To Develop Mediumship:
A Working Guide to Unfoldment
The Eternal Spirit
Is the Spirit?
To define 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
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.
The highest aspect of the
spirit individual was referenced by Annie Besant, the great scholar of
Theosophy, as the Monad. She defined the Spirit as follows:
A fragment 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
From this definition, we can
see four basic aspects of the spirit:
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 spirits.
maintain 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 other "I's".
spirit 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
from Lesson Two.
2003, Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis ©. All rights reserved.
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