How many spiritual bodies do we have?
For most people, the existence of spiritual bodies is still unknown or a tabu. Some people believe only on the physical plane, others admit and believe in the soul’s power. However, more elements are part of this equation and their outlines should not be simplified. To fully understand the human being, it’s necessary to admit all its fullness.
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Understanding the dimensions of the 7 spiritual bodies
The first thing we need to know about spiritual bodies is that they are 7. In addition to the physical body and the soul, which are more widespread, there are another 5 levels. These bodies have a fundamental importance because, among other reasons, our matter would not directly support the powerful amount of energy of the spirit.
It’s the body we can see, matter and all that it integrates: organs, human body tissues, cells, systems. This body receives all the information and energy from a spiritual field. It must be accepted by us, careful, nourished, despite its temporary condition. Because it’s visible and palpable, it’s the only spiritual body studied by science.
Spiritual bodies – Etheric body
We don’t see it, but we can feel it. It’s formed by the aura, chakras and nadis (veins that carry energy to the chakras) and is considered bioelectromagnetic.
Because it’s very energetic, it has a luminous appearance that can vary from orange to blue. Its rupture can compromise the survival and health of the human being. As the physical body renews, it remains the same throughout life.
What many recognize as soul is actually our astral body and is the only one that changes its appearance as it travels energetically through the planes. Astral body is a very sensitive body, what explains why he is responsible for what we feel and desire.
During sleep, we leave the physical body and travel with the astral body, but when there is no awareness and evolution about it, we only remember parts of what happened and believe it was a dream.
Spiritual bodies – Mental body
Basically made up of our mind, which is not the same as the brain. The mind organizes thoughts and these manifest themselves through the brain. The goal of enlightenment and rationalization of being is to control this body and to submit it to its will.
Also known as the upper or abstract mental body, it’s a kind of reservoir of our memories of all lives. It’s the source of our desires, intuition and imagination and it’s closely linked to individuality.
The Buddhi or cosmic body has no connection with time. Among the spiritual bodies, this is where true wisdom lies. It’s very far from our power of understanding and the physical plane, so it’s mostly unknown.
Spiritual bodies – Atmic body
It’s the human’s being highest plane, its spirit, the purest consciousness. It may also be called Atman, Spirit of Essence, Cosmic Self, Divine Self. It’s basically composed of light, our Inner God.
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