The interchange of terms “Soul” and “Spirit” has caused much confusion and misuse in today’s society.
From a mystical point of view, the essential characteristic of soul vibrations is that it cannot be altered, changed nor destroyed. The soul is not subject to the constant changes in the material world. For this, the soul cannot evolve into anything more or less than what it already is. To better understand this concept, let’s personify a battery as an example for the sake of the energy that it provides in mechanical action. The soul is like the ingredients that make up the “battery” and allow for life to exist. The spirit is the negative and positive magnetic forces that allow for the mechanical reaction to take shape and form. It is the Vital Life Force from which we are connected to God, and one might say “a part of God”. The soul permeates every single cell within our body equally without bias. The soul is neither good nor bad. Does “air” choose to enter my lungs versus your lungs? No. Air just flows. I am not referring to the physical handicaps that prevent air to flow improperly into, for example, cancerous lungs. The soul cannot evolve.
It is the consciousness that evolves by means of human experiences. ‘Sin’ is a result of our state of consciousness. The damage that we place on our earth is a result of our collective state of consciousness which can be considered as collective sin. ‘Consciousness’ just as in ‘thought’ is subjected to the material plane, and not at the frequency of the soul. The spirit operates in the material world. We cannot see ‘spirit’, but we can see its effects. Spirit is bound to the laws of matter. And the vibrations of matter can be altered due to the constant modification of transformation within their internal structure and vibratory influences via the environment. Change is the fundamental Universal law governing matter. For example, a plant’s vibration and growth is constantly being affected by its inner and outer environment. As complex as we are as dual creatures with a soul and material body, we are also subjected to these Universal laws.
Our psychic centers have a direct link to our Vital Life Force. Some say those centers are the chakras – the invisible nervous-like system interpreting messages from our outer energy field. This psychic body acts as a messenger between the physical and soul bodies. Throughout the many ages, various religious institutions depicted this philosophy of duality via the icon of the trinity: the soul, psychic and physical body forming a triangle. Most disagree as to where the soul exists in the body. Christians believe its in the blood as in the blood of Christ and Holy Grail. Some theologians state that the soul exists in the head such as in the symbols of the halo around saint’s heads. Others claim that the soul exists in the heart as in some illustrations depicted by a sun in place of the heart. Some philosophical schools claim that the soul exists in the pituitary or thymus glands; whereas, others place the soul in the solar plexus.
So if the soul can never be altered, one may ask then what is the purpose of the existence of the soul? I tend to subscribe to the philosophy of some of the great minds of all time such as Frances Bacon (Shakespeare), Einstein, Giordano Bruno, Copernican, amongst many others. The Cosmic reason for the existence of the soul is so that each person can reach perfection by the means of the spiritual essence animating him or her. The soul uses the physical body and all of its faculties to evolve in its interactions with the physical world. The collective soul of humanity uses the physical world in order to evolve toward its own ideal of perfection. Spiritual transformation of an individual (dual being) and over humanity takes place over a period of centuries or millennia such as boulders, diamonds, rocks, etc. The minerals making up the physical transformed objects do not change however, case in point, the mineral carbon.
From the most ancient times, it was known that the gradual evolution of our psychological behavior was based off the the cyclic renewal and regeneration. In general, the whole of our physical body entirely renews and regenerates itself every 7 years meaning that the cells you had in your body 7 years ago no longer exist in your body today.
Visit Tony Crisp’s website to read about each 7 year phase of man’s life.
Almost every religion uses the mystical importance of the number 7. Christians have their 7 days of Creation, 7 seals, 7 Churches, amongst many others. Hinduism and Buddhism have their 7 rays of the sn of Buddha, 7 states of Nirvana, 7 heavens, amongst many others. Judaism revere the 7 years of construction of the Temple of Solomon, the 7 branches of the Sacred Menorah, amongst many others. And Islam have their 7 seas, 7 words of profession of Moslem faith, and so forth.
In my spiritual studies today, I was reminded to reflect on 7 ways to achieve consciousness as to elevate my spiritual self.
1) Be aware of my body so that I can quench its appetites.
2) Be aware of my emotions so that I can control my reactions.
3) Be aware of my intelligence so that I can reason.
4) Be aware of my will so that I can take that reasoning and put it to use.
5) Be aware of my intuition so that I can ‘hear’ my inner self and God.
6) Be aware of my spirituality so that eliminate any attachments to the material world.
7) Be aware of my life so that I can direct my Consciousness towards Spiritual Evolution.