The Intimate Christ appears internally in the work related to the dissolution of the Psychological “I”. Obviously, the interior Christ comes only at the height of our intentional efforts and voluntary suffering. The coming of the Christic fire is the most important event in our own life.
Then the Intimate Christ takes charge of all our mental, emotional, motor, instinctive and sexual processes. Unquestionably, the intimate Christ is our deep inner Saviour. Perfect as he is, getting into us he would look imperfect; though chaste he would seem not to be so; being just it would seem as if he was not.
This is similar to the different glints of light. If we use blue spectacles, everything looks blue, and if the spectacles are red we will see all things that color. Although he is white, each of us seeing him from the outside will see him through the psychological glass through which we are looking; that is why though seeing him, people do not see him. In taking charge of all our psychological processes, the Lord of Perfection suffers indescribably.
Turned into a man among men, he has to undergo many tests and endure unspeakable temptations. Temptation is fire, and triumph over temptation is light. The Initiate must learn to live dangerously; thus it is written; Alchemists know this.
The Initiate must travel with firmness the Path of the Razor’s Edge; there are terrifying abysses on both sides of the difficult trail. On the difficult path of dissolution of the Ego, there are complex paths which have their roots precisely in the real path.
Obviously, from the trail of the Razor’s Edge many trails part which lead to nowhere; some of them take us to the abyss and to despair. There are trails which could turn us into majesties of some of the Universe’s zones, but which in no way would take us back to the bosom of the Eternal Common Cosmic Father.
There are fascinating paths, of a most holy appearance, ineffable, unfortunately, they can only lead us to submerged involution in the hell-worlds. In the work of dissolution of the “I”, we need to completely give ourselves up to the Inner Christ.
Sometimes, problems of difficult solution appear; suddenly the path is lost into inexplicable labyrinths and we do not know where it continues; only absolute obedience to the Inner Christ and to the Father who is in secret, can wisely orientate us in such cases.
The path of the Razor’s Edge is full of dangers inside and outside. Conventional morals are useful for nothing; morals are slave of custom, time and place. What was moral in times past is now immoral; what was moral in the Middle Ages can be immoral in these modern times. What is moral in one country is immoral in another country, etc. In the work of dissolution of the Ego, it happens that sometimes when we think that we are doing very well, we are actually doing very badly.
Changes are indispensable during esoteric progress, yet reactionary people remain bottled in the past; they petrify in time and they thunder and flash against us as we make psychological progress in depth and radical changes. People do not stand the changes in the Initiate, they want him to continue petrified in multiple yesterdays.
Any change which the Initiate might accomplish is immediately classified as immoral. Looking at things from this angle, in the light of Christic work, the inefficacy of the diverse codes of morals which have been written in the world, becomes clearly evident to us. Unquestionably, the Christ, manifest and yet occult, in the heart of real man, being unknown to people, is in fact qualified as cruel, immoral and perverse, when takes charge of our diverse psychological states. It is paradoxical that people adore the Christ and, notwithstanding, they label him with such terrifying epithets. Obviously, unconscious, asleep people only want a historic, anthropomorphic Christ, of statues and unbreakable dogmas, to whom they can easily accommodate all their codes of clumsy, stale morals and all their prejudices and conditions. People can never conceive of the Intimate Christ in the heart of man; people only worship the Christ which is an statue and that is all.
When one talks to the crowds, when one declares to them the harsh realism of the revolutionary Christ, of the red Christ, of the rebellious Christ, one immediately receives epithets as the following: blasphemous, heretical, evil, profaner, sacrilegious, etc.
Crowds are like this, always unconscious, always asleep. Now we will comprehend why the Christ, crucified on the Golgotha exclaims with all the strength of his soul: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!
The Christ in himself, being one, appears as many; this is why it has been said that he is multiple perfect unity. The word gives power to he who knows; no one uttered it, no one will utter it, but only he who HAS HIM INCARNATED. To incarnate him is what is fundamental in the advanced work of the pluralized “I”. The lord of perfection works on us as we consciously make efforts in the work upon ourselves.
The work which the Intimate Christ has to accomplish within our own psyche, is terrifyingly painful. Truly, our inner Master must live all his Stations of the Cross in the very depths of our own soul. It is written: God helps those who help themselves. It is also written: Help yourself and I will help you. When it is a matter of dissolving undesirable psychic aggregates, it is fundamental to implore the Divine Mother Kundalini, however, the Intimate Christ in the utmost depths of the myself, wisely operates according to his own responsibilities which he takes upon his shoulders.
– Master Samael Aun Weor