We read in the book of Matthew that thoughts are like seeds. So the idea that 'the "I" within us is God', is a seed ~ the greatest of all seeds! The idea that the "I" within us, is God ~ the Father, will develop into the
Christ Mind! It is the 'seed' that will set in motion our Spiritual Rebirth! Only through the realization that the "I" within us is God (the Father), can we 'enter' into the kingdom of God! (Can we attain the Christ Mind.) For the "Kingdom of God" is not a specific place, it is a State of mind! A state of KNOWING that God is the "I" within us ~ that God is 'man's' reality! Why has it never dawned upon the so called 'enlightened', (the religious elite) that their concept of the Spiritual Rebirth has failed to enlighten humanity pertaining to man's relationship to God ~ his/her Source? It has drawn people to Christianity, but it has not revealed to the consciousness of the masses that God did indeed 'make man' in His image and likeness, and that God is the reality of everyone. It was Jesus most avid prayer that we should come to realize this, (that we are all One) so how is it that no one has questioned the validity of 'the Church's" concept of the Spiritual Rebirth?
The Christ Mind ~ is actually the end result of an 'Evolution of consciousness'! Only through the application of knowledge do we grow. This is obviously the importance of our educational institutions ~ from Kindergarten through our Universities. So we could call our advances in learning over the past 150 years an 'evolution' of consciousness! Yet the only thing that has not evolved is our awareness of what manner of beings we so called 'human beings' really are. We still see ourselves as being 'men' ~ as 'human beings'! We have failed to discover what manner of beings we truly are! And all because of an erroneous concept of the Spiritual Rebirth!
Some two thousand years ago, a 'man child' was born in Bethlehem, who was told by His Mother at His birth, that He was God embodied ~ that He and God were One and the same! (Did God not say He made us in His image and likeness?) In my opinion ~ It was what His Mother told Him from His birth, that inspired Him to walk AS God ~ As the Father! It was through His faith in what His Mother taught Him, (plus His own inherent ability to 'reason' and 'perceive' and form conclusions), that enabled Him (Jesus) to become the greatest teacher and Spiritual Healer the World has ever known!
In my opinion ~ the Virgin Birth has been badly misconstrued. The existing concept of the 'Virgin Birth’ has led to the conclusion that the Christ is a single individual, rather than the Universal 'person' of God individualized 'in' and 'as' every one of us! Every 'human' child that has ever been born was meant to be the Christ! The 'Christ child' was not conceived in Mary's womb! The 'Virgin Birth' took place in her consciousness! Mary did not give birth to "Jesus"! She gave birth to God in the infant stage of development! And she was told by an Angel of God to name Him 'Jesus ' ~ meaning God with us'. When the Holy Spirit (the Truth)'came upon' Mary, she saw that man and God were One ~ One and the same! It was this TRUTH she saw in her Mind! She experienced the Spiritual Rebirth ~ which is always a Virgin birth! A birth that can take place in the consciousness of WHOEVER should 'see' (Spiritually speaking) that God is the "I" within us! It is this 'seed' that sets in motion our Spiritual Rebirth! Then we will realize that we are much more than this 'person' our parents created when they named us at our birth! Then we will see that all of humanity ~ is God individualized! It was Jesus' 'Knowing' that God was the reality of all of humanity, that enabled Him to become the greatest Spiritual Healer on Earth!
(Teaching her son that He and God were One and the same, was (in my opinion) Mary's great contribution to humanity!)
Every child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, has been (and always will be) God ~ the Father, in the infant stage of development! But only when we realize that God is the "I" within us, can we function in that consciousness ~ as did He who was named Jesus! ('Jesus' was God ~ (the Divine Mind) embodied ~ as are we!) The 'seed' ~ "I and my Father are One" ~ combined with my own inherent ability to reason and perceive and form conclusions, (through meditation and pondering) has revealed to me what millions have seemingly failed to discover! In my opinion ~ never would I have seen the things I have written had I not seen that a 'man' is nothing other than a 'manifestation' of the Vine ~ of God! (Or in other words ~ God embodied!) A thought ~ or an idea ~ is indeed like a seed, and the idea that God is the "I" within us, is the only 'seed' that will lead us into the Christ Mind ~ into the realization that we are all one ~ and that God ~ is that One!)