Christ is the word that describes the consciousness that Jesus carried. It’s a state of Grace, Love, and connection to Source that Jesus awakened within himself and was trying to awaken in others as well.

Wooo, Nelly.

Far be it from this little Muslim girl to make a correction to a Christian post, but AS STATED, this is a risky minimalization to the full concept of “Christ”. Nor did he “awaken it” within Himself; to a Christian, he is the third person of the Godhead, and was thus pre-existent and in your terms “always awakened.”

First and foremost, “Christ” = the greek Christos = the hebrew Messiah. It is a proper noun, not a “conciousness”. And at the risk of sounding like Duncan MacLeod…”there can be only one.”

If there’s not, then there’s no Christianity and no Islam. Period. Basically, what you’re expressed is a Gnostic heresy that the Christians dealt with back before the 1st Ecumenical Council.

Now, you can make the case (as both Christianity and Islam do) that Jesus (Isa to me) was infused with a divine consciousness (Christians, through the decent of the Holy Spirit in the River Jordan, Muslims through prophetic office). The Christian Orthodox do hold that that consciousness can be attained by humans (a process called theosis) but that is not a mainstream Christian belief nor is it something that can be attained without a lifetime of pious, deprivation living. There is no similar construct in Islam of which I am aware, although I readily admit I am not well versed in Sufi mysticism.

So, if “consciousness” is defined as either the ecumenical Christian “born again” or the traditional Christian “baptismal life of the church”, then….sure, you can “awaken” that in you. But to state it in mystical terms is a Gnostic proposition.

Written by

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store