Jesus for me is not a who, what, when or where…not a thing in space time, a person in the past of a god in heaven. No thing whatsoever…..yet he is a thing. Jesus is a metaphor…and as metaphor a mediate between subjective I and Jesus as an It. In the Metaphor the is a sacrament itself, a Eucharist, if you will, is really Alchemy or Spiritual Art.
In the Metaphor of Christ, I and IT, I and Jesus are both One and Not One. Both Subjective ONE and Objective Two. The Metaphor, like a battery, contains and hold the polarity of Jesus and I. The Metaphor by containing the polarity of opposite generate tremendous energy, energy that is available for self realization and the Creative leap that is the source of evolution of consciousness.
We can experience the aesthetic of the metaphor in art (Jesus is art) when you are reading a poem, or, better, singing a song as the poet is singing it. You are speaking the words of the poet not after he write them down, that’s objective, but AS the poet is singing it. You and the poet are One, yet two.
Hamilton the musical is such a metaphor, for when you listen to the sound track, you are Hamilton singing his life as he sings it…through the poet of course, who is Hamilton the metaphor. The historical Hamilton, the person Hamilton is the vehicle or the past conditions out of which the Creative union of you and Hamilton happens, not as a cause but spontaneously.
The power of the metaphor or Art happens spontaneously as a gestalt. BAM…I SEE. So in this way I frame Jesus not as merely something historical, a thing either human or divide or both. Je Suis Jesus when the power of the Metaphor grabs you and you are suddenly at one with the whole universe, as its center…as the Son of God…yet at the same time, you are just this historical you.
There is nothing wrong with believing Jesus is an IT, a man or a god or both. But here is the irony, the enigma; If Jesus is human and Jesus is God and God and human are incompatible beings, the Jesus is a metaphor the unites the dissonance, the incompatible frames of reference in his own being. Jesus is not god; Jesus is god. That is the structure of a metaphor.
Now here is the alchemy. If I am human…I am I, so as human I can be god or complete, through Jesus…as metaphor and not as a thing. As a thing, a god/man, Jesus is just something to believe in, like believing in a unicorn. Belief does not liberate me from my own division between man and god, it just gives membership in a church system of belief. Unity through belief is the transubstantiation of man and god through Christ…which is a creative spontaneous event that actually transforms your live into a entirely new way of being in the world, and Buddha calls this the cessation of suffering or the resurrection from the cross of suffering where I am separated from god….when separation ends, suffering ends. All resistance to the world ends.
This this mediation of Jesus through the power of Metaphor is a magical event, one that happens spontaneously when one exhausts all beliefs and strategies. A belief is a strategy to end surfing in the future. When all beliefs and strategies end, one surrenders to the Cross….and in that surrender the Metaphor kicks in…Je Suit Jesus! For one is doing Jesus as Jesus is doing it right now! Jesus and I are one means I am doing the surrender of Jesus right now. Jesus didn’t die for me in the Past…Jesus is myself dying for myself right now. This metaphor compresses time past and future into the Now…BAM…the mind is no longer divided by thought and time and belief.