It’s time for another awesome reader question, and this time, I’m going to tackle a big one. Awesome Dudette asks: “What about Jesus? Why would he attract such a ‘fate’? If he could be persecuted, and he was love, then well, what hope is there for the rest of us?”
Although I’ve written about Religion, I haven’t really discussed Jesus at all on this blog and well, I think it’s time I did. Keep in mind that what I’m about to tell you stems from my own personal understanding of who Jesus was. I wasn’t there and don’t know anyone that was (ok, at least no one who’s alive right now), so obviously, there’s a certain amount of speculation here. However, I’ve spent a fair bit of time making peace with the whole “Jesus Thang” because for quite a few years the whole subject (i.e. people who asked me if I’d found the Lord yet) really bothered me. When I made my peace with religion, I was also able to stop pushing against the whole Jesus topic and all the associated baggage, and I began asking some questions about him. The answers I received came from channeled sources (the Jesus question comes up a lot, so there’s quite a bit of info available), as well as discoveries from my own spiritual journeys. The picture I’m going to paint for you is the one that makes sense to me from a Law of Attraction point of view. If it doesn’t to you, that’s ok. As always, you are the best judge of your own truth. Just one more caveat: This is a huge subject, so I’m going to answer the question and cover enough of the basics so that my answer makes sense. If you have other specific questions, I’m happy to address them in the comments or even in a future blog post. Ready to take the Jesus ride with me? Here we go:
Jesus was real, but…
The first question I asked had to do with the very existence of Jesus. Was he a real man? Was he the son of God? Or was he merely some kind of symbol, representing an idea? Perhaps someone just made him up altogether…
I believe that Jesus did exist, and was an extremely connected individual with the ability to achieve a very high vibration in a world where the average vibration was stuck somewhere in the sewer lines (which did not yet exist. OMG the poo!). Before I go on, I have to acknowledge that this could not have been easy (the vibrational discord, not the poo. Ok, also the poo. But mostly the discord). For anyone who grew up with empathic abilities, and suffered through a childhood and adolescence filled with confusion and shame because of experiences that others didn’t just NOT understand, but actively discouraged, it must be clear that being born with this type of energy and sensitivity at a time where being even slightly different would get you stoned to death, must have been, um, challenging for young Jesus. To say the least.
He was empowered
Jesus knew who he was – he knew that he was an infinitely powerful being of light and love who could control energy by controlling his focus (a skill he probably strengthened while on his 40 day spiritual quest in the desert). He had access to wisdom and clarity far beyond that of the average person of the day because he was able to access the much higher frequencies of Universal Knowledge. And this access also allowed him to know that he wasn’t anything special. Not really. He knew that we are all infinitely powerful. He knew that everyone around him could learn to do exactly what he did, learn to access all of that wisdom and clarity just as he had done, and he told people so, all the time (“…the works that I do [you] will do also; and greater works than these [you] will do…”)*. Much of his words were twisted and distorted as time went by, but ultimately, Jesus preached self-empowerment. People flocked to him because they resonated with his words, just as people flock to the spiritual teachers of today. In a time of oppression and servitude, Jesus painted a picture of freedom and love, of happiness, kindness and personal power. And although, I’m sure that the people of that era had a very hard time fully understanding his message, they were drawn to him by the energy of his words – by the way they felt when they heard them.
So…what the hell happened?
Right. So much for who and what Jesus was. He knew who he was, he was able to control his focus to the point where he could perform “miracles” and yet, he ended up being nailed to a cross. If LOA was working (it was), if Jesus manifested his own reality just like every other schmuck on the planet (he did), and suffering isn’t necessary for growth (it isn’t), then what the hell happened?
As “enlightened” as Jesus was, he was still a man. He was still human. And as I can personally attest to (as well as what most spiritual teachers of today have written), accessing really high frequencies and incredible clarity is one thing. Staying there permanently is another. The thing is that we’re not supposed to stay there all the time. What would be the fun in that? When we come into this physical dimension, we do so in order to explore it, to experience it fully. And we can’t have new experiences without having a few that, well, kind of suck. There is always wanted and unwanted.
As I’ve written many, MANY times, we were never meant to get stuck in those unwanted experiences or lower frequencies. They serve their purpose as soon as we notice them. But because of pervasive, global beliefs such as “suffering is virtuous”, “no pain no gain”, and “you’re not worthy”, etc., even when we know this to be the case, we still often find ourselves returning to the default mode of looking at what we don’t like and creating more and more of what we don’t want.
Jesus’ vibrational battle
Now, let me ask you this: If you’re having a hard time combating the global energies, which are at a MUCH higher vibration now than ever, and certainly at a MUCH higher vibration than two thousand years ago, how easy do you think it was for Jesus to fight against the global vibration and belief systems of his day? How easy do you think it was to never succumb to focusing on the unwanted?
How often do you think Jesus struggled, feeling anger and frustration and massive, MASSIVE doubt? Have you ever tried to explain the Law of Attraction to a skeptic? How did that go? Imagine having access to information that’s not just a little different from what people of the day believe, but light years ahead? And now imagine running around, compelled beyond reason to spread that message? Yes, Jesus was a gifted, extraordinarily sensitive genius, who was way ahead of the pack, but he was human. And as a human, he would’ve struggled with the discord between the vibration he was reaching for and the much lower vibration of the rest of the population and the environment that surrounded him every day. Do you really think that he never faltered? Never slipped? Never questioned himself and the information that he received in ways he couldn’t explain? Never sunk into depression and rage? Sure, he was able to dig himself out but that doesn’t mean it never happened.
Resistance free individuals don’t get crucified
Try to remember, just for a second, the last time you were in real pain. I don’t mean that you were hung over (although, on second thought, some hangovers would certainly qualify), I mean, think of a time when you hit rock bottom. You were in so much pain that you had no choice but to give up. Now, think of the moments just before you gave up. What were your thoughts? Probably something along the lines of: “Why? Why is this happening to me? What kind of God would let me suffer like this?” and so on.
Now, compare that to: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Sound familiar? When you’re fully connected and know who you are, you don’t feel forsaken. You don’t feel abandoned. Those are the words you speak when you’re in spiritual (and in this case, physical) pain, when you’re disconnected and desperately searching for relief. From what it says in the Bible, Jesus worked hard at shifting himself in the moment, and was able to, on several occasions, change his perspective to one of connection, forgiveness and surrender. Doing that, while nailed to a cross, is pretty freaking extraordinary. Most of us can’t do it while looking at a picture of our ex-boyfriend. We have to put away the picture and go change the subject in order to feel better. Just saying, you know… respect to the J-Man.
We’ve all manifested resistance in our lives. We all know what it feels like to manifest a situation so painful that looking back, we wonder what the hell was wrong with us. We wonder how we could’ve put up with so much pain before actually letting go.
As you may know, the faster your energy is moving and the higher your vibration (same thing), the more you’re going to feel any resistance you’re hanging on to. Essentially, it’s like a rope is tied to one hand and it’s pulling up. With your other hand, you’re holding on to a second rope, which is pulling down. As you raise your vibration, you cause the upward rope to pull harder, increasing the pressure on you as long as you insist on holding on to that second rope. The higher your vibration, the more pressure you feel until you finally have no choice (due to pain or death) to let go of that lower rope.
Jesus’ rope would’ve been pulling up with some pretty intense pressure. Any resistance he was holding on to (and we all have resistance) would’ve manifested quickly and in a big, ugly, painful way. Any doubts he had, and we’ve already established that there was just no way he didn’t have any, would’ve slapped him in the face pretty hard, or rather kissed him on the cheek, betrayed him, beaten him and nailed him to a cross. In the end, he overcame his resistance and surrendered (“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”).
What hope is there for the rest of us?
Awesome Dudette asked “If he could be persecuted, and he was love, then well, what hope is there for the rest of us?” But there’s a false belief in that question – one that states that Jesus was more powerful than we are and should therefore be more immune to resistance that us. He wasn’t. We all have the same power, we just access it and know it to different degrees. Jesus was gifted, to be sure, but he was also a very high vibrational human at a very low vibrational time. He would’ve struggled immensely, trying to bridge the gap between those two thresholds. The gap that most of us are trying to navigate is not nearly as large today.
Think of it this way: You see the best mountain climber in the world trying to climb the largest mountain, starting at the bottom. He struggles and gets beaten up and eventually makes it, but it’s not pretty. You then decide to also climb that same mountain, only a helicopter takes you up and drops you off 100 feet from the top. Then, you look at the climb and you think, “If the best mountain climber in the world struggled with this mountain, then what chance have I got?” Do you see the fallacy? You’re not making nearly the same climb! You’ve got every chance in the world to find your connection and go even higher than Jesus ever did (which, again, he told everyone they could do. Just saying.)
Jesus was an extraordinary teacher, but he did nothing that the rest of us can’t do. In fact, because we’ve been born into a much higher vibrational environment, attaining the clarity that Jesus had will be much less difficult, not more so. Let him serve as an example of what can be accomplished, not as a model of how much suffering is necessary to accomplish it. The obstacles he overcame no longer exist for the most part, or if they do, they have been greatly diminished. You want to do Jesus proud? Stop suffering in his name, get off your vibrational ass, and go and be happy, the way he taught that everyone could be. Amen.
* the whole quote is actually: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”