The Second Coming of Christ in The Now

What about Christ?
 
 
Christ`s contemplation is:
I AM HERE 
 
Can you surrender to Christ?
 
 
If it is a bit much for you to meet Christ right now,
look below at the slideshow of Christs disciples
and the contemplation for each of them.
They have all surrendered to Christ,
their contemplation and thus their resonance
is a door for you to surrender to Christ,
regardless if you are a Chrisitan or not.
This is about a book about Christ: The Second Coming of Christ in The Now
 
You don’t need to be a Christian to be interested in Christ or even a follower of Christ - but you may need to be patient with some Christian lingo.
 
On the picture, you see the Golgotha scenario – this time not with a suffering crucified Christ figure, but with a glorious, resurrected Christ standing in the centre, pouring out blessings and surrounded by all his disciples.
 
The idea is, that while you contemplate the picture you simultaneously ask yourself which of these keywords which of these contemplations touch your heart right now, in this moment?
 
This is the door through which the Christ energy can come to you - and from where your resonance, your being, pass it on to others. It is not a daunting task – you can start where you are.
 
It is important to understand that there are many paths or doors to Christ consciousness, such as those embodied by Christ`s own disciples. There are many paths that lead to God.
 
Each of the disciples had his or her own personality and development path leading to Christ consciousness; each of them has his own “keynote”, here expressed as a short guided contemplation. 
 
You will notice that three women also are amongst the disciples, because they belong there. 
All disciples represent a path of spiritual development that leads to Christ consciousness.
 
 
Which one of the disciples do you resonate with right now?
If you are ready, this can be your door to Christ

Use it during the day.
Everybody knows Christ - or - do we?
 
He died 2000 years ago, and approximately the first 200 years after, nothing was written down. 
When it was written, it was written in Aramaic, Greek or Koptic, and since then translated to latin  and then into a myriad of languages, often from the latin text, not the original Greek, Aramaic or Koptic. 
A lot of what was written down was edited in the process, parts was on several occasions edited or omitted by the church, whole gospels rejected, etc. 
 
So What did Christ teach?
 
He was radical!  He taugt love and forgiveness to a people that was used to Moses "eye for an eye" teaching.  Christ was on collision course with the priesthood and the Jewish authorities of his time; this is recorded in several places in the New Testament, not least in Matthew:
 
Judge Ye not that ye be not judged 
Matthew 7:1
 
His radicality did not stop there
An example we - and the church - still battle with, is his attitude to woman!
 
Christ did not value men above woman, but he was up against a deeply rooted prejudice of his time.
The suppression of women must be seen in the light of the patriarchic era that we have been through. The male dynamic qualities are better at spearheading changes than the feminine – even though these same changes only are balanced when the feminine participates.
 
The male dominance has helped develope the great technological advancements we are enjoying today, particularly in the Western world, and have helped us to grow out of the stone-age and middle ages faster.
 
Now it is time to establish a balance between the male and the female.
We are slowly moving away from centuries or perhaps thousand of years of male dominance and patriarchy, at worst towards feminine dominance and matriarchy - or at best towards more equality between the genders.
 
We are in a period where women in general will grow in strength and have more influence. 
This trend has been visible now for some time; today there are more women in powerful positions than was the case just one generation ago.  Thus also one of the strongest patriarchal bastions, the Catholic Church, is gradually loosing the battle against women’s right to be ordained as priests equally to men. 
The three woman included in the contemplations are Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene and Martha.
Mother Mary, the holy Virgin Mother of Christ, is a woman who doesn’t cause any problems for the Church, she is glorified as “The Queen of Heaven” and she rightly is. 
Mary Magdalene is considered more controversial. Several passages in The New Testament, shows without doubt, that Christ himself held in high esteem - and this fact should in itself be enough for the faithful, including the Church, to settle the question about Mary`s spiritual authority. 
Was she really a repentant whore whose sins were forgiven by Christ, who out of his mercy healed her of seven evil spirits, or was she one of Christ`s most advanced disciples – or both?
Or is the truth - as some contemporary writers claim – that she was actually married to Christ and had children with him, is this a historical fact which has been persistently suppressed by the Church and only now is emerging? Or was she perhaps a High Priestess, initiated in the Great Pyramid? Did she simply vanish after the Resurrection of Christ, having ascended up into the Heaven as some claims, or did she sail to France with the other women who followed Christ - or did she escape persecution together with mother Mary and the disciple John when they travelled to Ephesos in Greece?  And so on…
But perhaps a vindication of Mary Magdalene - a woman upon whom we project that she is not deprived of sexuality - is the test, the measure of to which degree Christianity is able to rejuvenate  itself. 
 
Martha was well meaning, stout and honest; she was not easy to move. And she was capable: actually, her greatest performance was perhaps the weaving of the beautiful robe of Christ as a part of His equipment. The Cayce Readings appear to suggest that it was another “Martha” (one of “the holy women”), but we understand that it well could be Martha, the sister of Mary Magdalene who had woven it. 
In the Bible this robe is directly mentioned in connection with the crucifixion, as the Roman soldiers shared His clothes between them (John 19, 23-24): 
Martha`s path,  I LIKE THIS, is a slow development path. Honesty in itself is related to the ego; when you are honest, you are honest to yourself, your ego. - And then there is ALWAYS something wrong, there is always another problem emerging, another chore that needs to be done; the ego is never satisfied.
 
A well-known story in the Bible illustrates this point: Christ visited the sisters Martha and Mary, and whilst Martha “was cumbered about much serving”, Mary sat at His feet, and heard his word. Then Martha came to him and complained, “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me.”
And Christ answered and said unto her: 
“Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” 
Luke, 10:41-42
To make your mind transparent is more important than doing the chores; Martha was trapped in her  to-do list as a hostess according to custom.
The mind has not a chance to “understand” a Christ, the mind can at best sense the unique divine presence and be quiet, sit down at His feet and listen. So if the divine visits you, forget everything else and be quiet, sit down and “drink” His or Her presence. 
When you have learned that and when your mind has become more transparent, you will also be able to do your worldly chores – on top of that. 
 
Christ radicality
Christ did not tolerate hypocricy, the religious elite of the day, the Pharisees got this treatment:
He accused them and said:
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You close the Kingdom of Heaven in men`s faces! You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to!”
Matt 23:27
 
Cornerstones in Christ`s teaching are compassion, forgiveness and grace.
Fortunately this does not sound radical today, but look around - it still is far from how we behave towards one another. 
 
 
Christ used the events of his life as opportunities to teach this. He even used His crucifixion and resurrection as an immensely powerful tool for healing and transformation, and as an example of an ideal behaviour :
"Father forgive them they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34).
 
The message in the crucifixion and resurrection is loud and clear: Even faced with unjust suffering, one should forgive, not seek revenge.
 
This is similar to Buddhas teaching on "the parable of the saw".
 
The cruel nature of the crucifixion can also be seen as a reminder of how hard it can be to develop oneself; a theme that sometimes is mirrored in the art.
 
Seen from a higher perspective, the essential message of the crucifixion and the resurrection is ultimately life reassuring, they belong together as death and rebirth, whereas the Christian church has focused primarily on suffering, sin, condemnation, doom and gloom – that Christ sacrificed himself and died for our sins. - What a trap of darkness to be held in for faithful Christians!
 
The Second Coming of Christ is a spiritual impulse, and it is radical. 
The concept of love - compassion - must replace the concept of suffering. 
 
Let us first get rid of the idea that the second coming is only for Christians - 
 
This is not true, Christ is uplifting mankind, not specifically Christians - You don`t have to be a member of a church or a faithful Christian in order to receive the spiritual transmission in the Second Coming of Christ.
 
It is a universal event.
 
Predictions similar to the expectation of the second coming are found in spiritual traditions from all over the world. In Buddhist texts such as “The Diamond Sutra” Buddha himself is foreseeing a future world teacher, “Maitreya”, which is a Sanskrit word for “friend”.
 
This is predicted to occur within the same time frame as “the second coming of Christ”.
It is tempting to assume, that both refer to the same thing, a coming time (whenever that is) when people will live in an atmosphere of brotherhood with each other.
 
In his book, the spiritual classic, "The Phenomenon of Man", Teilhard de Chardin sees mankind moving towards a convergence of systems, a collective Omega point, where the coalescence of the collective consciousness will lead us to a new state of peace and planetary unity in the not too distant future.
 
According to him Christ is the Omega point, meaning that the Christ consciousness eminent in all humans is on the same level as the Omega point.
 
It would undoubtedly help you to be be ready for this spiritual impulse, to have done everything right or have meditated for years, but you are not required!
All it takes is that you have a flexible mind in the exact moment when the Christ impulse suddenly breaks your pattern.
 
It is said that there is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future. An example is the well-known story about Paulus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:3); he was a Roman citizen and a fierce persecutor of the followers of Christ right up to the moment of his sudden spiritual awakening.
All it took for him was that he recognised the divine impulse when it happened.
 
It is important to comprehend that Christ is always accessible in the NOW.
 
Paramahansa Yogananda, one of the enlightened spiritual masters we will refer to in the course of the book, says it poetically:
 
Will Jesus come again? Metaphysically, he is already omnipresent.
He smiles at you through every flower. He feels his cosmic body in every speck of space.
Every moment of the wind breathes the breath of Jesus. Through his oneness with the divine Christ consciousness he is incarnate in all that lives. If you have eyes to behold, you can see him enthroned throughout creation.”
 
The Christ impulse is formless in its original nature, it is likely to take the form of the spiritual Master one is familiar with.
 
Christ foresaw this as a collective spiritual awakening over the whole world; the core of his message, “love thy neighbour as thyself” will eventually spread to all people from East to West.
It is a global spiritual awakening, not a monopoly of Christianity.
To say it short: The Christ impulse is appearing in the timeless NOW.
 
Christ`s purpose was to start the process of transforming mankind from being ego centred, embedded in a “me-consciousness” to the next evolutionary step, a “we-consciousness”, centred in the Self, which automatically generates an inclusive feeling of compassion and responsibility for all, the attitude of being your neighbour’s keeper, and thus also the keeper of the Earth.
 
Allegorically: maybe you have had to travel a fair bit in order to arrive at an exquisitely beautiful view. But when you are there -  there is no more to be done. STOP doing; drink it – open yourself up to it!