An Introduction to a process of discovery of the Whole Human Being, as a series of blogs.
In my work over the last few decades, I have discovered that what we have been taught regarding Man… is seriously lacking as it relates to who and what we are as “Whole Human Beings”! The reason for this is that most people are pretty much confined to use of the physical brain, and the physical brain is confined to that which is physical, tangible and measurable by science. But… Man is more than just “physical”. Although, three of the four dimensions of Man are invisible to the physical dimension… and so, it is not surprising that three of the four dimensions of Man are not well known. So, let us try and remember that three-quarters of who and what one is, are invisible to one’s brain and physical senses.
In other words… the Whole Human Being, or “WHB,” actually consists of four simultaneously existing, and yet entirely separate energy dimensions, each with its own Reality and body or realm of operation. So… was Shakespeare correct when he wrote that Man is but a player on a stage? Well, it turns out that he was correct, but to phrase it in this way is much too simplistic to be useful to us.
From inside out, so to speak… there is the Spiritual Dimension [whose existence is not really part of the Creation]! And yes, this seems quite implausible. Next is the Higher MIND, which represents the Causal realm of Creation. Next is the Lower MIND, which represents the Astral realm of Creation. Finally, we have the physical dimension, which includes the brain, physical body and our physical senses. And modern mental health insists that all we need to study is the physical dimension of Man. This is seriously mistaken.
Of these four simultaneously existing dimensions, only one is Real, in an Absolute sense. The only part of Man that is immortal, is the Soul. The MIND that is attached to every Soul, was Created by God to serve the Soul, and the Soul is composed of what I refer to as Neutral Spiritual Energy, or NSgy for short. NSgy is the primordial Energy of existence, or what we refer to as God. It is also the Energy of the Soul.
The Eastern Mystics tell us that in the beginning, God projected a stepped-down Energy into what is called the “Void”. And this formed the Creation. At the center of which, so to speak, is the Physical Universe, which represents the most dense and compacted matter in the Creation. When this was done, God then projected into the Creation we Souls. But since some of us did not want to leave God, he “marked” we Souls so that, if we desired, we might be able to return. This “MARKING” process is a most complex and little-known part of the Whole Human Being, which we will discuss in much greater detail as this blog moves along.
And Man is therefore composed of the physical dimension, the Astral dimension, the Causal dimension, and a Soul, which represents the Spiritual dimension. Of the four, only the Soul is immortal, permanent, and is destined to incarnate into and out of the physical Earth plane until a Soul acquires sufficient “C’etc” [pronounced “C_etcetera”], which is my symbol for the Virtues of Life: Conscience, Discretion, Knowledge, Acceptance and Empathetic Understanding. We might think of the Virtues as being equivalent to what the ancient Greeks called Consciousness. And the Purpose of Life is for one’s Soul to acquire C’etc. And how we Souls do this is a fascinating story.
This is perhaps enough of an introduction to begin with?
Peace, Brother James