|The Significance of the Cross & the Blood
WHAT DOES THE CROSS & THE BLOOD MEAN?
The crucifixion to me begins with Jesus laying down who he truly is and choosing to believe the
lie that we are separate from God. This was the cup he drank from in the garden of his mind -
hence, he took upon himself the sin of the world or rather the false beliefs that the world
believes...and that is that God is outside of us and far away. Hence, on the cross he
proclaimed, "Father, why have you forsaken me." Jesus chose to see things the way many of
us see things, so that we could identify with his condition at death.
The crown of thorns on his head represents the mind pierced and in agony from such false
beliefs - the condition of the mind trapped in mistaken thinking. Then, Jesus crucified, is a
picture of what we have done in our minds concerning ourselves. We (through the goggles of
religion) have killed the idea that we are sons (and daughters) of God. We have each individually
chosen to believe that the outer body is really who we are. By doing so, we have forgotten that
we are eternal spirits. Yet, this truth cannot be destroyed or killed permanently, because who
you really are is spirit (unchangeable) and that was demonstrated by Jesus' "resurrection."
Jesus is a portrait of mankind. He represents all of us. When we look at Jesus, we need to see
ourselves. The blood of Jesus represents the "connectedness" of us all. If we consider
"bloodlines," blood physically represents the spiritual truth that all of us are connected, and one.
When blood is traced, it shows that all of us are connected; and so are we spiritually. This
connectedness is the meaning behind the verse, "The life is in the blood."
As Jesus' life was taken, his blood was spilled. This openly showed that when his
connectedness with each other and God was removed, the body was lifeless - dead. When the
blood was poured forth, it was also a reminder however, that we are not separate. "Without the
shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins," better means without the showing forth of our
connectedness, there is no forgetting of the illusion of separation from God and each other. And,
Christ is the perfect Son of God; who we all spiritually and truly are as a whole spiritual body.
"Christ in you, the hope of glory," as the scriptures say, remind us to look within to the perfect
spirit we all are. Christ is the recognition of our oneness with each other, and with the Divine
If we choose to hold up the cross as religion does, to me we are identifying with death and
separation, and missing the bigger hidden message. Not a good thing. Why not focus on Jesus'
resurrection - the truth that we are all one; and we are all spirit and never die. Jesus thoroughly
demonstrated that the body could be killed, but the spirit which all of us are, is pure,
incorruptible, and eternal.
"The body is not
who you are. We
are all eternal spirits
having a fleeting
experience with a
which we believe to
be true. Yet, isn't
truth eternal? If so,
the things we see
with our eyes are
passing away and
illusions at best."