The Christ is kind of like the locks of a canal. It meets us where we are and adjusts our level before we go forward. If we need humility or confidence, compassion or strength, the Christ communicates our true nature to us, so we can better understand and express it – revealing in consciousness the ideas needed to go forward.
“Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness.”* And the Christ speaks to us in a language we can understand – no matter what language makes sense to us at the moment. In other words, we can always hear the Christ, Truth – the Christ message – it cuts through the human chatter in our head and lifts us to a more spiritual sense of who we are and what’s going on.
The Christ is what lifts us up (inspires us) or lowers us down (helps us release a false sense of ego) – leaving us right where we need to be in thought to go forward at just the right level in our experience. Either way, we can trust the locks are always working when we tune-in to the Christ.
*Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy p.332