. Self-acceptance means we accept ourselves fully for who we are, acknowledging our strengths and weaknesses. Accomplishing self-acceptance is the first step to self-love and the development of unconditional love for your neighbors. Respect for free will is necessary for world peace and harmonious living, which includes the right for others to make the necessary mistakes to learn life’s greatest lessons. This leads to self-responsibility, the principle of not doing for others what they could and should do for themselves. This, essentially, is accountability for your own actions. Jesus demonstrated this very principle in Matthew 4:19 when he said, “19 And He said unto them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” By teaching his followers how to fish, Jesus created a ripple effect that allowed his knowledge to be passed from person to person.
We live a life with Christ whenever we utilize our free will to teach and inspire others, respect their decisions, respecting and allowing the learning processes of others to play out. How many times did we “see something coming” for someone we love or care for? Especially our children, family, friends, and partners? Sometimes our role is simply to be an observer and have the compassion and empathy to be present as a support system to others. This is kindness, and kindness, in turn, is an expression of love.
The challenges and obstacles we experience in life may never go away, but the way in which we respond when they appear is the only variable left within our own control. When we have self-control, we have self-mastery. Our bodies obtain both the power of love and of destruction - it is the necessary opposite required for us to understand all the options available to us under free will. Therefore, self-mastery is consciously aligning with our hearts, the home-base of our love frequency, where the God-consciousness we channel lives. This is how we come from a place of love by default and how we lead a life with Christ.
Read the following quote out loud:
“Let me help you through this day. The challenges you face are far too great for you to handle alone. You are keenly aware of your helplessness in the scheme of events you face. This awareness opens up a choice: to doggedly go it alone or to walk with Me in humble steps of dependence. Actually, this choice is continually before you, but difficulties highlight the decision-making process. So, consider it all joy whenever you are enveloped in various trials. These are gifts from Me, reminds you to rely on Me alone.” - Psalm 46:1; Psalm 63:7-8; James 1:2-3
Now read the quote again, but this time imagine Jesus speaking directly to you from your heart chakra, radiating green rays of light. In this quote, Jesus is saying you always have the option to walk with Him, but usually, you forget that He lives in your heart until a great challenge is presented before you. Jesus is asking you to depend on him by consciously making the decision to align with his energy of unconditional love. He lives in you. You are born of the same Eternal Flame as Christ himself. By trusting in Him, you are essentially allowing His words and actions to be lived through you channeled through you as a vessel of Truth.