Tree of Life – Level 1, Lesson 4: Spiritual Body 1
Among the many vehicles of expressions used by the life force, the most important is the spiritual body of man. For it is the preparation of this body for the coming of the Christ in your dense physical body.
I CORINTHIANS 15: 42-46
SO IT IS WITH THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. WHAT IS SOWN IS PERISHABLE, WHAT IS RAISED IS IMPERISHABLE. IT IS SOWN IN DISHONOR; IT IS RAISED IN GLORY. IT IS SOWN IN WEAKNESS; IT IS RAISED IN POWER. IT IS SOWN A PHYSICAL BODY; IT IS RAISED A SPIRITUAL BODY. IF THERE IS A PHYSICAL BODY, THERE IS ALSO A SPIRITUAL BODY. THUS IT IS WRITTEN, “THE FIRST MAN ADAM BECAME A LIVING BEING.” THE LAST ADAM BECAME A LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT. BUT IS NOT THE SPIRITUAL, WHICH IS FIRST BUT THE PHYSICAL, AND THEN THE SPIRITUAL. THE FIRST MAN WAS FROM THE EARTH, A MAN OF DUST: THE SECOND MAN IS FROM HEAVEN. AS WAS THE MAN OF DUST, SO ARE THOSE WHO ARE OF THE DUST. AND AS IS THE MAN OF HEAVEN, SO ARE THOSE WHO ARE OF HEAVEN.
We call the spiritual body the first foundation or the primary body, because it is the body which holds the visible, physical, chemical, and material matter together, giving us our visible form of man. The spiritual body is the cover of the Spark of Life or SELF.
Thus it is that man has three bodies, Physical, Spiritual, and the Soul body which is around the self. These are referred to in the Bible as Mental Body, Terrestrial Body, and Celestial Body.
As the Spiritual Body descends and accepts the cosmic energy, it increases both in density and intensity. The DIVINE SPARK within it, begins to evolve and the memory of the Soul starts forming in the form of the physical body as it approaches incarnation or physical birth.
As the Spiritual Body evolves, and the Power of the SUN (The Christ) is accepted into it, it enlarges and becomes less dense. It, like all other bodies, goes through stages of growth and formation towards the absolute and perfect form. The Spiritual Body is symbolized by the circle and a dot, which we have learned is a part of the three basic forms or symbolisms in the present embodiment and being introduced by this School for its basic thinking and the simplicity of the great reality of the Mystic Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The dot within the circle represents the DIVINE SPARK. The circle around it represents the emanation or body that St. Paul called the DIVINE SPARK, the life-giving spirit or the lost atom.
This is the understanding of Adam and Atom and its relationship in the case of the lost Atom, they are symbolizing the same, one scientific, one spiritual or religious.
Scriptures declare the lost Atom to be Jesus Christ, we believe this will be gone further into, and the sayings, in the New Age represents the Divinity of Man.
Paul says in I Corinthians 15:51-52:
LO, I TELL YOU A MYSTERY. WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP, BUT WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED, IN A MOMENT, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, AT THE LAST TRUMPET.
We are being changed in the twinkling of an eye and the realization starts in the Spiritual Body.
The DIVINE SPARK or primal logistic meaning of LOGOS, logistic force, called by the Ancient Mystics FIAT, burns its way through the Spiritual Body, and removes all semblance of dross till it amalgamates itself with it. The SPARK of Life and the body become one.
When this happens on an individual basis, we say that the SELF is found, because the seeing consciousness of the vehicles permits the individual to actually see the self and the radiant being. The finding of the self is what the Scriptures declare as the great awakening.
Through the Spiritual Body the Perishable Nature of man becomes the Imperishable Nature of GOD.
So Paul says the corruption MUST put on incorruption, because this is an immutable law of the Spiritual Body.
Each of the three bodies have their own laws which function in them, but are coalesced in the Law of Cause and Effect.
The first man Adam was like the awakening, only in a state of formation as this man grew in knowledge of the God Self, the physical vehicle at this stage was strong enough to contain much of the DIVINE SPARK and its emulation.
So we have allegorically the fall of Adam.
The Spiritual body has the potential of tuning itself with other bodies and making itself one with them.
It is important to remember, that God gives us a body as He chooses — that which He determines or God chooses we call Karma, for it is the effectual reaction of the law of cause and effect. And thus we call it God’s Choice, because the Father is the basic or causeless cause.
Scriptures declare that Christ shall be made alive and that a quickening of the Spirit takes place, this is made possible only through the Spiritual Body.
Thus in each incarnation the Spiritual Body grows stronger, and the Spiritual Body provides food for the inward growth for the other bodies, making them inter-dependent on each other.
The Spiritual Body is responsible for the care of all things contained in all three bodies.
In the next lesson we shall deal with the Soul.
Please read and analyze the 15th Chapter of I Corinthians and let us be informed to the Spiritual insight it conveys to us. It will help you to understand the Mysteries in CHRIST.
PEACE BE UNTO YOU,
AS YOUR TEACHER IS WITH YOU!