Meeting what I recoil from as Christ

 

I notice I recoil from something.

It can be discomfort, a sense of hurt, reactivity, a sense of energetic/emotional congestion, identification as an I, noise, someone on the street.

And I ask myself:

How is it to meet this as Christ?

How would it be if I meet this as Christ?

– 0 –

Is it true this isn’t already Christ?

Is it true this isn’t already the Divine?

– 0 –

I notice a shift.

It doesn’t have to change for me anymore.

And I see it’s true, it is Christ appearing as discomfort, hurt, noise, a drug user.

– 0 –

Note

It’s easy to have beliefs that some things are divine and some are not.

Usually, what my thoughts tell me are “good” are seen as divine – for instance what my thoughts label love, wisdom and peace.

And what my thoughts tell me are “bad” are excluded from what I see as divine  – for instance what my thoughts label illness, confusion, pain, suffering, enemies.

So this is a way of (a) exploring how it is to see the latter as divine, and (b) notice it already is.

There are many other ways of exploring this, of course, including tonglen, ho’oponopono, all inclusive gratitude lists, and inquiry into my labels and assumptions.

– 0 –

Related posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.