Christ consciousness is a theory that I stumbled upon in the book Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and has taken a couple of years to comprehend thoroughly. According to Tolle, Christ consciousness is a higher level of consciousness and is not connected to Christianity or other religious beliefs. However, Christ consciousness is a level of consciousness, which Jesus might have embodied.
Disclaimer, Tolle has not provided any empirical evidence or performed or referred to any modern scientific research, which impacts Tolle's credibility. On the other side, Tolle has a comprehensive understanding and knowledge about various spiritual teaching. Specifically, Tolle has presented profound knowledge about the various eastern philosophies and other spiritual teachings. For example, Tolle studied and displayed knowledge about Zen-Buddhism, Hinduism, and to an extent Christianity. Based on personal interpretation, Tolle's reference to Christianity can be comprehended as an attempt to be more relatable to the western-world population.
The definition of Christ consciousness is a more developed consciousness, which operates differently from ego consciousness. For example, Christ consciousness focuses on high levels of empathy, sympathy, and service to the collective instead of the individual. Additionally, Christ consciousness is a comprehensive understanding of the physical reality and the formation of the universe, which is primarily a comprehension that everything and everyone is a part of yourself. As a result, the individual who can achieve such a developed consciousness will have less or no prejudices about everything and everyone. Also, the individual will have achieved a higher capacity to love unconditionally. However, Christ consciousness does not mean the individual does not have boundaries or can feel any "negative emotions".
Based on personal interpretation, Christ consciousness is fifth-dimensional consciousness, which the new ager has changed in order to be more modern and relatable to the current progressive world. Nevertheless, how does one achieve such a high level of consciousness? Well through the process of individuation and becoming more aware of the Self. The process of individuation can be described as a transformational process where the collective and personal unconscious are integrated into consciousness. On the other side, the Self refers to an archetype where an individual has unified both the unconscious and conscious. According to Tolle, achieving this type of consciousness requires an individual going from continuously being dominated by their intellect and thoughts to just being present in the moment. As a result of being present, the higher level of consciousness can naturally emerge without any effort or actions, which is the opposite of what our modern world has been condition to think.
The Self, fifth dimensional, and Christ consciousness might be all the same because of the disproportionate similarities. For example, the Self, fifth dimensional, and Christ consciousness refer to the interconnection between everything and everyone. In other words, it is referring to Unus Mundus, which originates from the Latin language and is further used by Carl Gustav Jung for his work in Analytical Psychology. Unus Mundus is a Latin term for one world, which is referring to underlying unity between all. Additionally, Jung has further developed the term through the proposal that the psyche is beyond the individual and is the universe itself. As mentioned, I think Tolle used Christ consciousness to make his teachings more relatable to the western world.
Christ Consciousness is not about ego-driven desires and is a broader understanding of the functions of the universe and the individuals in it. According to Tolle, the crucifixion of Christ is an excellent example of the definition of Christ Consciousness, which was his ability to forgive the human race whilst in the process of being crucified. On the other hand, Tolle also acknowledged that Christ had such a high level of consciousness that he understood that they only were unconscious. Hence, he said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do". To clarify, I am not a condoner or an advocate of most religions and probably will never be.
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