This past Sunday, Rev. Kristen presented Part 2 of the “Healed” series, which is also the basis for this week’s Spirit Group meetings. Rev. Kristen built on the themes of mental and emotional healing explored in Part 1, taking them deeper into an experience of physical healing. In the course of Sunday’s presentation, she reminded us that the central theme in all of the “Healed” series is to allow the “wholeness of life itself, with no exclusions, to be who we are.”
Allowing for “no exclusions” from the “wholeness of life itself” requires that we become willing to accept all of the seemingly disparate parts of our beingness, and allow them to be integrated into an awareness of wholeness. To realize the wholeness that we are, we must be willing to own and integrate every aspect of our being into an experience of wholeness, not just our shadows and false personas, but also, and perhaps more importantly, our Christ essence.
The Quest For Wholeness
We can never achieve an experience of wholeness, unless we become willing to accept responsibility for the totality of our beingness, without exclusions or exceptions. To realize the wholeness of you requires that you accept your sufferings and your healings, your failings and achievements, your losses and victories, your fears and your unlimited capacity for love. In his book, The Quest For Wholeness, Rev. Robert Brumet writes:
“True wholeness occurs only when we are willing to use our experience of suffering as an opportunity to reevaluate our deepest beliefs and, ultimately, our lives themselves. Transformation occurs only when we are willing to be changed deeply, rather than simply putting a patch on our existing self-image and belief systems.”
As Rev. Brumet sees it, crisis provides us with an “opportunity to reevaluate our deepest beliefs,” a chance to allow our sufferings to transform our lives at depth. However, if we simply suffer through the vicissitudes of life, and the traumas that it sometimes brings, refusing to allow them to touch the deepest, truest parts of our beingness, then we are needlessly delaying the realization of our fundamental wholeness. Many times in resistance, we simply opt to “put a patch on our existing self-image and belief systems,” refusing to allow our sufferings to challenge our most deeply held beliefs. When we do, we are resisting the possibilities for transformation the crisis brings.
“I and the Father are One”
To realize the wholeness of you is to realize your fundamental unity with the same “Mind of Christ” that was in Jesus, and to know that the same creative power and capacity for healing that was in Jesus is also in you. In John 10:30, Jesus says: “I and the Father are one.” In the moment Jesus affirmed his oneness in the Father, he affirmed the realization of his own wholeness in the “Christ.” Many of the Jews who heard him say it, “picked up stones to stone him.” So resistant were they to allow Jesus’ statement to touch them at depth, their first reaction was an attempt at violence.
Jesus replied: “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” To which the Jews retorted: “For blasphemy, because You, who are a man, declare Yourself to be God.” Yet, Jesus remained firm in his conviction of the truth of his wholeness saying, “Is it not written in your Law: ‘I have said you are gods’?”
This same deeply held belief that was in the Jews of the age, is still prevalent in the collective consciousness of mankind down to this day. Even though the Jewish law affirmed their true nature as “gods,” they resisted the truth, and demonstrated an inclination of violence towards Jesus for reminding them of the truth they were denying for themselves. Hardly seems an appropriate response to someone who is reminding you that you are powerful beyond all measure.
Even down to this day, we still yet largely perceive it as blasphemous to affirm our essential unity and oneness in and with God. Doing so delays the realization of our own oneness in and with the Father, denies the creative power and capacity for healing that is within us, and short circuits the experience of wholeness that is our true nature.
All Healing Is Ultimately Spiritual Healing
It has been said many times that spiritual healing always precedes a physical healing. However, not all spiritual healings result in physical healings. And, you know what? That is okay sometimes. We do not have to have a physical healing in order for our experience to be transformed by the spiritual realization of our fundamental and unbreakable unity with God through and in the “Mind of Christ.”
You may have heard someone or other say something like: “I am only human, what can I do?” You may have even said it yourself a time or two. I know I have. But, it’s not true. You are not only human. You are much more than simply human. You are a powerful spiritual being. You may have also said something like: “I am a spiritual being having a human experience.” In a sense, this is equally not true, because it implies two different realities: a spiritual one and a human one.
This is also a flawed perception, an error in thinking. In reality, we are not beings of duality, and we are not in a dualistic relationship with God. As Jesus taught, “I and the Father are one.” There is no separation, only the false belief in separation. Ultimately, correcting this perceptual error is the only spiritual healing we need to experience.
It is our resistance to the spiritual healing that manifests the dis-eases from which we may need physical healing. The physical dis-ease creates the opportunity for us to go deep within our own belief systems to discern what beliefs need to be healed and transformed. As Rev. Kristen reminded us this past Sunday, anything that does not measure up to the Christ pattern within our being can be changed, healed, and transformed into an experience of wholeness.
Are You Ready To Go Deeper?
Ultimately, the realization of the wholeness of you is the only healing that is required. All else manifests from this awareness. We cannot achieve a physical healing, unless we are first healed and transformed in the realms of our mental and emotional activity. This is in reality a spiritual healing, a correction in perception allowing us to see clearly the true nature of our being. In terms of Unity principle, we achieve this end through silent meditation and affirmative prayer. It is in the silence that we connect with the divine nature of our being at the point of the Indwelling Christ Presence within you, and within me.
If you are ready to go deeper into the experience of wholeness that is your true nature, then, I recommend checking into attending Rev. Brumet’s upcoming “Insight Meditation Retreat” being held at UCOH March 1-3. Rev. Brumet’s retreat aims to free your mind from the perceptual distortions that self-centeredness, negativity and confusion foster in your consciousness. The Insight Meditation Retreat is an extended opportunity to practice a moment-to-moment investigation of the body-mind processes. In the silence, your mind gradually begins to see the true nature of your relationship in and with the “Mind of Christ.”
To see with clarity, and to know with certainty, the true nature of your relationship in and with the Indwelling Christ is to free yourself from the attachments and misconceptions that cause suffering. As you return to the awareness of your fundamental unity with God through the Indwelling Christ, you become open to walking a path of wisdom and self compassion, to liberate yourself from the bondage of your conditioning, and to realize the powerful, creative truth that forms the heart of the wholeness of you.
To register for Rev. Brumet’s “Insight Meditation Retreat,” go here.