Presentation on theme: "The Mind of Christ Non-Dualistic Thinking. “Going to church every Sunday no more makes you a Christian, than standing in a garage makes you a car.” GK."— Presentation transcript:
The Mind of Christ Non-Dualistic Thinking
“Going to church every Sunday no more makes you a Christian, than standing in a garage makes you a car.” GK Chesterton
Dualistic Consciousness Dual means TWO… This and not that…that and Not this…
SEPARATE SELF – I AM NOT YOU.
AND YOU ARE NOT ME!
DUALISTIC THINKING WHAT IT IS… WHAT IT IS NOT…
But there is another way to think! Mary is a virgin Jesus is human Eucharist is bread and wine God is three Mary is a mother Jesus is God Eucharist is body and blood of Christ God is one
How Jesus Thought Stoning of the Adulterous Woman… Those among you without sin, cast the first stone…
NON-DUALISTIC THINKING YOU ARE OTHER THAN ME. BUT WE ARE ALSO NOT OTHER THAN EACH OTHER… I AM OTHER THAN YOU.
THE MIND OF CHRIST TRULY I SAY TO YOU THAT WHEN YOU DID IT TO ONE OF THESE BROTHERS OF MINE, EVEN THE LEAST OF THEM, YOU DID IT TO ME. (MATT. 25: 35-37) YOU ARE CONNECTED – TO GOD – TO ALL PEOPLE-TO ALL CREATION…
Dualistic Thinking/SEPARATE SELF God/Reality me
SEPARATE SELF The Identity YOU create for Yourself The self that CHANGES and DIES The Branch separate from the VINE The fragile needy self The necessary but not sufficient self
True Self GOD/REALITY
True Self Not two but not one either… Separate but not separate Connected to God and to others and to all creation The INDWELLING that is in ALL and CONNECTS ALL
Contemplation/Meditation Teaches us through Silence Practicing NON-DUALISTIC AWARENESS Shut down the dualistic brain Think within the MYSTERY of self as both OTHER THAN and NOT-OTHER THAN
Flashpoints of Non-Duality Lovers – not two but one, live in their oneness but maintain their twoness… Our children – they are us, but not us. Nature – deep connection when contemplating ocean, trees, fire burning, gardening, our love for our pets…
Eucharist/Communion Ritual to help us REMEMBER… WE ARE ONE THOUGH NOT ONE…
Scripture Passages Fear not, for I am with you ALWAYS… Put on the Mind of Christ… What you do to the least of these, you do to me… I and the Father are one… I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am, you may also be. And He will give you a Comforter, that He may remain with you forever… The Spirit of Truth…for He lives with you constantly and will be in you…
Remember SILENT and LISTEN have the same letters…