The Kingdom of God Is Within You is Leo Tolstoy’s magnum opus of philosophy and religious thought, cited by Mahatma Gandhi as one of the chief influences in the development of his philosophy of non-violence.
The central message of is that of Jesus Christ, laying aside the common dogmas of the church in favour of a literal understanding of Christ’s teachings.
What is Christ Consciousness?
Sri Paramahansa Yogananda described the Christ Consciousness as the following:
“The love of God uplifts and enlarges us. I can never think of myself anymore as exclusively in this body; I feel that I am present in all bodies. I have no awareness of race or other distinctions at all. In my perceptions, just as I feel my own consciousness in every part of my physical form, I feel you all to be a part of me. Everything that is living I feel within this body. I know the sensations of all. It is not imagination; it is Self-realization. This consciousness is far beyond telepathy. It is awareness of the perceptions of every being. That is the meaning of Christ Consciousness.“
“Jesus was once asked when the kingdom of God would come. ‘The Kingdom of God‘, Jesus replied, ‘is not something people will be able to see and point to‘. Then came these striking words:
‘Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.‘ – Luke 17:21
Look into every great religious, spiritual, and wisdom tradition, and we find the same precept — that life’s ultimate truth, its ultimate treasure, lies within us.
This inner treasure of life has had many names.
Plato refers to it as the Good and the Beautiful, Aristotle as Being, Plotinus as the Infinite, St. Bernard of Clairvaux as the Word, Ralph Waldo Emerson as the Oversoul. In Taoism it is called the Tao, in Judaism Ein Sof.
Among Australian aborigines it is called the dreamtime, among tribes of southern Africa Hunhu/Ubuntu. The names may differ, but the inner reality they point to is one and the same.” – https://www.tm.org/blog/enlightenment/kingdom-of-god-is-within-you/
Among others who declared the Kingdom of God is within, beginning in the 3rd century AD, include St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. Augustine, St. Gregory the Great, the influential German spiritual writer, Thomas Tauler, St. Teresa of Avila, all the way up to 1959, with the death of the great American spiritual writer, Thomas Merton.
Not surprisingly, the majority of historical figures who we know lived by this credo are almost all male.
Aside from St. Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582) mentioned above, there was a female personage of note who lived in the late 1800’s.
In 1891, Jane W. Yarnell wrote Practical Healing for the Mind and Body, an exploration of self-discipline and the Christ Consciousness.
The book is as relevant today as it was in 1891.
A forward thinker, Yarnell wrote:“It has been very wisely and truly said that ‘Ignorance of truth is the cause of all misery’. This was the inspired utterance of Gautama Buddha, five hundred years before Jesus, who said, ‘Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free’.”
Yarnell believed deeply that it was through deepening our understanding and raising our consciousness through 21st Century thought that we can uplift our souls and resonate with the frequency of the Christ Consciousness itself.
Here is an excerpt from that book and the main content of this week’s new Guided Meditation, “Christ Consciousness Guided Meditation 1 – 22 Minute Version. You can read more about it below. For now, here is the brief excerpt:
Jane W. Yarnell, from Practical Healing for the Mind and Body, 1891:“God is my health. God is my strength. God is my wisdom.
There is but one Substance, One Power, One Intelligence, One Life, One Truth, One Love, which is the God of the Universe who is spirit; the all-good which fills all space.
God is Omnipresent Good.
I am a child of God, made in His image after His likeness.
I am also Spirit.
I live, move, and have my being in God.
I am like my Father; I cannot be sick or suffer pain.
No evil can come to me because all that is, is good.
I deny the reality of evil. I deny the power of evil. I deny the reality of pain. I deny the reality of sickness. I deny the reality of sorrow. I deny the reality of weakness. I deny the reality of weariness. I deny the reality of poverty. I deny the reality of misfortune. I deny the reality of discouragement. I deny the reality of fear. I deny the reality of doubt. I deny the reality of foolishness. I deny the reality of ignorance. I deny the reality of discord. I deny the reality of danger. I deny the reality of death. I deny the reality of all evil influences. I deny the reality of evil from any source. I deny the reality of evil because evil is false.
I declare there is no power in any mortal law to hold me in bondage…
I deny the reality of matter because God is the only substance and is spirit.
I deny that the appearance of what we call “matter” has any life, substance or intelligence.
God is the only life, substance, or intelligence, and God is spirit. Only the good is true. Only the good has power. God is health. God is strength. God is wisdom. God is peace.
My word shall not pass away nor return to me void; it shall accomplish that whereunto it is sent.
Be still and know I am God.”
NEW: CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS GUIDED MEDITATION – 22 MINUTE VERSION
According to prominent energy workers, as of November, 2020, The Christ Consciousness has been seeded once again firmly in our collective consciousness as the primary energy, both contributing to, and co-creating, the great planetary liberation that is currently underway on Earth.
With the reseeding of this highest and purest of energies, we can now unify our consciousness by grounding ourselves fully in the Christ Consciousness and thereby assist our global, collective society and contribute to our beloved planet’s great awakening and ascension. It was for this reason that this particular Guided Meditation, which is the first in a Series, was born.
This particular Christ Consciousness Guided Meditation has, at its core, an exploration of faith, love and being, including the declaration of one’s sovereignty from any mortal law and the denial of the belief in any form of negativity whatsoever, including sickness, as it is “false” and cannot have power over anyone.
This powerful 22 Minute Christ Consciousness Guided Meditation will assist you to ground yourself in the Christ Consciousness – as well as put you deep into your heart space virtually immediately – as it inspires you and helps you raise your energy and frequency to resonate with that of the Christ consciousness itself.
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