Tree of Life Lessons
Level I Lesson 4 Part 2
The Soul is the shell of the Self, that which protects the SELF from all interference from ill development. Psalms 42:2-- My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?
The soul is skin to the emotional body, and affects it through development, thirsting after God, which unfolds the Soul and reveals itself.
In Judges 5:21 we find the Scripture, "March on my Soul with Might." As the soul marches forward the SELF advances, the soul produces of itself intense protections for the SELF.
There are spiritual qualities within the soul that bring about almost instantaneous illumination when the outer man lets go and lets God. We develop soul through meditation and Bible study, especially the New Testament.
In Revelations we find that the Way which is readily seen preserved is soul or sheath of the SELF because here is the record of the past life.
This is so because the Self which the Soul encompasses is the cell, the body of the Father, and its ever-effulgent revelations carry with it the universal knowledge of the existence of the Way, for it was the Father's Creation.
Man asks of the immortality of the Soul, and the employments of heaven, or as one might put it, the state of the sinner in relation to it. This is another reason why these questions go unanswered until one has reached through the Self, the Akashic records, or the Mind of the Father.
Revelations 20:4--Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom judgment was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life, and resigned with Christ a thousand years.
Unless the Soul is maintained by prayer, meditation, and Bible study, the SELF cannot find illumination or realization. Its potential must be activated by thought.
All material endeavors must be put to one side until the Soul is enriched to the point where it begins to expand its activity of life.
Then the Self will be realized and illumined, and found through the enriching of the Soul.
This is because the Soul is and functions on the plane of the heaven world.
The father tells us in Ezekiel
that all souls are His. Ezekiel 18:4--Behold,
all souls are mine; the soul of the father, as well as the soul of the son is
mine; the soul that sins shall die.
In Psalms 33, "Our Soul waits for the Lord."
The Lord is a consuming fire. The soul waits for that fire to burn out the dross, and then elevates itself and the SELF is realized. All power is contained in the Soul that has realized the Self, because its Karma is paid off.
The great soul force or substance is Infinite, indestructible, and has a very high rate of vibration.
It came into the human body at birth, and leaves it at so-called death. Before it came into the body, this soul substance or force existed somewhere, and manifested in some nature.
When it leaves the body, it does not die. It cannot cease to exist. It cannot remain on the earth plane without a vessel or vehicle, a means of material manifestations; so it must return to its original source.
During its temporary residence in the human body, this great soul substance keeps in touch or attunement with the great DIVINE SOURCE from which the soul came and to which it returns. Therefore, all souls on the earth, like all souls on the Cosmic Plane, are in constant attunement, one with the other and each with all.
You make tests to show that the minds and intelligence of departed souls communicate with minds of souls here on earth.
It is because man's soul is attuned with all other souls that thought vibration operates at great distances, and thus makes possible telepathy or mind reading.
The subjective Mind is the mind of the Soul.
Music we can understand, because it is God's language of the Soul.
The difference in the expression of my soul makes up my PERSONALITY.
INDIVIDUALITY--a material manifestation of earth habits and life.
There is that part of the soul which makes it soul, that something which one does not say it is this which makes it so, but it is the quality which is likened unto Grace, it is that which is above the soul essence itself, it is simple, it is impressionable and pure nothing yet is the all, the totality of your life and mine.
There is no name for it, this pure nothing, unknown and yet closer than breath, I can call it receptive power, this divinity of man, it is the uncreated light of the Christos.
This is the absolute, free from all names and form, just as God is free from all names and is all that there is in our life now, it is pure God with our life representation.
This-- the body of soul above love, higher than grace and knowledge, for these are distinguishable.
It is in this power that God does blossom and flourish with the Holy Family, which the spirit of God blossom forth and its actions are visible in the dense world. It is in and through this power that the creating God bringeth forth His only begotten Son--the Christos and the essential part of himself and in the light of this is cast the shadow of the Holy Ghost.
PEACE BE WITH YOU.