Week 23 – Frankenstein’s Spirit
Haanel asks us this 23rd week of the MKMMA to “concentrate on the fact that man is not a body with a spirit, but a spirit with a body…”
As we know now, our individual spirits are but tiny portions of the Universal Consciousness. I think of our essence as being like drops of water from an infinite ocean or maybe, like we saw recently in the Midwest, single twisters reaching down from immense clouds.
Since I am a (admittedly old) Trekkie and sci-fi fan, I reminisce about the numerous stories of alien lifeforms assuming human form. (Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation, giving accelerated birth to an alien being who wanted to experience human life; the beings in the 2009 Nicolas Cage film, Knowing, who wanted to save a couple of children from a soon-to-be-destroyed Earth; and numerous others that I’m sure many of my readers can remember.)
Even Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, as depicted in the Hugh Jackman movie,
Van Helsing, and Aaron Eckhart’s I, Frankenstein, although not a body inhabited by an alien, despite being brought to life by artificial means, found himself developing consciousness and, quite possibly, a soul.
None of the above examples have anything to do with what Haanel is asserting, of course, but they give us a hint. Our bodies are merely vessels to temporarily hold a higher spirit or being or consciousness.
Each of our spirits derives from an Omnipresent Spirit; our consciousness is part of an Omniscient Entity; our essence comes from the Universal Essence. We are but a minuscule mirror image of the Source, like a drop of water is but a reflection of an ocean.
This tiny fragment of The Spirit that is in each of us has, in my mind, only one purpose – to awaken the destiny of other fragments. The way this proceeds is for one fragment to recognize it is a fragment of The Spirit and to channel the power of The Spirit to awaken at least one other fragment to the same realization.
Unfortunately, the temptations of the flesh, the physical human, are strong for those fragments that have been unaware of their access to the power and they go through (the human) life blissfully unaware that they are something more than human.
We COULD pity those tiny souls, but I do not think we should. The Eternal Spirit has a plan, I’m sure, and it involves more along the lines of letting each soul/spirit come to its own recognition of its portion of the Power than for any spirit to remonstrate against another spirit who does not recognize its essence yet.
Are you a believer in Reincarnation? I’m not yet sure I am, but it is an interesting thought that we, our human bodies, could be just hosts for bits of the Omniscient Source that need training in the recognition of their identity and place in the Divine Plan.
Life…Move up or Return?
How we learn to think, to put ‘choice’ between Stimuli and Response, to seek more than human pleasures, to build on previous advantages, to master our emotions (as Og encourages us this month), to pick up the strains of the music that others have articulated and continue to create new verses of the songs – these could be the lessons we, as fragments, must learn.
Will our spirits receive, if we excel at the test, a ‘place at the right hand of God’ or, if we fail, will we have to inhabit another body for further testing? None of us can know.
What to do then?
All we can do, therefore, is to Do Better! It is, apparently, in the best interest of ourselves, as well as the Universal Essence, that we take advantage of this short (human) duration to evolve, to engage in becoming more like (or at least worthy of) the Source, to recognize and revel in who/what we are, to contribute to the human progression, to promulgate the lessons we learned from our experiences, to affirm our right to return to The Source and accept our rewards.
The Natural Laws are our guidelines but our paths are a combination of Love, Gratitude, and Awareness. My wish for you, my reader, is that you give yourself permission to walk the path. I, myself, am also not cognizant of what awaits us at the end of the path but the journey is amazing!