Gk. Christos “anointed”] '''Messiah''' [ Heb., Aram. “anointed”]; '''Christed one''', one fully endued and infilled—anointed—by the Light (the Son) of God. The Word, the Logos, the Second Person of the [[Trinity]], “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.... That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”<ref>John 1:14; John 1:9–10.</ref>
In the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the term “Christ” corresponds to or is the incarnation of
[[Vishnu ]], the Preserver; [[Avatar|Avatara]], God-man, Dispeller of Darkness, [[Guru]].
= Universal Christ ===
The '''Universal Christ''' is the mediator between the planes of Spirit and the planes of Matter; personified as the [[
Holy Christ Self|Christ Self]], he is the mediator between the Spirit of God and the soul of man. The Universal Christ sustains the nexus of (the figure-eight flow of) consciousness through which the energies of the Father (Spirit) pass to his children for the crystallization (Christ-realization) of the God Flame by their souls’ strivings in the cosmic womb (matrix) of the Mother (Matter). This process is called materialization (Mater-realization), “The Descent.” The process whereby the soul’s coalesced energies of the Mother pass through the nexus of the Christ consciousness to the Father is the acceleration called spiritualization (Spirit-realization), “The Ascent.” Another name for the process whereby the soul’s energy returns from Matter to Spirit is sublimation (sublime action), or transmutation.
The consummation of this process is experienced by the soul, now one with the Son, as the [[ascension]]—union with the Spirit of the [[I AM Presence]], the Father. The ascension is the fulfillment in heaven of
Jesus’ promise on earth: “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.... If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”<ref>John 14:20, 23.</ref>
The fusion of the energies of the positive and negative polarity of the Godhead in the creation takes place through the Universal Christ, the Logos without whom “was not any thing made that was made.” The flow of light from the Macrocosm to the microcosm, from the Spirit (the I AM Presence) to the soul and back again over the figure-eight spiral, is fulfilled through this blessed mediator, who is Christ, the Lord, the true incarnation of the I AM THAT I AM. Because Jesus Christ is that embodied Word he can say, “I AM [the I AM in me is] the Open Door (to heaven and earth) which no man can shut” and “All Power is given unto me [through the I AM in me] in heaven and in earth” and “Behold, I AM [the I AM in me is] alive forevermore—as Above, so below—and have the keys of the kingdom of heaven and the keys of hell and death, and to whomsoever the Father wills I give it, and it is given in his name.”
This which is affirmed even today by the Ascended Master Jesus Christ is also affirmed in your behalf by your beloved Christ Self. Thus the Universal Christ of the one Son and the many does indeed mediate the Presence of the I AM to you through your very own beloved Holy Christ Self. This is the true Communion of the Cosmic Christ whose Body (Consciousness) was ‘broken’, shared, individualized, for every child of the Father’s heart. The Sons of God hold the Maxim Light in trust for the babes in Christ.
= Christed one ===
The term “Christ” or “'''Christed one'''” also denotes an office in hierarchy held by those who have attained self-mastery on the seven rays and the seven [[
Chakra|chakras]] of the [[Holy Spirit]]. Christ-mastery includes the balancing of the [[threefold flame]]—the divine attributes of Power, Wisdom, and Love—for the harmonization of consciousness and the implementation of the mastery of the seven rays in the chakras and in the [[four lower bodies]] through the Mother Flame (raised [[Kundalini]]). At the hour designated for the ascension, the soul thus anointed raises the spiral of the threefold flame from beneath the feet through the entire form for the transmutation of every atom and cell of her being, consciousness, and world. The saturation and acceleration of the four lower bodies and the soul by this transfiguring light of the Christ Flame takes place in part during the initiation of the transfiguration, increasing through the resurrection and gaining full intensity in the ritual of the ascension.
=== The personal Christ ===
The individual '''[[Christ Self]]''', the personal Christ, is the initiator of every living soul. When the individual passes these several initiations on the path of Christhood, including the “slaying of the [[dweller-on-the-threshold]],” he earns the right to be called a Christed one and gains the title of son or daughter of God. Some who have earned that title in past ages have either compromised that attainment altogether or failed to manifest it in subsequent incarnations. In this age the Logos requires them to bring forth their inner God-mastery and to perfect it on the physical plane while in physical embodiment.
Therefore, to assist the sons and daughters of God in making their manifestation commensurate with their inner Light, the masters of the [[Great White Brotherhood]] have released their teachings through the [[
Ascended master |ascended masters]] and their [[ Messenger|messengers]]. And [[Saint Germain]] founded the [[Keepers of the Flame Fraternity]] providing graded monthly lessons to the members of this order, dedicated to keep the flame of Life throughout the world. Prior to the successful passing of the initiations of discipleship, the individual is referred to as a child of God in contrast to the term “Son of God,” which denotes full Christhood wherein the soul in and as the Son of man is become one in the Son of God after the example of Christ Jesus.
Expanding the consciousness of the Christ, the Christed one moves on to attain the realization of the Christ consciousness at a planetary level and is able to hold the balance of the Christ Flame on behalf of the evolutions of the planet. When this is achieved, he assists members of the heavenly hierarchy who serve under the office of the World Teachers and the planetary Christ.