We hear a good deal of religious talk about taking on the mind of Christ, but according to Paul, in the book of Philippians, we must "let" this mind be in us (that was also in Christ Jesus). I think the word "let" here indicates that we must "allow" it. What exactly does that mean? There must be an allowance for your mind to be cultivated beyond the religious conditioning of guilt, shame, fear, obligation and unworthiness. Paul also says here that this mind, the mind of Christ, is one that can comprehend its equality with God. This is the mind that counts it not robbery to be equal with God.
In order to allow this mind to be in us, we must release the religious mind that worships a God we have been taught to believe is "other" - a God who is "up there" or "out there." This is what the religion of Moses and of the Law taught us. The religious mind has catered more to our flesh and our emotion than to our God-like divinity. The religious mind is like a veil over our eyes that blocks us from seeing the Christ within us because it tells us we are too lowly to achieve anything close to divinity. We have been taught that Jesus was the exception - the sole individual who had or has the capacity and potential to achieve the "mind of Christ."
But Jesus, Himself, said that he came to break down the barrier between us and God. His sacrifice forever tore down the veil of religion. We have to allow room in our minds for the concept that we have the same capacity as Jesus did. Jesus sees something in us that we don't see in ourselves when we are blinded by religion's veil. He tells us over and over that the Kingdom of God is within us. Yet, we don't believe it. He was the firstborn among many brethren, which means there will be others who will awaken to who they are as well.
Moses and the Law of Moses will never teach you that you were created in God's image. It will only tell you how to dress, what to eat, how to pray and worship and who to marry so that you can be acceptable to God...a God who is separate from you. All these things have nothing to do with the Spirit. Jesus contained the full expression of what we all have the potential of expressing - the Christ Mind. When we release the religious mind and all its conditioning and surrender to the Christ Mind, we will understand that instead of coming to save us from sin/hell/an angry God, Jesus came to reconnect us to the idea of who we were always created to be. He came to tear down the veil of religion and let us see the divinity that has always been inside of us. God is waiting for you to look with unveiled face and see the Christ within yourself.