The concept of a separate body of the mind has been around for thousands of years, in almost every culture.
It may seem a bit tough to visualise, yet once we do, a lot of questions get answered.
Where do we go after death?
Why do people have different accounts of life after death?
Do we merge with God once we die?
The mind is a complex data-bank which has existed ever since our soul was generated out of the eternal essence. Existing as an ethereal energy, it stores every thought and every experience.
While we exist as humans, the mind (not just the brain), the energy essence builds itself with every thought which we allow to permeate.
As we eat something and the essence of that food assimilates into the entire body, so does the essence of every thought permeate seamlessly into our ‘mind body’. This ‘mind body’ is the living memory of all thoughts, attitudes, beliefs and actions since ages.
Edgar Cayce writes that this ‘mind body’ is our true home after the end of our physical incarnation. In other words once we die, we live inside the environment created by our own thoughts. We do not immediately merge with the eternal super consciousness, rather we must carry the burden of our beliefs.
In the Indian myth, one person appeared before the Buddha as an apparition because the person had suffered a physical death. He was carrying a heavy chain on his legs. He told the Buddha that the chain was carefully crafted by him while he lived. Crafted by his own incongruous thoughts. He begged of the prophet to free him.
In my book “Prisons: The Six Secrets of Life“ (available of Amazon), I too have recounted a real life incident like that.
In another amazing account of the paranormal “Thirty years amongst the dead” the author describes many accounts of people who had passed on. Each person continued to live in a world of his own beliefs. A personal ‘hell’ as may be said.
Each one of us has the power to create our own ‘mind body’ while we are alive. With every carefully crafted thought. This special body permeates time-space and creates an environment where we exist, at least until we learn our lessons.
However, all is not lost and there is nothing to fear. Edgar Cayce likened the mind to a tree. Each thought should be thought of as a nest.
It isn’t important which birds come, sit on the tree and fly away. What is material is which birds do we allow to build their nest on this tree.
There are many ways to alter and refine this ‘mind body’.
First is working with dreams. As we begin to write down our dreams, we learn to interpret them. Then we uncover the fault lines and the strengths in our beliefs.
Secondly we can mindfully observe our thoughts. For example which situations trigger a strong emotional response. This self analysis helps a lot to identify the faulty patterns. Self observation also helps to identify the phrases we generally use about ourselves.
Do I say ‘thanks’ when I’m given a compliment or do I retort back with one of my perceived weaknesses? What do I say generally about myself?
This is a fun activity because we can identify statements like
I’m not that good.
I can’t seem to manage my day.
I can’t understand people.
I’m always tired.
As we alter these unnoticed affirmations, our ‘mind body’ changes in the ethereal plane.
Have a beautiful ‘mind body’. Embellish it with the make up of self love. Check out the new results.