Chapter Eight

Awakened Imagination and The Search

Chapter 8


What think ye of the Christ? Whose Son is He?
Matthew 22:42

WHEN THIS question is asked of you, let your answer be, "Christ is my imagination", and, though I

See not yet all things put under him, Hebrews 2:8,

yet I know that I am Mary from whom sooner or later He shall be born, and eventually

Do all things through Christ [Philippians 4:13].

The birth of Christ is the awakening of the inner or Second man. It is becoming conscious of the mental activity within oneself, which activity continues whether we are conscious of it or not.

The birth of Christ does not bring any person from a distance, or make anything to be that was not there before. It is the unveiling of the Son of God in man. The Lord "cometh in clouds" [Mark 13:26, Luke 21:27] is the prophet's description of the pulsating rings of golden liquid light on the head of him in whom He awakes. The coming is from within and not from without, as Christ is in us [Romans 8:10; 2Corinthians 13:3; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 4:19; Colossians 1:27].

This great mystery

God was manifest in the flesh [1Timothy 3:16]

begins with Advent, and it is appropriate that the cleansing of the Temple,

Which temple ye are, 1Corinthians 3:17,

stands in the forefront of the Christian mysteries:

The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. Luke 17:21

Advent is unveiling the mystery of your being. If you will practice the art of revision by a life lived according to the wise, imaginative use of your inner speech and inner actions, in confidence that by the conscious use of "the power that worketh in us" [Ephesians 3:20], Christ will awake in you; if you believe it, trust it, act upon it; Christ will awake in you. This is Advent.

Great is the mystery, God was manifest in the flesh. 1Timothy 3:16

From Advent on, He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of God's eye. Zechariah 2:8

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