Working Guide to Unfoldment
The Eternal Spirit
the spirit, in its entirety, is as impossible a task as to define
God. We can say, however, that the Divine Mind of God simply cannot
be; He must be something. The result of God's being and beingness
is the spirit individual.
God is ultimate
Cause; we are ultimate effect. Therefore, just as God is all-knowing,
there is a part of us which is all-knowing. Furthermore, just as
God is immortal, so, too, are we. It would be impossible for us
to consider a time when we were not, or a time when we were created;
to do so would be to attempt to delve into the realms of infinity.
aspect of the spirit individual was referenced by Annie Besant,
the great scholar of Theosophy, as the Monad. She defined the Spirit
of the Divine Life, separated off as an individual entity by the
rarest film of matter: matter so rare that, while it gives a separate
form to each, it offers no obstacle to the free intercommunication
of life, thus encased, with the surrounding similar lives.
definition, we can see four basic aspects of the spirit:
We, as spirit,
are all a part of the "body" and the "soul" of God. We are not
God, but we do have divine attributes of God consciousness within
our individuality. If we have always been spirit individualized,
then it seems logical to assume that we shall always be thus and
never lose our individuality. It should be pointed out, here,
that, as we travel along the pathway of spiritual understanding,
the individuality - the "I" - continuously expands in its perception
of itself. The "I" gradually encompasses more and more of the
Divine Life and begins to appreciate its relationship to all the
always has some form of matter, or body, in which it experiences
is a vital element between one spirit and another.
The Spirit is,
indeed, the guiding light of our lives; it, in turn, is guided by
the even greater Light of God.
from Lesson Two.
2003, Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis ©. All rights reserved.
2003 First Spiritual Temple. All rights reserved.
Reproduction or reuse of any pages without written permission is strictly prohibited.
First Spiritual Temple
The Ayer Institute
16 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446-5605 USA
Telephone 617 566-7639
E-mail to the FST