Is there a spiritual reason for every physical manifestation of the body?
For example, if I develop an ailment, say allergies or any other illness, or even if I have excellent health…is this due to a spiritual/inner source…a ‘root’ in my ‘garden of Self‘?
Also, can the mind or higher self heal the body? If so, are there exceptions to this?
Please explain your answer.
*I am not ill…just curious about this Thank you in advance for answering!
Sally Smith answers:
This is both simple and somewhat complicated. All manifestations of the body are bidden from the mind, for we derive an image of our world through our perceptions/beliefs. When one is in lower consciousness, one is at the behest of the ego, which loves to keep us on our toes, so to speak, awash in its foolish ministrations as it wallops us with what we perceive as multiplicities of challenges. When we follow the ego rather than the spirit within, we fall prey to all manner of dis-abilities. Some we cure, some we live with, some we succumb to after a lengthy battle.
Yet, many Masters themselves have experienced physical challenges, some even experiencing the extremities of pain…though Masters, we are told, do transcend the pain, for they know it is unreal. Certainly, leaving the body requires a method of departure for all of us. And I have also heard of “miracle” cures, and such other things.
These seem to be aligned with awakening to our inherent perfection. Here I think of the popular book The Secret expounding upon the Law of Attraction, which would seem to me to be a truth at this level of experience, but I am less sure it applies outside this realm of perception. I do know of many who “believe with all their hearts, having unshakeable faith,” who reap very positive results…of course, they have changed their perceptions to be in alignment with Source’s positive attributes (attributed, we must remember, by ourselves who love to label).
It would seem to me that while we do have an ability to access the spirit within, there is the matter of giving one’s “self” in complete surrender, faith, and trust to Source/God/All That Is and, thus, allowing our true perfection, our true Self, to surface from the depths of our faulty egoic perceptions.
Although, it would also seem to me that as long as we are in the dream, based in the body, which itself is “separated in consciousness” from Divine Mind, then we will always be influenced by perceptions…even though we can bring them toward “right mindedness” as necessary steps toward awakening. There are a few who walk among us who have Mastered, and even then they perhaps are here (in our dream) as way-showers.
If we perceive ourselves as capable of less than perfection, it will be so…considering that it is “our” dream we are dreaming. When the dream is over, when we rise from sleep, all thought of the possibility of imperfection will be left behind.
Does this seem logical to you?
Christian theology teaches one to “crucify the flesh with the lust and affections thereof.” The 2nd sermon of Buddha speaks of a sage or initiate “developing a strong aversion to the lower passions.” Shankaracharya teaches that the higher Self will only truly manifest with the negation of body consciousness. All of these are saying the same thing. Do you think it is logical to assume that a very slow biological change is taking place by implementing the process required by these teachings? The movie, “What the Bleep”, shows that neural networks are formed in the brain due to thinking patterns that are not curbed by the will. These patterns or networks can reach a point where they are responsible for neuroses and psychotic behaviour. Our society and world in general seems to promote animality or body consciousness or the flesh (thus the development of neural networks) from the time we are born. Could a reversal of this according to the methods described above cause a true manifestation of the higher Self with superhuman powers due to a biological change (ye must be born again or become a new creature)?
Could this change become evident soon and stand out against those who have only obtained head knowledge? Is this what the scripture means when it refers to the coming day when a true righteous man will be recognized? If so, would this not be a needed criteria for choosing leaders rather than what we have now that allows men and women to lead us who could care less about true righteousness or perhaps are blinded by religious dogma?
Galatians 5:24 King James Version
Sally Smith answers:
“Be still and know…”
You’re working too hard, which is to say thinking too hard. The secret is to “just watch it”.
We don’t have to fight the body, we just have to wake up out of the chronic hypnotic state which is the human condition. Stop fighting it, that only sucks you in deeper. Stand back and observe the noise generator which is your brain.
How do Luciferianism and LaVeyan Satanism differ?
This from the C.O.L. website on how they differ…
“To begin with, both Wicca and Satanism (La Veyian branch) are relatively new occult religions, Luciferianism comes from Ancient Rome, Greece, Germania etc… By relatively new traditions, I mean created within the twentieth century.”
“Satanism and Luciferianism differ, in that Luciferianism was not founded or based on the inverse of Christianity. Luciferianism is a spiritual path, whereas the self is the highest manifestation of Lucifer, Satanism is the absense of all spirituality. Though they both share some simularities including both being considered “Left Hand Path” religions, Satanism and Luciferianism are VERY different. ”
Now, to the best of my understanding, LaVeyan Satanism is not an inverse of Christianity, that would be theistic satanism. So exactly how are they different?
COL=Church of Lucifer
Thanks for the info about Wicca. I already knew that it’s an old religion and not related to either Satanism or Luciferianism. I think the COS website is full of misinformation.
Oops, I meant the COL website, not COS.
To the last few answerers,
I am not asking about spiritual satanism. I’m asking about LaVeyan Satanism, which is very different. Thanks for your answer though.
Sally Smith answers:
LaVey started the COS (Church of Satan) & it is a natural humanistic religion that doesn’t even believe in satan or the supernatural. Rather people are to submit to their “basic animal instincts”.
Luciferianism seems to hold a belief in super-natural powers.