A friend just asked and started the conversation, on Instagram, about the difference between our “moral compass,” our “inner voice,” our “third eye,” “consciousness” and the “Holy Spirit” and if really, are we all talking about the same thing?
As a Christian Yoga Instructor, I have thought about this and discussed this a lot with friends, pastors, and students. Here was my response to my friend’s question on Instagram that I thought you might enjoy:
I personally think these things are all in reference to the same thing. God is good (Mark 10:18). We are all made in His image (Genesis 1:27). God wants every person to come to Him (2Peter 3:9). It’s His kindness that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4). Kindness! He is light (1John 1:5). He is heaven (Joshua 2:11). God is love (1John 4:8). I think (consciousness, awareness, Holy Spirit, the third eye, our moral compass) it’s all semantics.
As far as the Holy Spirit specifically, the book of Acts says that the Holy Spirit has fallen on all flesh (Acts 2:17). Has fallen on all flesh. All. I think consciousness and awareness is us becoming aware of this very fact. Holy Spirit is in and on us and we are just awakening ourselves to this truth and seeing what has been there all along.
I’ve been taught that sin is what separates us from God. What is sin? Sin is bad beliefs, hatred, anger, pride and the ego, ill health, anything that is outside of heaven and God’s design. As such, we are all “sinners” and it is awareness and consciousness (the Holy Spirit) that frees us and brings us closer to love, heaven, trust, faith, joy, God. I’ve also been taught that Jesus is the hope to show us that it is possible to live a free and full life while on planet earth now (“Jesus is perfect theology.” – Bill Johnson): Jesus was fully human and lived a sinless life, a heavenly, happy and loving life. He demonstrated that you and I can live now, on planet earth as if Heaven is all around and in and through us so that we perfectly embody love and health and grace and truth and from this place, serve humankind from the power of heaven thereby freeing others too.
Do you find this to be true or not?