“The human soul longs for things higher, warmer and purer
than those offered by today’s mass living habits”
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn
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“When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow.”
“The only meaningful life is a life that strives for the individual realization–absolute and unconditional–of its own particular law…To the extent that a man is untrue to the law of his being…he has failed to realize his own life’s meaning.
The undiscovered vein within us is a living part of the psyche; classical Chinese philosophy names this interior way “Tao,” and likens it to a flow of water that moves irresistibly towards its goal. To rest in Tao means fulfillment, wholeness, one’s destination reached, one’s mission done; the beginning, end, and perfect realization of the meaning of existence innate in all things.”
― Carl Jung
Today, we conclude the series “The Human Spirit and Gender”:
The soul now approaches heavy gross matter or what is generally called the physical world. Its density now permits a close interaction with this outer world and preparations are in top gear for its incarnation!
The processes of preparation which are mostly carried out by elemental beings are painstaking, elaborate and perfect to the minutest detail: the state of consciousness of the soul, its inner volition, propensity, mission, redemptive threads (karma), etc; as well as, the prevailing vibrations of light and stellar radiations are all carefully matched with the condition of the new body it will take on, the condition and circumstances of its future earthly parents/guardians and the environment it will live in.
The soul gets the parents it deserves and the parents get the child they deserve! The Laws of Homogeneous Species (like flocks with like) and that of Reciprocal Action (an eye for an eye; Karma) weave intricate threads and conformities to ensure a seamless and just consummation!
Progressing further, the soul approaches and hovers around the prospective mother who is already pregnant and (soul) radiates towards the developing body in her womb!
However, the soul cannot just slip into the growing body! That would be impossible because, the consistency of the soul is fundamentally different from the consistency of the growing body. Therefore, to ensure a proper bonding, the elemental workers construct a go-between, an implement or, bridge! This bridge is the Astral Body of the child!
Generally, astral bodies are prototypes in medium gross matter of everything existing in the physical world. Thus, the sun, stars, every planet in the physical cosmos; the earth as well as every grain of sand, rock, every plant, human or, animal body, water, air, even abstracts like skills, craftsmanship and technologies all have their astral counterparts.
Fashioned by the delicate hands of elemental beings who stand as servants of the Light, everything you find on earth including the most stupendous invention and countless others yet to be discovered already exist in the astral world in the most beautiful, exquisite and ideal form.
It is a sad testament to humanity’s failure that earthmen are still ignorant, groping, mistaken about the astral world and generally unable to draw from the immense resources and values in the astral world for earthly application. Only a relatively few know of and see astral things; even these few are still in the periphery of this vast, ‘unconquered’ world; although, they make big claims and fan themselves as masters!
It is regrettable that real knowledge of the astral world is still lacking among mankind! For now, let us return to the soul’s pilgrimage to the earth!
Through the embryo’s astral body, the soul takes control and moves it. Complementing the soul’s effort, the growing body also strengthens the bond by using the physical radiations pulsating though it to bind the soul to itself. This creates or better said, forms the foundation for a strong, sustainable radiation union between soul and body which lasts until the proverbial, ‘death do them part’!
With this, incarnation is complete: the soul now glows through and takes over the development of the child-body; the mother feels the first kicks and absorbs the volition of the new soul thus feeling happy or otherwise depending on the disposition of the soul nestling within her.
Months later, the child is born! The soul enters into earth life bearing the gender it freely took on years back in the ethereal realms.
It has been a long arduous journey for the soul and an enriching experience for us as we captured stages of the journey:
Starting as a sexless unconscious spirit-seed, “The Human Spirit And Gender…..Part 1” to acquiring ego-consciousness and gender, “From Seed-germs to Human Beings…..Human Spirit And Gender-Part2” descending into the world of gross matter “The Soul’s Pilgrimage Continues” and finally, landing on earth through birth. Many of souls never make it to the earth or take thousands of years to make it!
We hasten to observe that the explanations in the series do not exhaust the happenings and weavings connected with the evolution and development of all souls. Not by a long chalk! There are indeed, countless primary and secondary threads and events that interweave and unfold to the extent that the experience of each soul is unique, personal and different from that of other souls.
The path may be the same, but the experiences are different!
The big question is: Why do souls embark on this journey to the earth?
“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence
nor imagination nor both together go to the making of a genius.
Love, love love, that is the soul of a genius”
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Recalling the tail end of our last essay “From Seed-germs to Human Beings,” the human spirit is now living in the ethereal realm in a male or female human form, with self-consciousness and a refined free will. Spread out before it is a wide variety of the good and not so good; both pure and impure vibrations and impulses.
The spirit is at liberty to choose which experience to taste, attract, or indulge in. It can now consciously live life to its heart’s content, but, (and a very big but) must bear the responsibility of reward and punishment for the free choices it makes.
We tarry a while in the ethereal because, it is a major turning point for the first-time spirit! Some spirits never make it beyond this realm! Out of spiritual indolence, they either remain infants and babies galloping and gamboling in the meadows of the ethereal for eons of years or, get bogged down by following this or that impure passion which eventually hangs like a burden, an albatross around their necks!
Luckily an enormous number of spirits move on following the urge to develop which is spurred by the deep longing for maturity. They recognize or, at least, sense that only full spiritual maturity guarantees their return to The Kingdom of Bliss, their Real Home, where they can live for eternity in joyful service.
While we tarry, let us make some clarifications:
Strictly speaking, the spirit is now best referred to as a SOUL. This is because a human soul is actually a conscious human spirit in the beyond that is embodied in a substance other than spiritual substance and invariably experiencing life outside the spiritual realm. In comparison, just as the spirit becomes an earthman or earthwoman when it is embodied in flesh and blood in the physical world on earth, so is it a soul when embodied in ethereal or other non-spiritual material!
Simply expressed: outside the spiritual realms, the human spirit takes on a soul body while in the beyond and a physical body while on earth!
However, it does not discard the soul body when it enters the earth; rather, it exists like a coconut with layers of different substances. On earth, the human being (like me and you) is a combination of spirit, soul and physical body, i. e. three bodies in one!
The spirit is the core, the real and most permanent personality, the soul is fairly permanent, while the physical body has the shortest life span!
The spirit and soul are therefore, neither the impersonal components of human nature nor, levels of inner feelings. On the contrary, they are real personalities (like the physical body) in real worlds, with capabilities to experience life in real time and space, in their different worlds.
Let us take a glimpse at this trinity at work:
1. Activities like jumping, walking, reading and other physical exertions are activities of the physical body. These are obvious to everyone!
2. Most ‘real’ contact with friends, relatives and other humans who have passed on (physically died); astral phenomena like projection, sensing, phantom pains, etc, are soul body activities. Also, an overwhelming majority of mediumship, spiritism, hypnotic communication, are soul body activities because the organs of reception/interaction are the soul body organs.
3. On the other hand, the spirit body is at work during divine mediation, like the reception of the biblical Book of Revelation, visions of the Queen of Heaven (not Mary the mother of Jesus) and visions of the luminous ‘Throne of God.’
The frequently experienced deep, quiet and still voice that speaks to us, distinct from the din and rattle of the intellect, is the voice of the spirit; the intuitive perception.
These activities are merely separated to illustrate the principal body at work. In reality they are not individually independent; an activity started by one body dovetails into and necessitates the cooperation of the other body or, bodies before it can reach consummation or perfection. For instance, the physical activity of vocal praying or chanting, requires the cooperation of the spiritual volition to propel the main wish of the prayer for fulfillment. Words alone can only reach medium gross matter which is extremely far from the Throne of Grace.
Today we had to reflect on the fine distinctions of spirit, soul and the physical body so that we are clear-sighted as we proceed with the evolving spirit into the rather fluid lower realms. In these deeper planes life is more vigorous, coarse and exposed to opposing energy vibrations. We enter the real battle ground of the Light and Darkness!
May the Grace of the Lord which gives peace and understanding be with us all!