Monday, March 6, 2017
7 Reasons why to develop the powers of the Soul
The Science of Virtues is the science of developing the powers of the Soul. Virtues are Soul powers that enable us to manifest the Soul in our thinking, feeling and acting life.
But WHY should we strive to manifest the powers of the Soul? How can they help us in a practical way in our daily life?
Here are seven compelling reasons why it is wise to consider beginning to work on the unfoldment and development of these Soul powers, or virtues, as they are called in colloquial language, in a systematic way:
VIRTUES ARE A REQUIREMENT TO EVOLVE INTO THE FIFTH KINGDOM IN NATURE
The Spiritual path is the path towards Spirit. This is the reason why we call it the Spiritual Path and why, in order for us to reach this goal, we have to spiritualize our consciousness and material nature. Spirit and matter are the two opposite poles of polarity. Matter is rarefied Spirit and Spirit is rarefied matter. The closer to Spirit we advance, the higher and finer the frequency. We cannot enter the higher dimensions with a low vibration. Therefore, we have to sublimate our lower nature and raise our vibration. Virtues, being evolutionary energies, enable us to do that. Without unfolding and developing virtues, we literally cannot take the next step in our evolution and evolve into the fifth kingdom in nature. When we are not evolving (moving towards Spirit), we are naturally involving (moving towards matter).
VIRTUES ERADICATE OUR SO-CALLED “BAD KARMA”
All of life is governed by laws. One such law is the law of karma. Karma is the law of cause and effect. Whatever we sow, we shall reap. Whatever we radiate, we attract. As such, the law of karma is a learning device. It confronts us with our own radiation and thereby helps us to correct separative tendencies etc. which otherwise we may be blind to. Now, when we deliberately and systematically transmute the involutionary forces in our aura – and that‘s really what so-called bad karma is: an involutionary force in our aura – by changing the involutionary force into an evolutionary energy, we resolve the issue before we meet it. We transmute our karma before we meet it. In other words: when we decide to develop virtues, we literally spare ourselves many accidents, health lessons and problems because virtues eradicate involutionary forces in our nature which – sooner or later – would otherwise magnetically attract situations into our life which are not fun and joyful.
VIRTUES ENABLE US TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DAILY LIFE
Undeveloped virtues are unrealized potentials, and these unrealized potentials will be lacking in us and will make it more difficult for us to meet certain needs and master certain situations in the course of our lives. However, once we systematically develop virtues, they are no longer just potentials, they turn into powers that we can actively use. So, it is not just a noble thing to develop virtues; developing virtues enables us – in a very practical way – to meet the needs of our daily life; virtues enables us to master life.
VIRTUES GUARANTEE A BEAUTIFUL DEATH EXPERIENCE
Virtues, being Soul energies, put us in touch with the higher dimensions. As we deliberately strive to get in touch with these higher subtler dimensions while in incarnation, it will naturally be very easy for us to access these higher dimensions when it is time for us to go. Why? Because we are already rightly attuned. When our aura is full of evolutionary energies (virtues), then these evolutionary energies will magnetically pull us up into the higher dimensions. So by the law of attraction, vices (being involutionary forces) magnetically pull us down into the lower planes whereas virtues (being evolutionary energies) magnetically lift us up and out of the lower planes into the finer dimensions of reality. In other words: Dying will become easy because we are already aspiring upwards on the evolutionary ladder while in incarnation and will naturally continue to do so when we let go of the limitations of the dense body.
VIRTUES, HAVING HEALING PROPERTIES, ARE MEDICINE
According to Djwhal Khul, all disease is the result of inhibited Soul life. Virtues are Soul energies. When we set out to systematically develop virtues and actualize them in our thinking, feeling and acting life, we allow the Soul to express itself without inhibition – and when the Soul can manifest itself without inhibition, health is the natural result. Vices inhibit the Soul life, virtues enable it. Therefore, vices make us sick and virtues make us healthy. As the energies of the Soul flow into our personality vehicles, they break up crystallizations and cause wholeness (healing). They pour down from our higher Soul nature into our etheric plane; then they pass via the Chakras (force centers in our etheric vehicle) to the ductless glands and are thereby released into our blood. In this way, virtues create the necessary elements and chemicals in our bloodstream and physical body. So, virtues are not just empty names on a piece of paper. A virtue, by definition, is literally a chemical substance. Virtues literally change the very chemistry in our body.
VIRTUES ENABLE US TO LIVE AS A SOUL
It is our current evolutionary goal to learn to live as a Soul. As we develop the qualities of the Soul, with each virtue we learn to express through our personality vehicles (physical, emotional and mental bodies), the Soul gains more and more control over the personality, and thus eventually we learn to live as a Soul and literally give birth to the Soul. The personality, which is the reflection of the Soul, becomes the Soul in manifestation. And that’s the goal: manifestation of the Soul in our thinking, feeling and acting life – and virtues enable us to realize this goal.
VIRTUES GIVE US SELF-CONFIDENCE
The more virtues we build into our nature, the more we will be able to meet the needs of daily life and thus master our life. So with each virtue that we build into our character and actualize in our daily life, our self-confidence grows. Virtues give us self-confidence because virtues make us stronger, more capable and more useful.