Does “Jesus” Make you Jump?

Turns out, fire and brimstone ain’t where it’s at. So many people have been turned off by the ways of the Christian church, what with its fallible leaders and its believe-or-you’ll-go-straight-to-hell message. Yuck. It’s no wonder early Pathwork leaders put a lid on the teachings it received about Christ.

But two wrongs don’t make a right. Turning our back on truth because we reject a distorted version of it is not going to do the trick. Old wounds, however, heal slowly and that’s why we must tread lightly. Trouble is, people about jump out of their skin at the mere mention of the J-word.

It’s time to pause and see if we can heal that too. For if we reject Christ, we turn away from the truth of ourselves, which is that at our core we are light. And that light matches the glow of the one who came to Earth on a mission to help us get back home. There’s nothing here we must believe, but there is something important here we might want to consider.

It’s time then to take a left-hand turn into unchartered waters where personal transformation work is not in opposition to Christ. Rather, doing the work of healing is the way to open our hearts so that we allow the light of Christ to flow through us. This won’t turn us into Bible-thumpers and it probably won’t make us want to go to church.

It’s time then to take a left-hand turn into unchartered waters where personal transformation work is not in opposition to Christ.

But by realizing the truth of who we are, we can come to appreciate the great act of charity that was done on our behalf. And in our gratitude, we might find a greater willingness to give more of ourselves, to give back. This well of generosity is what we tap into when we open our minds, lift our hearts and take in truth.

We each carry a unique ray of divine essence inside us that is yearning to be free and to feel met by others who are finding their own special gifts. We are not originally blind or rebellious, but that’s what so many of us have become. The reason we incarnate then is to remove all our illusions and rediscover the truth of who we really are. Wherever we remain in resistance, we are still caught in illusion.

So let’s try on a new pair of glasses and see if we can allow in what the Guide tried to tell us. The message is profound, it reconciles our greatest understandings about life, and it’s not something we need to jump away from.

—Jill Loree

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