SWAMI RAMA: “The Spiritual Layers of Man”

“The spiritual body knows all things, lives in utmost purity, and gathers true, divine knowledge. Its energy vivifies and nourishes all the other bodies of man.”

~Swami Rama

 

Since the beginning of mankind, man has wondered who he is, what he is doing here, and where he is going after death. He looked at the outer world and fell in awe before the forces of nature. He looked inside and discovered that he was more than a physical body. He experimented with plants and with meditation, and found that he and his environment also existed on other levels of consciousness. He passed on his knowledge orally and later he wrote down his experiences. Thus his fellow human beings and their descendants could learn about this, and on the basis hereof interpret their own experiences.

At present we live in society where the emphases is on material gain and security, by which the other facets of life, namely the spiritual, have been well suppressed.

Nevertheless people continue to experience states of existence, and facets of life, other than the material. From this I have gathered information to present you with an overview of the makeup of man, the different planes of existence available to him, and the continuing of his life after the transition we call death. It is essential to your well-being to know who you are and what happens after death. We all share the gift of living, so we should know who we are; and we all share the same destiny in this life, so we should know what is death.

Human beings like to interpret, categorize and label their experiences. Nature, or life, do not do that. Bear in mind that what follows is an attempt to make the information understandable and clear. Every interpretation, categorization and labeling is artificial and should not be taken as the unmistakable truth. They are like sign posts, giving you an idea what you are about.

The Basic Trinity of Man

The most basic distinction we can make in regards to the make-up of man is that he consists of a personality, an individuality and a divine essence.

The personality is the lower self, consisting of the physical body and the psychic soul. It has the genetics of its forefathers, the energy system to keep the physical body alive, and the psychological and psychic characteristics that define us as human. He has the abilities to express himself through thought, language, and other intellectual capacities.

The personality is a unit of incarnation, it is all those bodies and all those characteristics you have taken on for this incarnation. As it belongs to the world of form, it is temporary. It was created to express yourself in this world on a temporary basis. When you die, the personality dissolves. The experiences you have gained during your lifetime are then being absorbed by your individuality.

The individuality is the higher self. It is the unit of evolution. It does not die but remains the same throughout the many incarnations. It learns from all the experiences in those incarnations. While the personality often does not know why it incarnated, as with every birth memory of the past has been wiped out, the individuality has an overview of all incarnations, and of the meaning of everything that happens to the person. Eventually the individuality will go back into the Divine.

The divine essence is what man always has been, at this moment is, and always will be. Each living being is a part of the Divine. It is often compared with a star, or a light spark. Although it seems that each living being is a separate light spark in this universe of darkness, our divine essence links us all together, as in the Divine there is no distinction, only unity prevails. Our divine essence does not know duality, only unity.

Our language is too limited to express the Divine, but we try it anyway and thus we say that the Divine, and our divine essence, is perfect, immortal, eternal, unchangeable, formless and so on. The individuality and personality are not perfect, mortal, temporal, subjected to change, have form and so on.

The Bodies of Man

There are several systems, doctrines, and philosophies that have their own classification and names for the different bodies of man. Aside from some minor details they all fit together in the following basic schematic.

  • The physical body
  • The astral body
  • The mental body
  • The spiritual body

All these bodies belong to the world of creation, and thus are temporal. They have form and each has a specific function that allows man to express himself in the world.

The Physical Body

The physical body allows man to express himself in the physical world. It is built out of cells, molecules and atoms, and it needs food to survive. It is the most crystallized of al bodies, and the most dense. The physical body is male or female, and this polarity plays an immense role in the life of man.

The physical body is kept alive and structured by the ethereal body. The ethereal body is often seen as a separate body, but it is actually a template, a matrix for the physical body. The physical atoms, molecules and cells arrange themselves according to the structure of the ethereal body. The ethereal matrix looks like a web of energy lines, like light fibers which attract physical matter and arrange it into a physical body.

You can say that the physical body is a duplicate of the ethereal body. Did you know that with children, when a piece of a finger got cut off, the entire finger will grow back again (for some reason this ability gets lost in later years). How do the cells know how to structure themselves in order to grow a new finger? It is because they follow the ethereal matrix along which they align themselves. In primitive animals, like salamanders, this ability remains for their entire live. They will grow a new limb, or tail, easily. The ethereal body is responsible for the pain of so-called phantom limbs. It has been a medical mystery for a long time, that when a limb has been amputated, the patient will feel pain in this limb that actually is not there anymore. The pain is often long-lasting. In the light of the above we can explain this pain in phantom limbs. Although the physical limb has gone, the ethereal counterpart is still there. The surgical removal of that limb created an immense trauma on the body. In normal circumstances traumas settles themselves on muscles, creating muscle spasms which in turn creates pain. As the physical body by itself is inert, the trauma always happens on the level of the ethereal body, which will pass on the trauma to the physical body, mostly to the muscles. In the case of an amputated limb, the trauma is still in the ethereal counterpart of that limb, and thus pain is felt. It just does not have the ability to express itself on the physical level. People have successfully removed this ‘phantom’ pain by methods of relaxation, hypnosis and energy work.

Although the physical body can loose parts or can be deformed during the course of a lifetime, the ethereal body always remains the same. The only change that can happen to the ethereal body is constriction on the energy flow through its fibers (also called nadis). This will result in ailments and diseases in the physical body. When the nadis are ‘cleared’, or the constriction of them lifted, by energy healing of one kind or another, the physical ailments or diseases will disappear.

The ethereal body absorbs the solar and lunar pranas (subtle energies) and transforms them into the necessary life energies for the physical body. They keep the physical body not only alive but also healthy. The ethereal body acts especially on the muscles, and with the ethereal body we experience time.
The physical body, as it is composed of physical matter is by itself inert. It is through the ethereal body that we feel pain, suffering, hunger, thirst and other ‘physical’ comforts or discomforts.

The Astral Body

The astral body is the body that allows us the experience of emotions, lust, instincts, desires and so on.

The astral body does not have organs, although it takes on a form similar to the physical body. It is composed of little astral particles which are in constant movement. The astral body takes up these astral particles from its astral environment and then ‘breathes’ them out again. The astral can take any shape, but usually it takes the form of the physical body of the present or last incarnation as consciousness has gotten used to identifying itself with this form. It is called ‘astral’ body because it glitters like stars when observed clairvoyantly.

The Mental Body

The mental body allows us the experience of thoughts, thinking, and rational processes. The intellect. It still has a form, but not necessarily a human form. Its form is abstract and geometrical, although it can take on an apparent physical form to make oneself recognizable on the lower levels of existence.
The mental body cannot think by itself, as it does not have a consciousness by it own. It is more like an automatic body that stores information and transfers what it receives.

The mental body is sometimes divided into two: The lower mental body, which is the seat of practical thinking; The higher mental body, also called the causal body, which is the level of abstract thinking, and which contains the causes of everything that manifest in the lower bodies and worlds. It contains the knowledge of all past and present incarnations, and the roots of and possibilities of future incarnations. It is the gateway to universal knowledge and spiritual development. Although some authors make a distinction between the causal body and the spiritual body, there are probably one and the same.

The Spiritual Body

The spiritual body allows us to experience the highest forms of human manifestation. We could call it a cosmic body and it is close to divine realm.

It is not a real body as it is not subjected to form. On this level the ego ceases to exists. One is free of duality and its constructs. Here is the experience of oneness of everything that exists.

The spiritual body knows all things, lives in utmost purity, and gathers true, divine knowledge. Its energy vivifies and nourishes all the other bodies of man.

 

 

~source: “Living With The Himalayan Masters” by Swami Rama (1978, Himalayan Institute)

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HUMANS ARE FREE: “20 Signs Your Soul Is Getting Quantum Upgrades”

Lightworkers, volunteers, and earth warriors have to embrace, activate and integrate these upgrades. They have to march on, be themselves, embody their truth and unite as one.

If you experience any of these 20 signs your soul is getting necessary Quantum Upgrades so you can become the Lightworker you were meant to be.

1. You connect to intense highs of lighter frequencies. You have floating and flying sensations, as well as blissful rushes of love.

2. You have energetic healing upgrades. You see this in lucid dreaming and astral projection.

3. You see through politics. You have a deep perception of the link between corporate politics, pharmaceutical, and drug and arms industry.

4. You are overly sensitive to the energy around you.

5. You breath deeper and slower, into the solar, sacral and root chakras. You flex your muscles as the chi energy is drawn into your being.

6. You appreciate synchronicity, number codes and the language of nature. These have become an integral part of your understanding of how the world operates around you.

7. You experience deja vu, dimensional slippage, time fluctuations, and flashbacks.

8. You feel the need or the renewed drive to get on with your mission. This mission includes changing, healing, and protecting the world.

9. You feel the Chakra activations. This causes heart palpitations, low blood pressure, nausea, aches and even flu-like symptoms.

10. You draw some people towards you, like a moth to a light.

11. You feel disinclined by other people. They stay away from your energy.

12. You are less able to adapt to a stealth mode and more careful on the choice of your companions.

13. You move your body to enable and encourage energetic flow. You are drawn to activities like chi gong, reiki, and yoga. It matters much to you to be flexible, looser, more fluid in movement; to have open hips and pelvis, chest and shoulders; to have a straightened back and aligned hips.

14. You have an increased empathic feelings. You also feel the need for vigorous self-care to transmute and clear negative energy regularly.

15. You trust more the universal flow of love frequency. You are attuned to knowing the right things.

16. You consciously reprogram yourself from matrix algorithms. The heightened awareness of how, when, why the programming works, and the use of tools to unplug simplify your life.

17. You practice manifestation consciously. You employ mantras, focused intentions, and meditations all throughout the day and night in order to reset, rebalance, and realign your internal vibration.

18. You experience intense periods of the release of karmic and matrix toxins. Physical symptoms include shaking, shivers, heat waves or nausea, aches, and pains. To overcome this, you have to surrender, accept, release it and just be.

19. You have mixed feelings of depression, anxiety, despair, restlessness, sudden mood swings, and very low energy. You have to go through these to attain lightness of being, and the expanded consciousness.

20. You have a feeling of connectedness to everything. This oneness of being is felt at a soul level.

Activation has been set off!

You are a cosmic surfer riding on waves of quantum evolution. As the activation heightens, the days drag you down. You must never be overcome by this phenomenon. Drink lots of water, swim, or bath. The water clears and cleanses your energetic field.

You experience a deeper sense of connection with mind, body, and soul. You move beyond perception. You are a part of everything that happens in the world, whether it fluctuates or breathes.

Out of body experiences, deep breathing, spontaneous stretching, and intense shaking are some of the experiences felt during upgrades. It may seem to be a wild experience as you feel the Chakra activations. Never fight it. Just flow with these upgrades.

Rebooting and realigning your structural makeup are necessary. Bring your energetic being online by freeing from blockages the flow of energy through your Chakras. You will feel looser, more flexible and driven by power from within.

As a healer, a teacher, or an earth warrior, you are being pushed further into fifth dimension expansion: the zen state of peace and serenity. In this state, everything feels beautiful, compassionate, and just while operating within the matrix.

The matrix could be aggressive and hostile, never passive. Many factors would threaten to drag you down: global politics, horror stories presented daily, personal dramas and challenges. All these destroy the Zen. But you must not allow it to manipulate you.

Your role:

You are a light warrior. As a warrior, you have to stand up front and be ready to fight. Fight for love, light, and peace. Fight with your energy and healing. Light the way. Get up when you fall. Rest and haul yourself back up should you lose your will.

It may seem small, but you must aspire to spread love in all your interactions. Avoid negative energy. Listen to your own energetic system. Trust your gut responses. Spark that inner light within you for others to see. Share love, spread light and raise vibrations wherever you go.

You may bounce back and forth, up and down the frequency spectrum like a pinball, yet you have the ability to reach the higher dimensions. You must overcome too, the tendency of crashing back to earth literally.

The transition:

The matrix is further disabled by intensive evasive actions, as well as diversions and divisive tactics. These leads to a dark and stormy transition, unstable and unpredictable.

But you have the power to ground it with mindfulness, replenishing and realigning your mind, body and soul systems with self-care. You must embrace, integrate, recalibrate, and own these cosmic upgrades.

What you need to do:

Use the tools of holistic healing and nature. Follow the rules of engagement that can guide you. Take the full responsibility of your light.

Should you find your energy is off, your juju heavy and grimy, you need to stay home. Avoid contact, seek rest, solitude, hydration, and soul tribe nourishment. Be back when you’re fully replenished.

Your mission on earth is not one big clash. The battle between good and evil is ongoing daily. You just have to be constantly present, mindful, grateful and grounded.

Expand your consciousness with energy work, healing, and meditation. You must work on core balance, meditate love frequency regularly to raise vibrations and stay connected to guides.

The battle has begun, and you are in it.

Your mission:

Humanity needs you. Let it see itself in your eyes. Show it compassion, humility, hope, and love. You set the energy and the wavelength. Set the frequency and maintain it all through the day with mantras, breathing, protection and healing. Even smiling helps.

Trust your third eye and gut instincts. Never be fooled by appearances and programming. Be assured that you are not alone. You have help and guidance.

Always stay calm, protected and pay attention to self-care.

How to protect your home:

Create a perimeter of crystals in your home. Use sage to smudge. As you place the crystals and smudge repeat this mantra:

‘I cleanse and clear this home from all lower vibrations’

 

Use these Mantras:

 

“I embrace all upgrades appropriate for me under the protection of my higher self.

I am a being of light, compassion and love.

I send love to *** (repeat three times for each person including yourself).

Namaste.”

 

 

 

Sources and references: LifeCoachCode.com; Gostica.com; In5D.com; Awakening5DHealing.com ~article via HumansAreFree.com