Einstein said that “The significant problems we have, cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”
I say that our world has significant problems. Problems that are solvable. However, for the last—let’s just say forever—too many of us have been trying to solve our problems at the same level of thinking that we created them from. And as a result, the state of human consciousness has not changed much since our most barbaric days.
Well today, we are going to engage a mindset that is capable of taking us to another level—a plane of consciousness where we can both see how we created the significant problems that we are experiencing as a global society, as well as a way into a better way of creating. Like always, this is an open invitation. You are free to take it or not take it. Just know that it is offered in love. Today, we are going to talk about the Crucified mindset.
The Crucified Mindset is that frame of mind that reveals to us that who we truly are is beyond the worst thing that can ever happen to us. This mindset could also be called the Eternal Mindset, the Mind of God, the Godhead, or perhaps Infinite Intelligence. This is the Mindset that Paul, after his professed encounter with the risen Christ, became convinced that we all had access to, which empowered him to speak boldly to his audiences and on more than one occasion, to face death with his eyes wide open.
In this excerpt from one of Paul’s Letters to the Corinthian Church, Paul can be seen speaking from this mindset. As you read through what Paul has to say, I challenge you to take seriously the implications of his words–that through receptivity of the Spirit gifted to us, we might be able to search the depths of God.
Proclaiming Christ Crucified
2 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. 4 My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.
The True Wisdom of God
6 Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. 7 But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the human heart conceived,
what God has prepared for those who love him”—
10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
In the video below, I invite listeners to consider how we might employ the Crucified Mindset in our everyday lives. I hope that you connect with the message and feel inspired to extend that connection to others.
The words below reiterate what Paul said above and what he repeats in a variety of ways throughout his letters. If we desire it, we can live from Pure Mind. But in order to do that, we will have to learn to crucify any thought that tells us otherwise.
11 For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God’s except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. 13 And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.
14 Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God’s Spirit, for they are foolishness to them, and they are unable to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 Those who are spiritual discern all things, and they are themselves subject to no one else’s scrutiny.
16 “For who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?”
But we have the mind of Christ.
The last thing I’ll say is this. The Crucified Mindset has nothing to do with the religious mindset. If you doubt that, consider that it was the religious who saw Jesus as a threat. The religious mindset wants to bind us to one level. The Crucified Mindset offers us the keys to every level and beyond.