III — The Transfusion of Grace From Jesus
To clarify our understanding of the assistance provided to us by Jesus’ demonstration of the Father within Him, we may think of Him as the Son who took the perfect ideas of His Father and proved them workable in the business of living.
In the Christ, the Word, the all-inclusive Idea of Good created by the Father Mind, which is the original spiritual reality of every man, inhere ideas of all God’s attributes or qualities: life, intelligence, power, love and substance.
Through prayer, surely, Jesus “discovered” in the Christ in Him, these divine ideas inherent in the Christ in all men. Obediently He went to work on them and demonstrated perfectly that they may be formed into whatever blessing the heart righteously desires: health, wisdom, ability to serve and achieve, peace and harmony, joy and love, plenty of every good thing for which man can ask, including finally joyous, eternal, consciously continuing life.
This Son built up a successful business on His Father’s ideas. Having done so, in effect He has said to all men everywhere, “Share this success with me.” (“Ye believe in God, believe also in me.”—Believe also in my realization of God as yours.) This realization is the Holy (Whole) Spirit Comforter, the power to fulfill every righteous desire of the heart now, in perfect ways under Grace—the free gift of Jesus’ “finished,” perfected, inner self-awareness. The race has received a transfusion of Grace from Him.
Recently we have heard a great deal about blood transfusions. A person strong and vigorous gives of his blood that it may be transfused into one who, in order to live, needs such re-inforcement.
Speaking of the help to us of Jesus’ supreme demonstration over all imperfect soul-state and manifestation, Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity and president of the Unity School of Christianity, has compared to a blood transfusion the merging of Jesus’ immortal self-realization with the race mind.
Before Jesus’ coming, the mixed good and evil thinking and feeling of mankind in general, caused the race as a whole to be imprisoned in “error” mental and feeling states that, as fear, anxiety, despair and multiple limitations, had become crystallized in and around men. As Mr. Fillmore has written in the Unity advanced study course:
“Jesus . . . broke through the crystallized thought strata (by His true thinking, of course) and opened the way for all who will follow Him. By so doing, He made a connection between our state of consciousness (incomplete soul development) and the more interior one of the Father. He united them . . . hence the at-one-ment or atonement through Him (Jesus). . . . The overcoming of Jesus made a great rent in the sense consciousness (belief in evil, the power of people, sickness and circumstances over us) and opened a way by which all who desire may demonstrate easily and quickly.”
Unity tract: Jesus Christ's Atonement
The saving transfusion of “Blood” which the race mind received from the Redeemer is His Christed consciousness, His power of perfected thinking and feeling, and therefore His perfect, Holy Spirit power of doing. The Nazarene’s “Blood” is His realization of the divine Law of God, Good, now, as the only Lord, or Law (rule of action) of activity and experience for Him.
This Elder Brother has given His most high faith to mankind, whom He loved. He has infused this perfected consciousness into the general thought atmosphere. Because He has done it, mankind, wounded by its battle with false beliefs and their out-picturing as unhappy circumstances, faint from the rigour of such war, even near unto death of faith in God, Good, may be revived and made strong in the truth that He proved: God, the Good, is all there is, now and forever.
Not long ago a man successful in his chosen field of expression said in a radio interview, “I love to give (money) now that I have it because I got it the hard way.”
Jesus too achieved His success in the business of living “the hard way” . . . ultimately through the suffering of the crucifixion, because He had no Christ Jesus, Son manifest, consciousness contributed by another, upon which to draw. Is it not logical that He, the fullest expression of love, also felt, “I shall love to give my ascended consciousness when I have it, so that others need not get it as I shall have got it—the hard way.”? Else why did Jesus pray:
“Sanctify them in the truth . . . that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in us ... I in them and Thou in me.”?
Did He not desire that His perfected realization of truth might enter into all who would believe on Him, His consciousness ... or, that they might enter into it—whichever way one chooses to phrase it? Was He not desiring that by having faith that they could share His success, His ascended consciousness, all men might be saved from the long, hard way of single-handed, individual soul development? Was He not desiring that all might be adopted as triumphant sons too, Christ manifest Sons, into the successful “business,” consciousness, that, at His ascension, He would have established?
That Jesus desired this might not have made it possible, of course; but it is unlikely He would have desired the impossible. Moreover He taught, “With God, all things are possible to him that believeth”—and proved His teaching as no other man of whom we know definitely has done.
This desire of His does not even seem impossible nor improbable of fulfillment once we have seen how common is communication of consciousness.
© 1947, Crichton Russ Boatwright