This phrase was made popular through the film Avatar! which I highly recommend if you have not seen it.
We are invited in the story, to see beyond what we physically see with our human eyes, to the deeper truth and Being that lies within us all.
In Unity we use the phrase: The Christ in me beholds the Christ in you.
The key here, is that we are called to know the Christ energy (our Divine Self) in us first, as the Truth of our being. Jesus is the perfect example of this for us to follow. For, from this profound awareness shift, as Jesus showed us, we can then behold the Christ energy in another, as their Truth of Being, and call it forth. As we surrender all that we are not, we become all that we truly are. The divine shines through us all.
In discussing this in our first SEE class (Spiritual Education and Enrichment study) on Metaphysics recently, I invited the students to see beyond and through what Vladimir Putin is showing to the world, in the living out of his fears, to the deeper Truth of his being.
Can we see him as he is seen by God - whole, perfect, loving, wise, unimpacted by his human experiences and known in his Truth.
I believe that if enough of us can do this together, hold the Truth of his Being in our hearts and minds from the Truth of our Being, he will connect with this for himself.
We are not here to fix the problem but realise the solution. Let us see with 'real eyes' his Truth of Being. And at the same time hold the space of love, support and peace for all those who are impacted by his human actions.
Together we make a difference in the world.
Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft,
Director of Silent Unity and Daily Word UK
Unity in the UK