Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Immune System of the Soul

When our body is invaded by viruses or bacteria, the immune system, often referred to as antibodies and white blood cells, move to protect the affected parts -- what might be called ‘cellular malfunction’ -- of our body 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 occur within our consciousness. The immune system of the soul could be described as aspects or movements of consciousness. These are awareness, realization and transformation. 

One day when you are angry at someone and you become aware and realize that you have created anger in yourself just because you could not control others and that others made you unhappy by not complying with your wishes. What you realize is that you have created a dis – ease within your consciousness. When you cease to control others, your dis - ease would heal, releasing your energy for creative influence that nourishes your soul.

We all know how viruses infect functions of our body or our computer. Similarly, dis - ease within consciousness are caused by the virus of different beliefs. Hence the three phases of the art of healing the soul (self):

Phase 1: Awareness of the feeling of dis - ease within me! This can be anything ranging from the awareness of feeling of uneasiness to feeling of stress, anxiety, anger or rage.

Phase 2: Realization of the cause of dis - ease and 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). This requires quiet contemplation.

Phase 3: Transformation of our state of being takes place within the soul/self through the realization that the truth can overpower and replace the ‘viral belief’ and, in effect, heal consciousness. The dis - ease disappears and the feeling of peace/contentment/caring results.

Here are a few examples of the most common dis - eases of the soul/self (consciousness):

The Dis - Ease of ADDICTION: This is not only a disease that affects body and brain. ADDICTION is also a Dis - Ease of consciousness. The main symptoms to be aware of are DESIRE and CRAVING.

The Dis - Ease of BLINDNESS: There is a Dis - Ease of consciousness that could be called BLINDNESS; blindness of our inner eye, our third eye, our eye of awareness. The main symptom is EMOTION. Notice whenever you become emotional it’s as if you can’t see (perceive) clearly, can’t think clearly and cannot make good quality decisions.

The Dis - Ease of the HEART: There is a Dis - Ease of our heart, not the heart of our body, but the heart of our consciousness i.e. our spiritual heart, the heart of our being. We know this dis - ease as SADNESS. We sometimes refer to it as a feeling of heaviness in the heart. Only the realization of the basic truth that every thing comes to pass, can there be the deep healing of past sadness.

Action: Identify your dis - eases. What is the truth that will eliminate your beliefs and heal your dis - eases? If you acted from that truth what would your behavior/s now look like?

Adapted from Mike George’s article “The Immune System of the Soul” © 2012

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