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Christ consciousness purifies the image of God in our minds, cures our spiritual blindness and opens our consciousness to the unity of all things. It takes possession of our wills so we no longer remain captive to our desires, passions, compulsions and prejudices . Christ consciousness makes us capable of acting in the productive tranquility of love and spiritual freedom. By teaching us love Jesus perfects our minds in the likeness of pure consciousness by conforming us to Christ consciousness. This is more than the imitation of his virtues, but a union of consciousness that makes us the individuals, God intends us to be. To enter into this consciousness we must identify with Christ, the Father and all of his creation in one pure consciousness. To break up old patterns of thought and behavior, we need to open ourselves up to a new consciousness. This consciousness is a power greater than our minds because it created everything around us. Christ consciousness helps us to acquire a new understanding of our unity with God so we deeply sense this unity within ourselves and become aware of the limitless resources of pure consciousness and its perfect exchange of life, power and charisma. As our concerns fade away Christ consciousness lifts us out of our problems and minds to experience peace and a sense of joy that completely convinces us that all is well. Christ consciousness is an inner tool, a powerful tool that we carry around, and the more we use it the more we will benefit. Becoming aware of it in the world around us and within our own nature will bring remarkable results.

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O Lord, save us from the distortions and errors that keep us from a saving knowledge of You, the only True God!

Through the prayers of the Thetokos, and of all the Saints, may Christ our God have mercy on us and save us!

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Bless, FAther Thomas,

So you are taking issue with what soma has said? ( smile )

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Does this mean that the unconscious do not go to heaven?

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Dear Lauro,

Not while they are still breathing!

I know a number of people in our parish who are in that blissful state of unconscious insensibility whenever our pastor delivers one of his barn-burner sermons.

And I think I'm getting close to that state too, sometimes.

When people later ask me what the sermon was about, I just give them my Zen answer:

Ohmmmmmm . . . . I don't remember.

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Bless, FAther Thomas,

So you are taking issue with what soma has said? ( smile )

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Dear Soma, to enter into truly blissful consciousness, try my favorite mantra: "Duhhhhh...." biggrin
Seriously, Christ is not a consciousness, He is a Person. What we need is not some sort of consciousness, but to know, love and serve Him.

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I am asking that the moderator or administrator close this thread as soon as possible. If Soma wants to write to me privately regaring the errors he or she posted, he or she is welcome. This is not meant as a judgment, but as a correction of error. Nothing personal!

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If you are saying we should make Christ the center of our lives, love him, follow him, obey him, and be like him, I will go along fully with that.

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Dear Father Thomas,

You're going to spoil all the fun! Just kidding.

I bow to your discernment.

Great sermons,by the way!

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I am asking that the moderator or administrator close this thread as soon as possible. If Soma wants to write to me privately regaring the errors he or she posted, he or she is welcome. This is not meant as a judgment, but as a correction of error. Nothing personal!

Fr. Thomas Soroka
I agree with Father Thomas. I encourage Soma to contact Father directly.


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