Friday, April 14, 2017

Passion of Consciousness and Conscience

The passion of genuine inner Christianity is far removed from self-mortifications and images of blood covered versions of Jesus, which that reflect how poorly the Gospel is understood and how much darkness affects orphans carnal minds.

True passion is related to the "gnawing of Conscience", clearly
reflected on what Yeshua/Jesus says during his prayer at Gethsemane:

My Father, if you can not pass this cup without me drinking it, your will be done (Luke 22:42)

The apostles were well aware of the importance of this state, which should not be confused with grief, indignation or affliction, but with the ability to carry the pain of the world on the back:

My conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers... (Romans 9: 2-3 ESV).

Conscience can be seen as a function of the deeper Soul/Self, a harmony of peaceful Heart and divine Reason, the only action  that can tell us what we must be and do in each moment:

When Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.  They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them (Romans 2:14).

Conscience also kindles the fire that purifies the lower personal soul or nephesh, which can only be saved if its darkness, inherited from the Fall, is completely fertilized and recycled, suffering an ego death, like a catterpillar.

This transformative process occurs only insofar as the "consciousness" or non-reactive view of our perceptions, imperfections, thoughts, and states of mind increase.

In this way consciousness works on the level of personality and creates the conditions for Conscience to emerge from our subconscious essence, facilitating forgiveness to face the negativity of others or repentance for offending others (relatives, friends...), as well as equanimity in the face of difficult challenges that require all of our courage and excellence –virtues that cannot come from the personality.

To those who are victorious [after the inner Armageddon] I will give them to eat from the Tree of Life (Revelation 2: 7)

But this conscience cannot expand unless one is aware of what is really happening and what is our role in reality.

The act of pure Conscience includes the salvific action of divine Grace:

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:21 ESV)

Good conscience implies feeling fully grateful for being alive and having the opportunity to participate in the Divine Plan of the Higher Soul, whose mission is to mediate, bringing the Spirit to Matter, the Waters below.

Gratitude also involves recognizing and receiving the profound Teachings that were bequeathed to us by the Nazarene Essenes, in spite of being attacked by the anti-Christ spirit of the official religion.

Conscience is the key to emotional healing, the repair (tikun) of the virtues whose rupture caused the Fall of Adam (Soul of Humanity):

With conscience (da'at) the chambers are filled with all precious and desirable goods (Proverbs 24: 4)

These chambers or jederym are none other than the virtues or midot of the Heart, since the Hebrew word Jeder (JDR) is the cabalistic acronym for Mercy/Jesed, Justice/Din, Compassion/Rajamim.

The relation of our mind to these three emotional virtues is known as the lower Conscience (Da'at Tachton), which leads to the higher
Conscience (Da'at Elyon), where Understanding and Wisdom unite in the Ineffable level of Will or Supreme Love.

Thus, we must recognize that Conscience depends on the divine Spirit that dwells in the Soul seed/spark given to those who connect with the Heart and are begotten from above:

You have received the spirit of adoption, by which we cry: Abba, Father! The Spirit himself bears witness to our spirit, that we are children of God (Romans 8: 15-16)

One can only be said and become the Son of God who possesses Conscience –G.I.Gurdjieff, All and Everything, First Series.

Conscience is therefore the fruit of a correct attitude and vision. Of what benefit would be to live if our mind is not alert enough to perceive the subtle details of life that can awaken this deeper "Conscience", connecting us to the requirements of our Divine Soul, which bears the will of the Supreme Father?

Asking for clarity is always legitimate, but it is up to us to cultivate the mental attention that gives us the true "common sense", where Life takes on its full meaning.

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