DAILY CONTEMPLATIONS FOR MEMBERS OF

CHRISTS ANONYMOUS
 


 

 THE THIRTEENTH STEP

 

 

 

 

 

DAILY CONTEMPLATIONS FOR MEMBERS OF CHRISTS ANONYMOUS

 

  Second edition in process from May 2020

 

Published by Christs Anonymous World Service Office

 

Free Copyright

 

 Translated from Danish

 

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions reprinted for adaptation by permission of AA World Services, Inc.

 

  

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

The Program of Christs Anonymous was originally suggested in the book The TuTu Doctrine – The New World Order, published by ToTos Solfond (Danish for TuTu’s Sun Foundation) as a pathway for the individual human being to go beyond his/her thinking mind, his/her Ego to his/her true Self, his/her Spirit, and thus be led to Joy of Being. 

 

The Program has come into being with permission from ToTos Solfond without any obligations to or affiliations with ToTos Solfond otherwise.  

 

The Program has been createdmanifested as an adaptation of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous with permission from the World Service Office of AA. Inc
without any obligations to or affiliations with Alcoholics Anonymous otherwise

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 Content

 

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JANUARY

 

 

January 01 The Thirteenth Step
 
January 02 The Christ Consciousness
 
January 03 The 'for free' principle
 

January 04 The Small Ring of Truth
 

January 05 Meetings
 
January 06 Membership of Christs Anonymous
 
January 07 Freedom of Speech
 
January 08 Joy without opposites
 
January 09 The Neutral point
 
January 10 To step out of the war           
 
January 11 To judge on good and evil
 
January 12 Emotional-Mental archetypes
 
January 13 Fallibility
 
January 14 Using Step Seven in Step Ten
 
January 15 The Heart
 
January 16 Fellowship
 
January 17 Communication
 
January 18 To find joy under all circumstances
 
January 19 Joy of Being
 
January 20 Surrender to the Group Conscience
 
January 21 The principle of anonymity
 
January 22 The hurt inner child
 
January 23 Service
 
January 24 The astral body/emotional body
 
January 25 Praise from others
 
January 26 Transformation
 
January 27 The thinking mind, the Ego
 
January 28 Opinions
 
January 29 The Gratitude Prayer
 
January 30 The Higher Power of the group
 
January 31 Happiness

 

 

January 01: The Thirteenth Step


This Program is called The Thirteenth Step, because we both work with the 12 Steps and the 12 Traditions of the ChrisAn Program, and the 12 Traditions put together constitute the last Step: The Thirteenth Step.


Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 7

 

Many of us have come across scary statements about the number thirteen and in the Twelve Step Fellowships we had furthermore heard the loosely used casual remarks about what a Thirteenth Step means.

 

For some of us, these notions were so disturbing, when we began making the Christs Anonymous meetings that we felt anxious about the Program of Christs Anonymous being called The Thirteenth Step.

 

Many of us, who had this issue took refuge in our knowledge of spiritual science, where this number is considered to be the number of the sacred feminine principle, and by taking this to heart, we opened up our minds to new information about old knowledge concerning the number thirteen.

 

Most of us were able to accept the idea that the Traditions put together could be perceived as one additional and final Step for us to investigate once we were done with our Twelve Steps, and this way, we overcame our fear and misunderstanding of the number thirteen in our Program.

 

Today’s contemplation
Today, I will accept the number 13 as the number, which describes my work with the Twelve Traditions in my ChrisAn Program.

 

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January 02: The Christ Consciousness

 

The Christ Consciousness expresses itself differently in different people, depending on their personal inclination and capacity, but for all who have attained the Christ Consciousness, it expresses itself in having a personal contact with our chosen Higher Power, in having surrendered our will and our life to the care of our chosen Higher Power, and in having achieved a spiritual awakening to a state of mercy with those who are suffering.

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 8

 

Many of us only knew the word Christ as it came to expression in context with Jesus of Nazareth.

 

When we came to Christs Anonymous, we discovered, however, that the word Christ is an expression of a particular state of consciousness.

 

This state of consciousness is also called the merciful state of consciousness and can be achieved in many ways, one of which is undertaking the task of working the Twelve Steps in any of the Anonymous Twelve Step Fellowships.

 

The Twelfth Step entails that a person has achieved a spiritual awakening to compassion for the suffering, and therefore, he or she passes on information about his or her own recovery from suffering to those who still suffer.

 

Today’s contemplation

Today, I will show mercy to others, who suffer from an addiction to their thinking mind, their Ego by sharing with them how I came to myself by the help of the Program of Christs Anonymous.
 
 

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January 03: The 'for free' principle

Christs Anonymous being a non- profit endeavor, we pass on our literature to anyone who wants to read it by making it available for free.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 122
 

As human beings, we have four basic building blocks to build our lives: money, time, energy and interest.

 

Of these four, our interest is the energy that is connected with our true self, our Spirit, and therefore, it is important for us to find out how we want to spend our money, energy and time to support our interests.

 

In Christs Anonymous, our interest is of a spiritual nature, and therefore we want to use the 'for free' principle to pass on our literature so that our fundamental purpose is not obscured by a purpose that concerns itself with material gain.

 

Furthermore, the 'for free' principle helps us to keep our purpose in focus and, at the same time, we help others by making it easier for them to access and investigate if the Christs Anonymous Program could be of interest to them.

 

Today’s contemplation

Today, I will use the ‚for free’ principle in connection with my membership of Christs Anonymous.
 

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January 04: The Small Ring of Truth

 

When The Small Ring of Truth became active in us, we felt that everybody is equally valuable to Totality (Humility), even though we were not able to evaluate the full value of ourselves and others (Honesty).

Therefore, we did not try to evaluate our worth or that of others; instead we sought to find that part in ourselves where we recognized the emotions of others (Fellowship), while at the same time, we accepted that we and others may have different reasons to feel the way we did (Individuality).

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 57

 

Before we began working with the Small Ring of Truth in Christs Anonymous, we had a tendency to compare ourselves with others both materially, physically, energetically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually.

That could often make us feel inferior when we saw other people's beauty or qualities, and it could also make us feel superior, when we saw that our own beauty or qualities were more prominent than it was for the person we compared ourselves with.

When we learned to move from emotional pain to emotional joy in Step Six, we discovered that when we compared ourselves to others, it could make us land in the pain of the Small Ring of Arrogance with its superiority, inferiority, overcrowding and isolation.

When we discovered that we found ourselves in the pain from the Small Ring of Arrogance, we moved to the joy of the Small Ring of Truth with its humility, honesty, individuality and fellowship by accepting that individuality means that we are unique, and comparing ourselves with others is like comparing apples and pears, so we chose instead to face the fact that in our fellowships, all contributions to the fellowship are equally valuable, whether it is in our AcAdAn Fellowship, or it is the fellowship with our spouse, the fellowship with our family, friends, colleagues or greengrocer.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use the Small Ring of Truth to rejoice in an equal fellowship with others.

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January 05: Meetings


Does anybody want to celebrate the completion of a Step or a Tradition in Christs Anonymous by sharing his/her experiences with that Step or that Tradition in our meeting today after the group readings?

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 155

 

To participate in meetings in the Christs Anonymous Fellowship gives us an opportunity to celebrate our milestones in the Program, and one of our milestones is the completion of a Step or a Tradition, which we share with the Fellowship after having shared our work with our sponsor/recovery buddy.

When we share our perception of a Step or a Tradition from our Program after we are done working through the Step or the Tradition, we get an opportunity to express our thoughts about our Program and thereby our understanding becomes clearer to our self.

At the same time, we give others an opportunity to form an impression of how we have achieved personal strength by working with our Program, and in that way we can give them hope that they too can achieve the strength, we have achieved.


Thus we can contribute to other members’ growth and inspire them to do what is required to achieve the advantages that we have achieved by working with our Program in Christs Anonymous.

 

Today's contemplation

Today, I will share about the strength I have achieved by the help of my work with my ChrisAn Program in a Christs Anonymous meeting.

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January 06: Membership of Christs Anonymous

 

The only requirement for membership in Christs Anonymous is a desire to break free from  the thinking mind, the Ego.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 116


We have discovered that our thinking mind, our Ego leads us to both mental-emotional joy and pain.

 

When we identify with our thinking mind, our Ego we swing back and forth  between mental-emotional joy and pain.

 

We have also discovered that both joy and pain have theirs to give, but in Christs Anonymous our goal is to find Joy of Being under all circumstance, no matter what they are.

 

Therefore, we want to move from  our thinking mind, our Ego to identification with our true self, our Spirit, who holds the joy without opposites.

 

We need help and support to be able to let go of our  our thinking mind, our Ego, and therefore we choose to make use of the help, we can get through our membership of Christs Anonymous, where the only requirement for membership is a desire to break free from  the thinking mind, the Ego.

 

Today's contemplation

Today, I will seek help and support to let go of my  my thinking mind, my Ego through my membership of Christs Anonymous.
 

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January 07: Freedom of speech

We also inventoried how we experienced it when we stood out with our viewpoints, both when others admired them and when they did not.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 130

 

Our work in Christs Anonymous with the Twelve Traditions that are about how advantageously, we can handle our relationship with the outside World in harmonious and people-friendly ways.

Slowly, by the help of the Traditions, we became able to bring the spiritual awakening, we had achieved in our work with our Twelve Steps, out into our relationship with the outside World down to the smallest details.

 

Gradually, as this work progressed, we were liberated from our fear of how our surroundings chose to respond to the viewpoints we hold.

 

This set us free to express our viewpoints spontaneously in any context, whether others admired our perceptions or not and without desiring to impose our viewpoints on others out of a need to feel that our viewpoints are like they ought to be in the eyes of others.

  

Today's contemplation

Today, I will freely express my view points in the contexts I am part of, whether my view points differ from that of others or coincide with them and without trying to convince others of the value of my points of view.

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January 08: Joy without opposites

In Christs Anonymous, we had an urgent need to break free from our addiction to our thinking mind, our Ego, so that we could become able to experience and identify our self with our true Self, our Spirit, and thus be led to Joy of Being.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 24


When we came to Christs Anonymous, we had tried to find joy without opposites for a very long time.

 

We had discovered that when we were joyful for a reason, our joy disappeared when our reason to be joyful disappeared.

 

At times, our joy could even turn to pain, so in the end, we had come to the conclusion that joy without opposites did not exist.

 

However, as we worked with our ChrisAn Program, we discovered that joy without opposites did exist and was to be found in our identification with our true Self, our Spirit.

 

Furthermore, we discovered in our Second Step that we gave our Higher Power an opportunity to lead us to our true Self, our Spirit through our work with the Program of Christs Anonymous.

  

Today's contemplation

Today, I will work on reaching oneness with my true Self, my Spirit and thus to the joy without opposites.

 

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January 09: The Neutral Point

 

Even if we had been spiritual seekers for a very long time, and even if we had sought guidance from many spiritual teachers/teacheresses, we still found an almost constant chatter in our mind overwhelming us, blocking us from connecting to our Neutral Point and that stillness of mind this brings forth.


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 10

 

When we studied our mind by the help of the Program in Christs Anonymous, we realized that our mind holds four states.

These four states consists of positive thoughts that give rise to joyful emotional feelings, negative thoughts that give rise to painful emotional feelings, neutral thoughts that give rise to neutral emotional feelings and last but not least no thoughts, also called meditation, where our mind becomes the sounding board for our true Self, our Spirit and this state gives rise to emotional feelings of joy for no reason and therefore without opposites.

Our goal with being members of Christs Anonymous is to be led to our true Self, our Spirit and thus to Joy of Being, so therefore we want our mind to be the sounding board for our true Self, our Spirit at those times, where we do not need to think, which is most of the time.

To be able to achieve being in a state of meditation most of the time, we need to be neutral towards the positive and negative thoughts and emotions that pass through our thinking mind, our Ego, and that we achieve by the help of our work with The Rings of Joy and the Rings of Pain in our ChrisAn Program.

Today's contemplation
Today I will work on being neutral towards the positive and negative thoughts that pass through my mind by the help of the Rings of Joy and the Rings of Pain in my ChrisAn Program

 

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January 10: To step out of the war 

 


When we furthermore investigated the consequence of our judgements about good and evil, we realized that attack is the first act of violence, and defence is the first act of war.

We chose to let go of such perceptions, because we wanted to step out of the war and those sufferings that war with our self and the World brought us 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 31

 

Many of us have learned that we had to defend ourselves by counterattacking, when we felt attacked - whether it was materially, physically, energetically, emotionally, mentally, socially or spiritually – in spite of us having living examples like Mahatma Gandhi, who overthrew the British Empire by standing firm on its own perception of the right thing without criticizing, attacking or defending himself against other people's perception of the right thing.

Thereby, he showed the World, how it is possible to achieve what we want without us having to resort to violence towards others or to defend ourselves against their wishes, actions, emotions or thoughts.

In our work with our ChrisAn Program, we discovered that our attack on the World originated from belligerent thoughts that belong in the Microring of Hatred, which furthermore holds indignation, vindictiveness and bitterness, and that we become permeated with the vibration of the field, and thereby we attract all the others, who also are using these energies, and in that way we get the impression that our behavior is a quite normal behavior for a human being.

This understanding gave us the drive to move to the Microring of Love with its amiability, forgiveness, conciliation and sweetness both in relations to ourselves and the World.

Today’s contemplation

Today, I will use my Christs Anonymous Program to move from the Microring of Hatred to the Microring of Love and thus step out of the war.


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January 11: To judge on good and evil

 

If you feel compelled to think a thought, put yourself on a `five minutes at a time’ basis to abstain from taking your addiction to your thinking mind, your Ego into use.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 14

 

In our work with our ChrisAn Program, we have discovered that if we choose to relate to ourselves, others, our day, life and the World by judging everything based on a yard stick of good and evil, right and wrong, it means that we defend what we think is good or right and attack what we think is evil or wrong.

This habitual attitude we do not want to make use of anymore, because we know now that attack is the first act of violence, and defence is the first act of war, so when sometimes, we experience it as if our thinking mind, our Ego is being possessed by thoughts of good and evil, right and wrong anyway, we put ourselves on a five minutes basis to let go of the habitual thought form.

Instead, we bring our thoughts in alignment with our true Self
’s, our Spirit’s unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful view on us, others, our day, life and the World.

This makes it easier and easier for us to feel at home in our true Self, our Spirit, and thus we experience the joy without opposites - the joy that we call happiness.

Today’s contemplation

Today, I bring my thinking mind, my Ego in alignment with my true self, my spirit.

 

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January 12: Fallibility

 

 All these patterns are like a Chinese box system, where each of the attributes of the Small Rings open upwards to the Big Rings and the Big Rings open upwards to the Rings of Codependency and Emotional Sobriety that, similarly, open upwards to the Rings of Self-centeredness and God-centeredness.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 54

 

When we begin our work in Step Four by inventorying our emotional feelings and the thoughts that lie behind them, we study the basic energy patterns in various emotional and mental combinations, called archetypes, that we work with in two categories.

One category we call the Rings of Pain, which are the energy fields that bring us emotional and mental pain, and that are also called our defects of character, our inner demons.

The second category we call the Rings of Joy, which are the energy fields that bring us emotional and mental Joy, and that are also called our virtues, our inner angels.

We examine how we act when we are under the influence of the Rings of Pain, and when we are under the influence of the Rings of Joy, and thus we open ourselves up to become able to make an informed choice about what fields of energy we want to be in and then we use the process of transformation in Step Six to enter the field of energy we have chosen.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to consciously move from pain to joy by the help of my work in Step Four and Six

 

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January 13: Fallibility

 

As a result of diligently working our Seventh Step on a daily basis, gradually, we became aware that we made many mistakes in the course of our day and therefore we needed to make amends to our Mother Earth body/physical body, ethereal body/energy body/space and time body, astral body/emotional body, causal body/mental body/thought body/Ego and Soul/Super Ego/social body plus the others that we interacted with in our Soul life, our social life, and with this purpose in mind, we moved on to Step Eight.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 73

In Step Six in our ChrisAn Program we had come to know our defects of character and our virtues well.

In Step Seven, we were therefore entirely ready to cooperate with our chosen Higher Power about being liberated from our compulsive use of our defects of character, but even if we were willing to be liberated from our compulsive use of our defects of character and had the help and support in this work from our chosen Higher Power, we discovered that our liberation from our compulsive use of our defects of character is a slow process.

Therefore, we have a need to follow the suggestion of Step Seven by cooperating with our chosen Higher Power about being liberated from our compulsive use of a defect of character by praying for liberation from it, when we discover that it has become so active in a situation that it is about to make us act compulsively.

Our fallibility, however, has been a stumbling block for us for many years, so it can be difficult for us to achieve having an efficient Seventh Step at our disposal, because to achieve that we will have to accept the many mistakes we make in the course of a day as compared to our desire to become liberated from our compulsive use of our defects of character.
 
Today's contemplation
Today I will accept my fallibility by cooperating with my Higher Power by the help of a Seventh Step Prayer, when I discover that a defect of character is about to make me act compulsively.
 

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January 14: Using Step Seven in Step Ten

 

We used our Seventh Step to look at the undergrowth of defenses, justifications, rationalizations and denials that strengthened our defects of character, and asked our Higher Power to liberate us from them and from our defects of character.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 92

 

In our Tenth Step we use all of our Steps from Step One to Step Ten, and when we have finished our Eleventh, Twelfth Step and Thirteenth Step, we will add these tools to our daily inventory of ourselves.

In our Tenth Step work, we use our Seventh Step throughout our day to pray to our Higher Power to liberate us from an obsession in our thinking mind, our Ego by a defect of character that can lead to a compulsion that makes us inflict pain on ourselves and others unnecessarily.

In those situations, where our Seventh Step does not work for us, we make a short note about it and take up the most painful of these situations to inventorying in our Tenth Step at the end of the day.

When we come to the Seventh Step in the formal inventory of the day, we also look at, how denial, defense, justification and rationalization prevented us from being able to use our Seventh Step in the situation.

Today's contemplation
Today I will work on achieving an efficient Seventh Step bu using my formal Tenth Step to let go of my denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations of my use of my defects of character
 

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January 15: The Heart

 

In our existence, our true Self, our Spirit is associated with and acts throughout our being, and in our Mother Earth body/physical body, our true Self, our Spirit is associated with and acts through our heart.


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 23

 

The latest research on intelligence shows that our physical heart in Reality is a brain, and that our heart can issue orders to our brain in our skull that our brain in the skull do not only understand but also obeys.

This research has furthermore discovered that everything indicates that if there is a conflict between our brain's decisions and the decisions of our heart, the decisions of our brain are overridden, so our heart is thus the superior brain in our physical body.

This concur with what spiritual teachers have taught for as long back as we can register, what their teachings were about, and at the same time, these spiritual teachers say that our heart is the dwelling of our true Self, our Spirit.

Like this Western science and Eastern spirituality meet in a mutual understanding that the heart brain or our true Self, our Spirit is the decisive decision maker in our existence.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to learn to listen to my true Self, my Spirit.

 

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January 16: Fellowship 
 

The principle of the First Tradition is Fellowship.
Slogan: Together we can accomplish what we cannot accomplish alone.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 133

 

In our work with the First Tradition, we take a stand on all the Fellowships that we are a part of, from one of two in our marriage to one of infinitely many in the Universe.

We also investigate how our Fellowships make it possible for us to accomplish tasks that we would have great difficulties in accomplishing alone or that we would not be able to accomplish alone at all.

We discover that our Fellowship with the other members of Christs Anonymous, allows us to work on our ChrisAn program much easier than we would otherwise be able to, because we receive nourishment from the wellspring of experiences that the other members and our sponsor or recovery buddy share with us.

Moreover, we discover that when we share our experiences with our ChrisAn Program with the other members of our Christs Anonymous Fellowship and with our sponsor or recovery buddy, our understanding of our personal work with the Program grows
in a way that we would not have been able to achieve, if we had worked alone.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will
use my ChrisAn Fellowship to expand my understanding of my personal work with my Christs Anonymous Program.

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January 17: Communication


The principle of Step Two is Open-mindedness.
Slogan:
To listen attentively and respectfully to another is the first expression of emotional sobriety.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 108

 

In our interaction with another/others, many of us were anxious about how our thoughts and emotions would be received by him/her/those with whom we interacted, and therefore we became completely consumed with how we should express what was in our heart in such a way that it was well received.

This lead to our going into our thinking mind, our Ego to explore how we could express ourselves, and thus we stopped listening to what the other/s had at heart.

This could lead to many misunderstandings that led to the other/s feeling misunderstood, and as a result the other/s could become more consumed with trying to explain to us in what our misunderstandings consisted rather than listening to what we had at heart, and thus neither the other/s felt received by us or we by the other/s, and thus the purpose of exchanging information by the help of this communications was lost.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the principle and the slogan from the Second Tradition in my ChrisAn Program to remind myself to open my mind so as to listen carefully and respectfully to the other/s before I consider what I want to answer and how I want to express what I myself have at heart.

 

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January 18: To find joy under all circumstances

 

However, this sensation of holy presence gets obscured by us when we immerse ourselves in our thinking mind, our Ego that is consumed with our past and future and is thus pulling our attention away from right HERE right NOW.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 39

 

Our goal in ChrisAn is to find joy under all circumstances no matter what they are and therefore we want to be in oneness with our true Self, our Spirit so as to experience the joy without opposites that is characteristic for our true Self, our Spirit, and which is also called happiness.

The energy of the thoughts in our thinking mind, our Ego can lead to neutral, joyful or painful emotional feelings, and only when we maintain our focus in the now without thinking anything about it, the energy flow in our thought body comes from our true Self, our Spirit and in that way we become able to experience joy under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

However, we also have a life as creaturesmanifestations, so we also need to feel oneness with our physical body, our energy body, our emotional body, our thought body and our social body, but we choose to experience the oneness with them from within our true Self, our Spirit and therefore we do not identify with them as if we were one of them.

Little by little as we progress in our ChrisAn Program, we learn to let our true Self, our Spirit stream through our mind under all circumstances without thinking anything about the circumstances, no matter what they are.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to learn to experience Reality without having to think anything about it, so my mind can become the sounding board for my true Self, my Spirit
 

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January 19: Joy of Being

 

Each of us expresses our Neutral Point differently depending on our individual experiences and unique ways of expressing ourselves.

Irrespective of our personal experiences and unique ways of expressing ourselves, the Joy of Being springs from our Neutral Point for all of us.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 7

 

In ChrisAn we have discovered that four types of joy is found: euphoria that springs from self-praise, joy, that springs from gratitude, ecstasy that springs from intense enthusiasm and happiness that is joy without opposites, which springs from our true Self, our Spirit.

As long as we are joyful for a reason, we lose the joy or we even become unhappy if the reason for our joy disappears.

 

In ChrisAn we seek happiness that is the joy without opposites, which means that we can be happy under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

Therefore we wish to work on our thinking mind, our Ego by the help of the ChrisAn Program, so our thinking mind, our Ego can become the sounding board for our true Self, our Spirit

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to surrender to a Power, greater than myself that can lead me to my true Self, my Spirit and thus to Joy of Being.

 

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January 20: Surrender to the Group Conscience


Every member had one voice, and this meant that we moved on to take a vote on the issue when everybody had spoken once, even if some of us might think that we would have a better chance of having our proposed course of action accepted and approved if we were allowed to speak more than once.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 114


In our Step work in ChrisAn, we have chosen to develop trust in our chosen Higher Power, and in our Tradition work we choose to develop trust in our group's Higher Power that is also called the Group Conscience that consists of the entire choir from all the voices in our group.

Thus we learn to listen respectfully and attentively to all the voices in our group, whether the group consists of one person in addition to ourselves or more persons in addition to ourselves.

Sometimes we want our idea of what is best for ourselves and our group to be what the group chooses as a basis for action, and therefore we want to convince the other members of our group that our proposal is the most advantageous for all and that may lead us into an argument with the group if we are allowed to speak more than once.

However, by the help of our Tradition work in ChrisAn we realize that it is to our advantage to simply express our desire for ourselves and the group once, trusting that our suggestion has been heard and taken a note of by the other members even if the outcome of the group's decision about a basis of action may not be exactly what we would have chosen ourselves.

However, we surrender ourselves to the Group Conscience trusting that the group's decision here and now is the one that is the group's Higher Power's will for our group here and now, even if the group might change perception at a later date.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Tradition Work in ChrisAn to learn to surrender to the Group Conscience.

 

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January 21: The principle of anonymity

 

It was important to us that we could freely express ourselves in our group, but that only became possible if we had confidence that what we disclosed or confided in the meeting was not passed on or discussed about after the meeting because it was considered to be confidential by others in the group.

For this reason, we did not reveal what others shared in the meeting.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 131


When we attend meetings in our Christs Anonymous Fellowship, we have a need to share about our existential problems, and when we open ourselves for the possibility of finding a solution to the problem, we want to solve, by admitting it to ourselves, like we do, when we say it out loud.

At the same time, we admit it to the group, and thereby we open ourselves for the possibility of hearing from other members, who have found a solution to exactly our problem.

For us to be able have the courage to open ourselves, we need to know that we do not have to fear what other members are using our confidentiality for.

The principle of anonymity is createdmanifested exactly for us to have a guideline in our Fellowship to protect us against our confidentiality being used in a way that pains us, and when we refrain from putting a name to the person, we talk about, we respect the Principle of Anonymity, and thereby we can all feel safe about opening up in our meetings.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will respect the Principle of Anonymity in my Christs Anonymous Fellowship by not putting a name to the persons, who attended the meeting and also I do not put a name to the persons who shared what I want to pass on to people, who were not present at the meeting

 

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January 22: The hurt inner child

 

We could work in many different ways with our hurt thoughts and emotions, also called our defects of character, our inner demons, our sins or our wrongs.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 88
 

When we work with our Tenth Step we realize that we can use many many names as a headline for our painful thoughts and emotions.

Some of us feel so overwhelmed by them that we call them our inner demons, but that in and of itself is such a frightening headline that most of us do not want to make use of it, because we do not want to use that label for any part of ourselves, even if it gives us the opportunity to call our virtues our inner angels.

Others of us call them our sins, because we feel that we commit a mistake against our Soul by taking the pain from unloving, uncaring, hard-hearted and merciless energies into use, as they pain our Soul, who rejoice when we take the joy from loving, caring, compassionate and merciful energies into use.

Yet others call them for our wrongs or our defects of character,
and quite a few of us prefer to call them our hurt inner child, because the idea of a hurt child arouses the compassion in us that we need, when we are going to work with our painful thoughts and emotions.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Tenth Step in Christs Anonymous to work in a loving, caring, compassionate and merciful way with my hurt inner child.

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January 23: Service

 

The principle of the Second Tradition is Service.
Slogan:
I do not serve to elevate myself but to give life-force to those principles I wish to further.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 133

 

When we serve others by serving our Fellowship in Christs Anonymous, there is a risk that we may become so impressed by having the power to carry that out, that we begin to praise ourselves.

 

This means that we enter the energy field called the Ring of Self-centeredness with its euphoria, depression, self-criticism and self-praise, and this Pain-ring makes us loose the joy of carrying out the task that we have taken on.

When we find ourselves in the Ring of Self-centeredness, we open up ourselves to soon begin to criticize ourselves for the service we carry out, and thereby we may get to feel
depressed about our service to the Fellowship.

Tradition Two helps us to not enter into these traps and instead choose to serve so as to give life force to the principles we want to serve, and in this way, we serve ourselves while at the same time we serve Christs Anonymous, and thus we achieve balance in our service.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use Tradition Two to maintain balance, when I serve humankind by the help of my service in Christs Anonymous.

 

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January 24: The astral body/emotional body

 

Then, we investigated our fifth dimensional life by looking into how we responded to our emotional body when uncomfortable emotions were predominant and when comfortable emotions were predominant.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 49
 

In our First Step in Christs Anonymous we work on becoming more aware of the characteristics belonging to our different levels of consciousness.

our astral body/emotional body/inner child, we consider to be both an independent being and a part of the totality in the structure of our being in the same way as we perceive our heart to be an independent being, but also a part of the totality of the structure of our Mother Earth body/physical body.

Our astral body contains the energy flow that springs from the thought activity in our causal body, and that made us understand why it was to our advantage to work on our thinking  mind, our Ego in such a way that the thoughts we nourished lead to emotions of joy in our astral body/emotional body/inner child.

Little by little, as this work progressed, we became better and better able at using the condition of our astral body/emotional body/inner child as a pointer to the thought activities that led to emotions of joy or emotions of pain in our astral body/emotional body/inner child, and thus we became more and more free to choose thought activities that led to joy.

Today’s contemplation

Today, I will open myself to my astral body/emotional body and allow him/her to point to what painful thought patterns I can advantageously transform by the help of my Christs Anonymous Program.
 

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January 25: Praise from others

 

As a result of our Codependency we were always on the hunt for our ‘drug’ – seeking praise from others – and we sacrificed our time, energy, money and personal interest to ‘save’ others from the consequences of their thoughts, emotions and actions, but when they failed to praise us in spite of our sacrifices, we felt victimized by them.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 76


For many years
we thought that it was to our advantage in our social life, when others praised us and our elated emotions, when we received praise seemed to confirm that perception.

Gradually, as our work with the Ring of Codependency and the Ring of Emotional Sobriety progressed, we realized that praise is the same for us, as heroin is for a drug addict, so praise is in Reality the deadliest poison for us, because it activates our disease of codependency.

When our codependency becomes active, it can make us want to use our resources in the hope of' 'saving' another from the painful consequences of his/her thoughts, emotions and actions.

Only when we worked with the Ring of Codependency and the Ring of Emotional Sobriety in Christs Anonymous and investigated the consequences of our ‘help’, we discovered that our ‘help’ often had the opposite effect, because the person we wanted to ‘help’ got delayed in learning what was the consequences of his/her thoughts, feelings and actions.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to liberate myself from the actions that I do to achieve the praise of others.

 

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January 26: Transformation

 

We used our Sixth Step to accept that our thinking mind, our Ego, held self-condemnation and condemnation of others, by admitting to ourselves when our condemnation was active, and then, we createdmanifested a pathway in our mind leading us from condemnation to acceptance.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 63

 

Step Six is called the Step of transformation by many, because we work with moving out of the Rings of Pain and into the Rings of Joy.

 

Gradually, as we become aware of the consequences of our use of the Rings of Pain, we become entirely ready to allow our Higher Power to liberate us from our compulsive use of them.

At the same time, we get familiar with Rings of Joy, and gradually, as we realize the consequences of using the Rings of Joy, we become entirely ready to make an informed choice of thoughts, feelings and actions that bring joy to ourselves and others.

As a result, our habitual use of the Rings of Pain gets replaced with the use of the Rings of Joy, and thus we experience a transformation of ourselves, our lives and our relationships with others.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Sixth Step in ChrisAn to move out of a painful Ring and into a Ring that brings me joy.

 

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January 27: The thinking mind, the Ego

 

The real miracle happens when you realize that your Mind has become completely still and has thus become the sounding board for your Spirit, and as a result, you begin to feel the Joy of Being.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 17

 

When we came to Christs Anonymous most of us had suffered from overcrowding of thoughts for many years, and we had tried to get control of our thinking mind, our Ego in many different ways to stop this swarm of thoughts that mostly were uncomfortable and painful.

We did not know that we were powerless over our thinking mind, our Ego, so we needed help to handle our uncomfortable and painful thoughts while at the same time we needed to develop pleasant and joyful thoughts in addition to neutral thoughts, which we needed, when we were executing a project.

Furthermore, we wanted to achieve Silence in our thinking mind, our Ego, so that our mind could be a sounding board for our true Self, our Spirit thereby we could get to experience the joy without opposites that we call happiness.

In our Step work in ChrisAn all this came to our lot, and thus we became able to perceive our thinking mind, our Ego as a multifaceted diamond that exclusively had the intention of helping us.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the tools of my ChrisAn Program to rejoice in all the conditions that I can find in my multi-faceted diamond, my thinking mind, my Ego.

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January 28: Opinions

 

As a result of this realization, we understood that words, whether thought, written or spoken, are only pointers towards the Truth but not Truth itself, and this realization further helped us to let go of our  our thinking mind, our Ego, and instead perceive Truth as it revealed itself to us NOW and HERE without us having to have an opinion about it

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 45

 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous it was important for us to have an opinion about Reality at each and every point in time in the course of our day, gradually, as the events of the day took place.

We perceived our opinion about Reality to be a true picture of Reality, until we began to liberate ourselves from our  our thinking mind, our Ego and instead identified with our true Self, our Spirit.

Thereby, we discovered that the constant chatter in our thinking mind, our Ego was about having opinions, soon about this and soon about that or the other, but that this chatter merely contained opinions about Reality, but these opinions were not Reality itself.

Therefore, we began to discard many thoughts that merely were an unnecessary appendage to our experience of Reality in the NOW so as to enter the Stillness, which made it possible for us to experience Reality as it unfolded moment by moment from the joy about our Reality of our true Self, our Spirit.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will let go of all the opinions about Reality that I do not need right NOW and right HERE, and instead I will hold on to my focus on Reality as i experience it from my true Self, my Spirit.

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January 29: The Gratitude Prayer (The Fifth Dimension Prayer)
 

The ‘I’ Version

 

God,

You know what this,

Your child,

needs today.

The ‘Group’ Version

 

God,

You know what these,

Your children,

need today.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 103

 

In our daily life, we experience social interactions, thoughts, feelings and situations that we perceive as unpleasant or cumbersome.

 

Many of us get angry when we experience something as unpleasant or cumbersome, because we think that our Higher Power is omnipotent and thus has the power to transform the unpleasant or cumbersome to be pleasant or effortless for us, and if our Higher Power does not do it, we think deep down that it is a punishment we have incurred in one way or another.

 

In our work with our ChrisAn Program, we had chosen our personal Higher Power to be a loving power, and this was in contradiction with our old concept of a Higher Power as a punishing Godhead.

 

Therefore, gradually, we have realized that the fulfilment of our desires, sometimes, necessitate that we experience unpleasant or cumbersome situations, and that these are not a punishment but a blessing in disguise, giving us the opportunity to use our ChrisAn Program for personal and spiritual growth.

 

Today's contemplation
Today I will use the Gratitude Prayer in all those situations I perceive as unpleasant or cumbersome so as to remind myself that I can choose to be grateful and receive these situations from my Higher Power as a gift of love that I can use to come closer to my true Self, my Spirit.

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January 30: The Higher Power of the groups

 

We had chosen to trust that our life and our will were governed by our Higher Power, and now we chose to trust that our group’s life and will were governed by the group’s Higher Power.


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 114

 

In our social life, we need to interact and cooperate with other people, whether our group consists of two people, ourselves and one more, or it consists of ourselves and many others, and our Traditions are all revolving around how we can best deal with our relationship with the World around us while at the same time we relate to a Higher Power.

We found out that we could do it by choosing to perceive our group as a oneness that has a personal Higher Power consisting of one united Power from all the personal Higher Powers of the members of our group.

We can choose to believe that the Higher Power of our group knows what
our group needs at any given point in time and that the Higher Power of our group is expressed in the total voice that includes the voice of each group member.

As a result of this choice, we listen attentively and respectfully to the thoughts and wishes of the other members, when we have to make a choice about the right action as a group, and then we incorporate - wherever possible - all the wishes of the group members in a plan of action before we act.
  
Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the Traditions in my ChrisAn Program to listen respectfully and attentively to the Group Conscience of those groups I am part of, both inside my ChrisAn Fellowship and outside my ChrisAn Fellowship.
 

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January 31: Happiness

 

In the course of our Step Work, it had become clear to us that we needed our thinking mind to become still for us to achieve our goal, which was to let go of our  our thinking mind, our Ego, and instead begin to identify ourselves with our true Self, our Spirit, and thus achieve Joy of Being.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 46


In
ChrisAn we want to achieve the Joy without opposites, which is also called happiness.

 

In the course of our life experiences, we have discovered that happiness is not found in those material gifts that life gives us, nor in how we use or do not use our Mother Earth body/physical body, or if she is sick or healthy.

Neither does it lie in how we use or do not use our ethereal body and thereby our time, our personal space and our energy, and we do not find the Joy without opposites in our astral body/emotional body/inner child, our causal body/mental body/thought body/Ego or our Soul/Super Ego/social body either.

In all these external and internal forms we can find the conditional joy, which is dependent on certain circumstances being fulfilled, but when those circumstances change, our joy often turns to pain and thereby we realized that only in our true Self, our Spirit, we find the unconditional joy without opposites that we call happiness.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to become better at identifying myself with my true Self, my Spirit, so I can become better at being happy under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

 

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THIS IS A BOOK IN PROGRESS,
NEW CONTEMPLATIONS WILL BE UPLOADED REGULARLY
WHEN THEY ARE READY

 

FEBRUARY

 

February 01 Good and evil
 
February 02 Accountability
 
February 03 Uniqueness
 

February 04 To be of benefit
 

February 05 To respect the Group Conscience
 
February 06 The causal body
 
February 07 Transformation of the Ego
 
February 08 Each member one voice
 
February 09 The Joy of serving
 
February 10 Sensuality
 
February 11 Fear of admitting
 
February 12 Ethics
 
February 13 The Big Ring of Joy in Step Nine to Twelve
 
February 14 The World's sufferings
 
February 15 The Ring of Fulfillment
 
February 16 Step Twelve
 
February 17 The Third Step Prayer
 
February 18  Denial
 
February 19 The Small Ring of Faith
 
February 20 To share Step One-Four with one’s chosen Higher Power
 
February 21 To follow the heart
 
February 22 Meditation
 
February 23 Step Ten
 
February 24 Mercy
 
February 25 The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment
 
February 26 Thought habits
 
February 27 Desires
 
February 28 The eight colors
 
February 29 Training of our thinking mind, our Ego
 
 

 

February 01: Good and evil

 

When we investigated the perception of goodness that our thinking mind, our Ego holds, we discovered that it consists in attacking what our Ego perceives as evil and defending what our Ego perceives as good.


Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 31

 

While we grew up and watched how the adults around us acted, we observed that the people who were perceived to be good people, supported what they considered to be good, and attacked or destroyed what they considered to be evil, and as we wanted to be considered to be good people, we did the same.

This attitude has brought ourselves and others much suffering, and for a long time we had  searched for answers to these sufferings by the time we came to Christs Anonymous.

In Christs Anonymous, we learned that good and evil is an illusion that only is concerned with what is to our advantage at any given point in time in our lives, and we also discovered that what we thought was to our advantage or disadvantage, changed from day to day, from month to month and from year to year.

Therefore, we stopped looking at ourselves and the World around us as good or evil, and instead we made clear to ourselves what our purpose was in participating in various activities, and we sorted that away, which did not serve our purpose and further cultivated that, which served our purpose instead of using the terms good about that, which served our purpose, and evil about that, which blocked our purpose.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to take a stand on what serves my purposes and I will choose to give that more of my resources, and I will also take a stand on that, which does not serve my purposes and choose to liberate myself from of it without judging it on the basis of good and evil.

 

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February 02: Accountability
 

The principle of the Ninth Tradition is Accountability.
Slogan:
I serve with pleasure or not at all. 

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 133

 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, we considered it to be accountable to serve our loved ones in various ways, regardless of how we felt about it.

While we worked with the Traditions in ChrisAn we became aware that we often tried to get praise for our efforts, because in Reality we did not feel like serving our loved ones in one or more areas, but did it exclusively to please them.

After we came to ChrisAn, we discovered that such a distortion createdmanifested pain both in ourselves and our loved ones, because our action was a joyless action that we carried out so as to get praise from our loved ones.
 
Instead, of serving others to achieve praise, we used our ChrisAn Program to determine if praise was our motive for acting , and if that was the case, we refrained from acting, but if we found joy in serving our loved ones, we chose to do it.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Tradition Work to learn to use my resources on tasks that give me joy to carry out and to let go of the tasks that do not bring me joy.


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February 03: Uniqueness
 

The principle of the Fifth Tradition is Gratitude.
Slogan:
Mutual appreciation pleases the heart.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 133

As creaturesmanifestations, we are able to separate ourselves in unique ways from all other creaturesmanifestations.

Even two snowflakes are different and separate themselves in unique ways from each other, and this individuality makes it possible for us to admire and appreciate all the possible combinations of the createdmanifested.

When we interact with our fellow human beings, we can choose to appreciate and admire their uniqueness - their individuality, and we can open ourselves to let others appreciate and admire our uniqueness - our individuality.

When in this way we appreciate and admire each other, we rejoice in our Higher Power's creationmanifestation work in all its rainbow-colored diversity.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will rejoice over all the unique beings that I meet on my path during my day.

 

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February 04: To be of benefit
 

The group treasurer serves us by taking care of passing around the 7th Tradition contributions bag during the recovery meetings, and by paying our rent and refreshments expenses from the money that is collected. 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 113

There are many ways in which we can serve Christs Anonymous, but the most important thing is that we serve ourselves first and foremost.

We serve ourselves when we attend meetings in Christs Anonymous, and at the same time we serve others by giving life force to the meeting in which we participate.

Those of us who have the time and desire and who therefore would rejoice in serving the Fellowship as a whole, can do so by being chair, treasurer, group representative, coffee person, welcome person, sponsor, recovery buddy or by participating in various projects that our Area Service Committee wishes to implement.

The important thing is that we rejoice in serving and thus benefit ourselves while we at the same time are benefiting others.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will rejoice in benefiting myself while at the same time I benefit others in my ChrisAn Fellowship.

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February 05: To respect the Group Conscience
 

As a group, we used the Fourth Tradition to investigate our group’s desires both concerning meetings and other group activities, and in deciding how we would go about fulfilling our group’s tasks in the desired direction, taking into consideration whether our approach would affect other groups or Christs Anonymous as a whole. 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 118

 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, we were mostly concerned with implementing our own desires in group contexts, but as our personal work with our Traditions progressed we became better and better at listening to the Group Conscience.

When we listened attentively and respectfully to each member of our group, both in our ChrisAn group and in our groups outside ChrisAn, we gave space for the Group Conscience to come to expression.

We perceived the Group Conscience to be the Higher Power of the Group and therefor we chose to listen to the Group Conscience with the same attentive respect that we chose to use to listen to our individual Higher Power.

Thereby we contributed to that all members of our group could feel respected and treated with love and care, whether it was one of two in our marriage or one of many in our entire ChrisAn Fellowship, and when we in this the way respected the Group Conscience in the groups we were part of, we felt like a harmonious and well-adapted part of the group, while at the same time the other members of our group felt the same.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Tradition Work to relate in a loving, caring, compassionate and merciful way to the groups I am part of, by respectfully listening to and surrendering to the Group Conscience.

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February 06: The causal body
 

In our existence, our causal body/mental body/thought body is attached to and operates through our knowing mind, our God Mind or through our thinking mind, our Ego and in our Mother Earth body/physical body he/she is attached to and acts through our brain.  

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 27

Our causal body is called causal because it is the cause of our emotional feelings that give us the energy to act, and which therefore set our Mother Earth body/physical body into movement.

This means that most of our actions springs from our causal body, our thinking mind, our Ego.

When we develop our relationship with our causal body by the help of our Christs Anonymous Program, we become able to take care of ALL of our thoughts with love, care, compassion and mercy.

That means that we relate to our thinking mind, our Ego from our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful Soul.

Today's contemplation
Today, I choose to relate to my thinking mind, my Ego from my Soul and thus with love, care, compassion and mercy.

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February 07: Transformation of the Ego
 

From the teachings of these paths, it slowly dawned on us that most of them taught us that the main obstacle in our path on our way to freedom from suffering is our thinking mind, our Ego that is the direct cause of our anger, worry, anxiety, stress, depression and fear.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 19
 

We have observed that our emotional feelings is the flow of energy emanating from our thoughts.

If we carry out a task, and it seems to us to be meaningless, we feel angry about carrying out this task, worried about the time we use on the task, anxious because we feel compelled to do this work, stressed about how long time it takes and depressed about not letting go of the task and do something else.

If we carry out the same task, and it seems to us to be meaningful, we feel delighted to do this task, content with using time on the task, calm about having chosen to do this task, patience concerning the time it takes without considering, if we should rather do something else.

As a result of these observations, we became aware that our work in ChrisAn with transforming the content of our thinking mind, our Ego by the help of the Rings of Joy and the Rings of Pain is our path forward to transform our thinking mind, our Ego, so we can find joy under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the Rings of Joy and the Rings of Pain to transform the content of my thinking mind, my Ego, so I can find joy under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

 

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February 08: Each member one voice
 

Hence, we practiced the principle of anonymity by respecting that each of us have ‘one equal voice’, knowing from our own experiences in the Fellowship that what we may not find useful for our own recovery might be exactly that which changed the life of another.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 132

When we attend meetings in Christs Anonymous, we hear about others' experiences with the Program, and thereby we become aware that there are many perspectives on our Program.

Some members' perspective is in line with our own, and we find many useful details in their perspectives, and the perspectives of others are so far from our own, that we do not find any of it useful for us.

However, we soon discover that others find exactly that, which we could not use, to be useful to them, and in that way we became aware that all perspectives are useful, and this helped us in our Tradition Work, where we needed to find one mutual voice by the help of the Group Conscience.

We accepted that many different perspectives were expressed, when we had to make a decision about a foundation for mutual action, and we did not want this to lead to endless discussions about the right action, so each member has one equal voice, and when the perspective of each member has been expressed once, we move on to vote so as to determine our desire for a certain action.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will listen attentively to each single group member's perspective and I will also express my own perspective, so that the Group Conscience can be expressed in full for the benefit of me and my entire group, before we decide to act.

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February 09: The Joy of serving
 

We identified and investigated those areas where we exclusively wanted to serve ourselves and those areas where we exclusively wanted to serve others. 
We discovered that it was rare that we wanted to serve either ourselves or others exclusively.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 126


Sometimes
we feel very egotistical, and here our work with Tradition Nine is a big help, because we clearly realize that we want to serve others more than we were aware of before we worked with the Ninth Tradition, so our feeling of being egotistical is not always in conformity with Reality.

From our Step Work, we know that primarily, we are responsible for showing ourselves unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy to be aligned with with our true Self, our Spirit.

Only after we have taken care of all the bodies that are entrusted to us can we begin to take care of the bodies that is to be found around us, whether our own bodies or that of others are physical, ethereal, astral, causal or social.

It is a big and time-consuming job to take care of all of our personal bodies, and in Tradition Nine we find out that when we take care of our own bodies in an unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful way, we also become better able to take care of others, and often our self-care is an example to be followed and a source of strength and joy to our surroundings.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Tradition work to find out how I can serve others by serving myself and thus bring joy both to myself and others.

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February 10: Sensuality
 

In our existence, our Mother Earth body/physical body is attached to and acts by the help of our five senses through Mother Earth that feeds our Mother Earth body/physical body as well as that of all other three-dimensional creaturesmanifestations, whether the creaturesmanifestations are from the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom or the human kingdom. 

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 29

 

When we began on our spiritual path, little by little, we got the impression that all our sensory joys were an obstacle to our spiritual growth.

 

This led many of us to look down on our Mother Earth body/our physical body and her senses and therefore we had a tendency to to neglect her needs to be well rested, well groomed, well exercised and well nourished.

After we came to Christs Anonymous however, we became more aware of that it is with the help of our Mother Earth body/our physical body and her senses that our true Self, our Spirit experience life on Earth and rejoice in it.

The more we expand our conscious contact with our true Self, our Spirit the more we rejoice in our senses, and we can often use our senses as an entrance to become one with our true Self, our Spirit.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will open my senses to life on Earth and rejoice in the diversity of sensory input that is coming to my lot.
 

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February 11: Fear of admitting
 

We did this work by taking up a situation from our day that gave rise to anger, indignation, worry, anxiety, stress, depression or fear in us; we wrote down the situation and identified the names of the defects of character that we took into use in the situation. 
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 62

In Step Ten in our Christs Anonymous Program, we continued our work with observing ourselves, our joys and pains, by carrying out daily inventories of those situations from the day that gave rise to painful thoughts and feelings such as anger, worry, anxiety, stress, depression or fear.

By facing our existential pain in this way we became better and better in admitting them to our sponsor/recovery buddy or to those we might have had a conflict with, although in the beginning, we feared that others would use our admission to 'press on our pain buttons' in situations where they wanted to subjugate us for different reasons.

Anyway, we decided to be courageous and admit our painful thoughts and feelings to others.

This we did,
because we knew that recovery begins by admitting our pain and how it makes our lives unmanageable, and we discovered to our delight that we did not have nearly as much reason to fear others as we had imagined.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will let go of my fear of admitting my painful thoughts and feelings to another human being so as for my healing of that which pains me today to begin.

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February 12: Ethics
 

Thus, we began to let go of morality to surrender to our ethics, even though others were constantly trying to hold us down by trying to inflict guilt and shame on us if we did not surrender to their perception of the right thing.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 89

In ChrisAn we consider morality to be the yardstick our society uses to inform us about what society generally perceive as the right attitudes and the resulting right actions.

Ethics we perceive to be the individual human being's yardstick for what the individual human being perceives to be the right attitudes and the resulting right actions in relation to
the person himself/herself and others.

Gradually, as we get to know ourselves by the help of our ChrisAn Program, we become more and more conscious of what we consider to be the right attitudes towards ourselves and others and the resultant right actions.

Thereby we become better and better at maintaining our integrity by standing by what we ourselves perceive as the right thing even if others may not agree with us.


Today's contemplation
Today, I will develop my ethics by getting to know myself better by the help of my ChrisAn Program

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February 13: The Big Ring of Joy in Step Nine to Twelve
 

 Step Eight to Twelve.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 11


Step
Nine to Twelve is our third meeting with the Big Ring of Joy with its faith, hope, love and truth.

When we make our amends in Step Nine, we have faith in that we can benefit ourselves and others by making amends for our mistakes from the past and in the present.

In Step Ten, we work with our daily inventory of a topic from our day that we want to take a closer look at, because we hope that the wisdom we gain through this inventory, will serve us well in our way of handling our actions, our emotions, our thoughts and our social life.

In Step Eleven we develop our capacity to love by the help of our daily identification with our true Self, our Spirit and thus our capacity to love everything and everybody everywhere at all levels of
existence

, and in Step Twelve, we express our personal truth knowing very well that our truth is not the whole Truth, but one single perspective on The Truth.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the Big Ring of Joy with its faith, hope, love and truth.

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February 14: The World's sufferings

 

When we looked at the suffering of the World at large, we realized that trying to imagine the suffering of another was to no avail, because that which was experienced as a pin-prick by us might be experienced as a stroke with an axe by another and that which was experienced as a stroke with an axe by us might be experienced as a pin-prick by another.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 42

 

When we look at the sufferings of the World, we can find it difficult to imagine that there might be an unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention behind them, and we have used many thoughts and felt many emotions in connection with the sufferings of the World without having found an answer as to how we usefully deal with them.

Our own sufferings we had also given much thought and felt many conflicting emotions about, and both our own sufferings and the sufferings of the World had made it difficult for us to believe in an unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful Higher Power.

However, already in our Second Step in our ChrisAn Program we came face to face with the sufferings of World and with our own sufferings, because here we investigated the consequences of our own sufferings and discovered that they led us to the wisdom that lay at the root of our sufferings, and they made it possible for us to further develop our Christ Consciousness.

When we realized these facts about the consequences of our sufferings, we concluded that our human limitation and ignorance prevented us from seeing the consequences of the sufferings of the World as a whole, but we could choose to believe that just as we had benefited from our sufferings in the long run, the sufferings of the World would also benefit the World in the long run.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to transform my sufferings into wisdom and Christ Consciousness.

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February 15: The Ring of Fulfillment

 

We found out that if we found ourselves in the Ring of Fulfillment, when we had empty time ahead of us, we found it easy to fill our empty time with something that had our interest and which therefore was meaningful for us, and therefore we experienced a sense of fulfilment that made us feel oneness with ourselves, because all of our planes of existence acted as one whole
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 47

There are many ways in which we can enter the Ring of Fulfillment with its fulfillment, interest, meaningfulness and oneness.

If we fill up our time with tasks that have our interest and which therefore are meaningful to us, we act in oneness with all of our being and thus we do not any resistance from any part of ourselves.

If we choose to enter the Ring of Fulfillment by the help of interest, we can do it by contemplating which task we would find interesting doing now and then begin to carry out that task, and when we carry out a task that is interesting to us, we find it to be meaningful, and as a result we act in oneness with our whole being without any form of resistance from within.

We can also enter the Ring of Fulfillment by the help of meaningfulness by contemplating what our next meaningful task could be, and if for instance it is in the morning, our next meaningful task could be to take a bath, so it has our interest to do it, and thus we experience no resistance from any part of our being and thereby we are acting in oneness with how we fill out our time.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the Ring of Fulfillment as much as my day allows.

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February 16: Step Twelve

 

The Twelfth Step suggests that we practice these principles in all our affairs, and when we did that, our state of being shone forth in everything we did, carrying the message even if we weren’t sharing it verbally with others.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 107

When we have finished Step Twelve in our ChrisAn Program, we have picked up the principles of all our Twelve Steps, and we have thus createdmanifested a new lifestyle that we find joyful.

When we enter various enterprises, whether it is our daily routines or a new project, we use these principles in all our affairs, and thus our state of being shines forth through everything we do.

The joy that we feel about ourselves as creaturesmanifestations, about our lives, about other creaturesmanifestations and about our Higher Power fill our lives with a life force that we had not even imagined possible.

So even if we do not express to others our Program and its gifts to us directly with words, then our very being, our life and our behavior is a message to everyone we meet on our way.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the principles of my ChrisAn Program in all my affairs.

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February 17: The Third Step Prayer 

THE THIRD STEP PRAYER
(The Fourth Dimension Prayer)
 

The ‘I’ Version

 

God,

take my will and my life
and show me how I can live

in complete compliance
with my true Self, my Spirit

The ‘Group’ Version

 

God,

take our will and our life
and show us how we can live

in complete compliance

with our true Self, our Spirit


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 103

 

In Step Three, we want to surrender our will and our life to the care of our chosen Higher Power, because we have become aware that often we can be unloving, uncaring, hardhearted and merciless to ourselves, and therefore we now want to surrender the care for us to our chosen unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful Higher Power.

For many of us it was a big step, because even if sometimes we were unloving, uncaring, hardhearted and merciless to ourselves, we had a loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention in being so.

However, in our Step work we had become aware that often our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention was not met, because we acted contrary to our intention.

Therefore, we rejoiced in surrendering our will and our lives to a Power that always and without exception is unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful, and for this purpose we used the Third Step prayer.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the Third Step prayer to sense how far I have come in surrendering myself wholeheartedly to my chosen Higher Power's care.

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February 18: Denial

Our denying that we had taken a defect of character into use sprang from the fact that we could only see our thinking mind, our Ego from within, and because our thinking mind, our Ego always and without exception has a loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention with every thought, we were blinded by this, and therefore we became unable to see that the loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention could not be served by the help of defects of character, and exactly that is why we call these attributes for defects of character.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 68

Even before we cane to Christs Anonymous, we had been on the spiritual path for a long time and therefore we had tried to be as sincere and honest to ourselves, as it was possible for us, so when first we heard about denial, we had difficulties imagining that it had got anything to do with us.

We did exactly not want to deny Reality, so it took us a long time to face the fact that denial is that veil of grace that covers up Reality from our investigative gaze until we have become ready to come face to face with it.

In our ChrisAn Fellowship we got the help we needed to step out of our denial about our use of our defects of character, and we discovered that we needed to give our  our thinking mind, our Ego so at to become able to step back and investigate it in the same way as a scientist investigates a topic

As a result of this work, we slowly learned to know the difference of our use of our defects of character and our virtues by the help of the Rings of Joy and Pain.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my ChrisAn Program to investigate my thinking mind, my Ego by the help of the Rings of Joy and Pain.

 

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February 19: The Small Ring of Faith

 

We also discovered that when The Small Ring of Faith became active in us, we believed that our Higher Power gave us what we needed when we needed it (Trust), and we used our Higher Power’s gifts to the full or passed them on to others if we didn’t find use for them ourselves (Accountability).

Therefore, we passed on our material, physical, time-space wise, emotional, mental, social or spiritual surplus to others who lacked what we had in excess (Generosity), and through these actions, we realized that we did have a surplus to give from (Abundance).

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 55

During our Step Work in Christs Anonymous, we had often observed that our desires were fulfilled in unexpected ways when we had done what was in our power to fulfill our desires ourselves without being able to do so.
 
This had gradually made us trust that our Higher Power gave us what we needed, when we needed it.
 
Most of us have received so many gifts from our Higher Power that we actually have far more than we need in one or more of our planes of existence, and this surplus we can choose to pass on to others who lack what we have in surplus.

Thereby we discover that we have way more abundance that we think about in daily life and at the same time, we experience more intensely they joy of being the Small Ring of Faith.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will decide what part of my surplus, I want to pass on to others, whether it is materially, energetically, emotionally, mentally, socially or spiritually so that I can step into the joy in the Small Ring of Faith.

 

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February 20: To share Step Four with one’s chosen Higher Power

Next, we shared our self-realizations with our Higher Power by reading what we had written to our Higher Power, and we changed what we had written in accordance with the impulses that came to us while we read, taking these impulses to be our Higher Power’s guidance to us in our Fifth Step work.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 61

 

In Step Five we share our realizations from our Step Work with our Higher Power by reading our Fifth Step to our Higher Power.
 
Many of us thought that our Higher Power already knew what we had found out ourselves in our Step Work, and although that is true, it is nevertheless important that we do not skip this part of our Fifth Step, because it does make a difference for us to read our inventory to our Higher Power.
 
When we read our inventory to our Higher Power, we discover that many thoughts and impulses come to us, which deepens our understanding of our realizations from our Step Work, and this deeper understanding we add to our own findings by writing it down in our inventory.

This deeper understanding we will add to our self-realizations by writing it down in our inventory of ourselves, and if we choose to write these insights with a different font type, we can get a easy overview of what we added, while we read to our Higher Power, so we can use it to describe what we got out of sharing our inventory with our Higher Power from Step One-Four.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will share my inventory with my Higher Power and write that down, which I get inspired to add, while I read so that I can easily achieve an overview of what I got out of sharing my inventory with my Higher Power.

 

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February 21: To follow the heart

By allowing ourselves to do that which brought us Joy of Being right HERE right NOW, we discovered that our life changed dramatically, and we became aware that our Higher Power’s will for us was to evolve through enjoying and loving our physical life, our space and time life, our emotional life, our mental life, our social life and our spiritual life.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 78

Before we came to ChrisAn, many of us had been judgmental about our own desires, and it meant that we put a block against the fulfillment of those of our desires that we judged unworthy.

After we came to ChrisAn, we became aware that it was important that we fulfilled our desires, because only when we experienced the fulfillment of our desires, we could develop our power of discernment.

In this process, we might discover that the fulfillment of many desires that we had imagined would make us happy, maybe did not have the desired effect.

 

And we also discovered that many desires that we had judged to not be good enough, but which we chose to fulfill, when we came to Christs Anonymous, proved to bring us much joy.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will do my best to fulfill my desires in the NOW, whether my desires are material, physical, ethereal, astral, causal, social or spiritual, and I will seek help to fulfill the desires that I can not fulfill myself.

 

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February 22: Meditation

 The fifth circle illustrates a meditating state of mind, where there is no thought activity and thereby our thinking mind, our Ego became the sounding board for our true Self, our Spirit.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 97

When our thinking mind, our Ego becomes completely still, we have entered into meditation, and in that state our thinking mind, our Ego becomes the sounding board for our true Self, our Spirit.

By the help of our meditation practice we become better and better at being one with our true Self, our Spirit.

We also become better and better at discerning between the impulses that come from our thinking mind, our Ego and the impulses that come from our true Self, our Spirit.

Gradually, as we become better and better at entering into meditation, we can also enter into meditation, even when are in the process of solving the tasks of the day and thereby we increase our joy of being.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the suggestion from my Eleventh Step about teaching my thinking mind, my Ego to be completely still so that I can experience to be in oneness with my true Self, my Spirit and thereby experience the joy without opposites.

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February 23: Step Ten

In our daily written Tenth Step inventory, we chose to inventory one situation from our day where our defects of character, our hurt inner child, came to expression, to become able to heal the hurts on a daily basis so that our hurt inner child could become more and more healthy and happy – which implied that our immature and dysfunctional mental-emotional patterns could become more and more mature and functional.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 87


When
we have reached Step Ten in Christs Anonymous, we have come to know many of our virtues and defects of character, and that knowledge we use in our daily inventories.

Many of us have chosen to look at our defects of character as a hurt child, because our defects of character are, in Reality, merely immature virtues, and it helped us to be loving, caring, compassionate and merciful towards our defects of character, when we chose to approach them as an immature form of energy, a hurt child.

When we approached our defects of character in this way, it also became easier for us to admit that we had used a defects of character in a situation in the course of our day and thereby our Tenth Step inventory became easier to carry out.

 

The easier it was to carry out our Tenth Step the more likely it was that we would become able to inventory ourselves on a daily basis like Step Ten suggests.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Tenth Step to take a defect of character to heart as if it were a hurt child needing recovery.
 

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February 24Mercy 

The principle of Step Twelve is Mercy.
Slogan:
We do not ask how your pain arose but what you want to do about it and how we can help.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 109


In
 ChrisAn we discern between pity and compassion.

We perceive pity to be an attempt to put ourselves into the pain of our fellow human being by the help of imagination, and the imagination can make us believe that we know what our fellow human being suffer under, and this imagination can make us come up with useless guidance as to how we imagine that our fellow human being can recover from the pain and thereby we add injury to pain, and become unable to show mercy.

We perceive compassion to be an understanding of another person's pain, because we have experienced a similar pain in the past and know what that pain feels like, which our fellow human being experiences right now, whether the pain is material, physical, energetic, emotional, mental, social or spiritual, and we also know, which painful mistakes we made, and therefore we became able to show mercy to our neighbor.

As a result of our experience, we have the capacity to give our fellow human being hope that he/she too can recover from the pain, because we can share our experience of the same pain and how we managed to recover from it.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will be merciful to my neighbor by sharing my experience of the pain that my neighbor is suffering from, and if I have no experience of a similar pain, I will ask my neighbor what he/she wants to do about the pain and how I can help.
 

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February 25: The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment 

Only when we came to Christs Anonymous were we finally able to stop identifying ourselves with our Ego, our thinking mind, the source of this constant chatter; and instead, we began identifying ourselves with our true Self – our omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent and immortal Spirit.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 10

In Christs Anonymous, we want to be led to the joy without opposites that we consider to be happiness.

For many years, we have tried to imagine what it would take for us to be happy, and we discovered that if we were happy for a reason, we became unhappy when our reason to be happy disappeared.

Gradually, as our work with our program in Christs Anonymous progresses, it becomes clear to us that we can not think ourselves into happiness - we can experience it.

We experience happiness by identifying with our true Self, our Spirit in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment .

Today's contemplation
Today, I will make myself happy by identifying myself with my true Self, my Spirit in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment .

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February 26: Thought habits

As a result of our thinking habits, we had many unpleasant emotional feelings in our lower heart, our solar plexus center that harbored emotional feeling that were hostile to us and others, and that to such an extent that they createmanifest illnesses in our Mother Earth body/physical body that has his/her limits as to how much pressure he/she can bear from our stressful emotions without falling ill.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 36

Today, it is widely recognized that emotions, which trigger the stress hormone cortisol in large quantities, harm our Mother Earth body/physical body, and if it continues over a long time, illness can occur in the weakest areas of our Mother Earth body/physical body.

It is also widely recognized that happy feelings trigger dopamine, endorphin, serotonin and oxytocin and that these pleasure hormones createsmanifests healing and health in our Mother Earth body/physical body.

Furthermore, science now knows that our emotions are rooted in our thoughts, so when we think painful thoughts they trigger painful emotions, and when we think happy thoughts, they trigger happy emotions.

Therefore, in our ChrisAn Program, we work on transforming our thought habits by the help of the Rings of Pain and the Rings of Joy.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to transform my thought habits by the help of the Rings of Pain and the Rings of Joy.

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February 27: Desires

 Whenever we abandoned ourselves by being dishonest about what would bring us Joy of Being this moment, in the HERE and NOW, we discovered that we felt lonely due to our abandoning self by condemning what we wanted to do as being beneath us, as being too superficial, as not being of any practical value or as not being ‘spiritual’.


 Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 81

 

Spiritual teachers have informed that now it is spiritual dawn for humankind.

This means that the sleeping Spirits are about to wake up, and therefore we, who are on the spiritual path, get an experience of being present in the NOW more often than has been the case for most of us previously.

When we are present in the NOW while our thinking mind, our Ego is still, we sense our true Self, our Spirit, and when our true Self, our Spirit fills the Silence in our thinking mind, our Ego it becomes easy for us to find joy in the NOW.

However, we can also find joy in the NOW, although our thinking mind, our Ego is thinking if we listen to those thoughts that tell us what would bring us joy in the NOW and do our best to do what is needed to give ourselves permission to do that which would bring us joy.

Today's contemplation
Today will do my best to do what would bring me joy in the NOW, if at all possible for me due to circumstances.

giving me joy in the NOW, if at all possible for me due to circumstances.

 

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February 28: The eight colors

There are a total of eight colors in the rainbow, but the ultraviolet and the infrared cannot be seen or illustrated separately; the ultraviolet color permeates all the colors of the center and that changes the hue of all them, and the infrared is the heat that radiates from the entire structure.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 23

When we study the graph in Step One in our book Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, we see that all the colors of the rainbow are represented.

Until we came to Christs Anonymous, we thought that there were a total of six colors together with their infinite nuances in their different shades.

When we studied this graph, we were told that the structure in the center of the Absolute also contains a seventh color, the ultraviolet, and that the heat of the whole structure in our existence as creaturesmanifestations radiates the eighth color, the infrared color.

By visualizing the ultraviolet color and then focus it as a thin or thick beam in different areas of our Mother Earth body/physical body, ethereal body/space-time-energy body, astral body/emotional body, causal body/mental body/thought body/Ego or our Soul/Super Ego/social body we can bring the healing power of the Absolute in the form of unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy to the sick or frail area.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will direct the light of my Absolute consciousness to an sick or frail place in one of my bodies and thus give the body in question a healing empowerment.

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February 29: Training of our thinking mind, our Ego

When we chose to investigate a disturbing or a joyful emotion, we had to look into our thinking mind, our Ego, to find out which of our thoughts had led to the disturbance or joy, without criticizing or praising our thinking for that reason.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 83

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, many of us had a perception of our thoughts and emotions as two separate areas.

 

After we came to Christs Anonymous, we discovered that joyful or painful emotions, brought us joy or pain for a reason, and this reason sprang from our thoughts and that the energy flow of out thoughts is our emotions.

In our ChrisAn Program we investigate our thinking mind, our Ego so as to identify the thoughts that bring us joy and the thoughts that pain us.

Little by little after that it becomes possible for us train our thinking mind, our Ego to think thoughts that bring us joy in all the areas and in all the points in time, where it is possible.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my ChrisAn Program to investigate what thoughts I can transform from being painful to being joyful.

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 THIS IS A BOOK IN PROGRESS, NEW CONTEMPLATIONS WILL BE UPLOADED REGULARLY WHEN THEY ARE READY

 

 
MARCH

 

March 01 Service
 

March 02 Our personal Truth
 

March 03 The Ring of Self-centeredness
 

March 04 The Eleventh Step Prayer
 

March 05 The Buddha and the Tara
 

March 06 To become functional
 

March 07 Minimizing
 

March 08 Control issues
 

March 09 Envy
 

March 10 Gratitude

March 11 Step Five

Step Five

March 12 Surrender

March 13 Positive and negative thoughts

March 14 To choose joy
 

March 15 Morals and ethics
 

March 16 Tradition 12
 

March 17 Our inflated Ego
 

March 18 The growth of our defects of character
 

March 19 Our inner and our outer life
 

March 20 Prayer
 

March 21 The Small Ring of Avarice
 

March 22 The principle and slogan of Tradition Ten
 

March 23 Peace
 

March 24 To loose contact with the NOW
 

March 25 To lose ourselves
 

March 26 Fellowship in uniqueness
 

March 27 Social interactions
 

March 28 Our psychological landscape
 

March 29 Perspectives
 

March 30 Super Learning
 

March 31 Conscious expansion of our Christ Consciousness

 

 

March 01: Service

 

The caretaker of the group serves us by seeing to it that the refreshments are arranged and served at our recovery meetings.

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 114

Gradually, as we harvest more and more fruits from our membership of Christs Anonymous, we get a desire to contribute to it that other people also can get an opportunity to be benefited by our Fellowship and our Program.

Therefore, most of us choose to make a contribution to the well-being of humanity by giving some of our time and energy so as to make it possible for others to achieve these gifts too.

We can do it in many ways, and one of these can be to take care of arranging the refreshments for the meeting and see to it that they are being served during our meeting.

This createsmanifests a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and thereby we contribute both to our own well being during the meeting and to that of others as well.


Today's contemplation
Today, I will contribute to my Fellowship by carrying out a service that I like to carry out for the Fellowship.

 

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March 02: Our personal Truth

 

The principle of Step One is Honesty. Slogan: Truth always triumphs in the end!

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 108

Many of us imagine that we are capable to speaking The Truth, but in Reality we are only able to put into words our personal perspective on Reality, and even our words are limited to be pointers to that point in  Reality, we are trying to express, but they are not Reality itself.

Our personal perspective on Reality is unique, and as such it is only our personal Truth that we can tell others about.

 

Often we experience that others’ perception of Reality is different than ours, even if it is the same situation or the same place each of us describe.

This is also so for our own and others’ perception of our ChrisAn Program, and we can use our personal Truth to enrich others with new perspectives on the Program, and we can take from the perspectives of others, what enriches us and leave the rest.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will enrich others with my perspectives on our ChrisAn Program and I will let myself be enriched with the perspectives of others.

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March 03: The Ring of Self-centeredness

 

Many of us had a tendency to praise ourselves when our astral body/emotional body/inner child was comfortable and criticize ourselves when he/she was uncomfortable, thus moving up and down between euphoria and depression and by so doing, we released the pain of the Ring of Self-centeredness into our life all over again.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 48

 

Whether we praised or criticized ourselves for experiencing emotional joy or pain, our self-praise and self-criticism consists in thoughts that belong to the energy field we call the Ring of Self-centeredness in ChrisAn.

The Ring of Self-contentedness is a Ring of Pain and it means that the euphoria we briefly feel as a result of our self-praise has an inherent pain, because it is artificial joy that emerge from our self-praise.

For many of us euphoria were the only kind of joy we knew before we came to ChrisAn, and we had reached a point where we feared our artificial joy, because we had discovered that our joy soon turned to depression.

 

Only when we got to know the Ring of Self-centeredness, we understood that the depression, which followed in the wake of our self-criticism, belongs to the same field of energy as euphoria and self-praise, and is therefore is an inevitable consequence of the fact that we are to be found in the Ring of Self-centeredness.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will  use my ChrisAn Program to observe how I experience myself, others, life and my Higher Power, when I find myself in the Ring of Self-centeredness.

 

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March 04: The Eleventh Step Prayer

 

The ‘I’ Version

 

God,

I meditate to expand
my conscious contact with You,

 to seek knowledge of Your will
for me this day

and to seek the Power to carry that out.

 

The ‘Group’ Version

 

God,

we meditate to expand
our conscious contact with You,

 to seek knowledge of Your will
for us this day

and to seek the Power to carry that out.

 

 

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 98

 

In our Eleventh Step Prayer, we dress our chosen Higher Power, whether we use the word God to address our Higher Power or any other word that we feel is the right word to address our Higher Power.

The important thing is not whether we use the word God or another word to address our Higher Power, but that we turn to our chosen Higher Power to seek guidance about our Higher Power's will for us and to ask for the power to carry that out.

By using our Eleventh Step Prayer day after day and even many times a day, little by little, we discover that when we follow the guidance that we believe our Higher Power gives us as an answer to our prayer, we achieve the discernment to know, when it is our Higher Power that gives us the impulse, and when it is our thinking mind, our Ego the impulse is coming  from.

Moreover, we discover that when we surrender to our chosen Higher Power's will for us, in Reality we surrender to our own true will for us, which we have been unable to see before we had become entirely ready to surrender to our chosen Higher Power's will for us.

Today's contemplation

Today, I will seek to know my Higher Power's will for me as often as I am able to, and I will surrender to what I believe is my Higher Power's will for me, as best I can.
 

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March 05: The Buddha and the Tara

 

When thus we liberated our Ego from being considered the villain in our spiritual adventure, we became able to see him/her for what he/she is in Reality – our devoted helper.

In that way, at long last, we became able to look at our thinking mind, our Ego in a loving, caring, compassionate and merciful way.

 

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 63

 

From our work with our various planes of existence in our ChrisAn Program, we know that our thinking mind, our Ego is a sixth dimensional being, who holds four states in the form of our painful thoughts, our joyful thoughts, our neutral thoughts as well as a state of no thoughts that we call The Silence in which our thinking mind, our Ego becomes the sounding board for our true Self, our Spirit.

For a long time we have used our Program to observe our thinking mind, our Ego from our Soul Plane with love, care, compassion and mercy, and it has led to that more and more realizations about our thinking mind, our Ego has become part of our existential understanding.

Now, we understand that gradually as we provide our thinking mind, our Ego with more and more loving, caring, compassionate and merciful information about our existential experiences with the pains and joys of existence, our thinking mind, our Ego is slowly transformed to that state that is called The Enlightened One or the Buddha, if we are a man, and to the Rainbow Goddess, the Tara, if we are a woman.

When our thinking mind, our Ego has thus been transformed into The Enlightened One, Man or Woman, our thinking mind has crystallized into a multifaceted diamond that shines in all colors of the rainbow, and who is available to us with a constantly flowing source of wisdom in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment .

Today's contemplation
Today, I will to use my ChrisAn Program to work on the transformation of my thinking mind, my Ego into his/her true being, the multi-faceted diamond that shines in all the colors of the rainbow, and who serves me as a constantly flowing source of wisdom.

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March 06: To become functional

 

When others showed that they pained because of our actions, we defended our actions by thinking or saying that others should understand our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention, and if they did not, it was not our responsibility

 

 Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 69

 

By defending our actions, even though they brought pain to others in spite of our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention, we failed our goal in ChrisAn, which is to find joy under all circumstance, no matter what they are.

The Rings of Social Interactions have clearly shown us that we cannot inflict pain on another without inflicting pain our ourselves.


Therefore, we give up defending those of our actions that bring pain to others, as that makes our goal in Christs Anonymous harder to achieve than it has to be.
 
Instead of defending our action, we use our Program to explore how we can become more functional and thus become able to act in such a way that others also understand our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention.
Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to adjust those of my actions that bring others pain, so my loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention also becomes clear to my fellow human being.

 

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March 07: Minimizing

 

Therefore, we had a tendency to minimize situations from our day where our defects of character became active by looking at them as negligible slips that we did not have to take care of, because we knew that a Tenth Step inventory was time-consuming and we did not want to spend the time required on our recovery, justifying this by thinking that our life was good as it was.
 

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 87

Before we came to ChrisAn, there were many situations that we did not know what to do with, when we had behaved in less advantageous ways both towards ourselves and others, but during our Step work in ChrisAn we had taken a stand on many of that type of situations, and how we wanted to handle such situations from now on.

Nevertheless, it could happen that we acted less advantageous towards ourselves or others without us becoming willing to inventory what had happened.

Instead, we tried to minimize the situation by saying to ourselves that we were contented enough with what had happened, because we knew that a major, time-consuming cleanup work lay ahead of us if we choose to look at the situation through our Tenth Step.

However, we remembered that nothing was too big, and nothing was too small for us to turn to our Higher Power concerning it, and our daily Tenth Step was one of our many ways of approaching our Higher Power with the areas that pained us.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will avoid minimizing my existential pains, and I will use my Tenth Step to admit to myself, my Higher Power and another human being, what pains me.

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March 08: Control-issues


In Step Two in the Program of Christs Anonymous, our goal is to become ready to surrender our will and our life unconditionally to our Higher Power’s care, as we understand that Power; and to be able to do this, we needed to be able to let go of our control issues with our Mother Earth body/physical body, our ethereal body/energy body/space and time body, our astral body/emotional body/inner child, our causal body/mental body/thought body/Ego, our Soul/Super Ego/social body and our true Self, our Spirit and thereby begin to accept them as they ARE and Reality as it IS.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 40

 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, many of us had identified ourselves with our thinking mind, our Ego.

We believed in everything that our thinking mind, our Ego told us, whether it was about ourselves, others, our lives or our chosen Higher Power.

In the course of our Step work in ChrisAn, however, we began questioning the thoughts that were hostile to us, others, our life and our perception of our chosen Higher Power, and our thinking mind, our Ego slowly began to lose his/her control over our actions.

As a result, we realized that many of our existential pains arose out of our control issues that basically all was concerned with our lack of acceptance of ourselves as creaturesmanifestations, and thus our powerlessness over much of that we were trying to control.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will open myself to let go of control of my will and my life and instead surrender my will and my life to the care my unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful Higher Power.
 

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March 09: Envy

 

When The Small Ring of Envy became active in us, we imagined that we could get what we saw others have without doing anything to get it (Superstition), and that there was nothing or nobody, who would help us get what we so desired if we worked towards fulfilling our desires ourselves (Disbelief).

We got angry if someone suggested that we should participate and contribute with our interest, energy, time or money just like others did to get the same as they had, whether it was materially, physically, time-space wise, emotionally, mentally, socially or spiritually (Defiance), or we submitted to various demands that were contrary to our innermost desires, hoping that others e.g. God, our employer, spouse, friend, or family would fulfill our desires if only we threw ourselves on our knees and flattered them with sacrificial gifts or words of praise (Submission).

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 56

 

Most of us have avoided to take a closer look at our envy, because we have often heard phrases like: He/she is just envious, or: You do not have to worry about that, because the others are simply envious, and this gave us the impression that if we were envious nobody would take us into consideration or take us seriously, so we concealed our pain, when we were envious.

However, our envy could not be suppressed, so it came to expression in various ways, for example by distancing ourselves from the one/those we were envious of, and thus the envy got blocked from coming to our day consciousness, and instead it got its own secret space in our psychological landscape.

When we came to ChrisAn, we began to investigate our painful emotions, and we discovered that envy is just a messenger that tells us about a desire we have that we cannot figure out how to fulfill.

When our desire was identified, it was easy for us to recover from our envy by either letting go of our desire, because we did not want to use our time, interest, money and energy on fulfilling the desire, or by beginning to work on the fulfillment of our desire, and the easiest way to do this could be to seek guidance from others, who had achieved what we wanted and thus learn from them how we could achieve the same in the easiest way possible.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my knowledge of the energies in the Small Ring of Envy to either let go of or work on fulfilling those of my desires that have hid themselves in the Small Ring of Envy.

 

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March 10: Gratitude

 

DID I THANK MY HIGHER POWER AND EVERYBODY FOR THE HELP AND GUIDANCE I RECEIVED IN THE COURSE OF THE DAY IN ALL MY AFFAIRS? 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 109

 

When we succeed in carrying through projects or getting our desires fulfilled, many of us have a tendency to praise ourselves for carrying through our projects or fulfilling our desires, and this immediately place us in the pain in the Ring of Self-centeredness with its self-praise, euphoria, self-criticism and depression, which in modern language is called bipolar energies due to the fluctuation between euphoria and depression.

In the course of our work inventorying our psychological landscape by the help of our ChrisAn Program, we have experienced the pain that this causes, and we have also experienced the joy it brings to be in the field of joy that we call the Ring of God-centeredness with its gratitude, joy, open-mindedness and empowerment, which are the antidote to the Ring of Self-centeredness.

We prefer to experience the joy from the Ring of God-centeredness, and therefore we keep in mind how circumstances, people, inspirations and interest com to us from others helped us to carry out our project or getting our desire fulfilled.

 

By keeping these fields of energy in mind, we ensure that we remain in the joy of the Ring of God-centeredness throughout our day by remembering to appreciate and to thank everyone for their contribution to our lives gradually, as our day progresses.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will remember to appreciate and to thank my Higher Power and all those, who helped to make it possible for me to carry out my projects and fulfill my desires so that I can remain in the joy from the Ring of God-centeredness.
 

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March 11: Step Five

 

After that, we shared our self-realizations with another human being by reading our Fifth Step to another human being, and we listened attentively and respectfully when the person we had chosen shared his/her self-realizations from Step One to Five with us and in this process we discovered that our joy intensified and our pain minimized when we shared them with our Higher Power and another human being.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 61


In our Fifth Step, we receive guidance about how we can cement our recovery, both the recovery that has taken place in our Step Work from Step One to Step Four, but also the recovery we experience on a daily basis after we have completed our Program.

First we share with ourselves by using Step One to admit what pains us, and how the pain makes our life unmanageable and then we work Step Two, Three and Four to further deepen our understanding of our situation.

Next, we share our Self-realizations with our chosen Higher Power and add those realizations to our inventory that we achieve by reading our inventory to our Higher Power, and in the same way we have to read our inventory to another human being and add those realizations that we receive from another human being to our inventory.

This makes us ready to stand by ourselves in front of the World by sharing our realizations with our ChrisAn Fellowship and thus the World, whether the World responds with recognition or criticism to our realizations.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will make myself ready to come face to face with the World by the help of my Fifth Step 
of my ChrisAn Program.
 

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March 12: Surrender

 

When we let ourselves be carried by The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment  in our daily life, we are, in fact, unconditionally surrendering to our life instead of opposing it.

By the help of this practice we discovered that this brought us Joy, whether the NOW held comfort or discomfort, and thereby we moved yet another step towards finding joy under all circumstances, no matter what they are.            

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 44

 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, most of us felt indignant about the pains of life, whether they were material, physical, time-wise, emotional, thought-wise, social or spiritual, but after we came to ChrisAn we discovered that thereby we activated the pain of the Microring of Hatred with its indignation, vindictiveness, belligerence and bitterness.

In the course of our Step Work we had learned that no pain could come to our lot, if it was not the will of our unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful Higher Power, and therefore often, we directed our hatred towards our Higher Power, totally disregarding our knowledge that there was an unconditional loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention behind the pain.

When we came to Step Six in ChrisAn however, we had become sick and tired of adding pain to pain by using indignation towards the pain, so we became ready to do whatever it took to change our lifestyle in such a way that we could let go of these types of behaviors.

This meant that we surrendered to our Higher Power’s guidance by surrendering to the work with our Sixth Step, so we could become able to surrender our self and our life unconditionally to the care of our Higher Power..

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to learn to surrender unconditionally to My Higher Power´s care and in that way surrender to my true Self, my Spirit with unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy
.

 

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March 13: Positive and negative thoughts

 

As a result of these discoveries, it became even clearer to us that it was essential for us to stop identifying ourselves with our thinking mind, our Ego, by beginning to question what our Ego told us that made us feel angry, worried, anxious, stressed, depressed or scared, and by finding out if the opposite could be just as true or, maybe, even truer.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 37

 

Until we came to Christs Anonymous, we were not aware that we identified ourselves with our thinking mind, our Ego, but after we came to Christs Anonymous, we investigated our various levels of consciousness, and we discovered that beyond our thinking mind, our Ego, we found our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful Soul, and beyond our Soul we found our unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful true Self, our Spirit.

When we surveyed our thinking mind, our Ego from our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful Soul or our unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful true Self, our Spirit, we achieved the necessary distance to our thinking mind, our Ego to be able to study our thoughts and those emotional feelings that our thoughts manifested.

We observed that the thoughts that made us experience emotional joy were loving, caring, compassionate and merciful thoughts, and the thoughts that made us experience emotional pain were the unloving, uncaring, hard-hearted and merciless thoughts.

As we wanted to experience emotional joy, we wanted to maintain our focus on our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful thoughts, and furthermore we wanted to transform the pain in our unloving, uncaring, hard-hearted and merciless thoughts to the joy in our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful thoughts by the help of our Christs Anonymous Program.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my Christs Anonymous Program to form my thinking mind in such a way that I can achieve presence and joy in my daily life.

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March 14: To choose joy

 

By learning to consciously move around in our psychological landscape, it became easier for us to know where we were at, because the very moment we were able to call our defect of character by name, it became clear to us, where we were and thereby it became easier for us to find a path in our mind, which we could use to move from our defects of character to the corresponding virtues.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 62

 

In ChrisAn we want to bring our thinking mind, our Ego in line with our Soul, so that we may become able to think loving, caring, compassionate and merciful thoughts those times we need to think.

Therefore, we work with the Rings in Step Four and Six so as to become familiar with our psychological landscape.

We observe how we use various energies to handle life, and gradually as this work progresses, our capacity to discern develops, and so it becomes clear to us when we use the energies that bring ourselves and others pain, and when we use the energies that bring ourselves and others joy.

Our desire in ChrisAn is to find joy under all circumstances, no matter what they are, and that makes it easy for us to find the willingness to learn to use the energies of joy instead of the energies of pain.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will choose to use the Rings of Joy under all the circumstances under which I have a choice.

 

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March 15: Morals and ethics

 

Similarly, we gave up thinking that what is right for others is right for us and what is wrong for others is wrong for us, even if our family, others, society or spiritual teachings deem what is right for us as wrong.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 75

 

Moral is like a net, society throws out covering all of its citizens and thus everybody, who lives in a specific society, is caught up in a specific standard, which is considered to be moral by that society, irrespective where in the World we live and irrespective how different the society’s perception of moral is in different parts of the World.

In our work with our ChrisAn Program our moral gets challenged, when we begin to examine our belief systems, and little by little, we sort away the part of our morals that is not true for us, and we take that part of our morals to heart that is true for us.

In this way we develop our moral to become our ethics that is our personal moral, which at times can make us act in ways that are right for us, but which society finds wrong.

In the same way, we refrain from doing certain things that society's morals allow, but which our personal ethics do not allow.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my personal ethics to carry out those actions that are the right for me even if others do not think they are
.

 

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March 16: Tradition 12


TRADITION 12: Anonymity is the Spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.                                                                                         

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 14

We are so used to focusing on other people's personality that many people with charisma has managed to occupy high positions in society solely for that reason.

In Christs Anonymous however, it is important that we do not focus on personalities, but on principles.

When we listen to what is being shared in our meetings, we focus on the message in what is being expressed by one of our members, rather than focusing on our personal opinion about the member's personality.

This member will maybe speak about that exact piece to our personal puzzle that we need this very day, and if we do not listen carefully and respectfully to all that is shared in the meeting, we may miss out on an important piece of information.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will listen attentively to everything that is being shared in my ChrisAn meeting

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March 17: Our inflated Ego

 

By working with our ChrisAn Program, we gradually learned how to createmanifest and maintain peaceful thinking when we needed to think, and thereby we achieved an Ego with serenity.


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 28

 

In our developing of our thinking mind, our Ego, we – as humankind – have been so fascinated by all the possibilities that our ability to think has offered us.

We have experimented with thinking in all areas, and little by little, we have become aware that we also try to use thinking in areas where no measure of thinking is useful.

No matter how deeply we think about how strawberries might taste, it will not be possible for us to imagine it - we have to experience it.

A string of thoughts, where we try to imagine an experience, is useless, and many useless strings of thoughts has led to that our thinking mind, our Ego has taken too much space in our life, because he/she has become completely inflated by trying to hold both the useful strings of thoughts and the useless ones.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to evaluate the usefulness of one of my daily strings of thoughts, and I will let go of those that I do not find beneficial.


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March 18: The growth of our defects of character

 

To createmanifest a clearer picture for ourselves as to how our defects of character became stronger and stronger by the help of their immediate undergrowth and the undergrowth beneath each one of them in the form of our denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations if not arrested, we could use the graph of the Tree of Hatred below createdmanifested from the Small Ring of Hatred and the Miniring of Hatred as a simplified example of how the four defects of character can grow and intensify.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 70

 

In our Step Work in ChrisAn we have studied the impact of our defects of character in our life both in the past and the present by the time we come to Step Seven and begin to study how our defects of character achieve the power to take our thinking mind, our Ego into possession, although we are working on using our virtues as much as possible.

We discover that we are blinded by our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention, and therefore we do not investigate if our intention is fulfilled in Reality, so when we or others pain due to our use of a defect of character in a situation, we defend ourselves against examining if our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention may not have been served.

Moreover, we rationalize our use of our defects of character by thinking that others should understand that we did not intend to hurt them, or we deny that we could have hurt the other, even though they tell us that we have hurt them.

Instead of investigating the issue, we justify the pain with our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention, but in Step Seven at last, we begin to let go of our denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations of our use of our defects of character and the pain they inflict on ourselves and others.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Seventh Step to let go of my denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations of my use of my defects of character.


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March 19:  Our inner and our outer life

 

By working with the 12 Steps, we connect our human self with our Highest Self – our Spirit.

By working with the 12 Traditions, we connect our inner life with our outer life.


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 7

 

While we work with the 12 Steps in our ChrisAn Program, we slowly let go of our  our thinking mind, our Ego and instead we identify with our true self, our Spirit.

This process is exclusively directed inwards in a study of our inner life, and when we come to Step Twelve, we have achieved a spiritual awakening that makes it possible for us to be in oneness with our true self, our Spirit.

Thereby, we have become ready to begin our work on The Thirteenth Step that consists in working with the 12 Traditions, which put together constitute The Thirteenth Step.

By carrying out The Thirteenth Step, we become able to use the suggestions of the Program on how we can best deal with the external World by the help of the principles of the Traditions.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Thirteenth Step to relate in a principled way to my external World.
 

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March 20: Prayer

 

When we centered our thinking mind, our Ego, by the help of our chosen prayers from the onset of our day, it became easier for us to reach a state of meditation, a state of no thinking at as many points in time in the course of our day as we were able to.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 94

 

In our Eleventh Step a number of suggestions for prayers that we can choose to use on various occasions are found.

We use the prayer to center our thinking mind, our Ego into strings of thoughts, which support our goal that is to let go of our  our thinking mind, our Ego and instead become one with our true self, our Spirit.

When we train our thinking mind, our Ego to think constructive thoughts by the help of prayer, it becomes easier for us to enter a state of Stillness, and thus unite with our true Self, our Spirit

 

As a result of this experience, we wanted to use prayer at many points of time in the course of our day, and in that way we steered our thinking mind, our Ego towards being aligned with the unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy in our true Self, our Spirit.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use prayer to steer my thinking mind, my Ego into constructive strings of thoughts that are aligned with the unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful Being of my Higher Power
.

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March 21: The Small Ring of Avarice

 

We discovered that when The Small Ring of Avarice became active in us, we wanted to receive something materially, physically, time-space wise, emotionally, mentally, socially or spiritually without using our own money, time, energy or interest to get it (Stinginess), and we readily received anything that we didn’t have to make an effort to get (Greed) even if we didn’t need it (Gluttony), while at the same time we felt poor in spite of all the things and advantages we possessed (Poverty).
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 55

 

When we began working with the Small Ring of Avarice in Step Four, we discovered that poverty was not a question of money, but of a particular attitude to our resourcesour money, time, energy and interests.

When we felt poor, we became stingy with our resources, because we were afraid of not having enough for ourselves if we gave away anything to others.

At the same time we became greedy and acted on our greed by piling up far more than we needed, and thus we were gluttonous with Mother Earth's resources by leaving valuable items that could benefit others to lie in our basement or attic of no use to anyone.

No matter how much we possessed, it did not prevent us from feeling poor, because this feeling is linked with us finding ourselves in the energy field called the Small Ring of Avarice.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to move from the pain in the Small Ring of Avarice to the joy in the Small Ring of Faith.

 

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March 22: The principle and slogan of Tradition Ten

 

The principle of the Tenth Tradition is Anonymity.
Slogan: I speak for myself about myself.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 133

 

In context with our social interactions, we use the slogan of Tradition Ten to remember that our Truth is our personal Truth and the Truth of others is their personal Truth, so we know that we exclusively speak about ourselves and exclusively on our own behalf and no one else's, while at the same time we know that others do the same.

Thereby we stop participating in discussions about, who possesses the right understanding, and when simultaneously we respect the principle of anonymity, we listen to the message of the other without having an opinion about them as the messenger.

This means that our interaction with others about the principles and ideas about existence becomes a mere exchange of information.

Thus, we do not try to overwhelm others with our perspectives, and we do no let ourselves become overwhelmed by the perspectives of others, and instead, we allow others to take to heart what they can use from our perspectives, and we take to heart what we can use from the perspectives of others and leave the rest.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will remember that my social interactions are not about convincing others that my perspectives on Reality are The Truth about Reality, but exclusively about exchanging information
.

 

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March 23: Peace

 

In our causal body/mental body/thought body/Ego, our empty or neutral mind is considered to be the sounding board for our Spirit that comes to expression through our empty mind into our entire being as a sensation of holy presence without density, a deep knowing without thought, an empowerment without pressure, an immortal NOW.


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 24

 

When we came to Christs Anonymous, we had developed many different perspectives on most of our daily activities, and we had an opinion about everything between Heaven and Earth.

This had createdmanifested a constant chatter in our thinking mind, our Ego, which incessantly called our attentions soon to one thing, soon to another to such an extent that it had become a nuisance to us.

We longed
for getting peace from this constant chatter, and we discovered that we could achieve the peace we longed for by surrendering the many thoughts of our thinking mind to the care of our chosen Higher Power, because thereby we stopped being scared of missing out on something, if we did not keep an eye on our thoughts all of the time.

When we let go of our thoughts and left them to our Higher Power’s care, we only needed to take a stand on our thoughts, when consciously we chose to go into a thought process, which for example could be to carry out our Step Work or other projects that demanded thinking.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will surrender all the thoughts that I do not need in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment  to my chosen Higher Power's care
.

 

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March 24: To loose contact with the NOW

 

In the course of each of our days, all our planes of existence and thereby all of our bodies came into play, and at times, we got so absorbed in our physical life, our space and time life, our emotional life, our thought life, our social life or the destiny actions of our true Self, our Spirit, that we lost contact with the NOW, and as a result, we found various situations in our day disturbing to us
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 91

As spiritual aspirants we want to be fully present in the NOW, because it is in the NOW that we have the opportunity to experience oneness with our true Self, our Spirit and thus to experience Joy of Being under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

However, sometimes we lose ourselves in our materiel existence, or our physical existence, or our time and space, our emotions and thoughts, or in our social interactions in such a way that we lose touch with the NOW.

Thus we lose the opportunity to experience oneness with our true Self, our Spirit and furthermore we lose the capacity to experience joy under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

Before we came to ChrisAn we were not aware of that we lost contact with the NOW, when we let ourselves get absorbed by our limitation, ignorance, powerlessness and mortality/changeability in one or more of our planes of existence, and that this was the reason for us to often feel mental and emotional pain under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will remember my true self, my Spirit under all circumstances no matter what they are
.

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March 25: To lose ourselves

 

Whether we were lost in thoughts of ‘before NOW’ or ‘after NOW’ we found that we had got lost in thinking yet another time.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 80

 

At the beginning of creationmanifestation our purpose was to experience life as a creaturemanifestation, and thus separate ourselves from the omnipresence so as to experience the limited that consists in forms, whether these forms are physical forms or thought forms.

Our thought forms can give us the impression that it is possible to move back to the past or into the future, and we can become so absorbed in observing these thought forms that we completely lose ourselves in them.

At the same time, we lose contact with the NOW and thus the possibility of being in conformity with our true self, our Spirit and thus with the Joy of Being.

Instead, we attempt to identify ourselves with a limited, ignorant, powerless and mortal/changeable thought form, and as a result we feel lost and become dominated by fear of life and death, and in this way we lose ourselves and our lives.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will accept that I cannot identify myself with any form without getting lost in the fear of the limitation, ignorance, powerlessness and mortality/changeability of the form.

 

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March 26: Fellowship in uniqueness

 

We understood and accepted this reality more easily when we considered the fact that even our thumb was so unique that our thumbprint was the only one of its kind in the world, and at the same time, we realized that everybody else was also unique in a similar way.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 119

 

Most of us in ChrisAn are truth-loving, and we do not wish to deceive ourselves in any way or to mislead others.

Our fear of deceiving ourselves has led many of us to seek confirmation that our perception of Reality is correct, and our fear of misleading others has made us refrain from expressing ourselves, if we have not had it confirmed that our perception of Reality is in conformity with the Truth.

However, we did not know before we came to Christs Anonymous, that both our own and others' perception of Reality is unique, and that we have our uniqueness in common.

When we enter into Fellowship with others, whether it is one person or a group of people, we can express our perception of Reality, as it is right NOW, right HERE without us needing to discuss with others, whose perception of Reality is the right one.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will let myself become enriched by my Fellowships, by listening to many perspectives on our mutual Reality while being aware of that we are all unique, so I choose to take to heart, what I can use and leave the rest.

 

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March 27: Social interactions

 

Many of us had a tendency to praise ourselves when our Soul/Super Ego/social body was comfortable and criticize ourselves when he/she was uncomfortable, thus moving up and down between euphoria and depression and by so doing, we released the pain of the Ring of Self-centeredness into our life all over again.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 50

 

Our Soul life comes to expression through our social interaction with others, and in these interactions we experience much joy and pain, but deep down we know that the Soul plane is the plane of love, care, compassion and mercy, and we also know that love, care, compassion and mercy brings joy, so when we pain in our Soul life, our social interaction with others, we know that something is not the way it is intended to be.

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, most of the time, we did not know what to do with those pains that we experienced in our social interactions, so we often withdrew from the pain by cutting off our connection to that person we felt hurt by.

We could also choose to attack this person or defend ourselves, and
sometimes we attacked ourselves by criticizing ourselves, because we experienced pain in our social interactions, but after working with our ChrisAn Program for a while, we learned, however, how to meet the pain with love, care, compassion and mercy, while seeing to it that this did not lead to self-inflicted suffering.
 
Instead of isolating ourselves or attacking ourselves or others, we used our Program to take care of our pain and find out new ways, in which we could choose to handle a similar situation in the future so that we did not inflict pain on ourselves or others.
.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will bring my Soul life, my social interactions in conformity with their true function by the help of my Christs Anonymous Program.


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March 28: Our psychological landscape

 

In our Fourth Step, we investigated mental-emotional patterns of energy called archetypes or fields of energy that always express themselves in the same way in each of us, although our perception of them is individual and unique in the same way as our human form is basically the same although no two human beings are identical.


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 45

 

In Step Four, we begin the work of getting to know our psychological landscape by the help of the mental-emotional energy patterns that we call the Rings of Pain and Joy.

We investigate how these patterns have affected us, our life and those around us from our childhood to the present day, and thus, we discover our personal use of these patterns and how we think, feel and act, when we find ourselves in a certain energy field.

At the same time, we discover that others also use these energies in their very own and completely personal way, and until we made these discoveries, we thought that only we used these energy patterns, but now we understood that others did it too.

Furthermore, we understood that these energies were not personal, but that they merely consisted in a certain pattern, which always induced the same type of thoughts and emotions in us and others, who were to be found in a particular energy field in the same way as sugar is sweet and grapefruits are bitter for reasons that have got nothing to do with us personally.


Today's contemplation
Today, I will study the energy fields of my psychological landscape by the help of my ChrisAn Program

 

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March 29: Perspectives

 

JUST FOR TODAY through Christs Anonymous, I will try to get a better perspective on myself and my life.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 18

 

Every single creaturemanifestation has his/her own complete unique perspective on Reality.

This means that we - as members of Christs Anonymous - have our own unique perspective on our Program, even though the Program is the same for all of us.

When we use our Christs Anonymous Program, we therefore need to remember that it is us and our life that we use the Program to achieve a perspective on.

All other members do the same, but due to our uniqueness we do not necessarily have the same perspective on our Program or how we want to use it to get a better perspective on ourselves and our lives.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will remember that my perspective on the Program and how I want to use it to get a better perspective on myself and my life is my own unique and personal way of using the Program, and it is so for all other members as well.
 

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March 30: Super learning

 

The task of our knowing mind is to be the sounding board for our unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful true Self, our Spirit, and the task of our thinking mind, our Ego, is to serve us with love, care, compassion, and mercy by expressing our experiences and our conclusions on them in loving, caring, compassionate and merciful words in the relationship with our self and others, and to the extent that our thinking mind, our Ego is unable to do this, we consider our thinking mind, our Ego to be immature and dysfunctional.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 27

 

As children, we find ourselves in a state of super learning until we are approximately six years old, and we absorb information from our surroundings about, which behavior we advantageously can use to live on Earth.

This state of mind is also called theta, where our thinking mind, our Ego is completely relaxed and take in information at a furious speed, but the problem with this period of our lives is that we take a in a lot of value-laden information that does not necessarily serve us, and this means that we have a need to liberate ourselves from that information from our childhood that is hostile to us and others, when we are fully grown around the of age thirty.

In Christs Anonymous, we experience that we can use our Program to move to the Soul level and observe our thinking mind, our Ego from a distance, and thereby we can achieve our liberation from our  our thinking mind, our Ego.

This means that we no longer let ourselves be controlled by our thinking mind, our Ego, but by principles, and gradually as we develop mastery in surrendering to the principles of Christs Anonymous, we experience how we slowly become one with our true Self, our Spirit, and thus we find ourselves in a state of super-learning.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my Christs Anonymous Program to learn to surrender the principles of the Program so I can achieve a state of theta.

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March 31: Conscious expansion of our Christ Consciousness


By the help of this task, we discovered that our agonizing and difficult experiences had made us pause in our life to look for meaning, and seen in retrospect, we always found the meaning we looked for

We also realized that these experiences had become our source of wisdom and growth, leading us to compassion, care and mercy for others going through the same sufferings as we had done, and thereby we experienced an expansion of our Christ consciousness, our Mercy consciousness.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 42

 

In the course of our life, we had experienced pain both materially, physically, energetically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually, and we had received many explanations for the mystery of pain, and it had been confusing for us that it was even necessary to experience the discomfort of pain, but we realized however, that pain made us move away from the fire, and thereby pain protected our Mother Earth body from destruction.
 
It was considerably more difficult for us to understand, why pain was required on the higher planes of existence until we inventoried the consequence of our pain, and discovered that our existential pains helped us to develop our Christ Consciousness/Mercy Consciousness that gives us the ability to meet our own existential pains and that of others with mercy.
 
The greatest gift that our Christ Consciousness gives us is that we become able to recognize our Spirit Mate, even if he/she is in a painful and suffering state, when we meet him/her, and this state might have repelled us if our Christ Consciousness had not reached a certain level.

When we were about to face the meeting with our Spirit Mate, we needed the ability to show mercy and in that way to see through another's suffering form of appearance, and thus we can realize our experience of the Fairy tales of Life, like the meeting of the princess with the toad, whom she knows is her beloved in disguise, or the meeting of the prince with the impoverished girl, who may come to him in another form than the human form to remind him of their sacred love.
  
 Today's contemplation
 
Today, I will use my Christs Anonymous Program to develop my Christ Consciousness, when I am in pain.


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APRIL

 

April 01 Individuality in our Point of Stillness
 

April 02 Attaining tolerance through love
 

April 03 The undergrowth of our defects of character
 

April 04 Attraction rather than promotion
 

April 05 To be unique
 

April 06 The Small Ring of Hope
 

April 07 I speak for myself about myself
 

April 08 The Truth is that the Truth is not the Truth
 

April 09 The Tree of Hatred
 

April 10 Our thinking mind, our Ego
 

April 11 Follow your heart
 

April 12 Faith, hope, love and truth
 

April 13 Manic-depression
 

April 14 Willingness to growth
 

April 15 Group-readings
 

April 16 The advantage of a written inventory
 

April 17 The Christ Consciousness in Christs Anonymous
 

April 18 The four basic attributes of creaturehoodmanifestationhood
 

April 19 Pain and suffering
 

April 20 Unconditional surrender
 

April 21 Religiousness and spirituality
 

April 22 Our inner angels and our inner demons
 

April 23 Accountability in service
 

April 24 People pleasing and praise
 

April 25 Description of our psychological landscape
 

April 26 Acceptance of one's own thoughts and that of others
 

April 27 To give life-force to the principles we want to further
 

April 28 The Rings of Social Interaction
 

April 29 Guilt and shame
 

April 30 Thoughts and emotions
 

 

 

April 01: Individuality in our Point of Stillness


Each of us expresses our Neutral Point differently based on our individual experiences and unique ways of expressing ourselves.

 

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step page 7


Many of us imagine that justice consists in that we all get the same opportunities at the same time, but the impossibility of this becomes clear, if we try to imagine that all of the people in a group must be treated for headache, because one person in the group is treated for a headache.

Similarly, many of us imagine that once we enter our Neutral Point by becoming one with our true Self, our Spirit, we will treat both ourselves and others' in the same way.

The impossibility of this idea too becomes clear to us, when we realize that we all have different needs at different times, and therefore we need to treat ourselves and others differently in accordance with our and their needs in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment .

When we are in oneness with our Neutral Point, little by little, we discover that although our Neutral Point is the same for all of us, our actions from the Neutral Point is different for all of us, depending on inner and outer needs from moment to moment.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my Eleventh Step to surrender to the changeability by surrendering to The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment .
 

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April 02: Attaining tolerance through love
 

The principle of the Third Tradition is Tolerance.
Slogan: Tolerance furthers understanding.

Christs Anonymous – The Thirteenth Step, page 133

 

Often we have blockages of various kinds that prevent us from receiving what others have to to share with us, and it can make us be more focused on the blocks we experience than on the gift, the other person has to give us.

If we for example find ourselves in the Miniring of Hatred with its ill will, unkindness irritation and impatience in a ChrisAn meeting, because we want to have our say fast and feel that others take to much time to share, we become unable to receive the gift that has come to us from another’s word.

If we instead choose to apply the Miniring of Love with its goodwill, kindness, calmness and patience on what others have to share, we can listen calmly and patiently, until there is room for what we have at heart, and thereby we benefit both our social lives, ourselves and the other.

Furthermore, practicing the the Miniring of Love helps us to become more tolerant towards others and at the same time we become able to take the principle and slogan of the Third Tradition to heart.
 
Today's contemplation
Today I will take the principle and the slogan of the Third Tradition to heart by using the Miniring of Love, when I listen to others.

 

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April 03: The undergrowth of our defects of character

 

This undergrowth consists of denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations that approves and supports our use of our defects of character, no matter how much pain we experienced as a result.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 68

In our First Step in Christs Anonymous, we discovered that there is an unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention behind everything.

The same is true when we use our defects of character, because we have a loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention with using them in relation to ourselves, others and the World at large.

When we find out that our loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention is not being served by using our defects of character, we want to stop using them, but then we discover, that a mere decision does not stop our use of our defects of character, and in Step Seven we find the answer to this phenomenon.

In the course of our lives, we have built up denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations in context with our use of our defects of character, and thereby we have strengthened them, so first we needed to liberate ourselves from our denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations by the help of Step Seven for us to become able to fulfill our desire to stop using our defects of character.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my Seventh Step to stop using denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations of my use of my defects of character.

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April 04: Attraction rather than promotion

 

The greeter of our group serves us by standing at the entrance and welcoming newcomers and oldtimers alike when we arrive at the meeting.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 114

 

Our Traditions states that we want our new members to come to the Fellowship, because they are attracted to, what they have heard or read about our Fellowship and not because they feel overwhelmed by promotion for what we have to offer.

When we – as old-timers – come to our meeting, we also want to feel attracted to everything that takes place before, during and after the meeting, so we use ourselves as a yardstick for how we want to be received in ChrisAn every time we are in touch with our Fellowship.

 

We trust that if we find our Fellowship attractive, it can help a newcomer to also find it attractive and thereby give him/her a possibility to stay long enough to find out what we have to offer.

Therefore, we wish that newcomers as well as old-timers are met with a warm welcome by our chosen greeter, who can be one of many ways to make all of us feel welcome and comfortable in our ChrisAn Fellowship.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will contribute to that both newcomers and old-timers feel welcome and comfortable in my ChrisAn Fellowship.

 

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April 05: To be unique

 

We were pleased to discover that we all had this in common that each of us were unique.

When we had realized this, we investigated how we could give each other and ourselves space to be unique without hurting or offending others or ourselves with our uniqueness.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 119

 

Many times in our lives we had been told that we are not special in any way, so we should not expect that others would take care of our needs in any special way, and that was contrary to our own perception of ourselves, because there was no one in our immediate vicinity, who was like us, and even twins we met were different from each other.

But this did not help us to believe that we are unique, so it was only when we came to think about that even our thumb was so unique that an impression from it was different from the thumbprint of everybody else
that we realized that we are indeed unique every single one of us.

As we now knew that our sense of being unique was in conformity with Reality, we thought at first that now we were going to have all our special desires fulfilled.

Next, we realized that everyone else was also unique and needed to have their special desires fulfilled, and thus began our journey towards the fulfilment of our special desires, while at the same time we gave other space to work on their the fulfillment of their special desires without judging our own or their desires as right or wrong
.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will accept the uniqueness of myself and others and I will give myself and others time and space to unfold our uniqueness and the fulfillment of our desires in accordance with this.

 

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April 06: The Small Ring of Hope

 

When The Small Ring of Hope became active in us, we had faith in that our needs and desires would be met if we worked for it (Belief), and that our Higher Power would show us the way ahead (Enlightenment).

Therefore, we listened attentively to the guidance of our Higher Power (Discernment) before moving ahead along the shown path one step at a time (Serenity).

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 56

 

Before we came to know the Small Ring of Hope, many of us had a tendency to give up fulfilling our needs and desires, because we could not see clearly what was needed to fulfill them, and instead, we might pray to our Higher Power to fulfill them without understanding that we needed to evolve by doing ourselves what we were able to, to have our needs and desires fulfilled.

When we came to know the Small Ring of Hope, we realized that we could begin working on getting our needs and desires fulfilled by having credence in that it was possible to fulfill them if we worked for it, so we began seeking information about what it would take to make it possible, and to our surprise, a flow of information from known and unknown sources that showed us the path to the fulfillment of our needs and desires began to come to us.

Gradually, as we received more and more information, we developed our power of discernment and with that also our talent in the area in question.

The more often we used the Small Ring of Hope to work on fulfilling our needs and desires, the better we became in moving forward in credence to that it was possible to fulfill them, and the more serene we became
.
 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the energies in the Small Ring of Hope to work on fulfilling my desires and needs.

 

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April 07: I speak for myself about myself

 

As members and trusted servants of Christs Anonymous, we stay aware that none of us as individual members can speak for the ChrisAn Program or for Christs Anonymous as a whole, specifically more so in our interactions with the public, and therefore we do not attempt to speak on behalf of the group or on behalf of Christs Anonymous as a whole.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 127

 

As members of Christs Anonymous we realize little by little that there are many different perspectives on our Fellowship, our Program and our Traditions without us being able to say that one perspective is more true than the other.

Therefore, we know that we cannot speak for Christs Anonymous as a whole, but only about our personal experiences and perceptions of our Fellowship, the Program and the Traditions, both when speak with newcomers and with the public.

When the Fellowship has given us - as trusted servants -  the task to pass on our group's desires and ideas to our Area Service Committee or to our World Service Office or to a meeting with the public, we do not express our own opinion on the topic on the agenda, but we do express the desires and ideas of our group.

Thus, only as trusted servants, we can comment on Christs Anonymous as a whole, and in all other contexts, we make sure that no one is in doubt that we speak for ourselves about ourselves.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my knowledge of the Traditions of ChrisAn to acknowledge that I speak for myself about myself, unless others have entrusted to me to speak on their behalf
.
 

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April 08: The Truth is that the Truth is not the Truth

 

The principle of the Eleventh Tradition is Truth.
Slogan:
My truth is not the whole Truth.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 133

 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, we had a need to feel safe by believing that we possessed the Truth with a capital T, and therefore, we had many long discussions with people, who felt the same way, but had a different perspective on Reality than us, about who was right.

When we came to Christs Anonymous and began our work with our thinking mind, our Ego we became aware that the words we use to describe Reality, are not Reality itself, but a description springing from our personal understanding of Reality.

Only in our thinking mind, our Ego, words like Truth with a capital T exists.

Reality is as it is, whether we say this, that or the other about it, and whether we perceive  one or the other perspective as the Truth, and t
hereby, at last, we understood that the Truth is that the Truth is not the Truth, but just one of many possible perspectives on Reality that we have chosen to call the Truth with capital T, and this realization gave us the freedom to begin to form thoughts about Reality that were loving, caring, compassionate and merciful inclined towards us

Today's contemplation
Today, I will form my thoughts about Reality in a way that is loving, caring, compassionate and merciful inclined towards me.

 

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April 09: The Tree of Hatred

 

We took at look at the graph of the Tree of Hatred to form an impression of how the undergrowth of our defects of character sprouted from a slight disturbance into a more and more severe disturbance, so as to form a clearer impression of how a complex defect of character like hatred springs from its undergrowth before it becomes a fully grown and overpowering force in our mind.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 71

 

As members of Christs Anonymous, we develop an increasingly clearer capacity to focus, and when we have reached Step Seven, we have developed a capacity to focus that allows us to use the Tree of Hatred as an illustration of the subtle movements in our thoughts and emotions that is required to achieve an effective Seventh Step.

Here we no longer observe the whole movement from the Pain Rings, but a single property arising from them or from small painful movements from defects of character, we have added to our list besides the Rings.

When our defect of character is be supported by its undergrowth besides our denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations, it becomes immensely cunning and baffling and powerful; powerful enough to overpower even our best intentions, and thus it becomes impossible for us to use our Seventh Step, because the defect of character has overpowered us, before we even have had the opportunity to think.

But if we grab hold of a defect of character in its minimal form, such as a slight irritation and pray to our Higher Power to liberate us from its influence, our Seventh Step begins work for us, and much of our inner work becomes easier and more fun.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Seventh Step to make my day easier and more fun.

 

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April 10: Our thinking mind, our Ego

 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, we had considered our thinking mind, our Ego to be a moral deficiency that we needed to rid ourselves of. 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 20


As long as we perceived our thinking mind, our Ego to be a moral deficiency, we needed to get rid of, we struggled with the painful thoughts that were unloving, uncaring, hard-hearted and mercilessly inclined towards us and others, because we wanted to get rid of them, and the more we struggled with them, the more powerful they became.

When we came to Christs Anonymous and began to develop a different perspective on our thinking mind, our Ego, we also stopped struggling with our unloving, uncaring, hard-hearted and merciless thoughts.

Instead we investigated what their message was, and it turned out that even if these thoughts and the associated emotions were painful, they had a loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention.

When we discovered that, we used our Program to take the loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention to heart, and we used our Program to find out how it could be possible for us to fulfill the loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intentions of these thoughts.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to take the message the heart from the pain in my defects of character, so I can become able to transform the pain to joy by the help of the Sixth Step in my ChrisAn Program
.

 

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April 11: Follow your heart

 

The principle of Step Three is unconditional Surrender.

Slogan: Follow your heart.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 108

 

The guidance from spiritual teachers to spiritual aspirants for the last five thousand years has been: Follow your heart, and when the spiritual aspirant contemplated what it meant, a lot of confusion could arise, but in Christs Anonymous it is simple.

To follow the heart we call unconditional surrender to our chosen Higher Power, which is unconditional surrender to ourselves and our life, and we do that by doing what would bring us joy, one hour at a time.

Many of us fear surrendering unconditionally to ourselves and our lives, because we are afraid that the result will not be satisfactory in the long run, but soon we discover that we do not have to fear the result of our surrender.

When we choose to use this NOW to do something that delights us, we reach the highest level of self-expression, one hour at a time, and that makes it possible for us to achieve the Joy of Being, which is our goal with carrying out our ChrisAn Program.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will do, what I believe, would bring me joy, one hour at a time.
 

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April 12: Faith, hope, love and truth

 

‘The Big Ring of Joy is set into vibration by activating Faith through Step One, Hope through Step Two, Love through Step Three and Truth through Step Four, and when The Big Ring of Joy vibrates through our mind, at the same time, it sets all the Rings of Joy into vibration, and thus joy vibrates through our entire being.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 90

 

To be able to begin the work on Step One, we need to have faith in that it will help us to do so, although we cannot foresee the consequences of the project, we have begun.

To carry out Step Two, we need to choose our personal understanding of a Power greater than ourselves that we hope can make it possible for us to get a better life.

In Step Three, we need to surrender unconditionally to our chosen Higher Power, and love for our chosen Higher Power, makes it possible for us to surrender.

In Step Four, we investigate the truth about our attributes as creaturesmanifestations, and we discover that we have something in common with any creaturemanifestation, because we are all limited, ignorant, powerless and mortal/changeable, and by applying faith, hope, love and truth we have activated the Big Ring of Joy and can step into it, whenever we want to.

Today's contemplation
Today I will set the Big Ring of Joy into vibration in myself and my life by the help of Step One, Two, Three and Four.

 

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April 13: Manic-depression

 

We wanted to break free from our Self-centeredness and we wanted to be led to Joy of Being under all circumstances instead of being helplessly tossed around in the see-saw of depression and euphoria and feeling trapped in between these two.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 75

Many of us had various psychiatric diagnoses, when we came to Christs Anonymous, and among many other diagnoses some of us had been diagnosed as bipolar, also called manic-depression, where we sometimes felt very high, and at other times we felt very low.

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, it had not occurred to us to investigate in which energy field we found ourselves, when we suffered from these fluctuations, but after we came to Christs Anonymous, we discovered that these fluctuations belong in the Ring of Self-centeredness with its euphoria, depression, self-criticism and self-praise, and that our mood swings from euphoria to depression is the emotional consequences of self-praise and self-criticism, and thus our recovery from this condition began.

We learned to move into the Ring of God-centeredness with its joy, empowerment, open-mindedness and gratitude instead staying in the Ring of Self-centeredness, and we did this by opening our minds to new ways of handling our mistakes instead of criticizing ourselves for having made a mistake, and thus we became able to receive an empowerment from our Fellowship and our Program instead of becoming depressed.

Instead of praising ourselves because we had opened our minds to receive help, we chose to be grateful because our Fellowship and our Program had made it possible for us to recover from our manic-depression, and thus it also became possible for us to find joy in the Fellowship with others about, what our Fellowship and our Program have to give us.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will seek the help of my ChrisAn Fellowship and my Program to recover from my use of the Ring of Self-centeredness
.

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April 14: Willingness to growth

 

After having finished our tasks in Step Ten, we chose to set aside thirty days to do a daily written Tenth Step inventory, and when we had rigorously applied our Tenth Step on a daily basis for these thirty days, we had experienced the benefits from daily application of a written Tenth Step, and therefore, we became willing to continue using our Tenth Step on a daily basis.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 93

 

The Tenth Step is the first Step where we begin the daily maintenance of our well-being by inventorying that situation from the last 24 hours, which gave rise to most pain materially, physically, energetically, emotionally, mentally, socially or spiritually so as to clean our wound and recover from it.

In the course of the first Nine Steps we have recovered from many of our existential pains, and therefore we often feel Joy of being, but there are still pains in our daily lives anyway, whether it is materially, physically, energetically, emotionally, mentally, socially or spiritually.

We have discovered that pain is an advantageous part of our life, because the pain shows us, where we need to change direction on one of our planes of existence.

This discovery helps us to let go of adding injury to pain, because we no longer get angry, because of our existential pains, but use them to growth in wisdom/Buddha consciousness and compassion/Christs consciousness capacity by the help of Step Ten.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my Tenth Step to grow in wisdom/Buddha consciousness and compassion/Christ consciousness.

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April 15: Group-readings

 

The group readings can be read in the following order:

The Thirteenth Step

Who is Christ?

What is Christs Anonymous?

Why are we here?

The Program of Christs Anonymous

Easy Does It!

The Twelve Traditions of Christs Anonymous

What Can I do?

Just For Today.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 156

 

When we have a meeting in Christs Anonymous, we can choose a meeting format we feel is attractive to us, or we can follow the suggestion at the end of our Step book Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, if we find that meeting format attractive.

In this m meting format we both find a suggestion for a meeting format as well as what readings, we can use during our meeting.

These suggestions for group readings contains the essential information for newcomers about what Christs Anonymous stand for, what our goal is, how we achieve our goal, what we can do to achieve our goal and what can the Fellowship help us with.

By using these suggestion for group readings, we can also remind ourselves, as old-timers, of what the essential basics are for us as members of Christs Anonymous
.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will listen attentively to the group readings during my meeting in Christs Anonymous.

 

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April 16: The advantage of a written inventory

 

When we were done describing the exact nature of our self-realizations, at the same time, we were done sharing our realizations with ourselves.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 61

 

In our Fourth Step, we describe our perception of our life as it appears to us to be at the point in time where we describe it in our Fourth Step.

In addition to admitting our understanding to ourselves, we also need to admit our realizations from Step One, Two, Three and Four to our chosen Higher Power, to minimum one other human being and to our ChrisAn Fellowship in Step Five.

If we would try to remember our realizations from our first four Steps without writing them down, much would be forgotten before we began on our Fifth Step, so we write our realizations down in a synopsis for each Step order to be able to use them in Step Five, Ten and Twelve.

We carry out many spot-wise inventories in our thoughts in the course of our day, and we have discovered that these inventories easily become forgotten by a new thought that comes to us, and thereby we understood that it is an advantage to write minimum one daily inventory down, because we can hold both the thought and the accompanying emotion steady long enough to make them subject to a deeper investigation, when we write them down.


Today's contemplation
Today, I will write minimum one Tenth Step inventory down, so I can use it to apply all the principles of the Program on the situation I inventory
.

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April 17: The Christ Consciousness in Christs Anonymous

 

The Christ Consciousness described in the ChrisAn Fellowship is not related to any creed or religion although it may appear so to some due to the above reference to the person Jesus and his state of merciful consciousness called Christ.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 8

 

In Christs Anonymous, all members have achieved the Christ Consciousness we talk about in our Fellowship.

Therefore, we introduce ourselves in Christs Anonymous with our first name and then we add: I am Christ:

This expresses that we have a personal contact with our chosen Higher Power that we have surrendered our will and our life to our Higher Power's care and that we have achieved a spiritual awakening, which expresses itself in mercy to those, who still suffer under addiction to their thinking mind, their Ego.

We call this the merciful consciousness or the Christ Consciousness, and we are members of Christs Anonymous so as to expand our Christ Consciousness by working with transforming those sides of our thinking mind, our Ego, which are not able yet to express unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy in a functional way.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my ChrisAn Program to transform those sides of my thinking mind, my Ego, that are not yet able to express unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy in a functional way.

 

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April 18:The four basic attributes of creaturehoodmanifestationhood

 

In Step Two, we also investigated our belief systems and convictions about the limitation, ignorance, powerless and mortality/changeability of our other bodies – our ethereal body/energy body/space and time body, our astral/emotional body, our causal body/mental body/thought body/Ego, our Soul/Super Ego/social body plus our rebellion against the destiny actions of our true Self, our Spirit.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 36

 

Many members of Christs Anonymous came from other 12 Step Fellowships, and those who came from AcAdAn had worked in depth with their chronic dissatisfaction with the four basic attributes of their humanity: their limitation, ignorance, powerlessness and mortality/changeability.

In Christs Anonymous we added the work with the limitation, ignorance, powerlessness and mortality/changeability of all createdmanifested forms, whether it is our physical form, our energy form, our emotional forms, our thought forms or the forms of our social interactions.

This lead us to acknowledge our Fellowship with all createdmanifested, whether it was a stone, a plant, an animal or other people, because we all have that in common that we are limited by our form, we are ignorant about most things that happens outside our forms, we are powerless over many things, and our form is changing all the time, until it finally dissolves.

This feeling of Fellowship with all other creaturemanifestation helped us to look at everything and everybody everywhere on all planes of existence as our brothers and sisters and thereby we began to feel good under all circumstances no matter what they are.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will accept that I have a Fellowship with everything createdmanifested in the Universe in the form of our limitation, ignorance, powerlessness and mortality/changeability.

 

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April 19: Pain and suffering

 

We found out that we did not have to suffer emotionally and mentally when we had physical pain; that our suffering only intensified when we opposed our pain and diminished when we accepted it.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 35

We had a different perception of our pains and sufferings depending on, on which of our planes of existence our pains and sufferings stemmed from.

When our physical body/Mother Earth body was injured, we experienced pain, and if we did not take care of our wound, the wound might become inflamed, and thus our pain became suffering.

We sometimes became irritated at our physical body/Mother Earth body, because he/she could not perform as usual, and the feeling of irritation added pain to our astral body/emotional body/inner child body.

The emotional pain came into being because we thought thoughts of annoyance about our physical pain and thus we used the pain from the Miniring of Hatred with its ill will, unkindness, irritation and impatience, and if we chose to defend our use of the Miniring of Hatred instead of transforming it by the help of the Miniring of Love with its good will, kindness, calmness and patience, our pain became suffering both mentally, emotionally and physically.
 
Today's contemplation
Today I will take care of my pains before they become suffering, whether my pains occur in my physical body, my energy body, my emotional body, my thought body or my social body.

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April 20: Unconditional surrender

 

So, we opened our mind to question what we believed we must be able to control so as to be able to take to heart those thoughts and beliefs that made it possible for us to surrender our will and our life unconditionally on all our levels of existence to our Higher Power’s care.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 40

 

Most of us have reservations at the thought of surrendering unconditionally to our Higher Power's will for us, because we imagine that we will become like zombies in our Higher Power's hand.

After investigating our fears more closely, we realized that God contains everything and everybody everywhere at all levels of consciousness, and that means that God holds everything, and therefore God has no need for anything from us, but can give us everything we desire.

We understood that the only thing God could wish for is what we desire deep within that we may have forgotten, because of our human limitation, ignorance, powerlessness and mortality/changeability, but which God in his-her omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence and immortality/unchangeability is fully aware of.

This realization made it clear to us that when we surrendered unconditionally to ourselves and our lives, we surrendered unconditionally to God, and after this our unconditional surrender to a Power greater than us, became easier.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will work on making my surrender to a Power greater than me unconditional.

 

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April 21: Religiousness and spirituality


We have no membership fees, no pledges to sign, and no promises to make to anyone.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 9

 

The purpose of religion is to give the initial information about the Higher Worlds to people, who do not have experiences with the Higher Worlds themselves, and about how the Higher Worlds affect life on earth.

If those of us, who had a religious background, tried to fantasizes about how the Higher Worlds might be instead of experiencing them, it could give rise to much confusion and fear in us, but in Christs Anonymous we learned to take a stand on the Higher Worlds by taking a stand on our own experience of life.

We learned to work with the Higher Worlds by learning to be conscious in our work with the dimensions – the third dimension by being conscious of our physical body, the fourth dimension by being conscious of our energy level, the fifth dimension by being conscious of our emotions, the sixth dimension by being consciousness of our thoughts, the seventh dimension by being conscious in social interactions and the Absolute by being one with our true Self, our Spirit.
 
Thereby we became able to take a stand on the Higher Worlds from our own direct experience of them, and thereby our earthly life was filled with interesting observations on our various planes of existence, and our work with them became a source of joy instead of the fear that many of us had suffered from, before we came to Christs Anonymous.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will work on expanding my awareness on all planes of my existence by investigating their influence on my daily life on Earth by the help of my ChrisAn Program
.

 

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April 22: Our inner angels and our inner demons

 

When we reached our Tenth Step, we had finally become aware of the five basic ways of the functioning of our consciousness.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 95
 

Our mind can be found in five basic modes, which are our habitual consciousness, which lies below the threshold of our day consciousness, our destructive day consciousness that gives us the impulse to act destructively, our constructive day consciousness that gives us the impulse to act constructively, our neutral day consciousness that gives us the impulse to act neutrally and our total consciousness that is omniscient.

Depending on the different terminologies, the different thoughts forms living in the different areas of our consciousness are called by different names and our constructive thought impulses are often called our inner angels, and our destructive thought impulses are often called our inner demons.

In ChrisAn we call our inner angels for our virtues and our inner demons for our defects of character, and for many of us, the concept of our inner demons had seemed to us to be scary and overwhelming, before we came to Christs Anonymous.

After we came to Christs Anonymous and began our work with transforming our defects of character to virtues, we discovered that we no longer had to be afraid of inner demons, because as a result of our work with our defects of character the concept of demons got its right size, and thereby we not longer felt overwhelmed or scared of this use of words.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will take care of my inner demons in a loving, caring, compassionate and merciful way by fulfilling their desires with the help of my virtues.

 

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April 23: Accountability in service

 

Tradition Nine opens up the possibility that we may createmanifest service boards and committees if we want to undertake a bigger project like a convention, translating literature or public information programs, but those of us who take on this service are directly responsible to those we serve – the ChrisAn members – the groups and the Fellowship as a whole.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 126

 

In ChrisAn we consider it to be an honor to be chosen to be a trusted servant in our group, in a commission or a committee, because we know that we do not only serve ourselves by being a trusted servant, but we also serve the entire Christs Anonymous Fellowship and the suffering humankind.

This honor can seduce some of us to seek to take a position as a trusted servant without  having our heart with us into the task we seek to be trusted with.

We can also sometimes become focused on what we ourselves want for our group, the Fellowship and the suffering humankind, and that may make us forget that we have to be accountable to the ChrisAn members, the groups and the Fellowship as a whole to such an extent that we feel under suspicion if the members, the groups or the Fellowship as a whole ask us questions about how we perform our trusted task.

We use our Program to purify our mind from the defects of character that may arise in context with our task as a trusted servant, so we can be accountable in our service.

Accountability in service of Christs Anonymous means that we have our heart with us in our task and willingly we answer all questions about how we perform our trusted task.

Today's contemplation
Today, I choose to be responsible in my service for Christs Anonymous.

 

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April 24: People pleasing and praise

 

When we investigated the energy pattern of Codependency, we discovered that it settled in us because of our self-criticism and depression, creatingmanifesting within us a need for others to praise us.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 51

 

Many of us perceived praise from others to be a reward until we began working with the Ring of Codependency.
 
In this work, we gradually became aware of that the state of mind in codependency is people-pleasing.
 
We wanted to please others to achieve their praise, and by investigating the many actions of people pleasing, we performed without wanting to, we realized that praise is the same for us as co-dependents, as heroin is to a heroin addict.
 
As a result of these realizations, we understood, that codependency is a disease and we wanted to recover from this disease by transforming the energies in the Ring of Codependency with its savior role seducer role, victim role and offender role to the energies in the Ring of Emotional Sobriety with its detachment, integrity, respect for self and respect for others by the help of our ChrisAn Program
.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to transform my codependency to emotional sobriety.

 

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April 25: Description of our psychological landscape

 

Our thinking mind, our Ego, is full of thoughts that come to expression through words, and while doing this work, it gradually dawned on us that the Truth of our experiences could not be said or written, so we chose to approach this work in a light hearted manner while we put words on our experiences as best as we could.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 45

 

When we begin to describe our psychological landscape by the help of our ChrisAn Program, many of us are afraid of not being precise enough in our choice of vocabulary, but although our choice of words is extremely important, anyway, we have to face the fact that we will not be able to give a precise description of our thoughts and emotions, no matter how accurate we are trying to be.

By making that discovery, we begin to relax in our efforts to put words to the phenomena of our psychological landscape

We use the properties of the Rings of Pain as a way to choose our words, when we experience unpleasant or painful feelings, just as we use the properties of the Rings of Joy as a way to choose our words, when we experience pleasant or joyful feelings, and thereby, we slowly achieve an expanded vocabulary that makes our descriptions of our mental-emotional experiences more precise.

This vocabulary we can use in our daily life to describe various mental-emotional states, knowing fully well that our words are not the mental-emotional energy field itself, but are merely pointers that we can use, when we need to share our mental-emotional experiences with others.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the Rings of my ChrisAn Program to become better at expressing in more precise words what is going on in my psychological landscape
.
 

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April 26: Acceptance of one's own thoughts and that of others

 

If we found ourselves criticizing our thinking mind, our Ego, or that of others, we added to our list how we would make amends to ourselves or others by finding out how it could be possible for us to accept our thinking and that of others exactly the way it was.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 83

 

Our lack of acceptance of our own thoughts, when they lead to painful emotions, means that we can not accept other people's thoughts either, when they lead to painful emotions for them or for us, and this means that we fight with our thinking mind, our Ego, and thus we are strengthening the sides of our thinking mind, our Ego that we will not allow existence in the same way as a boxer is getting stronger by having a sparring partner.

It also means that we struggle with the thinking mind of others, with their Ego, and thus we are also strengthening the sides of their thinking mind, their Ego, which we will not give permission to exist, but in ChrisAn we change this pattern by letting go of our battles with our own thinking mind, our Ego and that of others.

Instead, we use the Pain Rings from our Sixth Step to identify, where we are at in our psychological landscape, when we or others think thoughts that we do not want to allow, because they manifest painful emotional feelings.


Then we use our Sixth Step to move out of the Pain Ring by the help of the corresponding Joy Ring, and in this way we can allow our thoughts and those of others and the emotional pains they have caused, to become a source of wisdom/Buddha consciousness and mercy/Christs consciousness for us.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to accept my own and others’ painful thoughts and emotional feeling exactly the way they are by taking their message to heart and transform the pain to joy by the help of my Sixth Step, so I can further my Buddha consciousness and my Christ consciousness
.

 

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April 27: To give life-force to the principle we want to further

 

We went to Christs Anonymous meetings and shared our experiences with the Program with the other members, thus passing on the message of Christs Anonymous.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 107

 

Gradually, by the help of the daily use of our ChrisAn Program, we became able to handle our life's pains and discomforts in such a way that we could recover from them and even turn them into joy and comfort.

Thus, when we applied our Program's principles, we achieved an increased joy of living, and we wanted that the principles, which we ourselves used to achieve joy under all circumstances, no matter what they are, should also benefit others.

We fulfilled our desire that others should become able to achieve the possibility of benefiting from the principles, we want to further by taking on the work as a sponsor.

We also gave others the opportunity to get to know these principles, when we shared in our ChrisAn group about how we recovered from a painful situation and turned it into joy by the help of the principles, we have come to know in our ChrisAn Program.


Today's contemplation
Today, I will share with a sponcee or in my ChrisAn group about my recovery from my existential pain by the help of my Christs Anonymous Program.

 

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April 28: The Rings of Social Interaction

 

Our work with the Rings of Social Interaction had showed us that it was not possible to hurt another without hurting ourselves, so we needed to make a list as to how we had hurt ourselves by hurting another and how we would make amends to both ourselves and others when we had hurt others in our social life.

 

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 78


When we first came to Christs Anonymous and heard that we could not hurt others without hurting ourselves, it seemed to us to be in contradiction with our experience, because we could experience a certain satisfaction by telling others off.

When we became acquainted with the Rings of Social Interaction, however, it became clear to us that we ourselves would be hurt, when we hurt another, whether it was the person in the grocery store or our spouse.

In our social interactions, we can not avoid 'us', which is a part of any social interaction, and it means that the hurt of the other becomes part of 'us' in the interaction and as we ourselves are par of ‘us’, we thus hurt ourselves.

Gradually, as we worked with The Rings of Social Interaction, we became better and better at making amends to ourselves, when we had hurt another or others, and thereby it became easier for us to be lead to joy in our social interactions.


Today's contemplation
Today I will use The Rings of Social Interaction to make amends both to myself and others, when I have hurt others.

 

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April 29: Guilt and shame

 

When we had made amends for the mistakes of our past we let go of them and the harm done, whether we achieved the forgiveness of others or not, remembering that we did not carry out our Ninth Step to achieve the forgiveness of others but to take responsibility for our part of the harm so that we were able to forgive ourselves and let go of our guilt and shame, which are the most lethal poisons to our spiritual life.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 85

 

Many of us had been weighed to the ground of shame about ourselves in a large part of our life, when we came to Christs Anonymous.

We felt guilty both because of the mistakes we had made in our own eyes, and the mistakes others thought, we had made.

We were not aware of guilt and shame are the deadliest poisons to our spiritual life, and that they cut us off from our possibility of returning to our true Self, our Spirit.

In our Eighth Step we brought all the areas out in the open that we felt guilty about, and that we felt ashamed of, and in Step Nine, we made amends to ourselves and others for the mistakes we had made both in our own eyes and that of others.
  
Today's contemplation
Today I will use Step Eight and Nine from my ChrisAn Program to liberate myself from guilt and shame.

 

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April 30: Thoughts and emotions

 

By taking care of our thoughts and the associated emotions by the help of contemplation, we listened respectfully and attentively to them with loving, caring, compassionate and merciful detachment, and we discovered that what they had to reveal to us about our relationship with ourselves on all planes of our existence made it even easier for us to move effortlessly on the astral and causal plane.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 96

 

In Christs Anonymous, we call the thought plane for the causal plane and the Sixth Dimension, and we call energy flow of our thoughts for the emotional, and the emotional we call the astral plane and the Fifth Dimension.

The causal plane holds our thoughts that give off a flow of energy, and this flow, we call our emotional feelings.

Our emotional feelings give life direction, because we act on emotions of pleasure by moving towards them and on unpleasant emotions by moving away from them.

However, by the help of our ChrisAn Program, we had learned to take advantage of our unpleasant emotions by listening to their message and turn their energies into pleasure by the help of the Constructive and the Destructive Rings.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use contemplation to listen to an unpleasant emotion in the course of the day until I have heard its message, and then I will use my Program to transform it into pleasure by fulfilling that desire, which lies beneath the displeasure
.

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THIS IS A BOOK IN PROGRESS, NEW CONTEMPLATIONS WILL BE UPLOADED REGULARLY WHEN THEY ARE READY


 MAY

 

May 01 Service in Christs Anonymous

May 02 The Twelfth Tradition
 

May 03 Courage
 

May 04 Praise and criticism
 

May 05 Self-respect and respect for others
 

May 06 The Ring of God-centeredness
 

May 07 Immature and dysfunctional thinking
 

May 08 Our daily Tenth Step
 

May 09 To respect the Principle of Anonymity in the public
 

May 10 Virtues and defects of character
 

May 11 Convictions and belief systems
 

May 12 Step Three
 

May 13 Our thinking mind, our Ego
 

May 14 To make amends to ourselves
 

May 15 The Seventh Step
 

May 16 Abstinence i ChrisAn
 

May 17 The point of the meeting with our true Self, our Spirit
 

May 18 The undergrowth of the defects of character
 

May 19 Our hurt inner child
 

May 20 The energy field of our true Self, our Spirit
 

May 21 The struggle with our thinking mind, our Ego
 

May 22 The dimensions
 

May 23 The hidden blessings
 

May 24 The organizing of our Fellowship
 

May 25 Self-suppression
 

May 26 The Small Ring of Arrogance
 

May 27 The freedom from freedom
 

May 28 The physical death
 

May 29 The freedom in Christs Anonymous
 

May 30 One day at a time
 

May 31 The transformation of our thinking mind, our Ego

 

 

May 01: Service in Christs Anonymous

Each member of the group serves the group by participating in our meeting.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 114

As a member of Christs Anonymous, we could support our Fellowship in many ways, and it was important for us to remember that we served our c´Christs Anonymous Fellowship by participating in a meeting.

If we had the surplus and desire to createmanifest a new group, w had the freedom to serve ChrisAn in that way, and in the meeting, we could take on being a chairperson, a treasurer, a coffee person or a literature person in our group.

We could also take on serving ChrisAn by participating in our Area Service Committee as an area service representative for our group, or we can take on one of the many posts that are to be found in our Area Service Committee.

When we took on one or more of these tasks, we served ChrisAn and made it possible for us and others to benefit from all what Christs Anonymous has to offer in our meetings, where we can listen to the other members experiences, and where we can find a person, who is willing to undertake the work as our sponsor and thus take us through the Program in ChrisAn.

Today's contemplation
Today I will serve my Christs Anonymous Fellowship by participating in a meeting and share my experiences with the Program of Christs Anonymous.

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May 02: The Twelfth Tradition

The principle of the Twelfth Tradition is Freedom.
Slogan: I take to heart what I can use and leave the rest.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 133

The Twelfth Tradition says that anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to let principles precede personalities, and thus our Twelfth Tradition gives us freedom to open our heart by the help of the Principle of Anonymity.

When we share our perception of existence, we can trust that our name will remain anonymous outside the meetings, although others might want to pass on the pearl that we shared at the meeting, because they will do so without mentioning of any name.

The Principle of Anonymity also means that we do not attach any importance to, who is the messenger, but receive the message regardless of who shares the pearl we need in order to gain a better understanding of existence.

So we listen attentively to all during our meetings, no matter what our personal opinion is about the person sharing, and this gives us the freedom to receive messages from other people that we might not have come into contact with if not for our meetings
.

Today's contemplation
Today I will listen attentively to what others have at heart during my ChrisAn meeting.

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May 03: Courage

The principle of Step Four is Courage.

Slogan: I accept both my virtues and my defects of character.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 108

In the past, courage was perceived to be fighting against the forces outside ourselves, which led to painful experiences for ourselves and/or others.

In Christs Anonymous we perceived courage to be facing ourselves by admitting and accepting that we both held virtues and defects of character, and our defects of character were the energies we took into use, when we inflicted mental and emotional pain on ourselves or others.

We always and without exception had a loving intention, when we inflicted pain on ourselves or others, and because we were focused on our loving intention, we could find it difficult to admit that our loving intention was not fulfilled, when we took our character defects into use.

In Step Four we mustered the courage it took to look into ourselves to learn to accept both our virtues, which bring ourselves and others joy, and our character defects that bring ourselves and others pain.

 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will muster the courage to stand by my virtues and my defects of character.

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May 04: Praise and criticism

Many of us had a tendency to praise ourselves when our causal body/mental body/thought body/Ego was comfortable and criticize ourselves when he/she was uncomfortable, thus moving up and down between euphoria and depression and by so doing, we released the pain of the Ring of Self-centeredness into our life all over again.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 49

When we came to our Fourth Step in Christs Anonymous, we investigated the influence it had had on us and our lives, when we found ourselves in the Ring for Self-centeredness with its euphoria, depression, self-criticism and self-praise.

Until we investigated the effect of these energies on our perception of existence, we had believed that self-praise was the same as appreciating ourselves and that euphoria was a state of pure joy, but now we discovered, however, that self-praise and appreciation of ourselves is not the same thing.

By the help of the Ring of Godcenteredness with its joy, empowerment, open-mindedness and gratitude it became possible for us to discover pure joy, and at the same time we discovered that euphoria is felt in the head as a too high pitch, and joy felt in the solar plexus as a bubble of joy that actually could make us feel happy.

These discoveries showed us that the use of the praise and criticism of the Ring of Self-centeredness was not to our advantage, and therefore we began working on liberating ourselves from using this Ring by using the Ring of God-centeredness with its joy, empowerment, open-mindedness and gratitude instead
.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my Step Work in Christs Anonymous to liberate myself from using the Ring of Self-centeredness, so I can come to use the Ring of Godcenteredness instead
.

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May 05: Self-respect and respect for others

We also discovered that we had achieved a completely new respect for the right of others to be unique due to our work with the Fourth Tradition.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 113

Before we worked with the Ring of Emotional Sobriety with its detachment, integrity, respect for self and respect for others, many of us had a reluctant relationship with the word respect.

This was due to us having been told that we should show respect for our superiors, whether it was our parents, our bosses, the government of our country or the heads of religions, even if we felt that they had not made themselves deserving of our respect, but now, however, we reframed our perception of the word respect by using the Ring of Emotional sobriety.

We now considered respect for others to be respect of their right to be, who they were without us needing to think, feel, say or do what they thought we should think, feel, say or do, unless we felt like doing it.

If we did not want to do it, we used detachment to let go of their thoughts, feelings, words or actions, and instead we found out how we could respect, what we felt like thinking, feeling, saying or doing in the situation and in that way we maintained our integrity.


Today's contemplation
Today, I will respect my own right and that of others to be exactly as we are.

 

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May 06: The Ring of God-centeredness
 

We also chose to thank our Higher Power for giving us the power to carry out the task we had just completed as this kept our focus on gratitude instead of self-praise, and thus we remained in the Ring of God-centeredness instead of falling prey to the Ring of Self-centeredness and thus set all the Rings of Pain in vibration.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 93

Step Six gave us the possibility of using the Ring of God-centeredness with its joy, empowerment, open-mindedness and gratitude in context with our internal and external actions in the course of our day, and thus we got the opportunity to intensify our joy of living.

We could also use the Ring of Godcenteredness in context with our Eleventh Step, which says, that through prayer and meditation, we sought to improve our conscious contact with our Higher Power, as we understood that Power, praying only for knowledge of our Higher Power’s will for us and the power to carry that out.

When we used the Ring of God-centeredness in that context, our emphasis was in particular on the part of the Eleventh Step, which says that we use prayer and meditation to get empowered to carry out our Higher Power’s will for us.

In the course of our Eleventh Step, we had discovered that our Higher Power’s will for us was what we wanted innermost ourselves, and therefore it was important for us to open our minds gratefully to our Higher Power’s will for us by receiving the empowerment, which the contact with our Higher Power lead to, and in that way we used the Ring of God-centeredness in our Eleventh Step to increase our joy of living
.

Today's contemplation
Today I will to use the Ring of God-centeredness in my Eleventh Step to improve my joy of living by becoming better at doing, what I feel like doing.

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May 07: Immature and dysfunctional thinking
 

At times we needed conceptualized and analytical thinking to solve an issue - for example to work with our Steps or build a bridge - and to perform these tasks, we needed to give our thinking mind, our Ego the freedom to think along many different avenues by allowing new ideas to come into being even if our thoughts might be immature and dysfunctional.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 46

In the course of our Step work, we had discovered that immature and dysfunctional thinking gave rise to existential pains, and therefore we had worked a lot on transforming our immature and dysfunctional thinking to mature and functional thinking.

Therefore, it comes as a surprise to many of us that immature and dysfunctional thinking can be to our advantage.

When we begin to think thoughts about a new area, whether it is an area in our inner or our outer World, we need to allow our thinking mind, our Ego to move in many different directions, some of which will later prove to be useful, and others will prove to be useless.

This however, we cannot know until we have investigated the various options that we have thought of, and therefore we choose to open our thinking mind, our Ego for all options so as to find the best possible way to solve the task and in addition we seek guidance from our chosen Higher Power and another human being in this context.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will seek different solutions to the new task, I have decided to begin, both from my chosen Higher Power, my thinking mind, my Ego and another human being and my Christs Anonymous Fellowship.

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May 08: Our daily Tenth Step

 

When we had identified one such situation that had disturbed us the most in the course of our day, we inventoried what wrong/s we had committed in the situation that had led us to leave the NOW.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 91


In the course of the first Nine Steps, we discovered that both our inner and our outer life had become much more nuanced than we had imagined when we came to Christs Anonymous, and we had many different options to choose from, when we acted in our inner or our outer World.

This gave us many possibilities to make mistakes, and our pains showed us, where we could advantageously improve our inner or outer World.

Therefore, we realizes that our daily Tenth Step inventory could not be carried out on all our pains from the course of our day, but only on the pain that bothered us the most.

Little by little, we also discovered that it was beneficial for us to write down our inventory because a written inventory had a generalizing effect, which meant that what we discovered benefited us in a similar situation in the future
.

Today's contemplation
Today I will carry out a written Tenth Step inventory so as to achieve a generalizing effect of my work with my Tenth Step
.

 

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May 09: To respect the Principle of Anonymity in the public

 

Also, as part of practicing our Tenth Tradition, we take thoroughly care of holding ourselves back from expressing our opinion on outside issues while interacting with the public as a ChrisAn member, by only sharing about our Fellowship, the Program and how it helped us or could benefit humankind according to our personal perception.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 127


It could happen that we, as members of Christs Anonymous, was invited to talk about our Fellowship and our Program in a public setting.

This meant that the public would become familiar with our face and our membership of Christs Anonymous, and yet it was possible for us to respect the Principle of Anonymity.

It became possible if we did not express our personal opinion about Christs Anonymous or the Program but exclusively about what we had got the task of informing the public about, if we had got the task of talking on behalf of the Fellowship.

It also became possible, if we spoke on our own behalf in public contexts by taking care of letting others know that we spoke about our personal opinion of Christs Anonymous and of the Program, but that what we said was not an expression of Christs Anonymous as a whole.

 
Today's contemplation
Today, I will respect the Principle of Anonymity in all the contexts, I am part of.

 

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May 10: Virtues and defects of character

 

Gradually, as we investigated the Big Ring of Pain and the Big Ring of Joy, we understood that these Rings were called so because the Rings of Pain held our defects of character that brought us pain and the Rings of Joy held our virtues that brought us joy.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 52


In our Fourth Step in Christs Anonymous, we investigated the pain The Big Ring of Pain with its avarice, envy, hatred and arrogance had brought us in the course of our life, and we also investigated the joy The Big Ring of Joy with its faith, hope, love and truth had brought us in the course of our life.

In our Sixth Step, we investigated how we could move out of The Big Ring of Pain and then createmanifest a path that could enable us to move into The Big Ring of Joy instead.

The work with the two Rings made it easy for us to understand, why our defects of character were called immature virtues, and why our virtues were perceived to be fully enlightened and mature defects of character.

We also realized that any new thought was immature until we had investigated it and tested the consequence of taking it to heart in practice, and that we had to continue this process until it eventually had become fully enlightened, if we wanted to become able to use it to increase our joy of being under all circumstances, no matter what they are
.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will accept that I need to use time, energy and interest on a defect of character to become able to illuminate it from so many different angles in theory and practice that I can use it to increase my joy of being.

 

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May 11: Convictions and belief systems

 

When we came to Christs Anonymous, we had many convictions and belief systems about ourselves as human beings, and we also had many convictions and belief systems about ourselves as Spirit.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 33
 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, we had built a network of convictions and belief systems that we perceived to be in complete conformity with Reality, because many in our family and our society had the same convictions and belief systems.

In ChrisAn we began to investigate our convictions and belief systems in Step Two, and we were surprised to discover that many of our convictions and belief systems were not true for us personally.

This gave us the opportunity to let go of convictions and belief systems that were not true for us and take those convictions and belief systems to heart that were true for us personally.

Furthermore, our work with Step Two gave us the opportunity to open our mind to new convictions and belief systems that lead to joy instead of pain.

Today's contemplation
Today I will work on taking convictions and belief systems to heart, which are true for me personally and which leads to Joy of Being.

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May 12: Step Three


In Step Three, we wanted to unconditionally surrender our will and our life to our Higher Power’s care.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 41


We had been criticized since childhood and that had given us the impression that we were not as we ought to be, and as adults, we continued this practice by continuing to take the criticism of others to heart and to this we added criticizing ourselves for many different reasons.

Therefore, it was difficult for us to surrender to ourselves, and thus it became difficult for us to surrender to a Higher Power's care, not to mention to surrender unconditionally to anything like Step Three suggests.

Gradually, however, we realize that unconditional surrender to our chosen Higher Power
's care meant that we surrendered ourselves unconditionally to ourselves and our lives exactly as we are, and as our lives are, because our omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent and immortal Spirit takes us forward in existence in conformity with our own desires, completely without judging even a single one of our desires as being unworthy of being fulfilled.

Thus we need to treat ourselves with unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy and in that way stop our perception of ourselves as not to being the way we ought to be, and that our desires are not the way they ought to be and that our life is not the way it ought to be.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to work on surrendering unconditionally to my chosen Higher Power's care by loving myself and my life unconditionally and do my best to fulfill all my desires in the course of my day.

 

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May 13: Our thinking mind, our Ego

 

When thus we liberated our Ego from being considered the villain in our spiritual adventure, we became able to see him/her for what he/she is in Reality – our devoted helper.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 63


Little by little, as our work with our ChrisAn Program developed, we came to know both our thinking mind, our Ego, our Soul, and our true Self, our Spirit.

Thereby our thinking mind, our Ego got his/her rightful place in our understanding of our multidimensional existence.

We understood that we, as a free-flowing Spirit, first createdmanifested our Soul by the help of a nuclear fission of our Spirit's oneness, so our Soul could come into being as a duality in the form of two Soul Mates, a 'he' and a 'she'.

Spirit fulfilled the desire of the Soul Mates about separating the the four basic emotions – love, fear, joy and pain – so it could become possible for us to choose among them, and as a result our causal body, our thinking mind, our Ego came into being.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the help from my thinking mind, my Ego to focus on what brings me joy in every situation instead of focusing on the pain in the situation.

 

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May 14: To make amends to ourselves


We wrote down in our list of amends how we wanted to make amends to ourselves for the harm done to ourselves because of our Self-centeredness, by finding out how we would replace our pattern of Self-centeredness with the pattern of God-centeredness.


Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 68


Before we came to Christs Anonymous, it did not occur to us that we might have a need to make amends to ourselves for wrongs we had done to ourselves, until we began the work with moving from the Rings of Pain to the Rings of Joy.

When we began to work on moving from the pain in the Ring of Self-centeredness with its euphoria, depression, self-criticism and self-praise to the joy in the Ring of God-centeredness with its joy, empowerment, open-mindedness and gratitude in Step Six, we discovered that we had harmed ourselves on many different ways.

When we investigated how our use of self-criticism had harmed our spiritual life, our social life, our thought life, our emotional life, our energy life, our physical life and our material life, we were surprised at how much harm we had done to ourselves.
 
After having faced that, we became willing to make amends to ourselves by learning to use the Ring of God-centeredness instead, and thus most of our existential pains began to diminish.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my ChrisAn Program to make amends to myself for criticism of either my material life, my energy life, my emotional life, my thought life, my social life or my spiritual life.

 

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May 15: The Seventh Step

 

Now, we needed to show ourselves and our Higher Power that we were indeed ready for our Seventh Step by beginning to cooperate with our Higher Power on a daily basis as many times in a day as we observed that a defect of character began to surface.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 68


Before we worked with transforming our mental and emotional pains in Step Six, we had a tendency to deny our emotional pain because we did not know how we should handle it.

When we had finished Step Six, we had learned what our use of our painful emotions, our defects of character had to tell us, so we did not fear them anymore, but acknowledged that  they are part of our psychological landscape, which we advantageously can take to heart.

In the Seventh Step, we learned to acknowledge immediately, when an emotional pain was beginning to rise to the surface, and we prayed that very moment to our chosen Higher Power to liberate us from it.

By turning our focus away from the pain to our Higher Power, the ascending defect of character lost its power over us and did not become active in the situation, which thus became pain free both for ourselves and others, because we did not project our pain onto them.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Seventh Step to cooperate with my Higher Power about liberating myself from taking my defects of character into use
.


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May 16: Abstinence in ChrisAn

 

This is a Program of complete abstinence from our addiction to our thinking mind, our Ego.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 9


When we came to Christs Anonymous, many of us thought that we were spiritual, because we had been spiritual aspirants for a very long time, but in ChrisAn however, we first perceived a human being as spiritual when he/she was able to enter the energy field of his/her true Self, his/her Spirit as an act of will.

Our thinking mind, our Ego is filled with thoughts that are based on fear, such as fear of the unknown, fear of the new, fear of other people, fear of life, fear of death, fear of being judged by others, fear of one's own thoughts and emotions, fear of fear and so on.

These fearful thoughts were the obstacle for us to becoming able to get in touch with the unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy in our true Self, our Spirit, and therefore we had a need to put our fears behind us to be able to become spiritual, which was our goal with our membership of ChrisAn.

In other words, abstinence in ChrisAn means that we abstain from identifying ourselves with our thinking mind, our Ego to instead let ourselves be led to  our true Self, our Spirit and thus to Joy of Being under all circumstances no matter, what they are
.
 
Today's contemplation
Today I will refrain from identifying myself with my thinking mind, my Ego, and instead I will identify myself with my true Self, my Spirit.

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May 17: The point of the meeting with our true Self, our Spirit

 

When we were in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment , our omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent and immortal Spirit came into play, and from moment to moment, Reality revealed itself to us without us having to figure out anything by the help of thinking.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 94
 

When we came to ChrisAn, we had been spiritual seekers for a long time and with this expression, we meant to say that we were seeking a way in which we could become one with our true Self, our Spirit as an act of will.

In the course of our work with our Program in Christs Anonymous, we realized that the glimpses we had experienced of this oneness could be expanded by giving up our  our thinking mind, our Ego.
 
When we stopped the flow of thoughts, so there was not one single thought we could identify with we found out that at the very moment we stopped the flow of thoughts, we became present in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment , and at the same time we became one with our true Self, our Spirit, because the NOW is that point, where we meet our true Self, our Spirit.

When we discovered that, we realized that the wording of our Second Step was very precise, when it said that in oneness with our true Self, our Spirit, we would at the same time experience the Joy of Being under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my Christs Anonymous Program to work on staying in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment  and thereby in my oneness with my true Self, my Spirit and that Joy of Being under all circumstances, no matter what they are, which this gives me.

 

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May 18: The undergrowth of the defects of character

In Step Six, we gradually unraveled our personal way of using these denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations in our daily life and in Step Seven, we wanted to make use of this knowledge to let go of them immediately, when they surfaced so it could be possible for us to begin our cooperation with our Higher Power on a daily basis with the purpose of being liberated from all our defects of character and thus from our pains.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 70


Most of us imagined that when we had become aware of the consequences of using the Rings of Pain and the Rings of Joy in our work with Step Six, we would soon be entirely ready to be liberated from our use of the Rings of Pain, so we could move on to Step Seven and pray to our chosen Higher Power to liberate us from all of our defects of character.

We became confused, when we discovered time and time again that we were not ready, and when we investigated the matter further, we realized that we used denial of the painful consequences of our use of our character defects so as to continue using them, and even when we acknowledged the painful consequences of using them, we defended our use of them with our loving intention with using them.

We thought that our loving intention alone justified our use of our defects of character even if the pain of using them shows exactly that our loving intention was not fulfilled and furthermore, we rationalized the use of pain by thinking that pain led to wisdom and compassion, and that is also true, but we discovered that it only happened, when we put the pain behind us by transforming a pain energy to a joy energy.

In the end, it became evident to us that the ultimate undergrowth of our defects of character was our use of denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations, because our use of them gave our defects of character an immense power that even our transformation of them into virtues in Step Six could not heal, and that helped us eventually to let go of both virtues and defects of character and surrender to the knowing mind of our true Self, our Spirit.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will take the power away from my defects of character by letting go of my use of denials, defenses, justifications and rationalizations of my use of them
by the help of Step Seven.

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May 19: Our hurt inner child

 

At that point in time in the course of our day which we had set aside to do our written Tenth Step inventory, we chose that situation from the past 24 hours which had been the hardest for our hurt inner child to recover from, despite the fact that we had applied our Seventh Step in the situation.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 88
 

Before we came to Christs Anonymous, we often added injury to pain when we experienced mental-emotional pain by criticizing ourselves for our painful thoughts and emotions, but after we came to Christs Anonymous, we discovered that we could transform our painful thoughts and emotions by the help of the Rings of Pain and Joy in Step Six.

As a result of this transformation, we became able to grow in Buddha consciousness/wisdom and Christ consciousness/mercy while realizing so much about our reasons to use our defects of character in the situation that we became able to use Step Seven next time we experienced a similar situation.

Many of us chose to look at our painful thoughts and emotions, our defects of character as our hurt inner child to make it easier for us to listen to our painful thoughts and emotions and take their message to heart so we could assess what we needed to do for our hurt inner child to heal the pain instead of denying it.

It also became easier for us to become one with the unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy of our Higher Power, and that Joy of Being this brought forth, when we looked at our defects of character as a hurt child, who should be treated with unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy.

Today's contemplation
Today I will take care of my hurt inner child with unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy way by the help of my ChrisAn Program.

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May 20: The energy field of our true Self, our Spirit
 

Only when our thinking mind, our Ego is in a neutral state without judgments, can we perceive our knowing mind and thereby our oneness with our true Self, our Spirit, for in a neutral state our thinking mind, our Ego is no longer a hindrance for that we can become able to sense the presence of our true Self, our Spirit within us and all around us.

 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 24

In ChrisAn we perceive the energy field of our true Self, our Spirit as an energy field consisting solely of unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy, and that these energies are unconditional means that they cannot be anything else regardless of the circumstances.

The energy field of our Soul, we perceive to be an energy field consisting of conditional love, care, compassion and mercy, because our Soul consists of free-flowing Spirit in the inner, but is limited by crystallized Spirit in the outer and the limitation createsmanifests a conditioning in the createdmanifested form that our Soul is.

All our desires from beginning of time till today are stored in our Soul and our Soul uses the energy from the unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy of our Spirit to fulfill all of our desires, no matter what they are.

As spiritual aspirants and participants in Christs Anonymous the only thing we really wanted now was to give and receive the unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy, and this meant that now we wanted to return to our true Self, our Spirit and experience life from this field of energy.

Today's contemplation
Today I will use my Christs Anonymous Program to fulfill my desire to return home to my true Self, my Spirit, and thus to give and to receive the unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy.

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May 21: The struggle with our thinking mind, our Ego

 

When we discovered to our dismay that our Ego just grew stronger because we were struggling with it and that it was still there, no matter how much we tried to get rid of it, we became even more angry and so we tried denying, defending, justifying, rationalizing, ignoring, or suppressing our angry, worried, anxious, stressed, depressed, or frightened thoughts.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 19
 

As spiritual aspirants we had heard from many spiritual teachers, that our thinking mind, our Ego was a problem for our possibility of growing spiritually.

We understood that spiritual growth meant that we developed a greater and greater capacity to be one with our true Self, our Spirit, but if instead of working on this goal, we were preoccupied with what was going on in our thinking mind, our Ego, we prevented ourselves from achieving our goal.

Most of us had spent much time struggling with our thinking mind, our Ego in our attempts to stop the flow of thoughts, but by struggling with the flow of thoughts we strengthened it in the same way as a a boxer gets stronger by having a sparring partner.

When that became evident to us, we found out that we could choose to let go of our focus on our flow of thoughts instead of struggling with it, and in that way we discovered that this was the solution that brought us in touch with the NOW and thereby with our true Self, our Spirit in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment .

Today's contemplation
Today I will remove my focus from those thoughts that stream through my thinking mind, my Ego and instead I will open my senses to be able to become present in The Blissful Flow of the Present Moment
.

 

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May 22: The dimensions


The circle in the center of the graph is called the Absolute, the Neutral Plan, Silence Plan, Spirit plane and the plane of unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy.
This plan also called zero dimensions, because it consists of pure and unmanifested Spirit and therefore it has no extension in space and time, even though the Spirit itself is ubiquitous and pervasive.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 21


Crystallized Spirit has a material existence, and pure Spirit has no material existence.

Everything that has a material existence, has a number of dimensions.

A line has one dimension, an square two dimensions, physical beings three dimensions, time and space four dimensions, emotional feelings five dimensions, thinking six dimensions and social interactions seven dimensions.

Because pure Spirit has no material existence, pure Spirit has no extension in time and space, and therefore pure Spirit is said to have zero dimensions.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will work with my understanding of the dimensions by the help of Step One of my ChrisAn Program.

 

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May 23: The hidden blessings


No matter when we were able to see the hidden blessing behind our unpleasant experiences, we began using our work in Step Three, to have confidence that there was and is an unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intent for us from our Higher Power's hand behind all our experiences, always!

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 41


When we experience something unpleasant or painful, we often feel angry or sad about what we are experiencing, but during our work with Step Two in our Program of Christs Anonymous, we get the opportunity to go deeper into our thoughts and emotions connected with events that pains us.

In that way, we discover that even the most unpleasant and painful event can be seen in the light of the unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention of a Higher Power, rather than exclusively seeing the event as unpleasant and painful.

The more we work with finding the unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful intention, the clearer it becomes to us that there is a gift is lying in the event that we can find if we take out the time to investigate the event further.

This way of working on spotting the hidden blessings in uncomfortable and painful situations brings us even closer to fulfilling our desire of finding Joy of Being under all circumstances no matter, what they are.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my Second Step to find the hidden blessing in an unpleasant or painful situation that I have experienced.

 

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May 24: The organization of our Fellowship

 

Our Steps and Traditions are organized in a specific order and order, and when we talk about that Christs Anonymous should never be organized, we believe that it never should be organized in such a way that it gives individuals control over Christs Anonymous on ways that would enable them to manage ChrisAn in a certain direction.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 119


Our Fellowship is organized in such a way that no single individual can gain control of it, and even if there are to be found a few members of Christs Anonymous, who have still not let go of their perception that might is right instead of right is right, most of us are now at a point in our existential understanding, where we believe right is right.

 

Therefore we refrain from trying to overpower others with our perception of how our Fellowship should be run, and instead, we take delight in that our Fellowship is being organized in such a way that it is our Group Conscience that decides this.

In that way we give space for that all convictions and belief systems can have their voice heard without any specific perceptions getting a possibility to dominate our Fellowship, and b
y organizing our Fellowship in this way, we also avoid that our goal coming out of course, because members become preoccupied with personalities rather than principles.

Additionally, it becomes easier for both old-timers and newcomers in Christs Anonymous to feel that their individuality is respected in such a way that their thoughts and feelings about how they want their Fellowship to be governed are taken into account in decision making processes.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will maintain my focus on the principles of ChrisAn rather than the personalities.

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May 25: Self-suppression

 

We also realized that we forced ourselves in many ways not called for in our daily life, saying yes when we meant no and saying no when we meant yes in many different contexts.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 81

 

Our fear of other people's reaction to what we want that expresses itself in a no, a yes or a maybe, can make us become co-dependent.

If we become do-dependent, we send a feeler into other people to assess, whether they might think that we are too demanding, if we say yes to what they offer us, because we have learned that we must be modest and say no if we trouble others by saying yes.

We also send a feeler into others in order to assess whether they might get angry if we say no, and if we get the impression that they will get very angry or disappointed because we say no, we often say yes, even though we mean no, and we also try to find out if others might lose patience with us, if we say maybe.

If we get the impression that this will happen, we say yes or no in accordance with what we think the others want so as to hinder them becoming angry or disappointed, and as the result of this practice, we force ourselves to do things we do not want to do, and we refrain from doing things that we want to do, but in ChrisAn we walk the path of the heart, and that means that we say yes when we mean yes, no when we mean no and maybe, if we are in doubt as to whether we want to answer yes or no.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to inventory situations where I said yes, no or maybe, but thought the opposite, so as to find out how I can become able to give myself permission to say no, yes and maybe in accordance with what is true for me.

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May 26: The Small Ring of Arrogance

 

When The Small Ring of Arrogance got active in us, we felt above others when our needs were met (Superiority), and below others when our needs were not met (Inferiority).

When we felt less than others, we stayed by ourselves to hide our vulnerability and our feelings of worthlessness (Isolation), and when we felt more than others, we filled up our time and space with people to see and activities to do to show off our superiority by the help of the number of people present in our lives and the numerous activities we undertook together with them (Over-crowding).
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 57

Most of us have perceived arrogance to be an idea of being superior to others in a way that makes us to look down on them.

It comes as a surprise to us that it is also arrogance to feel less than others, and that our feeling of inferiority in Reality is an expression of arrogance.

We can often be alone without feeling isolated, because the feeling of isolation only comes to the foreground, when we try to hide our feeling of inferiority from others.

Our feeling of inferiority can make us want to show off, when we feel on top so we try to show off by pretending that we always have more energy than others by taking on interactions with to many people or by filling up our day with
to many activities that we can show off with in front of others.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use the Small Ring of Arrogance to identify areas in which I have used this Ring in my social life, so I can
begin to recover from the pain that I experience in this Ring by using the Small Ring of Truth instead.

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May 27: The freedom from freedom

How did I show confidence in that freedom from freedom is my true freedom?

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 133 

What createdmanifested the most stress for most of us were our decision making processes, which began as soon as we opened our eyes in the morning, because we had to decide immediately if we should get up or stay in bed, if we should eat breakfast first or take a bath first, and like this we continued to have to make decisions throughout the day.

This could lead to much stress for many of us, like for example fear of regretting it if we chose one thing, and fear of regretting it if we chose the other thing, and our stress released cortisol in our system, which could lead to an addiction to cortisol, so we actually became addicted to stress in the same way that a drug addict is addicted to his/her preferred chemicals and the states of mind that they bring about.

To free ourselves from the stress associated with our decision-making processes and the cortisol it triggers, we chose to give up our freedom to choose every moment of our day what to do now by starting to live a life of surrender to our true Self, our Spirit instead of living a life in the energy of the fear of our thinking mind, our Ego.

That meant surrendering to our Programs suggestion to spend the necessary time to complete Step Ten to purify our minds of what prevented us from listening to the suggestions of our true Self, our Spirit in Step Eleven, Step Twelve to keep what we have received by passing it on, and Step Thirteen to use our realization in the context of our relationship with our outer life.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use Step Ten, Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen in my ChrisAn Program to surrender unconditionally to my Higher Power’s unconditionally loving, caring, compassionate and merciful will for me
.

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May 28: The physical death

 

When our Mother Earth body/physical body was said to be dead, we had left him/her and he/she was in hibernation for a while before he/she actually continued his/her life without us through transformation into new forms.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 30
 

Before we began on our spiritual path, we had heard many different view points on what it entailed that a human being died, and many thought that when we left our physical body/Mother Earth body, it meant that we slept forever, and therefore it was the end of everything we were and had been throughout our life, if we were childless, but if we had children, our thoughts and emotions lived on through them.

This misunderstanding is connected with that we did not study the so-called dead body more closely, but when we came to Christs Anonymous and had to to look into that we, as human beings, are limited, ignorant, powerless and mortal/changeable, we began to look at what happened to our physical body/Mother Earth body, when he/she was said to be dead, and we discovered that he/she was by no means dead, but continued his/her life without us through a change of form

The shape shifting happened by Mother Earth sending some of her other creaturesmanifestations to our physical body/Mother Earth body in the form of maggots and insects, who transformed our physical body/Mother Earth body to soil from which nutrients were sucked up and eaten by plants, who were eaten by human beings and animals, and thus our physical body/Mother Earth body continued his/her life without us in new forms.

Due to this realization it began to seem likely to us that death also merely were shape shifting for us, so that we also continued our life without our physical body/Mother Earth body in the Higher Worlds and thus our fear of the separation from our physical body/Mother Earth body diminished.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will study shape shifting in all the many ways in which it takes place and in that way I will reduce my fear of the separation from my physical body/Mother Earth body
.

 

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May 29: The freedom in Christs Anonymous

 

Anyone may join us, regardless of age, profession, race, sexual identity or preference, political conviction, creed, religion or lack of religion.

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 9


In Christs Anonymous, we have the freedom to be completely and totally, exactly the way we are, because our sole purpose is to let go of our  our thinking mind, our Ego so as to be lead to oneness with our true Self, our Spirit and thereby to joy of being.

 

This goal has got nothing to do with a member’s age, profession, race, sexual identity or preference, political conviction, creed, religion or lack of religion, and only the individual member himself/herself knows, if he/she has this desire, which is the only requirement for membership of Christs Anonymous.

We trust that a member has this desire, if he/she says that he/she is member of Christs Anonymous, and that he/she no longer has this desire or does not want to fulfill this desire by the help of Christs Anonymous, if he/she says that he/she is no longer member of our Fellowship.

There is no pressure on us that we have to be members and there are no attempts to make us continue our membership, if we have found out that presently ChrisAn is not for us anyway, whether we stop our membership for a short period or for the rest of our lives.,

Today's contemplation
Today, I will rejoice in the freedom I have to be completely and totally exactly the way I am as a member of Christs Anonymous
.

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May 30: One day at a time

 

JUST FOR TODAY I will apply my Christs Anonymous Program. I will try to follow it to the best of my ability.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 17


It can seem overwhelming for us to think that the ChrisAn Program is a lifestyle, because it means that we will never be finished with it, so when formally, we have done the Twelve Steps and thus have picked up the Twelve Tools that we can use to handle our life's pains, we need to continue to take care of our life's pains on a daily basis by the help of Step Ten .

We also need to be able to step back from our life's pains and look at them with unconditional love, care, compassion and mercy, and to be able to do so, we need to expand our conscious contact with our chosen Higher Power on a daily basis by the help of Step Eleven.

Moreover, in Step Twelve we need to share our recovery from various existential pains so as to help ourselves to remember what we achieved by the help of our Step Work today and in that way get inspired to continue our work, and at the same time we get our desire fulfilled of contributing to the World we are part of by sharing about our recovery in our Fellowship or with minimum one other person.

Last but not least, we need to do Step Thirteen on a daily basis so as to put our newly acquired understanding into our relationship to the World around us while simultaneously, we expand our understanding of the Traditions in ChrisAn
.

Today's contemplation
Today, I will use Step Ten, Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen to improve my existential understanding and achieve Joy of Being under all circumstances, no matter what they are.

 

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May 31: The transformation of our thinking mind, our Ego

 

By working with our ChrisAn Program, we gradually learned how to createmanifest and maintain peaceful thinking and thus a serene Ego.
 

Christs Anonymous - The Thirteenth Step, page 28
 

As spiritual aspirants we have lived through struggles with our thinking mind, our Ego, every time we observed that unloving, uncaring, hard-hearted and merciless thoughts we passing through.

We were not aware that thus we became sparring partners for our unloving, uncaring, hard-hearted and merciless thoughts, because every time we tried to fight one of these thoughts, more and more reasons appeared for why this thought was important, so when we came to Christs Anonymous our thinking mind, our Ego was filled to the brim with painful and unpleasant thoughts.

We were tired of pain, so we wanted to transform our thinking mind, our Ego to be filled with joyful thoughts instead, and we did that by investigating the Reality of each of the thoughts that we wanted to get rid of and simultaneously we investigated if the opposite could be just as true or even truer.

We discovered that the opposite always and without exception could be just as true or even truer and thus we began to transform the content of our thinking mind, our Ego from being filled with painful and unpleasant thoughts to be filled with joyful and pleasant thoughts.


Today's contemplation
Today, I will use my ChrisAn Program to transform the energy of a painful and unpleasant thought to the energy of the corresponding joyful and pleasant thought.
 

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THIS IS A BOOK IN PROGRESS, NEW CONTEMPLATIONS WILL BE UPLOADED REGULARLY WHEN THEY ARE READY

 

 

JUNE

 

June 01 Humility
 

June 02 To let our opinion be known
 

June 03 To share our progress
 

June 04 Our Soul
 

June 05 Observation of our thinking mind, our Ego
 

June 06 To speak on behalf of others
 

June 07 Slaves of our Ego
 

June 08 Our first and last vehicle
 

June 09 The movements of life on all levels of existence