Affecting others

Just a quick note…

In order to create visible spiritual changes in the world amongst people, we must not focus on affecting the contents of the physical world, but increase our own vibrations (spiritual nature) so that the vibrations propogate in space moving the material itself. Example, throwing a pepple in a pond causes ripples in the water. In such action, we have caused an effect on water by making it move. But we have not changed the subatomic particles that make up the water.

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Difference Between the Soul and Spirit

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.

http://dreamhawk.com/body-and-mind/every-seven-years-you-change/

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.

Striving to Make Spiritual Progress

During my devotional time, I try to learn about other spiritual healers that have accomplished incredible work in the past as well as study those who are doing amazing things for present day people. I don’t limit myself in studying just the ways of Christian healers, but of overall, God’s selected healers on earth. God speaks to all of us in different regions of the world in many ways.

Although my foundation is Christian, I don’t let the name limit the embrace and love I have for humanity nor of people from different religious beliefs. I embrace ALL and respect all. I study other people’s cultures, history, philosophy, theology and mannerisms. Its fascinating to see how much we all have in common. The language barrier among our races is just a reflection of the destruction and confusion in the Babylonian biblical story. However, I do feel that we are evolving into a more united species with the conception of the airplane and internet. I have hopes that one day we will all speak one language and have no color/race barrier among our people.

Today in my devotional studies, I learned of a woman called Teresa of Ávila (1515 – 1582) who wrote some amazing journals in her 20s. Two of her famous works are Interior Castle and Pilgrim’s Progress. In most of her literary works, she mostly speaks of the spiritual journey one must go through attended by obstacles and joys using illuminated allegory. In her writings, she cautions us not to fight temptations but rather “gently begin a time of prayer and recollection”. She states that little by little will prayer become a habit if we practice it consistently.

Teresa of Ávila’s writings overall reflect the scripture Titus 3:1-8 which states:

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.

3At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.8This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

If I never experienced temptation, I would not have appreciated the greatness and goodness of God. The best way I can describe my theory on this matter is this: In order to know what love is, you must experience hate. Opposites in this world are needed in order to be able to fully experience God’s creation. This is the philosophical theory of duality.

There are five ways that we can keep ourselves in check from temptation everyday by using reason, faith, memory, will and understanding. Reason turns us away from sin because it allows us to analyze the cause and effect of our actions. It helps us to keep in check using the concept of karma. Faith turns us away from sin because it is the innermost feeling and belief that God will provide for us exactly what we need to learn and experience here on earth. Memory turns us away from sin because it allows us to retain those past experiences and learned lessons. It allows us to appreciate the good moments of life when we have been in tune with God. The Will keeps us from sin because it gives room for hope and change. And Understanding keeps us away from sin because it allows us to keep our spirit in sync with God and other human beings instead of making us feel separate.

True Health vs Artificial Health

Everyday, I am amazed about what I learn on the body, the medical industry, the FDA, technology and old holistic ways of our ancestors that have existed for thousands and thousands of years. It almost seems as if we have been in the dark ages since the Library of Alexandria was destroyed by Napoleon. My assessment exists regardless of our superior technology. It’s as if humans are not spiritually ready to handle the technology that is available to us.

I would like to share some paragraphs from medical doctor, Alexis Carrel’s (1873-1944), “Man, the Unknown”.

“There are, as we know, two kinds of health, natural and artificial. Scientific medicine has given to man artificial health, and protection against most infectious diseases. It is a marvelous gift. But man is not content with health that is only lack of malady and depends on special diets, chemicals, endocrine products, vitamins, periodical medical examinations, and the expensive attention of hospitals, doctors, and nurses. He wants natural health, which comes from resistance to infectious and degenerative diseases, from equilibrium of the nervous system. He must be constructed so as to live without thinking about his health. Medicine will achieve its greatest triumph when it discovers the means of rendering the body and the mind naturally immune to diseases, fatigue, and fear. In remaking modern human beings we must endeavor to give them the freedom and the happiness engendered by the perfect soundness or organic and mental activities.

Artificial health does not suffice for human happiness. Medical examinations, medical care, are troublesome and often ineffectual. Drugs and hospitals are expensive. Men and women are constantly in need of small repairs, although they appear to be in good health. They are not well and strong enough to play their part of human beings fully. The growing dissatisfaction of the public with the medical profession is, in some measure, due to the existence of this evil. Medicine cannot give to man the kind of health he needs without taking into consideration his true nature. We have learned that organs, humors, and mind are one, that they are the result of hereditary tendencies, of the conditions of development, of the chemical, physical, physiological, and mental factors of the environment. That health depends on a definite chemical and structural constitution of each part and on certain properties of the whole. We must help this whole to perform its functions efficiently rather than intervene ourselves in the work of each organ. Some individuals are immune to infections and degenerative diseases, and to the decay of senescence. We have to learn their secret. It is the knowledge of the inner mechanisms responsible for such endurance that we must acquire. The possession of natural health would enormously increase the happiness of man

We have so far followed the easiest road. We now have to switch to rough ground and enter uncharted countries. The hope of humanity lies in the prevention of degenerative and mental diseases, not in the mere care of symptoms. The progress of medicine will not come from the construction of larger and better hospitals, of larger and better factories for pharmaceutical products. It depends entirely on imagination, on observation of the sick, on meditation and experimentation in the silence of the laboratory. And, finally, on the unveiling, beyond the proscenium of chemical structures, of the organismal and mental mysteries.”

Changing for the better

When we decide that we want to live a better life spiritually, physically and mentally, we must act at a pace in which our individual being allows. The biggest mistake is to change one’s behavior based on someone else’s measures or accomplishments. We all have different temperaments. If we do not, we will incur unnecessary  stresses to the mind, body and spirit. Also the most effective way to make changes in one’s state is by making gradual changes to one’s entire state. For example, if one does not make efforts to change his behavior of negative thoughts and actions towards other people while simultaneously wanting to go on a diet, the outcome of a healthier body may not be effective. How so? A person must work gradually and cohesively on his mind, body and spirit. The mind, body and spirit work together to create a healthy balance within the individual.

As Francis Bacon (1561-1626) stated in his Essay “Of Regimen of Health”:

“For strength of nature in youth passeth over many excesses, which are owing a man till his age. Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied. Beware of sudden change in any great points of diet, and if necessity enforce it, fit the rest to it. For it is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things than one. Examine thy customs of diet, sleep, excercise, apparel, and the like; and try, in any thing thou shalt judge hurtful, to discontinue it by little and little; but so, as if thou dost find any inconvenience by the change, thou come back to it again: for it is hard to distinguish that which is generally held good and wholesome, from that which is good particularly, and fit for thine own body. To be free-minded and cheerfully disposed at hours of meat and of sleep and of excercise, is one of the best precepts of long lasting.”

Though begets action

I am not a preacher but just a woman who tries her best to live in God’s light and would like to share a Universal message to you found also in Christianity.

Note that, being spiritual, God usually does not respond in words, but by changing your perception, motives, desires, attitudes and actions. God gives power to live a truthful life. “The kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” (1 Cor. 4:20)

When we get angry at people, blame others for something unjust done to us, feel like others did us wrong so we criticize their actions, etc… let us just pray to God that (he) changes us and not the world. Changing our own perceptions, motives, desires and attitudes lead into a change of action. Thought begets action.