Monday, August 7, 2017
The Mystical Union Of Spirit, Matter,
Our Physical Body, and Vibration:
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"Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates."
- The Kybalion
Our Incarnation in this realm of matter consists of four things:
Spirit, Matter, Our Physical Body, and Vibration.
It is also interesting to note that although Spirit can exist without
matter (which it does in the Spiritual realm), matter cannot exist
without Spirit. Therefore, from the first moment of our physical
conception within the womb, Spirit becomes bound within matter.
And, as all is vibration, and as we are a combination of Spirit,
matter and vibration, let us take a close look at how vibration
affects and interacts with the Spiritual and material aspects of
our being as we Travel through this Incarnation of ours.
What is vibration? Vibration is frequency. The faster something
vibrates, the higher its frequency. The slower something vibrates,
the lower its frequency. Keeping in mind that everything vibrates,
let us now explore vibration in both spirit and matter; then let us
look at what happens when the vibrations of spirit and matter
Matter: All matter consists of atoms; and atoms vibrate.
Measurements of material vibration inform us of the following:
The earth which we occupy has a resonant frequency of 7.83
cycles per second. This is a very low rate of vibration. It is also
interesting to note that the Mantric syllable "OM" also resonates
at 7.83 cycles per second.
Our Physical Body: Our physical body, depending on which
body part is being measured, vibrates at a frequency between
2 to 100 cycles per second.
Therefore, both the earth and our physical body vibrate at a
very low frequency; a very low rate of vibration.
Light: Imagine this: we cannot see light. We can, however, see
the material things that light casts its rays upon. In other words,
although we cannot actually see light we can see the effects
which light produces. A pitch dark forest becomes a visual
wonderland once the sun rises above the horizon and its light
illuminates the variety of plant and animal life contained within
Yet, although we cannot actually see light, we are able to
measure the frequency of a light wave. Light, which we cannot
actually see, but does in fact exist and illuminates everything
it touches, vibrates at a frequency in excess of 100 trillion
cycles per second!
Now, it is NOT the intent of this article to get technical. The
purpose of describing the frequency of light is to present the
idea of how rapidly light vibrates in relation to matter.
Spirit: Spirit, the active intelligent aspect of our being, vibrates
at an infinitely high frequency: a frequency that is impossible
to measure; a frequency, or vibration, that is infinitely higher
and faster than the frequency of light. If we think that the
frequency of light, which vibrates in excess of 100 trillion cycles
per second, is fast, well, the immeasurable frequency of Spirit
makes the frequency of light seem as if it is standing still. WOW!
Insights and Observations:
Now that we have looked at vibration, matter, our physical body,
and Spirit each separately, let us now try to imagine what happens
when the infinitely high vibration of Spirit unites with the incredibly
low vibration of matter; especially at the moment of our physical
Let's use a metaphor: Imagine a high-speed drill (Spirit) and a
block of granite (matter). If we bring the bit of the drill into quick,
strong contact with with the block of granite, and try to force it
through to the center of the granite, the drill bit will shatter!
This shattering of the drill bit Symbolizes the extreme trauma
that Spirit must experience at the moment it enters the matter of
our physical body.
Although Spirit does combine with matter (our bodies) it must
provide one heck of a shock for Spirit. And, some people feel this
so strongly that their Spirit has a very painful experience while it
is trapped or confined within their material body.
This is why mystics and other spiritually advanced individuals
dedicate themselves to having their Spirit leave the dense
matter of their physical bodies in order to return to the paradisiacal
realm from whence it came. A physical incarnation to these
individuals must indeed be a painful and traumatic experience.
But, as most of us are not mystics (at least not yet), how does
this union of Spirit and matter within us affect this Incarnation
Quite simply, for those of us who are on a spiritual Path, this
union of spirit and matter within us torments us with a constant
tug-of-war between our higher spiritual faculty and our lower
material faculty. Although we wish to experience spiritual bliss
(high vibration), we are confronted daily with the material pull
(low vibration) of this realm of matter which we occupy by way
of the people we meet and the Events we must contend with.
Our Spirit is a being of extremely high vibration and it wishes
to bask in the higher vibrational arenas of peace, Harmony,
freedom, kindness and Brotherly Love. However, while our Spirit
is trapped within a physical body it is constantly being tormented
by the lower vibrational feelings of anger, greed, envy, hatred,
and physical desires. And... to top it off, our Spirit must also
contend with the even lower vibrational level of this planet upon
which our physical body travels upon.
This puts the higher-vibrational aspects of our Spirit in a constant
tug-of-war with the lower-vibrational aspects of both our physical
body and the planet which we occupy.
This is why we find it so difficult to keep our Thoughts and Actions
focused on the blissful attributes preferred by the Spiritual aspect of
our nature. For while Spirit is attempting to focus our mind and
behavior on the more sublime aspects of our Incarnation, matter is
working just as hard on pulling us down into the more gross
aspects of our Incarnation.
This is the challenge presented to us: Do we focus on allowing
our Spirit to vibrate as quickly and highly as possible by focusing
our Thoughts on the higher Divine Principles such as peace,
freedom, and enlightenment; OR do we allow ourself to succumb
to the lower vibrations generated within the realm of matter?
Our nature is dual: Spirit and Matter. The realm of matter is also
dual and it is constantly presenting us with a barrage of "either-or"
Thought precedes Action! Are we the Unattached Observer who is
"in this world but not of it" or are we the victim of human folly? Do
we open ourselves to the sublime or to the tragic? Do we focus on
peace, freedom and contentment or do we focus on anger, hatred
and fear? Are we raising our consciousness to the higher vibrations
or are we surrendering ourselves to the lower vibrations?
The Choices we make are ours and ours alone. And it is the
Choices we make that determine the experiences and the Destiny
of this incarnation of ours.
Our physical senses can only be Aware of those experiences
which occur within the vibrational range of our physical senses.
Everything that occurs outside the vibrational range of our
physical senses in considered to be extra-sensory or
meta-physical. Both of which mean "beyond the realm of
our physical senses".
Because something occurs beyond the realm of our physical
senses does not mean that it is unbelievable or magical. It
simply means that our physical senses cannot acknowledge
these particular vibrations. We cannot see, hear, touch, taste,
or smell things that are beyond the vibrational range of these
physical senses. This does not mean that these things, these
experiences, do not exist; for they do exist.
The only thing that prevents us from knowing everything...The
only thing that limits us from experiencing the infinite...is our
physical senses! Once we transcend our physical senses the
infinite is ours to experience and enjoy.
And this may very well be what those individuals who have
had Near Death Experiences have come back to tell us. For
the Spiritual realm is not burdened by the narrow vibrational
restrictions of the physical realm and the associated effects
that burden both our senses and our consciousness. The
Spiritual realm is sublimely and knowingly Infinite!
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