Yielding To Christianity

Patricia Hofer

Consciousness

Continuum of consciousness explored in Living Strong.

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Christ binds “the strong man” of our willfulness and self interest.

We all know that there is a part of us that no one ever gets to see, a personal, subjective individuality that we never share, something that we take with us to our grave. As Hannah Whitall Smith wrote: “… there is something within us, behind our emotions and behind our wishes, an independent self, that, after all, decides everything and controls everything… and if God is to take possession of us, it must be… Continue reading

God takes our side by sending His Son to save us.

Jan van Ruusbroec, a 14th century Flemish priest and mystic, wrote of our dual nature in his inspired treatise, The Spiritual Espousals. He called this imprint of one upon another a “meeting” where “the being and life that we are in God … is immediately and indivisibly united with the being and life that we possess in ourselves.” In the “higher part” of our being, wrote Ruusbroec, we receive “God with all his gifts,”… Continue reading

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