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The Immune System of the Soul

From: Jay
Sent on: Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:01 PM
Hello,
My 21 days of silence ends tomorrow and it's feeling quite natural to stay in this introversion. As they say, anything that is practiced for 21 days becomes a habit.

As the flu epidemic has swept the North American continent, I wanted to share with you some thoughts on building inner immunity.

I travel to San Diego this weekend on a workshop tour.

In tranquility,

Janardhan

When any area of the cellular energy of our body is invaded by viruses or unfriendly bacteria the 'helper cells' of the immune system, often referred to as antibodies and white blood cells, almost immediately detect the presence of the invader.  They move to protect the affected parts of our body as they discern and distinguish the exact nature of the invasion.  Their work is to either extinguish, expel or encircle, and thereby contain what might be called 'cellular malfunction', which we tend to call...disease!  

The 'immune system of the soul' has the potential to work in a similar way on the many kinds of dis-ease that occurs within our consciousness.   In this context the words self, soul and consciousness are synonymous.  They all refer to the 'I' that says 'I am', as distinct from the body that we occupy.  However, while the immune system of the body is made up of separate helper cells the immune system of the soul is not separate from the soul/self/I.  It could be described as aspects or movements of consciousness.  

When the immune system of the soul springs to life the three aspects or movements within consciousness are awareness, realization and transformation.  

To illustrate how our consciousness works in these ways imagine you are driving towards a preplanned destination.  You know exactly where you want to go but you're not exactly sure of the route, which has many twists and turns.  You've been driving for some time with the awareness that you have an uneasy feeling but you cannot quite put your finger on the cause of that feeling.  So you stay with the feeling and deliberately 'look into' the feeling of uneasiness.  Suddenly, you notice the sun is shining into the left hand side of the car and you know it should be shining into the right hand side.  You realize you are going in the wrong direction.  You do an 'about turn' as you 'change' (transform) the direction in which you are traveling.  The feeling of uneasiness instantly disappears.

Taking the process a little deeper, imagine you become angry towards someone.  It seems a normal reaction as it's something you've been doing all your life.  Others do it a lot too!  But one day the anger becomes so great you wonder if it's all worth it.  You become aware of the intense dis-ease within your consciousness.  You are aware it's the emotion of anger.  Instead of waiting to recover you look into the anger and you realize a) you are its creator and b) the reason you create it is because you 'believe' that others should do what you say (and they are obviously not!).  In effect you are a carrier of the 'viral beliefs' that a) we can control others and b) others are responsible for your happiness.  You take a moment to consciously challenge those beliefs and you realize they are not 'true'.  Of course it's not true - you cannot control others ever!  It may 'appear' that you are controlling when they do what you say or want, but it's still them deciding to do what they do.  It also becomes obvious that others are not responsible for our happiness.  However you can also 'see' that it's true to say that you can 'influence' others.  The realization of these 'truths' initiates the transformation of your state of being.  You cease to attempt to control others.  You never become angry towards anyone again and so the dis - ease of angriness is healed!   Your energy is now available to focus on the development of creative ways to influence. 

So while the immune system of the body is designed to identify and heal many types of physical disease the immune system of the soul (consciousness) is designed to identify and heal many types of dis-ease within consciousness, within 'the self'.  Just as any disease in the body is normally due to some invading virus that infects and affects the cellular energy of the body, so all dis-eases of consciousness, of the soul, are also caused by a variety of viruses.

We are now extremely familiar with the idea of 'viruses'.  We know how viruses can infect and disrupt the functions of a computer.  We now know many kinds of viruses that can infect and affect the functions of our bodies.  But what is the virus that infects and affects consciousness?  It's called 'belief'.  All moments of dis-ease within consciousness are caused by the virus of different beliefs. Hence the three phases of the souls immune system as it carries out the healing process.

The ART of Healing the Soul (Self)
Phase 1 - Awareness of the symptom which means noticing there is a feeling of dis-ease within me!   This can be anything from the awareness of feeling quietly 'uneasy' at one end of the spectrum, to extreme stress and anxiety, perhaps anger and rage, at the other end. 

Phase 2 - Realization of the cause i.e. 'seeing' through the feeling of dis-ease and realizing  the 'viral belief' that has infected our consciousness i.e. our self.  This is only possible when we look into and through the feeling (the emotion that we feel).  Only then can we 'see' exactly which 'viral belief' is causing the dis-ease.  This requires quiet contemplation and perhaps some clues from someone who has already realized the causal belief.

Phase 3 - Transformation of our state of being takes place within the soul/self through the rediscovery of what is 'true'.  Only the realization of the truth can overpower and replace the 'viral belief' and, in effect, heal consciousness.  Healing in this sense means restoring the energy of consciousness to its 'true' state or vibration.  This is confirmed by the disappearance of the dis-ease and the feeling of peace/contentment/caring that results.

See if you can identify any symptoms of infections in your consciousness. Look through it and see if you can see/realize the 'viral belief' that is causing that dis-ease? What is the truth that will eliminate the belief and heal the dis-ease? If you acted from that truth what would your behavior/s now look like?


©  Mike George 2012

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