Dize: Regular people are awakening at a rapid rate

What is Christ Consciousness?

Christ Consciousness refers to our awakening, our enlightenment, and our realization of the oneness with all and the realization of our divinity, as explained by Jesus Christ.


We are only separated by material form … our bodies. Yet, spiritually, we are all one. People who have had a near-death experience feel this overpowering feeling of love. They feel the love of God everywhere … as Jesus did. They come out of the darkness into the light and it changes them forever. They are enlightened; they get it; they understand the love of God.

Jesus was a role model of what is possible for every human being, and he said as much,. giving us concrete direction in Mark 12: 30-31 KJV: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

It took Terry Sanchez Wallace (born March 23, 1994), better known by his stage name, Tee Grizzley, an American rapper from the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, 3 years in prison to understand Jesus' direction: Love God, Love thy neighbor. He admits, prison was good for him for it gave him time to read and to think.

Grizzley was raised by his grandmother. His mother was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking and his father was murdered in 2012 in a drive-by shooting. Grizzley, a name he acquired in Michigan prison because of his personality, saw the light, and his life changed, when his child was born. After experiencing the birth of his son, he was transformed. Witnessing new life bring born, changed his soul. Now he is on the road to helping others see the light and wishes there had been someone during his upbringing that could have shown him the light. He is adamant about in being of service to others, spreading the word.

Jesus taught us to be of a higher consciousness ... dropping our ego. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (John 14:12, KJV)

His message was that we, too, can be enlightened as he was, and many are living proof of this today. Many are awakening to their true nature, and enlightenment is the culmination of that process.

Joseph Anthony Budden II (born August 31, 1980), a rapper, is a member of the American hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse. Budden was born in Harlem, New York. After an emotional confrontation with his mother, because of his drug abuse, Budden willingly went into rehab. He found he had an anger problem. In therapy, he uncovered a past incident where his brother put a gun to his head to confiscate a steak sandwich he was eating. That past trauma created a method (anger) for Budden to cope with adversities in his life. His therapist pointed this fact out to him which triggered the realization of the absurdity of Budden, through anger, giving his power to any opponent. On video, I witnessed the look of awakening of his face at that very moment. He is truly on his way to enlightenment.

To be awakened, you do not have to be a guru, a swami, a rabbi, a priest, or a reverend. Regular people are awakening at a rapid rate. Jesus gave us specific directions on how to have peace within and peace in the world.

Jesus Christ transmitted the energy of God to others because he was enlightened. It was not his energy that was transmitted; he was able to be an instrument of the Father. And we too, through the Father, can transmit it to others. That we can be affected by certain people in this way is a gift from God to aid us in returning Home. For we know that this earth is not our home. We are not human beings but spiritual beings and our home is with God.

The Rev. Ellin M. Dize is executive director of nonprofit NRS Inc. and facilitates A Course in Miracles spiritual discussion group at St. Paul's UCC. She can be contacted at