Everyone in this physical reality has a body.
Most of us look upon our bodies as ourselves.
But if we are not the body then why do we have a body?
Why Do We Have A Body?
The body that we have is a symbol that we have made as an expression of what we think we are. As a body, we are able to experience physical reality through our senses. We can do that for as long as we want to until we realize that we don’t want that anymore and transcend the body. In the meantime, we can still use the body for the right purpose – as a learning device and to communicate with other bodies.
We are a spirit and not the body.
The body is a learning device for the mind. – Something that we have forgotten.
Learning devices are not lessons in themselves.
The purpose of them is to facilitate learning.
The learning device has no power in itself.
The body is merely a part of our experience in the physical world.
Its abilities can and often are overvalued.
However, it is impossible to deny the body’s existence in the world.
For those that try, if one denies the mind’s power, one is also denying the power itself.
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The Body – A Learning Device
“The body, made as a vehicle of separation to hide and mask you, becomes holy as it is shared for a holy purpose.” — Secrets of Heaven
The body as a learning device for the mind does not learn.
As a learning tool, it merely follows the learner, but if it’s falsely bestowed with self-initiative, it becomes a serious obstacle to the very learning it should facilitate.
Only the mind can bring awareness to the body by recognizing that it is not the learner.
The body is easily brought into alignment with a mind that has recognized the truth and learned to look beyond the body, towards the light,
Our ability to perceive made the body possible.
The interpretive function of perception permits us to interpret the body as ourselves.
Spirit, which only knows the truth is unable to reconcile with the loss of power our perception accepted.
This makes the spirit almost inaccessible to the mind and entirely inaccessible to the body.
As a result, the spirit is perceived as a threat because light abolishes darkness by showing that it is not there.
When we are able to fully identify with the spirit and not the body, we will know that we will last forever.
We might falsely think that this is accomplished through death, but nothing is accomplished through death because death does not exist.
Everything is accomplished through life, and life is of the mind and in the mind, not of the body.
The body neither lives nor dies, because it cannot contain you who are life.
You can overcome death by realizing that the truth about what you are – LIFE.
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Who Made The Body?
“The body serves the mind, and the mind serves the Spirit. This is the true order of things, but it is not the order that you experience currently” — Relationships and Higher Purpose
God did not make the body because it is destructible, therefore not of God.
The body is a symbol of what you think you are.
You have made the body as a separation device from God.
The spirit takes what you have made and translates it into a learning device.
He reinterprets what you have used as an argument for separation into a demonstration against it.
If the mind can heal the body, but the body cannot heal the mind, then the mind must be stronger than the body.
The Proper Use Of The Body
“The body is not a permanent dwelling, but a sort of inn which is to be left behind when one perceives that one is a burden to the host.” — Seneca
When we choose to equate ourselves with a body, we will always experience depression.
When we believe we are a body we are belittling ourselves and seeing others as similarly belittled.
But we have a choice.
We can allow the spirit to use the body to reach the minds of those who believe they are bodies and teach them through the body that this is not so.
If we use the body for that purpose, we will understand the power of the mind that is in us.
The body, in the service of uniting, becomes a beautiful lesson in communion.
This is the spirit’s way of making unlimited what we have made limited.
Communion ends separation.
The body can be beautiful or ugly, peaceful or savage, helpful or harmful, according to the use to which it is put.
And in the body of another, you will see the use to which you have put yours.
If you give the body to the spirit to use on behalf of union, you will not see anything physical except as what it is.
Use it for truth and you will see it truly.
Misuse it and you will misunderstand it and that will lead you to hatred and attack and loss of peace.
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Healing Through The Body
Healing is the result of using the body solely for communication.
The mind is whole, and the belief that part of it is physical is a fragmented interpretation.
The mind cannot be made physical, but it can be made manifest through the physical if it uses the body to go beyond itself.
by doing that the mind becomes blocked in its purpose.
A mind that has been blocked has turned against itself and needs healing.
When that happens, the removal of the blocks is the only way to guarantee healing.
Healing will ensure that the normal expression of the mind is restored where the mind is working through the body but is not in it.
If the mind believes that the body is its goal, it will distort the perception of the body and a result block its own extension beyond it.
This will create a belief of separation and induce misery and unhappiness.
When we confuse the learning device ( the body) with the curriculum goal we become fundamentally confused and become unable t see the truth.
We must learn to look beyond the body to re-establish the true power of the mind.
To see the body as anything except a means to communicate is to limit your mind and as a result, hurt yourself.
Healing, therefore, is simply bringing the body under the purpose of the mind.
Apart from the mind, the body has no purpose.