Updated: May 4
In the realm of spirituality there lies a foundational belief that a soul inhabits a body to experience human existence, gather experiences, learn valuable lessons, and ultimately elevate its soul consciousness. This concept suggests that the soul and body are two distinct entities that join forces for a specific purpose which is experiencing life. Once this purpose is fulfilled, they separate - the soul progresses to the next life, while the body is relinquished through death. As the body is discarded, its essential elements are returned to the Earth, their original source.
Over the years, I have devoted myself to the study of spirituality and honed my skills in assessing the levels of consciousness (vibration, awareness level) using the chakra scale. This assessment can be applied to a wide range of subjects, including souls, human bodies, books, animals, trees, and beyond. The belief that everything in Creation is alive and possesses a certain degree of consciousness, whether minimal or extensive, supports this approach.
In this discussion, I will delve into the fascinating subject of the relationship between the soul and the body, focusing specifically on the human understanding of the concepts of Good and Bad and their distinct meanings for both the body and the soul.
To simplify the explanation, I will employ a straightforward chakra numbering system instead of the traditional Sanskrit terminology. Consequently, we will refer to the chakras as C1 (root chakra) through C7 (crown chakra).
Understanding Good and Bad for the Body
For most individuals who primarily identify with their physical selves, discerning what is good or bad is relatively simple. This notion cuts through the various affirmations and principles that people often project about themselves.
In general terms, for an average person, we can define:
Good as what brings pleasure to the body
Bad as what brings displeasure to the body
In fact, all animals, including humans, approach life similarly since we are mammals. Thus, we oscillate on our spiritual path between:
Of course, some individuals possess better self-control and don't act solely on instinct. However, in many instances, our subconscious limiting beliefs and bodily instincts significantly influence our actions.
So, where do the impulses driving our decisions to pursue pleasure and avoid displeasure originate? The primary factors that generate these impulses within our bodies include:
Our body's biochemistry
The environment we live in
Our subconscious beliefs
Individuals evaluate everything based on how internal or external factors manifest in their bodily sensations, making decisions accordingly to enhance pleasure and minimize displeasure.
The World's Reflection in Body Chakras
From my research, the body primarily resonates with the vibrations of the C1-C3 chakras (root, emotions & sexual, ego chakras). Examining someone's chakra openness reveals that, on average, the C1 chakra (root) is about 5% open, while other chakras are around 5-10% open.
The sensations of pleasure and displeasure that humans perceive based on chakra vibrations are triggered by:
C1 chakra (root): Survival instincts and fear for survival
C2 chakra (emotions): Intense emotions like sexual encounters, substance use (drugs, certain plants, etc.), extreme sports (adrenaline), etc.
C3 chakra (ego): Ego aspects such as fame, recognition, self-esteem, and selfishness
A person's subconscious beliefs ultimately determine their chakra openness and how easily the kundalini energy in the C1 (root chakra) can ascend the energy channel along the spine (Sushumna channel). This upward ascension of the kundalini energy is known as kundalini ascension. If done correctly and with proper preparation, this process can be a blessing; however, without preparation, it can be dramatic and potentially lead to health problems.
Understanding Good and Bad for the Soul
For the soul, the perspectives on good and bad change drastically. The soul enters life with a plan of major lessons to experience, possessing a viewpoint different from that of the mind/body complex. This difference stems from the fact that the mind plans only for the current life, as it is unaware of and does not believe in anything beyond the body's existence.
In contrast, the soul has a higher vantage point, and other goals, and is aware of the endless cycle of incarnations and lives. Thus, for the soul, good and bad are:
Good: Following the optimal life path, ensuring 100% alignment with the initial plan
Bad: Anything that deviates from the optimal plan
Our spiritual path is crucially affected by our soul's goals in life. It's important to remember that the soul utilizes the body as an instrument for gathering experiences. As long as the optimal path is followed, the soul is highly interested in maintaining the body in good condition to progress on the life journey. When the mind and body's decisions cause deviations from this path, the soul becomes less invested in sustaining the body.
Nevertheless, staying on the optimal life path does not guarantee a life devoid of challenges and obstacles. Many spiritual individuals mistakenly believe that being fully in tune with their soul's guidance will protect them from all troubles. However, without challenges and difficulties, the soul would not have the opportunity to learn and grow. Nevertheless, by staying on the optimal path the challenges and obstacles encountered are generally milder and easier to overcome with reasonable effort, leaving little to no scars.
When deviations occur, the soul sends signals to the body, hoping for a return to the optimal path. These signals manifest through events, illnesses, dreams, visions, and messages from others. Unfortunately, the majority of people are unaware of these signals and often ignore them. Some aware individuals understand these cues and can choose to return to the path, but many do not.
If the soul and body's paths diverge too greatly and for an extended period, a separation is triggered between the soul and the body, presenting several possible outcomes. As a result, a soul may leave the body when:
·The body is too worn out and can no longer be used (e.g., advanced age)
The deviation is too significant, and hope of returning to the optimal path is lost (early death)
If the optimal path is well-followed and life lessons are learned earlier than expected, the following can occur:
Exit (early death to move on to the next life without wasting time)
Addition of new, higher-vibration lessons along the way (life extensions)
The Clash Between Body Impulses and the Soul's Plan
It is possible that a body's pleasure-seeking actions conflict with one's beliefs. These conflicts are mostly reflected in the first three chakras, i.e., C1 to C3. Our subconscious beliefs can be of higher or lower vibrations. These beliefs can be:
Positive Beliefs: Postponing or sacrificing instant pleasures or gratification for higher principles or beliefs
Limiting/Negative Beliefs: Succumbing to the temptation of instant pleasures (identification with the body) – e.g., young children, criminals, or people with weak character in general
A person with higher beliefs or principles is generally considered to have a strong character, as they can demonstrate the ability to detach from bodily urges in favor of higher values.
To live a longer, healthier, and happier life, we should:
Successfully navigate the lessons on our life path and stay close to our optimal life path.
Pay attention to signals from our soul regarding possible deviations and take corrective actions when needed.
Raise our soul and body's vibration (awareness) and, in turn, elevate our destiny to a higher level!
Help others, both physically and energetically
There are additional aspects related to this subject, but the information provided here offers an overview of the differing perspectives between the mind and body, on one hand, and the soul, on the other. Essentially, the conflicts between these two viewpoints – the goals of the soul and the body – shape an individual's entire life.
You can learn more by reading other posts here on this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle than spiritual mainstream, and based on a very long personal experience and hands-on research, and not from books.
You might also consider a spiritual service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed there and get a full spiritual diagnostic, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness and reach into higher dimensions of vibration, improve your health, your life path, your understanding of your role in this world, and understand the real causes of what is happening around you.