To carry the weight of understanding from ignorance to awareness can be likened to carrying a child from conception to birth. It is a weight that changes with the development of the capacity of the one carrying it until at last the time of transformation is at hand. At the moment when awareness makes itself known as something separate from the school of thought or tradition of knowledge in which it had incubated, it becomes something beyond knowledge altogether, and takes on a path of its own. While that path may run parallel at times to the one from which it was born, nevertheless it is its own entity. It can develop on its own. Knowledge cannot exist outside the confines of its knowingness, for it would cease to be knowledge and instead become speculation, theory, or falsehood. An understanding can, given the opportunity to mature through the exercise of judgment, or discernment, move along the corridors of knowledge as experience and emerge a thing alive. It is a passage that requires the utter destruction of what was understood as reality and the assimilation of the fragments of that shattered reality into a completely new understanding. The process can be referred to as awakening, the moment of birth of new understanding as the transformation into awareness, and the one who undergoes such an extreme meltdown of all structures of belief as an illuminated being. This transformation from ignorance into illumination, this awakening or birth or entrance into a new framework of reality, is at the core of the experience of anyone who could be called a christed one. It is the private communion with divinity that perfects the awakening process into a complete change of life, from existence to being. In the final analysis of emergence, the one who undergoes a complete transformation from living to endlessly awakening to the divine in every moment can be said to be christed. It is rare to be such a one, yet it is increasingly part of the human experience.