The Cosmic Christ is the blueprint
and raison d’être for the Creation.
The First Incarnation was at the Big Bang
when the Cosmic Christ became incarnate
in the universe.
The Second Incarnation was when
the Son of God became incarnate
in Jesus of Nazareth.
Paul, Origen, Bonaventure, and Duns Scotus
testify to this.
which is larger than evolution
the dynamism of the Church’s life
and the life of the Christian individual
are meant to lead evolution
to a new level of cosmic life.
As individuals we are meant to progress
from Egocentric basal, genital, gut chakras 1,2, 3:
food, sex, power
to Ethnocentric heart and throat chakras 4 and 5:
authentic relationships and communication
to World-centric mind and soul chakras 6 and 7:
psychological and spiritual fecundity.
As civilizations we are meant to progress
from Premodernity – the great Chain of Being
to Modernity – the differentiation of Science, Culture, and Religion
to Postmodernity – integration of the Big Three.
But the System constantly teaches
the Calculating Mind
and alas we are only ever momentarily in
the Contemplative Mind
taught by the Spirit.
The System can thwart the progression
of the Spirit-filled life:
from finding the sacred in one place
to finding the sacred – the Gate of Heaven –
everywhere – so everything is sacred.
Dualistic, either/or, calculating thinking
has blessed us
with scientific and technological revolutions
but can’t access eternal things.
Dualism is not the Tree of Life –
it is the Tree of This or That.
Fearlessness and clairvoyance (clear-seeing)
are our fundamental nature
as images of God
we can see that
the Rational Mind cannot grasp
what the Religious Mind can.
Heidegger appealed to conscience
for authentic living
but Macquarrie critiqued conscience
using Paul and Luther’s
bondage of the will.
Rationality cannot grasp
that God loves us
even when we don’t love God.
The devil tries to make us believe
our sins are too great for God
but God constantly leads us
to internal expanded awareness
of Infinite Mercy.
never consumes or absorbs us.
This Higher Love lives within us
and our True Self marinates in it.
Discovering this gives us power
to embrace the world
and our Total Self:
our prodigal self (the wayward son)
our self-righteous self (the older brother)
and our merciful self (the father).
Constant Love teaches us to embrace
God, our Total Self, and the world
that is becoming Christ
who is greater than evolution
and its core, center, and raison d’être.