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The Spiritual Christian
The Teachings of Christ as a Way of Life
To all who cherish goodness, truth, beauty, and light, welcome. This website is dedicated to explaining the teachings of Christ as an internal path of spiritual awakening. This internal path is the domain of the mystic. The primary reference to explain Christ’s teachings will be from a bible titled, The Gospel of the Holy Twelve. The GH12 was supposedly compiled by the Essene community of which Mary and Joseph were members. The spiritual path explicated by Christ was referred to as “the Way of Life” and it offers a process of personal transformation that will awaken inspired and dedicated individuals to recognize their true identities, their oneness with the divine, and their unique talents and abilities.
We now have the benefit of 2000 years of knowledge, discovery, and conscious evolutionary progress to use in our explanation and understanding of Christ’s teachings. In these two millennia, we have advanced in individual awareness to the point that we now understand consciousness, consciousness structures, internal energies, and transformative practices. This knowledge helps us to fully understand Christ’s teachings. In the GH12 (90.10) “God gives you all Truth, as a ladder with many steps, for the salvation and perfection of the soul and the truth which seems today, ye will abandon for the higher truth of the morrow. Press ye unto perfection.”
The internal path which Christ refers to is approached through the individual effort of those who strive to think for themselves, to seek until they find, to knock until it opens, and to question until they know. After reading the GH12, it is evident that because of the editing and manipulation of Christ’s teachings at the Council of Nicea from which the King James bible originated, Christianity has developed more as a mythical story about Jesus rather than as a body of teachings which were meant to reveal a spiritual way of life. Over the last centuries, church members have been taught to believe in the mythical story, to worship Jesus as God, and to follow His example. Thus, any questions that are raised have to be within the context of this story and relative to the current accepted biblical beliefs.
It is very difficult under these limited circumstances to fully understand that Christ’s teachings were meant as a way of life and as a path of spiritual transformation. This path of life and transformational process are explained in the GH12 (90.3) “The One Truth has many sides and one sees one side only, another another, and some see more than others according as it is given to them; (90.15) As I have received the Truth, so have I given it to you. Let each receive it according to their light and ability to understand, and persecute not those who receive it after a different interpretation. And finally, in (37.8), As the corn and the grapes are transmuted into flesh and blood, so must your natural minds be changed into spiritual. Seek ye the transmutation of the natural into the spiritual.”
The Missing Pieces
It is hard to fully comprehend the teachings of Christ from the limited knowledge that has been presented to us in the current version of the Four Gospels. After comparing the King James Bible and the Gospel of the Holy 12, it becomes obvious that throughout history the teachings of Christ have been sanitized. As an example, these “correctors” as they were called at the Council of Nicea, removed all references to feminine spirituality and Christ’s admonition about caring for animals. They only published 3 of the 4 temptations that Christ went through, editing out the temptation by a woman. We know now that this editing was done by the early Church Fathers in an attempt to make the scriptures more appealing to the Emperor Constantine who the fathers were hoping to convert from paganism.
The Gospel of the Holy 12 still retains the mysteries of life, and these newly revealed teachings of Christ clearly illuminate the path we are to follow. With the benefit of the knowledge in GH12, we are able to see the broader context of Christ’s teachings and it is in this broader context that we are able to understand these insights and experience Christ’s teachings as a path of awakening, enlightenment, and Self-realization. I believe that humanity has arrived at a time during which we need to take the mystery out of the mysteries.
There is a great deal more knowledge and a much broader perspective that is required in order to understand what Christ meant as the Way of Life as well as what He expects from us. I believe that now is the time for Christians to take the next step and embrace the Light and teachings of Christ as a way of life and as a path of spiritual awakening. Now is the time to consciously bring the light of Christ into our whole being as an awakening, transformative, and integral experience. This is not a metaphor, but a very real experience.
Jesus Christ said, “Follow me.” This mandate means that we have to “walk the walk.” The walk Christ spoke of is the path of the active seeker. The seeker knocks on the door of understanding until it opens because he/she yearns for knowledge and light. The path which is followed is a progressive set of internal experiences of purification, transformation, and realization. Although this is a singular path, the experiences are uniquely different for each person who finds the Christ Light within, who is healed, and who learns what it is to be both human and divine.