Adyashanti: The spirit that Jesus embodies is not a safe spirit

 

The spirit that Jesus embodies is not a safe spirit; there’s no guarantee of how it will all play out in your life. There’s only one guarantee that Jesus gave: if you can receive and awaken and embody what he is speaking about, then your life will never be the same again. Then you will realize that you’re already living in the Kingdom of Heaven.

– Adyashanti, Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic

It’s not a safe spirit since what it wants with us and our life may be contrary to what we, as a human being, wants. Jesus is the best example of this, with his crucifixion. And that goes for any awakening, not just one that’s (explicitly) associated with Christ.

How do we know what the process “wants” from us? It’s partly from looking at what’s actually happening. And partly from living from our sincerity, authenticity, and following our inner guidance, the small voice within. And to do that, we need to examine what’s unexamined in us, and especially our fearful stories.

I know from my own life that the consequences of not living from sincerity, authenticity, and the inner guidance can get quite severe (in an ordinary human sense), especially when we are called to live from it through awakenings and realizations.

I also hesitate very much writing about this, and using these words (sincerity, authenticity, inner guidance) since they so easily can get hijacked by our identifications and hangups. That’s why I usually don’t use these words, but instead write about some approaches that can lead to living from this more easily, without even calling it anything.

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