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    Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

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    Essay on The Christ

    The Consciousness of The Christ:
    Reclaiming Jesus for a New Humanity

    by Kell Kearns

    For only three years the fully realized Human Being walked among us. Jesus ministered through loving enemies, unconditional forgiveness to all, and conscious, intimate oneness with the creative power of the cosmos. He brought into history a New Humanity free of war, oppression and fear, born to the realm of endless potential, eternal life, and cocreation as the universe, itself. The authority, he said, to make this new world resides with us…a divine collective New Humanity.

    The miraculous episodes, the beatitudes, the parables, the healings, the confrontation with the domination paradigm of his day and ours, become effulgent with new light once we understand that Jesus was all about incarnating God on earth, here and now. He lived it then, and promised it today should we choose to enliven the divine within.

    The matter could not be more urgent. The choice, as Jesus made clear, is love or annihilation. Beyond the doors of perception he opened for every person on the planet the answer is "Yes! We can live love." The proof manifests in the life of Jesus, himself, the fully realized Human Being, and in the lives of all of us who are empowered to create a New Humanity with a beautiful destiny we can only begin to imagine now.

    Christ Consciousness is the true heart of who we are. We are divine by nature. Like the heart of a flower, surrounded and beautified by petals of love, we unfold in light. Our true selves are also the multitude of seeds the light reveals when the fragrant petals of love open. "God is love, God is all," are the words written on the seeds of our blossomed Christ potential. In the winds of the world our Christ seeds spread far and wide. In time, the earth will become as a meadow in spring, glistening with the joy and loveliness of the Human Divine...heaven on earth co-created by God and flower.

    Here, as Jesus presented them, are the revolutionary elements of Christ consciousness: An end to violence, an end to patriarchy, an end to every form of oppression and domination, and the establishment of mercy and non-judgment, health, sanity, egalitarianism, and the inner power to co-create a new age.

    There are at this moment billions of us re-creating the world in the likeness of God. We are everywhere, in every nation, every city, every place of worship, everywhere that two or more are gathered in the name of absolute love and each other's inner divinity. To light the sacred fire of a global Pentecost we need only join as one in consciousness of our role in saving the world. And act! How the Christ with in us all has longed for the day. "I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!" Jesus said. "I have a baptism with which to be baptized and what stress I am under until it is completed." (Luke12:49,50)

    The world is re-created in the image of God with each selfless act of love. As the global crisis of world ending violence ever accelerates they serve as catalysts for those who do not despair, but dwell in love's dominion and overarching power. Because it is love, its quantum leap-in-process does not always capture the attention of the heralds of the dying age; that is, the mass media, which swoons, and is captured by the apparent invincibility of violence and hatred.

    Ours is the quiet revolution that begins in souls deeply ready for transformation, who deeply know the times. As Paul observed, love is patient, kind, not envious, boastful or arrogant, and does not rejoice in wrongdoing. Love always overcomes fear's horrific illusions. It does not believe them and thus gives no power to that which would destroy the world. Not feeding the ancient addictions, it does not always make headlines. But, the time will come when a future humanity looks back and sees our love as the fundamental transformation of our time.

    Why should love fear violence, death, tortures? Love is the only power. All else falls and is fallen. Love ever rises and lifts its inhabitants to ever brightening joys over joys. Love lived consciously, applied to the whole of humankind, is Christ consciousness, the salvation of humanity and the next leap in evolution. Absolute faith that it is being universally born among us in our global crisis is Christ consciousness. We are the emergence in the world-wide emergency.

    The time has past for separated religions. There is only one. You may call Christ consciousness whatever you wish as long as you call it love and as long as it is universal, the innate center of every sentient being. Just as the teachings of the Buddha transcend Buddhism and all religion, just as the Sufi poets transcend Islam and all religion, so does the consciousness initiated by Jesus of Nazareth transcend Christianity and all religion. Truth is truth everywhere. Truth, the Hindu Gandhi said, is God. In whatever culture, love that knows no boundaries is Christ consciousness.

    Evolution has both compressed us as a species on a tiny planet and freed us to explore together the endless reaches of consciousness. In space and time there is but one true Religion. All of humanity possesses it. Jesus called it the kingdom of God among us, at hand, within. It in-flows, in-forms and creates, space and time. There is endless diversity within its universe –like individuated fractals of becoming, but there is only one religion. It is the religion of love. It is the religion that awakens humanity. It is Conscious Evolution.

    Even after two millennia, during which he has opened his heart and blazed a trail for us to follow into the vast territory of love, sometimes it seems we hardly know him: This Jesus, this Christ among us. So wondrous a land is his, - and, he tells us, ours, - gentle, happily involved with the endless discoveries of love, immortal, that sometimes we scarcely believe him.

    His kingdom of love resides at once in our hearts and minds and, as well, in the infinite reaches of creation and the heart and mind of creation, herself. The message of Christ consciousness is that we are one with love's infinite reach. We scarcely believe it at times because the territory of love is largely unexplored, trodden in its fullness only by a few great masters. But, Jesus tells us this fantastic destiny is intended for us here and now.

    The Christ comes in the quiet and becomes our open hearts. Never does this consciousness thrust itself upon us. It is meek and mild. If we wish to inherit the land of eternal life and love, we must choose it, and co-create it. Fear, defenses, inner and outer violence, the untruth we have been taught as truth, must be left behind before we can enter Christ’s New Humanity. We must climb from the poison river that rages in a deathward flow and sweeps the old world toward a dead sea. It is only our acculturation to the cacophony of numb and terrorized souls, frigid and tragically separated from Source and each other in the poison river of an end time that fosters our disbelief in a blossoming miracle of love on planet Earth.

    Surely we can see the times. They are as obvious as the weather out our window. The choice between life and death has come down to this generation. "Greater things than I do shall you do," Jesus said. "You are gods!" We are to bear each other into the vast territory of love, and let none be left behind who would come. The Beloved Community is our only survivable destiny. It is our salvation.

    We will not be denied this time, as Jesus was seemingly denied in his day. The Reign of God is among us. The Reign of God is at hand. The Reign of God is everywhere bursting forth. It is eternal Reality. There is more and more of the New Humanity each day. They can not crucify us all. We are a chain reaction of love. We will overrun the old order with love. Let us declare that with us the age of the crucifixion of humankind ends. The age of the universal resurrection into love begins here and now. Baptized as the Beloved Community, we emerge from the old river of extinction as a new creation.

    None too soon. Humankind crowds the door of the evolutionary exit. Salvation has arrived in our midst at precisely the moment when global transformation to a New Humanity is possible.

    Now is precisely the moment in history when the liberating choice offered by Jesus of Nazareth 2,000 years ago may extend, through each practitioner, to the globe. Today we are intricately connected with each soul on the planet. We are in each others’ living rooms; we are a mouse click away; we are intimate with the sufferings and joys of each global neighbor and so-called enemy. The global village is ripe to be overtaken by love...or annihilation. The choice is the entire answer to the human journey up from ignorance and violence. It asks for our full attention, our full surrender. Only the universal consciousness of the Christ, of love and absolute forgiveness, awakening in an equanimity of all cultures and religions, can choose the path of salvation.

    By salvation I do not mean an elect few who will be plucked from the planet at the last possible moment. to sing ‘Amazing Grace' in front of a gigantic throne for endless millennia after billions of brothers and sisters have suffered and died horrifically on earth below. I mean the continuance of the collective Human Being here, now and in a cocreative future of the advancing consciousness of Self divinity and loving power. Any level of consciousness that today does not reside in our unity of love is doomed, fated to be buried amidst our weapons of mass destruction and the fear and domination paradigm which fosters them. There is no place in the consciousness of the Christ for weapons, war, hatred, and that which spawns it all –fear.

    All of us fit into the vast territory of love. Pure love transforms both lover and beloved, saves both. Therein is the meaning of Jesus’ most radical evolutionary dictum: Love your enemies. The true Armageddon at our doorstep is not global suicide, with a triumphant warrior Jesus ruling over the remnant as a cosmic potentate, but the collective banishment of archaic, unconscious fear and its repeated crushing to earth of truth.

    As it is today, so it was in the time of Jesus. We hardly know him because the truth of his story has been largely hidden, and scarcely spoken for seventeen hundred years. Over the centuries Christianity has, in the main, been hijacked by the very forces that suppress the evolution of human consciousness and have us hurtling toward our doom. Jesus’ was an open invitation to all to enter the realm of divine humanity and put away forever those things that separate and destroy us, those ancient parts of our species that make for sorrows upon sorrows.

    Even those who remain in hatred we are to love unconditionally, and thereby lift them above the smoke of enmity, in prayer that all may see the choice: love or annihilation. It can be done, Jesus insisted. Here, I have done it. And, you and I are one. I am one with the divine, loving Creator of all that is created. You will make this transition, too, Beloved Humanity, says the Conscious One, for I endlessly forgive and show the way. Do not tire. The transition is why I came, and why you are here. Life belongs to those who endure. I shall not tire, and will endure with you.

    Jesus was human. He fully manifested human potential but he always discouraged the projection upon himself of a deified superman. He made clear that his powers were available to all, and showed the way to them.

    That is the answer to the question asked in Mark 8:27 – “When he got into the boat his disciples followed him. And, behold there arose a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves; but he himself was asleep. And, they came to him and awoke him saying, 'Save us, Lord. We are perishing!' And he said to them, "Why are you timid, you men of little faith." Then, he arose and rebuked the wind and the sea; and it became perfectly calm. And the men marveled saying, 'What kind of man is this, that even the winds and sea obey him?'" Jesus is saying, "You could have taken care of this yourself! Calm comes from peace, not fear, and there is peace abundant in you. Be conscious. Do not be swept away by waves that belie your true nature. Be as gods. For this you were created. Be peace and tranquility and storms shall end. Your faith, fully realized, can move mountains. Excuse me now, I'll get back to my nap."

    Most of us need to be re-introduced to Jesus. There have been revolutionary new findings about him and the things that he said and did. For one thing, experts in biblical interpretation, such as James Douglass and Walter Wink, have uncovered the illuminating meaning of the name Jesus used for himself and for us. For centuries the name came to us in the Greek translation as ‘The Son of Man’. The phrase has always been an enigma.

    What does it mean? The astonishing answer came when scholars returned the term to the original Aramaic, compared the meaning to its use in Daniel and Ezekiel, and paid attention to the nuances in which Jesus used the name. The discovery? There’s no longer any doubt. 84 times in the gospels Jesus calls himself not The Son of God, not the Messiah, but, The Human Being. He calls those who come after him and manifest divinity across the world – The New Humanity. Each use of the term by Jesus frames an event of momentous revelation or expectation of quantum transformation. Think of the implications today, Jesus making a direct reference about the ‘Christification of the Earth’, not from a fantasy in which he sails in from the skies, but among you and me here and now. The Human Being transforms the world. The New Testament will never look the same again.

    In these 'endtimes' the spirit is being poured out upon all. The young order sees visions of a new age. The old order dreams dreams of a nonexistent past in its addictions to violence, as if the world had ever been righted before now, or can ever be righted using the mindset which has brought us to this climax in the human story. Tension and anxiety pervade. Love or annihilation is in the air. But, love will overcome. Love always does.

    Jesus identified heaven on earth within himself, first. And so must we. He then went on to pass it along to everyone he met. And so must we. Finally, alone and abandoned at his trial, he boldly predicted that by killing him the authorities would only assure the spread of the news of the reign of Love to all peoples. With his resurrection into the hearts and minds of his disciples, heaven continued exponentially its inexorable rise. His truth has been crushed to earth many times since then, and each time has risen again.

    The task before this generation is to complete love's dominion on the planet and usher in the long awaited Beloved Community. "We are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: When he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is.” (I John 3:2) This prophecy has come true in our time. He is our own true selves, emerging.

    Christ, or by whatever name you call absolute love, is The New Humanity.

    By Kell Kearns


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  •  12-10-2006, 1:22 PM 16286 in reply to 16178

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Hi JW,

     

    This essay could have been written with a pen dipped in ink of Alice Bailey, whose writings were the first known to me to employ the terms, Christ Consciousness and New Age.

     

    I wonder how a similar, but more nearly integral attempt would read when stripped of its plaguing ethno-centrism, and cultural-creative do-goodism; especially if it included an injunction, a true paradigm, a method, or technique, something that works; i.e. along these lines, if you want to know this, do this.

     

    Hmmm, now if we just had available a writer steeped in the fundamentalist tradition from which the author of this essay nobly seeks to rise, who was willing to undertake a rewrite of it from a more global level i’d invite that person to do so. Hey, i’d even be tempted to make a joint project out of the re-write by offering whatever editing skills i possess.

     

    Warmly,

     

    Charles

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  •  12-11-2006, 6:48 AM 16323 in reply to 16286

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    I am still learning AQAL theory, so my attempts would be futile at this time.
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  •  12-11-2006, 9:22 AM 16336 in reply to 16323

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Hi JW,

     

    AQAl theory is at once simple and complex; KW’s writings are prolific and deep, as my book shelf dedicated to his works will attest. I did find that more than one listening to the CD set produced by Sounds True called Kosmic Consciousness was more than worth the money and helped me reached at least some sort of limited synthesis of his Praxis.

     

    Years ago, when my first early computer came out of the box; my ignorance of its operations was complete and limited to plugging it in. Writing code was more foreign to me than Greek; but fortune smiled through the vehicle of excellent advice: “Pick a problem that holds your interests, and solve it.”

     

    It seems quite natural to me that a writer, engaged in spiritual matters, could use writing itself as part of the practice. Consider the time when i was writing about my father, an alcoholic, whose practice was to find ‘courage’ in a bottle, only to find when sitting at keyboard insights about my mother emerging. Like him she was basically a frightened person; her practice was to seek succor in fundamentalism. This helped me to see more clearly the dubious linkage between booze and belief.  

     

    So a query arises, if the notion of using writing in this way has appeal for you, what question would you most like to find answer?

     

    Warmly,

     

    Charles

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  •  12-12-2006, 3:16 AM 16370 in reply to 16336

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    We have things in common. My father was an alcoholic, my mother was distant through a divorce when I was six months old. My step-mother was a saint. She put up with my father. As to your last query: what question would you most like to find answer?

    Inner Nuances Foster Journeys (INFJ).


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  •  12-12-2006, 5:43 AM 16371 in reply to 16370

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Hi JW,

     

    You are, of course, under no obligation to answer my questions; and from my view its obvious why a person may choose to play dodgeball with them.

     

    The plain truth is that the asking of certain questions can be a very important technique. Not the least of this importance is the value to be found in simply asking. Inquiry speaks to the state of our openness; simply put, when we are asking we are open. Then to the extent we are in a state of openness, i.e. in a sense surrendered, and ask something close to our hearts, the conditions are ripe for realization.

     

    When at age 20, in an attempt to make sense of my nagging doubts about the world view, the milieu into which i was born, and long before i knew anything of Zen and its techniques of just sitting and of koans, i began to ask this question, “What is the meaning of it all?”

     

    I asked everyone. If you and i had met in those days not five minutes would have passed until you would have been queried. As you might imagine, answers were few and i must say paltry in quality; as actual authentic beings were not to be found in my limited world. All i had to go on was an intuition that there was a clue hidden in the past; being self taught, i turned to books. To make a long story short i did the ‘book yoga’ for twelve years; learning along the way how to choose a book; and going through some other changes including the coming into contact with certain folks who were, at least to some degree authentic beings.

     

    Then in a night in which everything changed, my question was answered. It happened in part, when poetry came out of my own mouth; itself a great laughable irony, as up until the point this ‘poetic answer’ happened i had no clue as to why poetry exists.

     

    So deep, so profound, so inner directed was this ‘experience’, that i could not mention a single word of it to anyone for three full years. In a very real sense it was the beginning of something beautiful, profound, yet deeply serious and amazingly humorous; the actualization of which continues right down to this moment, many decades later.

     

    I must add that this does not make me in any sense special; and i share it with you and whom ever only as testimony as to what can happen when our birthright is claimed, rather than being pissed away via booze, belief, or dodgeball; who would have thought that simply, but doggedly asking a question could be such a catalyst?

     

    Warmly,

     

    Charles

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  •  12-12-2006, 11:42 AM 16385 in reply to 16371

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    I am not certain if you are asking me to quiz you on some answer about the meaning of life, etc. What answers am I looking for? I am trying to integrate my Christian upbringing with those from other beliefs and traditions. I have been integrating all of this for many years, trying to break loose the hypocracy of Christians that surround themselves with me. They are all fundamentalists, and when I incorporate different tradtions they think I am some New Ager. I hate being labeled. My practice is mystic Christianity. If you do not approach Christianity as a mystic you miss the entire message Jesus was teaching. I have not had to go outside Christianity to find a guru, a mystic a master of anything. I am my own guru, mystic and master and it blows my mind that people cannot fathom that within themselves. No apologies needed for who I AM.
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  •  12-12-2006, 1:42 PM 16389 in reply to 16385

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Hi JW,

     

    I am willing to take you at your word; “I hate being labeled.” And “My practice is mystic Christianity.” Okay, but a common understanding of the basic message of the ‘prince of peace’ is one of love, not hate. Perhaps reconciling this discrepancy could prove worthwhile, assuming of course that your path holds room for growth.

     

    What sort of mystic Christianity is it that holds Love to be so easily divisible?

     

    Warmly,

     

    Charles

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  •  12-16-2006, 2:13 PM 16690 in reply to 16389

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    Christ, or by whatever name you call absolute love, is The New Humanity.
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  •  12-16-2006, 7:16 PM 16703 in reply to 16690

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Hi JW,

     

    “Christ, or by whatever name you call absolute love, is The New Humanity.”

     

    If this love, as you claim, is an absolute, how is it then divisible? As indivisibility implies that nothing is outside its scope; nothing is beyond its embrace. Or plainly put, where is there room in it for the hate you mention?

     

    Warmly,

     

    Charles

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  •  12-16-2006, 8:20 PM 16707 in reply to 16703

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    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Hi Charles, JW, and all --

    When I read JW's quote, "I hate being labeled," I took him as meaning "I don't like being labeled" or "I'd prefer not to be labeled" ...  Not so much Hate with a capital "H."

    And further, can't Love accept such human flaws and idiosyncracies, such as a distaste/"hatred" for labels? In his essay, Kell mentions that "Even those who remain in hatred we are to love unconditionally."

    My 2 cents,

    Mary

     

     


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  •  12-17-2006, 4:53 AM 16720 in reply to 16707

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Error on my part. Thanks Maryw for calling me out on this.  "I'd prefer not to be labeled" You really have to watch what you say around here Smile [:)] But we digress. I only meant to show Kell Kearns essay on his new documentary that I have seen twice. I have it in my library now after the good people there allowed me to preview its showing before I show it to my community. I do not know how we got around to all the personal stuff out of this essay?Wink [;)]
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  •  12-17-2006, 9:56 AM 16728 in reply to 16720

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Hi JW,

     

    I do not know how we got around to all the personal stuff out of this essay?”

     

    That is my doing, and i happily take full responsibility for it, and here is why.

     

    It’s about perspective, about viewpoint, about the crucial role they play in an unfolding life, about how vital and useful it is to be able and willing to adopt differing ones as called for by circumstance.

     

    Your path has not been easy, and from my view it’s a wonder that you actually arrived in this venue -armed with enough wit and courage intact to post here as you do. It’s as if you wandered off some pier and suddenly plunged into a vast wetness, a watery place holding unfamiliar currents and not a few reefs. This wetness could be called second tier.

     

    Along with wonder i have sympathy for your situation; and so have taken several opportunities to point out some of the difficulties entailed in such a transition.

     

    Warmly,

     

    Charles

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  •  12-18-2006, 4:12 AM 16768 in reply to 16728

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    So, like Siddhartha the journey continues, and like the Prodigal Son wandering around a new city, new terrain, spending his father's inheritance money, the welcome home is without celebration and love?
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  •  12-18-2006, 7:22 AM 16773 in reply to 16768

    Re: Essay BY Kell Keanrs on The Consciousness of the Christ

    Hi JW,

     

    There is a significant difference between a namby pamby, everyone is okay, give ‘em a gold star, green meme type of love and a more complete version; accepting this more complete version is not likely to be easy, usually some cherished illusion has to go. Take victimhood for example: where the contracted self projects shadow elements (as repressed into our psyche) onto the other, sees itself in deficit, and then blames the other.

     

    This is why the ‘eight-year-old at his birthday party’ expectation of love is no longer effective or adequate; rather we need to be adult, which by my definition means assuming responsibility for one’s life; including the reclaiming of shadow elements.

     

    Here is a story, call it a parable if you wish.

     

    It was on a snowy winter street near my home. A young woman’s car had slid off the pavement and she could not free herself. My truck has four-wheel drive and a tow cable and she was right in front of me, so i stopped to offer help; but as i approached her on foot she recoiled, almost terror stricken, mistaking me for Mr. Stranger-Danger! Appraising the situation, i said authoritatively, “Stay in your car! Lock the doors. Do not open your window.”  In a few minutes her car was returned to clear pavement, and she took off like a scared rabbit, without saying a word.

     

    Warmly,

     

    Charles

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