Questioning Our Beliefs to Learn More
“Let’s imagine that your current religious beliefs were incomplete or incorrect.
Would you want to know?” — Jesus
I am currently reading a book called Master Keys to Personal Christhood, which is an insightful and absorbing guide on learning how to attain Christ consciousness. I know that doesn’t sound very exciting, but we aren’t on this planet just for the great jobs, wonderful weather and dutch apple pie. We’re here to learn something, to strive to be MORE, and attain the level of spiritual development that will enable us to return to God’s kingdom and forego any future incarnations. You know, forever bliss.
We can’t step off the reincarnation cycle in our current state of consciousness because we keep creating negative karma, even in ways we don’t know. We need to learn how to stop by examining what we think we know.
Master Keys was dictated by Jesus in 2008 for spiritual seekers who are serious about transcending their current levels of consciousness in order to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In one passage, Jesus tells us that true seekers must question all beliefs in order to find new truths that bring further illumination. And to clear our minds of any false or incomplete beliefs.
Jesus tells us: “Any belief that you are not willing to question is at least partly based on an illusion. For if you are flowing with the River of Life, you will be willing to question any belief in order to attain a higher understanding. And as I have said previously, it is always possible to attain a higher understanding of anything.”
“Let me give you an example. As you start to learn about math, you first learn addition and subtraction. These are perfectly valid skills, but they do not give you the full picture of the potential of math. So if you were to insist that by learning addition and subtraction, you have learned everything there is to learn, or everything you need to learn, about math, you would severely limit yourself by clinging to a primitive view of math. As you learn more about math, you see that while addition and subtraction are valid and useful skills, there is so much more to math, and a college student may not consider addition and subtraction to be very significant.
“This illustrates that although you may currently have some knowledge of the spiritual path that is valid, there is likely to be much more to learn. And as you learn more, you might come to see that your current knowledge and beliefs are not nearly as significant as you think right now. Being open to this process is the hallmark of a true spiritual seeker, a true disciple of Christ.” (pp. 126-127)
About this illustration: In 2002, 8-year-old Akiane Kramarik of Illinois painted this portrait of Jesus from seeing him in a vision. In 2003, 3-year-old Colton Burpo of Nebraska confirmed the portrait as accurate after having seen Jesus during a near death experience. Neither child knew the other. Reprinted with permission from www.akiane.com.
All quotes in this article are copyrighted by Kim Michaels (various years) and are used here with his permission.