Jesus The Christ

I never told anyone this story. I felt the desire to share my story with you.

Throughout my upbringing, my family and I went to Sunday mass every week. My stories and values were etched in my cells by my family, friends, and the educational system. Being so young and naive, I didn’t have the awareness to think otherwise.

As a teenager, I taught catechism for a few years.

I was standing in front of a classroom of third graders, which included my youngest sister sitting in the front row. I remember looking across the room to stare at the cross hanging on the wall. It had the I.N.R.I etched on the bottom of the cross; initials for the Latin title that  Pontius Pilate had written over the head of Jesus Christ on the cross (John 19:19). “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”

I found myself transported in another place/time, and in the middle of this “space,” Jesus appeared to me. Yes. Jesus. Jeshua. He said to me, “what you are teaching to the youngsters is not the truth. It has been distorted. Go seek the truth for you will know in time”.

Wait!!!!! What are you talking about? Come baaaaack!!!!

I swore minutes passed by, but when I came back and looked at my sisters smiling face with her hands folded on top of the desk, no one was the wiser. Time stood still. I don’t recall what passage or topic we were discussing that day. All that I recalled was meeting him left a huge impact on me. That was the last year I taught Sunday school and the beginning of my soul searching.

During the next few years, I was busy searching for something I didn’t know how to find. I joined a bible class. I attended various Christian denominations, temples, and major religions of the world. I spoke to so many people about their faith, their religion, and their God. 

When I first started this journey of finding meaning to what I heard, I thought it would be easy. I thought I had it all figured out, but I didn’t.

Again and again, I found myself wrestling with the same thought, “how do I tell someone what I heard”. Was it really Jesus or a fragment of my own imagination?

The seed was planted. He was my reminder. I knew I wasn’t meant to be “lost” for long…eventually, I was meant to find myself, to discover my true nature, and to discover the love at my core. 

Life has a sneaky way of allowing “time” to pass by. After 30 years, that’s when I hit the reset button and started a new relationship with myself and the inevitable discomfort of having to unlearn old bad habits. I also began a different relationship with the wise and loving being known as Jesus the Christ.

Today, love has been at the forefront of my experiences. Love requires vulnerability. For me, it continues to be a heart-opening experience that constantly shifts how I see the world and myself. 

I was searching FOR when all along the answer was within me. He was simply the catalyst for me.

Published by SpiritualJourney17

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. Tao Te Ching

5 thoughts on “Jesus The Christ

  1. Wow! Loved your story. 💖 What an experience to have had so young (teen) that started you on your journey. How fortunate for you. 🤗 Some don’t realize they’re on a journey until their later years. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. This is a message from Mark Lanesbury from the blog healingyourheartfromwithin.com.au

    It is a very profound meeting Bernice, to be touched and ‘know’ you have indeed been touched. It leaves a mark that will never disappear, in your heart, in your mind, and most of all, in your path. And in the beginning, it completely trashes your foundation, everything you had believed up to that point has to be reassessed, removed, raised, or just forgotten about because nothing fits after such an encounter. You think you know, you even live in that way of your belief…but when it comes tumbling down it is slowly reformed to something much more solid, something that will truly stand any further testing because that ‘touch’ is like nothing else that this world can do. And the feeling it creates is also beyond this world.

    I have only recently been ‘touched’ by God, and He really let me know what I had to see. It literally put the fear of God into my heart as He took ‘life’ away and it was the most horrible thing I have ever touched in my life. And in that same moment, He said to me…’I am the life’…as He went past me, with Spirit beside me so that I realized my mistake of always praising Spirit in my posts but never mentioning God at all…not even a hint of His name. And then everything came back, I started to breathe again (I had collapsed onto the floor from a bad inflammation from my emphysema and almost completely stopped breathing), and was left in a state that could never be confused in any way to what had actually happened. You ‘know’ and it will never be construed to be anything else ever.

    Thank you for sharing a very heartfelt ‘touch’ ❤ 🙏🏽 🦋

    There were a few events leading up to each of these posts that I wrote:

    As Above So Below!
    To Live…First Allow Yourself!
    A Perspective Of Life!
    Hope!
    Life!
    He Took It All!

    I’m most certainly not asking you to read these unless you are interested, you have your journey. I am only reinforcing your journey, that He will touch a heart with great love, even if mine was based on such a fear, it gave me an immense appreciation of just what ‘life’ we all really have down here. A hard toil it may be, but beneath it all is a love so profound to leave us speechless it is that incredible how it is woven through all that we do.

    Anyway, again, thank you so much for sharing 😀 ❤ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  3. Hearing ‘this is not the truth’- may not necessarily mean go elsewhere and search other ways, although it could include that. It could also mean – search for me yourself- more intimately. Religion is mans method of executing faith. That may not be truth. Catholicism may not be biblically accurate, which is what you were doing when teaching catechism. Hmm- something to think about. 🙂

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