The Living Force
No problem mate, must say I'd noticed the subject of spirit had entered some of your recent posts and was wondering if you may also be picking up a 'scent' of soul?
I don't think I have found exactly how to define soul yet but I sense that as the Cs say "It is the soul that counts".
I have been trying to put several concepts together such as spirit, soul, higher-self, subconscious, True psychology and more recently how the physical structure of our DNA fits into the overall picture. Also from our current reading about psychopathology and Political Ponerology I see the need to consider how we should view good and evil or determine a personal sense of morality.
I think there are clues and thought provoking definitions sprinkled throughout the sessions. I suppose currently I am trying to keep up with the recommended reading as Laura paves the way to new discoveries.
Chu posted in the thread The Strange Order of Things, by Antonio Damasio
When reading, you may recall several esoteric concepts, Gurjieff's teachings, etc. Take for example "keep it below the neck". We all know that in theory, and maybe are even able to do it sometimes, yes? Well, Damasio adds a layer to that. I'd say that it becomes "keep it in your belly and take probiotics" So much can come from what we perceive subconsciously, that at least being aware of that, gives you a greater chance for not identifying with your emotions, not letting the "intellectual center" usurp them, and THEN, trying to form a rational image of what's going on, and act accordingly. Isn't that part of the Work? And isn't that quite hard already? What chance of developing any more spiritual awareness if we don't get a grip on something like this? And if you do all that, while keeping in mind the more "spiritual" domains, then it's a win-win situation. If we incarnated in this reality at this time, it must be because we needed to learn some of these things. OSIT.
Laura then said something that I think is getting us closer and closer to the "Truth":
Truer words were never written. In a more real sense than you can imagine, reading these books can help with spiritual development than hundreds of vague and word-salady "esoteric" books. You have to know how to divide spirit from matter in order to grow spirit. And if you go along thinking that this or that "feeling" is spiritual when it is nothing but a bunch of bacteria in your gut having a jolly time, you are LOST.
I sort of feel like a hound dog that picked up the "scent" and fell down the rabbit hole but still hasn't caught the rabbit.