Holy Night 6 2017

What does it mean to “Bring together the Son of God with the Son of Man – Unity.” How can we recognize that we are doing this with some success? More questions for us to put to Christ.

In the days leading up to his crucifixion, John writes in his Gospel about some Greeks approaching the disciples and asking to see Jesus. They then went to Jesus with the request –

“And Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified.’ John 12:23

In my Reflections on the Gospels I wrote about this statement in this way:

“Jesus didn’t say what do you want? He launched into an answer. “The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified.” In other words, he recognizes that everything is now in place in our consciousness to become aware of our I Am. Thinking and willing came together with the intellect, then the I Am announced that the Son of man will be glorified, will shine. This glory, doxazo, means glorified, shining like a star. The star within us is our astral and when we can override its instinctual behavior our light shines. Our astral no longer occludes our I Am, it irradiates it with light.” Who is Jesus : What is Christ? Vol 4

The Son of Man is the son we are giving birth to. We can only give birth to it when our I Am is active within us, and we have a conscious relationship with our inner Christ. This inner activity is purifying and we will be changed.

At the  end of lecture 6 on The Background to the Gospel of St. Mark, Steiner says

“These circumstances [in the life of Jesus leading up to the crucifixion] were not matters of chance but came about because these two lived within each other: the Son of God (which is man from the moment of his birth until the development of the Ego-consciousness) and the Son of Man (which is what he is after Ego-consciousness has been attained). The events which then culminated in the happenings in Palestine were the outcome of the living together of the Son of God and the Son of Man.” January 16, 1911

Therefore, when we give birth to these elements, there will be a death within us, followed by a resurrection. As Steiner says in his indications for this Holy Night, “Each of us must unite our spiritual will with the eternal, the immortal, with the perishable, and in this way we shall recognize the truth.” In this way we unite our I Am with Christ who is the archetype of the I Am, and the Son of Man is glorified in us.

Golgotha by David Newbatt

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