The Via Christa: The Soul's Path of DestinyYou are here, on earth, but this does not feel like home. You search, but cannot seem to find what you really want here. You yearn, knowing some perfect reality exists, one in which your soul will mesh in a seamless fit, but it escapes you.
Home is in the Source of Reality, God. Some seekers have found the Way of the Christ, the Via Christa, which is the most direct way to return home to God. Although this is the shortest, fastest way, it is the hardest because it is the initiatory Path of Ascension of consciousness, filled many with tests, trials and temptations.
The Via Christa site is the answer to a child's question, asked long ago: "What are the rules? It would all be so much easier if I knew what the rules are."
Children ask the best questions, and the hardest, because their truth detectors still work well. So, let us begin at the beginning, for the children and our own idealistic souls.
Light is God, externalized as form. Law describes the nature of the Light, which is God, and how Light is differentiated into innumerable living souls. Law is the framework of Creation, and describes the infinite modes of form, all of which are made of Light.
Moral laws define the nature of our relationship with our Source, which is God, the Light. Laws govern the nature of our vertical relationship with God, and our horizontal relationships with humankind, creatures, and our planet.
Where life does not proceed according to the rule of law, the result is without structure or form, void, the destructive chaos of confusion. Life without law is a body without a skeleton, unable to rise above the muck that nourishes protozoa. A culture not founded on law is an anarchy, ruled by a mob, or a dictatorship, ruled by the whim of a tyrant.
Law is the roadbed, guardrails and signs on the Way of Ascension.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … 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. – John 1:1,14.
The Word is the Christ, and the Way of the Word is the Via Christa, the Way of Christ, which has existed since before God created the universe and gave man dominion over the earth.
The "way" is "a method, style or manner of doing something; a particular manner or style of behavior; a route or road that you take in order to reach a place; a particular direction." The Via Christa is all these things and more.
"Christ" comes from the Greek Khristos, meaning "anointed." Religions, ancient and modern, apply this term literally and ritually anoint with fragrant oils to symbolize the divine blessing. Yet this misses the point that the Father anointed His son Jesus with Light, to be the emissary of and servant to the Light.
While the Via Christa unifies the moral and ethical foundation that our patriarchs, prophets and philosophers have discovered through the ages, it is also the way of honor, of loyalty to God and how to reach integrity of soul. To walk the Via Christa is to discover God's Design for Ascension of consciousness for you, your loved ones, the world and for the whole universe. In walking the Via Christa, Light resurrects the soul of the laws you find in the Bible, the Gospels, Epistles, philosophy and other sacred writings, to make them part of your way of ascension.
As you discover that law is the roadbed, guardrails and signs on the Way of Ascension, you may seek, find and apply the Christ laws in your life today. No matter what, no one else may dictate how you choose to do this, because God has given you the matchless gift of freedom to choose your own way.
This entire site is a How to Manual for Soul Ascension. You will find the answers to who and what you really are, how you arrived here, your life's purpose, how to go home, and what you need to do to get there. If you are willing to work to fix you, you can find the tools to work on problems with love, relationships, money, anxiety, issues of trust and betrayal, all the perplexities of life on earth.
Learning styles vary from child to child, soul to soul. Some like to begin with the rules and a plan, others just want to live the adventure of life without a map. If you want to read the rules first, before you devise a plan, start with The Via Christa Law. If you desire to live life on the Via Christa as an unplanned adventure, start with The Via Christa Life.
The Via Christa is a work in progress and will remain so forever. The resources we provide are by no means exhaustive, and we will expand them continually.
Note: A site search for some widely-applied term with diverse meanings, such as "love," may return no findings because "love" is used so frequently on the site that it overwhelms the results. To address this issue, we have included an alphabetical list of the Topics and Key Concepts discussed on unique pages in Walking the Master's Path.
Edna Lister, the original Pioneering Mystic.
The Via Christa: Laws of the Crown
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever. – Hebrews 13:8.
In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a Crown of Glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people, and for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate. – Isaiah 28:5-13, 16-18.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a Crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. – 2 Timothy 4:7-8.Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the Crown of Life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. – James 1:12. When the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a Crown of Glory that fadeth not away. – 1 Peter 5:4. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a Crown of Life. – Revelation 2:10.
There appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a Crown of Twelve Stars. – Revelation 12:1.
ReferencesHarper, Douglas: Etymology Online The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV), Public Domain.