The Second Coming Occurs Inside of You
Throughout the centuries, there's been much speculation about the second coming of Christ. Much of it involves the premise of an actual physical appearance of this enlightened presence. Perhaps we may benefit if we look at the entire concept in a new light.
The encompassing word Christ represents an attitude, the qualities of loving compassion and forgiveness. When any human being acts as Christ did, embodying this consciousness, then the reappearance of the Christ occurs.
Indeed, Christ comes again whenever any one behaves in a Christ-like manner. Don't wait any longer for the return of this divine one, invite the Christ consciousness into your heart. The world is waiting!
Let harmlessness be the keynote of your life, for there is no better method to purify yourself, produce harmonious conditions within, and eliminate wrong states of consciousness. Practice harmlessness in your thoughts, speech and actions. Right use of speech blossoms from refusing to indulge in gossip, talk of self, criticism or chitchat about nothing, for the sake of hearing oneself speak.
Study yourself and your habits carefully. Consider your daily conduct and words and thoughts so as to make them utterly harmless.
Strive to think thoughts about yourself and others that are constructive and positive, and therefore harmless in their effect.
Study your emotional effect on others, and resolve to harm no one through difficult moods, depression or emotional reactions. Well-meaning but misdirected spiritual fanaticism and enthusiasm can easily harm as well.
At first glance, this may sound simple and easy to do ... just try practicing this way for a few days and you will find that the attempt will call forth all the resources of your being and take much effort to achieve.
We don't speak here of the harmlessness that comes from weakness, or a sentimental loving disposition which dislikes trouble because it upsets the settled harmony of life and leads to consequent discomfort. It is not the harmlessness of the little evolved impotent person who has not the power to hurt because they possess so little equipment with which damage can be done.
Rather it is the harmlessness that springs from true understanding of ourselves and those around us, that leads inevitably to spiritual expression in everyday life. It emanates from the capacity to put yourself in another's shoes, to see their unique limitations and in seeing their weakness, know compassion and desire only to aid and assist.
Harmlessness brings about caution in judgement, reticence of speech, the ability to refrain from impulsive action and the demonstration of a non-critical spirit. Strive, best as is possible, to be the savior, restore the kingdom of heaven on earth!
The planet rejoices in you!
is One, and I am One with All.
Mantram of Unification is adapted here from Alice A. Bailey's
Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II (p. 146–7)
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