CHRIST GIVES TRANSUBSTANTIATING PRAYER
The word transubstantiate is often interpreted as in some Eucharist:
that the common substance of bread and wine is by Christ "changed"
so that its imperfect psychic (angelic) nature behind the "matter"
is replaced by the perfect spiritual nature of the Christ-consciousness,
in the moment of Eucharistic consecration. It may be said that equal
transubstantiation to perfection is predestinated for all. But a substance-
angel who should reach transsubstantiation in the far future does now
step aside and a perfected Master incarnates in a substance as a glowing
spiritual sun…. to set example, educate, help. (Sub=under+stare=stand)
Christ said at the first Eucharist: "Do this in remembrance of me"( me =
the personal historic Jesus, the eternal Christ-nature in all, the Word…. )
Christ does this way give a living picture of a prayer-ladder, starting in
our earthly fights against "ignorance" and ending in heavenly peace. As
the prophet Krishna gives such a picture in the East naming it "Yoga"
and as the Muslims have the idea of an "inner war" named "Holy Jihad"
The prayer-ladder of Christ starts when he takes bread and wine
as the "substance". He goes on with blessing prayers which ought
to purify and enlighten our souls ………… . Finally does the Master turn
to the Divine Self which does "transubstantiate" so that he can say
"This is my body This is my blood". The "transubstantiation" is
then not of the human nature but of heaven. Christ gives to us this
transubstantiation-rite and says " do this"
And we do it… We take bread and wine. We pray invocating, purifying
and enlightening We do our best and become silent. In silence do
we turn to the divine Self for transubstantiation
This is a picture of the law of religions. When we have done our best
to be pure and enlightened shall we enter a state when human activity
ceases….a state of stillness, emptiness, poverty. Remember Jesus said:
"Blessed are those who are poor in spirit" …..In a state of spirit do we
experience that the human nature is comparatively poor… . In a blessed
silence and emptiness and poverty does our divine nature manifest and
it does transubstantiate so that we as Jesus can say about it
"This is my Body, This is my Blood". This is inner life of great mystics
and we shall all experience more and more of it
People ask: "how can we get time for such transubstantiating prayer?
And we must answer that such prayer does not take time. It belongs to
the eternity which is independent of all time. "Pray always" says Jesus
The mystics find that they need not bother about "find time for prayer"
They find that the Spirit prays within us all at each time. The spirit is in
a state of holiness all the time while the human nature does work with
its many duties… … But we can assist in order to be more conscious,
We can choose from the Eucharist some part as e g an invocation:
Contemplate how God is constantly invocating us and blessing us and
teaching us affirmating prayers as "You are Elohim - you are Gods"
Seek purity and enlightenment and wait in silence for transsubstantiation
when the substance ………. body and soul becomes body and blood of
your eternal Self. Or imagine that you choose to contemplate how the
censer burns incense: See your body as a censer of God or alchemistic
oven /"Athanor"/ where substance-soul in the fire of God is "changed"
to spiritual "gold" or smoke which ascends to eternal heaven within all.
Contemplate the saints and prophets and angels, Mary, Mose, Mohamed,
Buddha, Krishna until substance-soul is transubstantiated and you are
the body and soul of them. Give up your mental ideas about all these.
Go beyond forms to the ideas in symbols as the Cross within all…..
And in transubstantiating prayer does Christ give all answers. And he
says "Then you will know the truth and it will set you FREE" (John 8:31)