The Soul of God.
May 8th, 2002
Received by H.
You are right, my dear brother, it is useless to wait for some defined moment to publish a book of our messages. We will never finish a topic; there will always be questions and more questions. Also, as you advance in your soul development, and therefore, in the development of your perceptions and understanding, we may again focus on the topics already dealt with in order to analyze them from a new angle.
A good example is the following question that recently was presented to you, as to the statement that Luke uttered in one of the messages on atonement, that is, that man was made in the image of God only in the characteristics of the material appearance of his soul. His physical or spirit body was not made in the image of God, because God does not have such bodies. Only man’s soul is made in the image of God, the Great Oversoul.
“I can’t manage to understand, or rather to grasp, how the form of God should be, is He perhaps like a nebula without form or aspect, or a source that emanates energy, but in some way, God should have a form as the spirits do; I wonder: How will the Master of the Celestial Heavens communicate with the Father? Is Jesus really unable to see the Father’s shape, however it may be?”
With these words, your friend defines his inquiry. Truly, this question points at the very heart of religion: God and our relationship to Him.
Now, as we have detailed on previous occasions, man is composed of three essentially different parts: the physical body, the spirit body and the soul. Of these three components, the physical body is characterized by its fleeting nature, for the numbered days of its existence. In fact, it only fulfills the purpose of integrating the soul into a material world, facilitating the interaction of man’s spiritual part with the coarse material environment that surrounds him.
The spirit body, as I have explained previously, is composed of a different kind of matter, “finer” or more “ethereal”. The fact that its aspect reflects the condition of soul is a clear indication that the soul largely influences its formation, and even more, the soul is indeed the creator of this body, which covers it and provides it with the characteristic of individuality. The formation of the spirit body begins at the moment of incarnation of the soul in the foetus, incarnation which only takes place should there exist a high probability that the spirit of life has found in the new organism a stable biological structure, allowing it to carry out its life-giving function.
The soul, lastly, is man’s only part that resembles its Creator. This is why we also refer to God as the Great Soul or the Oversoul.
Luke undoubtedly is right when he explains that man’s soul is made in the image of God. In the image — that means that it is not composed a priori of the same elements as is the Creator’s Soul, but rather, that many of its attributes only resemble the Attributes of God. Therefore, the study of man’s soul characteristics is a good approach when trying to investigate certain aspects of God’s Soul, in order to understand as much as possible. This is a procedure which science frequently applies: establishing a reduced and simplified system as a model, whose study allows conclusions and inferences in the actual system at a large scale. The human soul, therefore, is like a model of God’s Soul.
The human soul has been described on several occasions by diverse spirits. Jesus explains that the soul is a creation of God, a separate and different entity, and is not an emanation from the Supreme Being, as some religions teach. The Master also explains that the soul is the seat of “spiritual emotions”, using the word “emotions”, because the soul does not “think” as the mind thinks. The intelligent activity of the soul develops on the spiritual level, and not on the level of reason. Therefore, it escapes description, in the same way as the emotions of the animal nature elude the intent of articulating them into words. Words are the shapes and structures of the “material” mind, to which emotions add color and life.
A good example of spiritual emotions are soul longings, an indescribable internal commotion, which intensifies its pressure on occasions, until it no longer fits in the heart and is liberated in a gigantic blast, finding its way to God. This happens in the moments of extreme anguish, when a scream for help breaks out of our chest, leading infallibly to the answer from God. In this case, it is a “scream of despair,” of a pronounced negative content, but man has the possibility of stimulating this “internal pressure,” loaded with positive values, until a “scream of love” breaks out and soars to our Father. That is what Jesus described as true prayer. Not every day are mortals able to motivate the very essence of their positive side, until it speeds towards God. On most occasions the prayer of the mortal is a sequence of words, accompanied by lukewarm emotions, even knowing that true prayer is different. And sometimes, just when you are not thinking of prayer, your heart suddenly opens up, setting free its huge floods of spiritual emotion, resulting immediately in God’s answer — the conveying of His Love. The release of the positive pressure and the subsequent flowing in of Divine Sweetness, are a climax in spiritual experience, unforgettable and deep-seated, the sweet honey of spirituality, which the soul will always thirst for.
I digressed from the topic of my discourse. The human soul is invisible to the material vision and also to the eyes of the spirit body. However, it is accessible to the senses of the soul, which we call “perceptions,” because we lack a better verbal substitute. Spirits cannot see the soul, as Luke claimed, not even in the moment of its incarnation, but later on, they can observe the development of the spirit body, which serves them as a “marker” for detecting the presence of a soul, and even for evaluating its condition.
Now, after so many words on the human soul, we may apply the same concept to the Father’s Great Soul. We cannot see this Soul, neither with the eyes of the physical body, nor with those of the spirit body. But we can perceive Its presence. Even more, we can perceive, within the limitations of our capacity, some aspects of Its being.
The highly developed spirits are able to readily determine the condition of soul of other spirits of less development. This is not possible the other way around because the advanced development is hidden from the limited horizon of the not very highly developed souls.
Hence, we may also perceive Kindness, Love, Mercy, Affection and many more of God’s attributes, but it is impossible for us to really understand the entirety of His being. He is the All in All, the Eternal Fire of Life and Vigor, the Eternal Source of Love and Wisdom. We, who have received His Essence of Love, are as tiny sparks in front of an Ocean of Light.
M___ once wrote that we are like the thoughts of God. And this parable impressed me very much. Thoughts have their place of origin, but they may materialize in another place. The incorporation of your thoughts by other people does not diminish your own energy, on the contrary, it invigorates it. And so it is with God. God has a place where He resides. He does not have a spirit body, He does not have a visible form, He only has the form of His Great Soul, accessible exclusively to the senses of the soul. Any contact with God is a contact from soul to Soul. There is no other possibility. What the eye can see is but the manifestation of God through acts or works.
Jesus has never seen God with his material or ethereal eyes, as you may see other people. But in fact, he has seen our Father with those “eyes of his soul.” I have done so, all spirits in the Celestial Heavens have done so. This internal vision depends on the development of the soul, and the image, which in the beginning is hardly existent, blurred and diffuse, acquires ever more form, and eventually becomes richer in details, as we progress in our own development.
Think of your own way; think how you perceived God just a relatively short time ago. Did you perceive Him? I almost doubt it. But now, it is different, indeed, although you continue being a blind man amongst the blind. However, occasionally, the eyes of your soul dare to open up a little bit.
When the human soul receives the Love of God — His Essence — it becomes a divine soul. This is called soul transformation, culminating exactly at the moment when this process consumes the last vestiges of the natural soul, in the New Birth. Later on, the divine soul continues incorporating always more of God’s Love, but the transformation from the profane into the divine has already concluded. Another process of transformation follows, which I do not dare to describe right now. You still do not understand the basics, so let us leave those advanced teachings for the time when you may have the capacity to digest them.
I have a transformed soul. However, I cannot share this Immortal Substance with you. My soul wants to help you, it loves you, it offers all its energy for recharging “your low batteries,” but it cannot share its own essence with you. I am an individual, and as the word says, I cannot divide myself in order to share my happiness with you, although I would like to do so.
On the other hand, God is doing exactly this continuously. His richly structured Soul constantly emanates part of Its Essence, the Divine Love, and offers It, so that men may incorporate it. God “divides Himself,” He is not an individual. He has personality, of course, but has no individuality.
We know very little of His personality, but one single word may suffice to describe what we really know for sure: He is LOVE.
God emanates energy and Substance, and as I have said, communication with Him is only possible from soul to Soul, without words. And what God tells you, you will not perceive as words, but as “positive internal knowledge.” Yes, it is faith.
God is not a hazy ghost, because with this expression, once again, language betrays its incapacity of describing the nature of the spiritual.
It is a very gratifying task to receive messages. But at times, especially when we focus on a highly spiritual topic, you feel confused and frustration overcomes you. At the very moment when you try to express in words what you received, by means of the power of language, whatever you had found so clear, so beautiful and fascinating, simply disappears. The message persists in your soul, producing fruit there, but the intent of grasping it by means of the language fails.
I remember that on one occasion, when we were gathered with the Master, Andrew asked him to tell us of God, of how He is. And Jesus spoke to us of the Love and Affection that the Father feels for us. But Andrew insisted and continued insisting, until the Master finally said with a broad smile, “Oh, Andrew, you hardly are able to drink milk, and you already want to eat bread!”
Very well, my brothers, you definitely are able to ingest some solid food. Eat it with a sound appetite, digest and incorporate what we have said so far. Afterwards, we may always proceed to deepen on it.
With all my love to you and our curious brother,
I am Judas.
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