Lent is here again, and it’s a good time to have another conversation with Jesus. I love Jesus just as many of you do. I will start this post with the words of Alice Bailey. She says this about Christ, “In the life of Christ we have the most complete and perfect demonstration and example of divinity lived successfully on earth, and lived-- as most of us have to live-- not in retirement, but in the full tide of storm and stress.”
What she is saying in that quote is that Christ was a man and had to live exactly like us, but he also was a divine soul.
I love the book, The Course in Miracles which is a channeled teaching of the words of Jesus published back in the early 70's. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "I am not a body, I am free, I am as God created me.” I mentioned this favorite quote to Jesus and he said it was simply the truth and not difficult for those who are open to finding it. We are also divine souls and enlightened if we choose to walk that path.
A woman by the name of Helen Schucman transcribed the material in The Course in Miracles, and she was not religious. I asked Jesus why he chose this woman to channel the Course. She was a professor at Columbia University in New York City and somewhat pragmatic. Jesus said, "she was chosen because she had no attachment to any organized religion." He said, "otherwise the teachings of the Course would be amended to reflect her own beliefs." He continued to say she was a clear channel heavily biased against religion. Helen referred to the work she was doing in hearing Jesus as inner dictation. Today we would refer to this as mediumship or channeling. She was also assisted by a man by the name of William Thetford who worked with her at Columbia University. I asked Jesus if Helen had ever become a believer. He said, “Yes, she is a close friend still working with me and assisting with the extension of the Course such that it becomes more popular and well – known throughout the world.”
Helen is in heaven with Jesus
I asked Jesus a question about dying consciously. Many of the great masters of India including Paramahansa Yogananda were able to choose the time of their death, and to die consciously, so there would be no lapse in consciousness from being within a body to one's spiritual form. I wondered if this was true for Jesus. He said the following, "I was a student of the Masters in India in my early 20's and I received extensive teaching from those who were prepared to instruct me and knew my fate. It was part of my soul’s plan to become a Master of the East."
I thought it was interesting that he indicates in the above sentence his connection with the spirituality of the East, and he was actually one of the great ones from that part of the world. It makes sense to me because when I began to study through the Self-Realization Fellowship, I always saw the portrait of Jesus sitting beside not only Paramahansa Yogananda, but his teachers as well.
I will share with you some of my own personal questions in a conversational format.
Jane – I have asked this question before Master Jesus, but I want to ask it one more time. Were you conscious during the entire time you were on the cross?
Jesus – Yes, I was conscious throughout the entire event, and also when I was received by my Father.
Jane – You often make reference to the word Father and also to the word God. Is there a difference?
Jesus – In your language and understanding the word should be Father. God is a universal energy referring to all existence and that which holds all physical worlds together. My world is non-physical, but can appear very real to souls who require this for their growth.
Jane – What was your experience when you arrived on the other side following the crucifixion?
Jesus – I was received by the Angels and my father on earth who was as you know Saint Germain. There was rest, and later I was able to assess my life on earth and prepare for work on a global and universal level.
Most people are unaware that Saint Germain was St. Joseph and Jesus’s human father.
Jane – Where were you from your teenage years to about the age of 29? Many books have been written about the lost years of Jesus but I would like to hear the information directly from you?
Jesus – There have been many misleading stories and assumptions of my whereabouts. I spent a short time with the Essenes – two years of your time, and then quickly departed to the northern part of India to study with the great masters there. There was much to learn and it was in preparation for my final years on earth, as well as my continuing journey as an Ascended Master for the masses.
Jane’s note---- The Essenes were a sect of Second Temple Judaism which flourished from the 2nd century BC to the 1st century AD. The Jewish historian Josephus records that Essenes existed in large numbers, and thousands lived throughout Roman Judaea, but they were fewer in number than the Pharisees and the Sadducees, the other two major sects. They were thought to have great wisdom, and knowledge beyond what others knew at that time. They were very private and did not mix with the other groups.
Jane – Did you work with a particular teacher?
Jesus – I worked with many. They came together to teach me, devoting years of their lives to my education.
Jane – Why is the term disciple was applied to certain people and not to others?
Jesus – Do not be confused by this word disciple. All souls who are my followers were considered my disciples.
Jesus said this and I love his words. He said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” My interpretation of this may be quite different from others, but I believe he is saying we have to live many lives before we achieve a level in which re-birth is unnecessary. It’s almost inconceivable to think that a soul could reach a level of Ascension in only one lifetime.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog piece. I love to hear your comments and respond to them in the space below this page. Sending many blessings to all of you who are kind enough to read my posts. Blessings, Jane