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The Divine Gift of Gratitude

The Divine Gift of Gratitude

Gratitude is more than a feeling or an attitude, it is a way of life.

When we delve into the etymological meaning of the expression “Thank you”, we often find people that ask “What would be the best way to thank you?” How do we properly express our gratitude?

Interestingly enough, we find a good explanation of the different levels of gratitude from Saint Thomas Aquinas in his work “Summa Theologica.” Thomas Aquinas teaches on his treatise of gratitude that the gratitude consists in varying degrees of thankfulness. For him, Appreciation has three levels: 1) A superficial level, 2) An intermediate level, and 3) A deeper level.

“Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. ~ Margaret Cousins

The fist level of gratitude is the surface level; it is to recognize the benefit received, obtain grace, accepting a favor. It is the level of recognition, intellectual recognition, cerebral level, the cognitive level of recognition.

The second level is the level of gratitude; it is to praise and give thanks to him who gave us something free in exchange for nothing. It is giving blessings back to someone for what that person has done for us.

The third degree, according to Thomas Aquinas is the level of reciprocity. And the third deepest level of gratitude we find the level of bound, and feeling of commitment towards those that had helped us. With this level, Reciprocity is pledged, according to its possibilities, according to the most opportune circumstances of time and place.

Gratitude and Linguistics:

“It only takes a moment to thank you – but your thoughtfulness will be remembered a long time.” ~Unknown

Different languages express their feeling in different ways. Each of them is more able to express the levels of gratitude stated by the Thomas Aquinas discourse.

He observed that in saying “Thank You” in English or “Zu Danken” in German, we practice the first level of thankfulness, taking it coldly, in the first dimension, that is, only by the recognition of the grace received. We thank them at the intellectual plane.

In European languages, the expression of gratefulness can be very different. Most other European languages, when professing appreciation and thanks, they thank using the intermediate level of gratitude, going beyond the second level of appreciativeness. When you say “Merci” in French, means to give a mercy, to give grace: “I give him a favor, I thank you, I give you a mercy for what brought to me, for what you gave me.” In Spanish, thank you is said “Gracias” and in Italian, it is “Grazie” and in Latin “Gratias”. Therefore, in languages originated from the Latin root, we find that the expression of gratitude also invokes a mercy or blessing of equal magnitude upon the one that has given the help, or that had bestowed the favor.

“I give him a grace for what you gave me, and that is that I thank you, that is what I am grateful to you.”

Nevertheless, we shall mention the special and the most profound linguistic expression of thankfulness that comes from the Portuguese language.

The Portuguese formulation of appreciation is so charming and unique, as it is that can be the only one to be located clearly in the third degree, the deepest level of gratitude.

Thank you in Portuguese is “Obrigado”, a derivative of the word “Obligation.” It expresses the bond (ob-ligatus), or the duty to repay the favor. The derivative of the Portuguese Obrigado can be found on the Arigato[1] in Japan, also as an expression of gratitude.

“I am obligated to you. I’m bound to you. I am committed to dialogue, thanking you for your invitation, thanking you for your attention. I am destined to contribute to the best of my ability, to your projects, to your work.”

We may conclude that the level of appreciation are closely linked to the way we think and express ourselves. The way we think, ponder and recognize our benefactors.

Thus, it takes humility to accept unmerited favor, it is a duty to give back, but accompanied with the awareness that it may be impossible to fully comply with the commitment.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. ~ Dalai Lama

[1} Gratitude in Japanese: Domo- Thank you, not as polite as arigato. Domo and arigato can be combined (“Domo arigato”) and then become a politer form of thank you.

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THE LAW OF ONE
We are all one.
When one is harmed, all are harmed.
When one is helped, all are healed.
Therefore, in the name of who I AM,
and I am one with all;
I ask that ONLY THAT WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL
CONCERNED happen here and now, and through all time and space.
I give thanks that this is done.
SO BE IT!

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“Emptiness is bound to bloom, like hundreds of grasses blossoming.” ~Eihei Dogen, Sky Flowers

The Sunyata, the Emptiness, which is at the center of the Buddhist doctrine, is often not adequately understood. It is not a pessimistic or fatalistic doctrine, invented by an unhappy mind. It is the total and deep experience of a very healthy state of consciousness. We are all this primordial purity or emptiness, but our everyday consciousness is so clouded by emotions and thoughts that we are not aware of it, and thus we don’t recognize it.

Sunyata is one of the deepest realization states of meditative consciousness. It is what we all experience when we close our eyes and study the interiority of life.

By closing our eyes, we begin to see that life and consciousness consist of different layers. The first layer is already visible when our eyes are open. It consists of solid matter. This is the grossest form life exhibits. We can touch, smell, hear and see it. It is shallow, because it is what it is. It needs no interpretation, but only confirmation. We all agree about a rock. A rock is a rock.

Sunyata, on the other hand, emulates the attempts to perceive reality beyond the form, the integral essence of the beings and how the vibrational fields and different levels of consciousness play diverse roles in our understanding of ourselves and the universe.

“…It is only thus that the disciple can reach what the Lord Buddha called the ‘other shore’ — the spiritual realms which have to be reached by crossing the stormy ocean of human existence, and doing so under one’s own spiritual and intellectual and psychical power, with only such help as can be given him in view of his own past karma.

The idea of going to the other shore is commonly supposed to be typically Oriental, but this seems unjustified, as many Christian hymns speak of the mystical Jordan and of reaching the ‘shore beyond,’ a conception which appears to be more or less identical with that of Buddhism. ‘This side’ is the life of the world, the usual or common pursuits of men. The ‘other shore’ is simply the life spiritual, involving the expansion in relatively full power and function of the entire range of man’s nature. In other words, to reach the ‘other shore’ means living at one with the divinity within, and hence partaking of the universal life in relatively full self-consciousness.

The teaching of all the great religious and philosophical systems has been to urge upon their followers the fact that our real goal is to learn the lessons of manifested existence and to graduate from this experience into the cosmic life.”

~ William Q. Judge

According to Buddhist scholars, a short Buddhist writing called the Prajna-Paramita-Hridaya Sutra or “The Heart Sutra or Essence of the Wisdom of the Passing-Over,” is truly the dialogue between Avalokiteshvara and Sariputra and it was inspired by the Buddha.

The content of the conversation is determined entirely by the power of the Buddha’s concentration. The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara represents the idea of perfect universal wisdom, while Sariputra is regarded as one of the Buddha’s closest and brightest disciples. The dialogue takes place at the Vulture Peak near the ancient city of Rajgaya where the Buddha and his community of monks stayed. Sariputra requests Avalokiteshvara to instruct him on the practice of the perfection of wisdom, which means prajnaparamita in Sanskrit.

The Heart Sutra is one of the main sutras of Buddhism. The practice of this sutra reveals the deep contemplation of what Buddhists call emptiness. Once one reflects and meditates on the essential emptiness of all things, one becomes able to remove any mental construct which creates obstacles in the human and spiritual path. So the meditative practice of the Heart Sutra is a powerful approach to get rid of many mental obstacles in our way.

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In Greek myths, Chiron was the wisest of the Centaurs and the archetype of the Wounded Healer

He was accidentally wounded by an arrow that had been dipped in the blood of the Hydra

In his search for his own cure, he discovered how to heal others

In teaching others the healing arts, he found a measure of solace from his own pain

The Wounded Healer understands what the patient feels because he has gone through the same pain

The suffering patient can be cared for by the Healer and be instrumental in the Healers own healing

Each encounter between Healer and patient can be transforming for both

The lesson of Chiron teaches us is that we can overcome pain and transcend into knowledge

That each of us can become a Wounded Healer

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THE LAW OF ONE

THE LAW OF ONE

We are all one.
When one is harmed, all are harmed.
When one is helped, all are healed.
Therefore, in the name of who I AM, and I am one with all; I ask that ONLY THAT WHICH IS THE HIGHEST GOOD OF ALL CONCERNED happen here and now, and through all time and space.

I give thanks that this is done.

SO BE IT!

©2008 Humanity Healing. Partial Rights Reserved.

An Essay about the Nature of our Spiritual Understanding

The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals. ~Thomas Huxley

To retain a general mental capacity requires, among other things, the ability to be rational, to plan ahead, to solve problems, to think abstractly, to comprehend complex ideas, to learn fast and to learn through experience. Intellectual training is not a literary learning process, nor is it the ability to obtain good grades. It refers to a more ample concept: the ability to perceive and understand in depth the world around you.

When we refer to someone as “intellectualized” we are referring to an individual that holds a great amount of information about diverse issues, but also as someone with a certain familiarity with the art of thinking intelligently and rationalizing over these topics. We know, nevertheless, that the real characteristic of a clever mind is the ability to solve problems with ease and precision.

But is a good intellectual background enough to develop sagacity, perception and mindfulness? Our answer is no.

What make an individual express perceptiveness is mix of genetic background, spiritual will or predisposition, and education; not only training and education. Any school can train an individual to think logically and critically, but they cannot necessarily train anyone to be creative and resourceful. Intelligence is a dynamic phenomenon, while education is a static one. Everyone knows that it is possible to discuss for hours about subjects with no passing of relevant content among individuals. The intellect when devoid of the luminous influence of Spirit is just as a false light that preserves itself through the exercise of speech, not necessarily creating anything new.

Know Thyself
The intellectual argument, per se, is often slave of the code of beliefs of an individual and rarely is manifested through an outcome that involved spiritual insight or self-reflection, but instead it reveals itself as an expression of cultural tradition and preconceptions.

Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.”

~John Dewey

The same way we distinguish the intellectually insightful from the cultured and creative individuals, it is important to differentiate the concept of intellectualized beings and evolved beings.

From the mystical perspective, evolution refers to a process of increasing the ratio of Universal consciousness on one Individual’s life. This process naturally unleash a sense of social and global responsibility, an increase of Altruism, the sense of duty, service to others, and compassion to all the sentient forms of life, not only the human ones. An advanced human being, touched by Divine Grace, does not need necessarily to be extremely intellectualized, even though most of the intellectuals we meet tend to show themselves as highly evolved. The premature judgment of their character based upon the number of books read, or titles that they collected through life, can cause disappointment to the gentle soul; the confusion between these two concepts can really muddle the waters of reality.

Culture and Sensibility

We are not saying that ignorance and misery contribute to the spiritual progress of humanity; no real school of wisdom will reinforce this idea. As one chooses to trail the spiritual path, one should be vigilant and mindful of an ever increasing intellectual development, but also should devote time to improve sensibility and sensitivity through art, music, literature, sculptures, etc.

Aside of this, it is very important to advance in the taming of our emotions and feelings, as they are an important part of the vehicle of our personalities, especially those that are repressed and/or neglected. This would constitute the necessary trails on path of self-realization and self-knowledge.

Copyright 2013 Humanity Healing Network

A Tale of Tolerance

This video tells a story about the birth of Intolerance in the Realm of Man and the reemergence of Tolerance as a step to reuniting Humanity.

“We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.”
~ Kofi Annan

Humanity walks along the brink. On one side is the dawn of a new era. On the other is chaos.

Tolerance is one of the steps to lasting Peace.

Humanity is starting to Awake: to remember our connection with each other and to speak again with the Language of the Heart.

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
~ Peace Pilgrim

To read more, visit: http://humanityhealing.net/2009/05/a-…

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Music: Enya, From Only Time The Collection
Part 1: Tempus Vernum
Part 2: The Celts

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There is just One Planet. There is only One Humanity.

We all bear the Earthmark.

Doctor Carl Jung, a Swedish psychiatrist who lived between 1875 and 1961, was the founder of Analytic Psychiatry.  This school of thought within the field of psychology, was the major contributor to a better, more integral understanding of human beings, the mechanics of our destiny, and  the interactions we have with our different dimensions of reality.

For Jung, our psyche is formed by the aggregation of patterns and human experiences inherited by our ancestors through the line of time.  While time seems linear, these inherited patterns are non-linear, and Jung gave them the name of  ”archetypes”.  Our central archetype contains all the symbols and experiences of reality that enable us to practice and interact with our immediate world.  These symbols are sensorial complements that connect thoughts to emotions and memories.  Together, they compose what we call Psychic Determinism.

Mankind, through its evolutionary process, has lost its natural contact with nature, which is the biggest symbol of connection with this planet.  Despite this present state of reality, there is nothing that can detach an incarnated human soul from the scope of experiences and lessons to be learned on this plane of existence.  The reason for this atavic link is an intrinsic relationship between all elements of nature, on a greater grid of life.  Once these sacred links were honored through ancient rites of passage, and ceremonies that celebrated the seasons of change and transformations.  These also resembled the rhythms and cycles of nature.

Nevertheless, we still feel the need to become whole again, and intrinsically connected with our origins and with the Oneness of Earth – to finally renew our true essence through reintegration.  According to Jung, the compelling feeling that drives us to the common human intention of reintegration with Nature patterns, and intimacy with its elements and beings, comes from an identity crisis that generally starts in the second half of life.  He called this life passage, or phase, the Individuation Process.  To represent this process, Joseph Campbell (1) developed the Myth of the Hero Journey, which is based upon the un-conscientious movement of our psyche that impels us toward self-development and self-realization, which ultimately is the liberation of our higher and central archetype, the SELF. The SELF intimately understands all possible scopes of experiences that induce us to abandon all the social facets of world interaction, and enter the introspective universe of inner realities.  According to Jungian analysis, the development of a human personality is both prospective and teleological, which means that it is the result of our expectations for the future, complemented by the experiences we developed from our past.  This development is accompanied by countless passages and elements, since we are constantly invited by our essence to change the gears in our lives, and even in our personal personas, because the roles we play in life are in a perpetual state of renewal and transformation.  To change means to let go of certain certainties, and enter the unknown territory of internal alchemical transformation.
In the Hero Journey, the traveler is a solitary being, because he has the control in his life and gets used to making hard decisions. He suffers, learns and renews himself many times – it is necessary for him to realize his path of reintegration with grace and serenity.  He is certain that the journey will be rewarded with the reaching of his personal goals, and with the ultimate reality of what it is, for the traveler, his Paradise.

The reality is that no one can grow while still attached to one’s comfort zone.  Without this shift, a soul cannot grow, cannot mature, and cannot travel through the dimensions of the inner world.  They will eventually enter a psychic stagnation, get sick, and disappear without even the slightest dawning of the first steps of self-realization.  The necessity for growth is inherent in human nature, and it demands internal and spiritual work.  We are called to constantly re-evaluate ourselves within the perspective of life, our interactions with others, the actualization of our internal timing, and our progress in practicing mindfulness and non-attachment.

What is important is that the path of self-realization allows us to live in a richer reality, with more joy and self-awareness.  The Hero Journey is the ultimate reality for the soul that is working to reintegrate and ascend.

(1) Joseph Campbell (1904 – 1987) American scholar versed in Mythology and Religion. He dedicated his life to a deep analyzes of Carl Jung’s theories about the Human Mind and Spirit.

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Karmic Diseases: Some Clarifications
Sexual Karmic Illness

A karmic illness can be acquired through sexual karma, beyond the act of raping, or inflicting death following rape, sexual karma also can be the use of sexual magic in order to manipulate someone through occult practices with predetermined objectives.

As any type of magic spell, the practitioner is also bonded by it. In most cases, the practitioner remains in these spells which often are linked to the valley regions of the umbra.

This unbalanced frequency may extend itself on one’s energy matrix through several incarnations. It is very common with this type of binding that the occurrence and the transmission frequency of venereal diseases and viral diseases which work as a chip inside the astral body.

Mental Karmic Illness

Karmic illness induced through mental karma brings about thought-forms that may create the illusion of mental persecution to the alleged victim. Desires of revenge, hatred, bitterness, and all sorts of atrocities on the mental level are issued by the oppressor in order to destroy someone for something that they feel wronged about. This is one of the reasons for mental illnesses and various other mental disorders. Mental Karma can be reflected in one’s lives through depression, sense of emptiness, social dysfunctions, and they are all echoes of thought -forms, energy forms called elementar (not to be confused with elementals)

Elementars

Elementars are loads or frequencies of mental and emotional energy combined and emitted from thoughts and feelings, and can take any shape depending on the vibration source and intention of the creator of it.

There have been many negative elementars formatted for centuries by our experiences within the matrix manipulation, which are rooted in our souls, and therefore in our DNA. Some examples of generating elementar emotions: anger, hatred, envy, jealousy, fear, guilt, bigotry, curses, among others.

An elementar is formed by the same materials and substances of the universe and therefore can take on a life of its own and create numerous losses to the victim. They are the result of human creation. They are creatures but they do not have souls. Their life span is proportionally related to the original feeling or emotion that created them. If the emotion ceases to exists, so do them.

The name elementar comes from being made of primeval elements of nature. Any of these waves emitted by a person to the victim who has the same encoding, may be affecting them gravely, because they are vibrating at the same frequency or they unknowingly possess this same kind of elementar, which at its turn induce a creation of mental karma.

Emotional karmas are much more extensive in nature than merely inflicting death upon other by reason of passion. The pursuit of objects, situations and things by means of purely satisfying greed, can bring many problems to the emotional and also physical bodies.

Any Karmic illness, being it a result from physical, mental or emotional karma, will continue to act up upon an individual until the karmic pattern generator of the unbalance is transmuted and purified.

These karmic configurations will be registered in our spiritual DNA and also in our Akashic records, and their complete healing will inevitably involve an awakening and an integrated healing that can be extended to all levels of consciousness.

When the disease is not treated as a systemic structure, including the Karmic level, the healing may occur only at the physical level, because the modern medicine only admits one dimension of reality: the reality of the physical body. This is the reason that some illnesses such as cancer can re-surge again into one’s life, because the real occult cause of the unbalance was not addressed. It happens because subconsciously, the individual continues to feel that they are still in debt with the divine accounting and still did not balance its responsibilities and lessons.

This is the Law of Cause and Effect. The negative karma, however, only remains active while the soul does not choose the path of healing that involves transmuting negative Karmic patterns and frequencies, and forgives former and current enemies. To deny the path of healing through forgiveness is to remain stuck in frequencies of fear and pain and thus become responsible for their own fate.


Karmic Diseases, Origins and Implications

Karmic diseases or ailments are usually experiences brought into your reality from other lifetimes as a result of physical injury or grievance committed against another living being. The physical karma may have involved many aspects of direct and indirect harming to another being not necessarily resulting in deaths. It can be the consequence of harming another, emotionally, sexually, mentally or psychologically therefore inducing a physical reaction.

Any action that might have caused harm to the health of others or oneself whether in physical, mental, emotional or sexual realms can actively induce physical karma. Consequently, these diseases are present in our spiritual DNA as unbalanced patterns, and they are enshrined in our Akashic Records, as everything that happens in our lives have been stored. These patterns tend to determine what happens and will happen to each of us . The information from the Akashic Records will only be given to an individual when it is being used to heal oneself and one’s influential portion of the divine plan entrusted to the soul for this planetary lifetime.

Karmic diseases may manifest in one’s current existence depending on the degree of recurrence or impairment caused to the soul involved in creating the karma or unbalance.

It has been observed that most of the manifestations of the karmic disease beyond karma involved offers evidence of obsessions: haunting and lingering energies of old enemies, astral miasmas that continues to influence in the physical manifestation of these disorders.

An example is that is very common for women with the karma of successive abortions in other incarnations to be affected by diseases in their feminine organs in the present existence which may prevent or make very difficult to them to become mothers. Each karmic illness come as the ultimate physical lesson to be learned for the soul.

When this happens, the spirit which chose to reincarnate as a child is the aborted fetus in the other life who then creates the mothers’ suffering: in most cases energetic attacks of hurt , anger or revenge of the spirit rejected .

There are cases, however, where the mother and child form an agreement before the pre-chosen reincarnation, where both agreed to go through the experience of pregnancy; she may give birth to a child with physical disabilities, where the bonds of love, responsibilities and care are tested and healed for as long as they live.

But we may always remember that everything in the universe is in resonance within the parameters of divine justice, no action is aleatory or random.

The karma in question may have been individual or collective. An example of collective karma is the participants of the Catholic Inquisition in the Middle Ages, that together spread terror across the world, torturing and killing Jews, Muslims, “witches”, homosexuals and any who dared to think differently.

Consequently, as an organization now it has been suffering through many later incarnations of the victimized souls from problems and persecutions of sorts, on the physical level, and it will be as such until its karma is balanced and transmuted.

An Essay about the Nature of our Spiritual Understanding

The struggle for existence holds as much in the intellectual as in the physical world. A theory is a species of thinking, and its right to exist is coextensive with its power of resisting extinction by its rivals. ~ Thomas Huxley
To retain a general mental capacity requires, among other things, the ability to be rational, to plan ahead, to solve problems, to think abstractly, to comprehend complex ideas, to learn fast and to learn through experience. Intellectual training is not a literary learning process, nor is it the ability to obtain good grades. It refers to a more ample concept: the ability to perceive and understand in depth the world around you.

When we refer to someone as “intellectualized” we are referring to an individual that holds a great amount of information about diverse issues, but also as someone with a certain familiarity with the art of thinking intelligently and rationalizing over these topics. We know, nevertheless, that the real characteristic of a clever mind is the ability to solve problems with ease and precision.

But is a good intellectual background enough to develop sagacity, perception and mindfulness? Our answer is no.

What make an individual express perceptiveness is mix of genetic background, spiritual will or predisposition, and education; not only training and education. Any school can train an individual to think logically and critically, but they cannot necessarily train anyone to be creative and resourceful. Intelligence is a dynamic phenomenon, while education is a static one. Everyone knows that it is possible to discuss for hours about subjects with no passing of relevant content among individuals. The intellect when devoid of the luminous influence of Spirit is just as a false light that preserves itself through the exercise of speech, not necessarily creating anything new.

Know Thyself
The intellectual argument, per se, is often slave of the code of beliefs of an individual and rarely is manifested through an outcome that involved spiritual insight or self-reflection, but instead it reveals itself as an expression of cultural tradition and preconceptions.

“Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.” ~John Dewey

The same way we distinguish the intellectually insightful from the cultured and creative individuals, it is important to differentiate the concept of intellectualized beings and evolved beings.

From the mystical perspective, evolution refers to a process of increasing the ratio of Universal consciousness on one Individual’s life. This process naturally unleash a sense of social and global responsibility, an increase of Altruism, the sense of duty, service to others, and compassion to all the sentient forms of life, not only the human ones. An advanced human being, touched by Divine Grace, does not need necessarily to be extremely intellectualized, even though most of the intellectuals we meet tend to show themselves as highly evolved. The premature judgment of their character based upon the number of books read, or titles that they collected through life, can cause disappointment to the gentle soul; the confusion between these two concepts can really muddle the waters of reality.

Culture and Sensibility

We are not saying that ignorance and misery contribute to the spiritual progress of humanity; no real school of wisdom will reinforce this idea. As one chooses to trail the spiritual path, one should be vigilant and mindful of an ever increasing intellectual development, but also should devote time to improve sensibility and sensitivity through art, music, literature, sculptures, etc.

Aside of this, it is very important to advance in the taming of our emotions and feelings, as they are an important part of the vehicle of our personalities, especially those that are repressed and/or neglected. This would constitute the necessary trails on path of self-realization and self-knowledge.

Copyright 2013 Humanity Healing Network

Man, the Spiritual Being

“You don’t have a Soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” ~ C.S. Lewis

A spiritual being is the one that lives independently of the existence of a physical body: a being able to exist without the physical frame and its self-determined operations.

It is a fact that the Soul is united to the body and requires the cooperation of the organs of the same body to realize itself into individual manifestation through the body’s sensitive processes. Even with this interdependency of function, the Soul is a pretty self-governing and does not rely exclusively on the body and its intellectual functions to proceed into its path of evolution. The Soul is able to think and to absorb and register experiences even without the official knowledge of the personality and/or of the corporal garment.

“Begin to see yourself as a Soul with a body rather than a body with a Soul.”
~Wayne Dyer

This line of thought tends to infer that the Soul may not totally immerse in the corporal body, but utilizes it for the purpose of experience, but in truth the Soul is our ultimate spiritual vehicle and natural state of Being. Through our Soul, we establish a conscious connection with the Unconscious Cosmos.

It is safe to say that our immortal part safeguards into itself a blueprint of purpose, which enriches progressively though the lifetime’s experiences of some of its struggling extensions, or individualized egos. The drive behind this cyclical reincarnation process is to learn and to experience of multitudes of frequencies, emotions, and to experiment the timelines of manifestation of itself.

“The human Soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.”
~Victor Hugo

In the process of mirroring itself through the multidimensional degrees of manifestation and through the practicing of Free Will, the Soul learns its flaws and also its strengths, which makes it much easier to perceive what is needed in order to perfect itself and continue its cosmic journey.

There is no good or bad in this process of assimilation of experiences: only realization and understanding. The perception of dichotomy of what is good and what is evil is only just a reflection of the plane of dualistic manifestation, and this is obviously not the substrata, or frame of reference, for the Soul’s playground.

The Brain as Interface Between Realms

“This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his truth, which is his Soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom.”
~Rabindranath Tagore

The simplicity and spirituality which characterize the phenomenon of the Intelligence cannot lead us to believe that the physical material brain is actually the place from where ideals and concepts come from, nor the primary cause of the thought process. Nevertheless, we recognize that the healthy conditions of the physical brain are accountable for the healthy communication of the thought process. The higher intelligence needs a strong vehicle to express itself at its best.

This way, the brain is nothing more than the material instrument of the immaterial Soul to express its ideas, programs and to be the facilitator for the play of our Cosmic/Karmic Dramas. Aristotle observed that we are able to think without organs, because the understanding is not related nor connected to any specific corporal organ.

“The Soul cannot think without a picture.”
Aristotle

In our present state of being, we are not able to think without the auxiliary concept of Imageries. Imagination is actually an etheric faculty, coupled with the vast web of connections inside of our nervous system. It is only at this point when the actual Intelligence and the thought process can be said to be physically connected to the physical structure. This way we can safely say that a brain lesion or occurrence of insanity cannot harm the intelligence per se, but can greatly damage the way and the conditions used for the same intelligence to express itself properly. In this same note, we can say that the physical brain can function as the interface between the realms of the Soul and the material world.

The Union of the Soul and the Body

Healing“Oh Soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the Soul, of the Soul, of the Soul.”
~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi

The philosopher Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, along with the majority of the spiritually transcendent writers, did not perceive the existence of two distinctive principle of life in Man. They believed that aside of its conscientious and psychological activities, the Soul was also responsible for the physiological functions of the material body. In their understanding, the Soul was the only active principal responsible for all the vital activities pertaining to human existence.

In Truth, the body does not exist without the Soul and has no manifestation without it until the moment of the embrace occurs: the very moment where the alchemical process of integration occurs. From the guidance of the Soul, the body receives the sense of unity, purpose, the breath of life and its programmed experiences: everything that will animate the corporal vehicle and propel it to form a human being.

This way the body only separates itself from the Soul in the advent of death, when it loses all its characters and its specific determinations; and once more reducing itself to a compound of chemical elements. The Soul, in its turn, continues to be real and exist in its own spiritual reality, even in a separated way from the body. Without its previous material garment, the Soul now is prevented to continue the work with its abilities and skills that requires the involvement of physical organs such as sensibility, exterior perception and projective imagination. Yet its cycle of development continues to progress in different dimensional scenarios.

“Cogito ergo sum”
~ Descartes

Again, for various philosophers and thinkers such as Aristotle, the body is the material expression of the Spirit, while the Soul is its conceptual format. The merging of both, in their various levels, form what we know to be the true essence of the terrestrial Human. In this alchemical marriage between these two elements different in frequencies and substance, we say that there is an integration and harmonization of Divine purpose.

There are no actions that pertain to the human scope that can be done without the help of the corporal body; and, in the same way, there is no repercussion of these actions that will not affect directly or indirectly the field of experience of the Soul. In essence, this integration of substances distinct in degree but uniformed by purpose and intent, deflates the importance of the rationalism[1] illuminist saying of Rene Descartes, “I think, therefore I exist”. We truly believe that Human nature, being physical or transcendent, cannot ever be labeled irresponsibly or to be reduced to a mere physicality of a thought process, because the deep meaning and purpose of this young cosmic race guards much depth and hope in assisting the expansion of the Universe that cannot be grasped by our current levels of understanding.

“There are more things between heaven and earth then dreamed of in your philosophy.”
~Hamlet Act 1, Scene 5

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[1] Rationalism, in the broad sense, is the philosophical outlook that stresses the power of a priori reasoning to grasp substantial truths about the world. It is usually opposed to empiricism — the view that experience rather than reason is the source of knowledge. Definition by Sandra LaFave West Valley College

Source: Humanity Healing Network

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