Humans are seven-fold beings with a “body” on each of the sub-planes of the fourth dimension. When our Soul decided to experience life as a third dimensional being, it sent a fragment of its essence down the long, vibrational path through the fourth dimension. Upon each of the sub-planes a body was created of the substance of that plane. These bodies follow the rules of the particular sub-plane on which they dwell. Because these bodies are the fourth-dimensional portions of our total SELF, they exist continuously, and simultaneously, until our final ascension into the fifth dimension.
In order to consciously travel through the fourth dimension, we must connect with and align each of our fourth-dimensional bodies. Just like the old stagecoach stations across the wilds of the unknown frontier, our “other bodies” are like way stations through the unknown of the inner worlds.
Our three higher bodies function as an integral part of our ability to attain mastery of our life energies. The lower four bodies are the storehouse of experiences for this and for all former embodiments.
When our Soul first sent down a fragment of its essence to begin the physical experience, the first body it created was the “I AM “Presence.
The I AM Presence—Will and Power
Our “I AM” Presence, which is our Higher Human or Light Body, is an individualized living being with whom we can learn to communicate. This body resides in the Spiritual sub-plane just at the threshold of the fifth dimension. It knows only the perfection of the higher. Our “I AM Presence” downloads Light from the Oneness and projects it outward through all of our bodies and into our physical form. If we could keep our attention focused there, we could consciously channel that Light into our physical reality.
The Causal Body—Form and Wisdom
The Causal Body, or Rainbow Body, is an octave lower in vibration and surrounds the “I AM Presence”. The beautiful colors of the Causal Body are representative of the seven qualities of the Source. This Being of our SELF resides in the Causal sup-plane, and it holds the accumulation of ALL the positively charged energies of our many embodiments until we are ready to receive them into our physical world. Our Causal body is much like our spiritual bank account. Each individual’s Causal Body varies in size and quality according to the amount of constructively qualified energy used throughout the ages while both in and out of embodiment.
Christ Consciousness—Awareness and Love
An octave lower and surrounding the Causal Body is our Christ Consciousness. Our Christ Consciousness, our inner Divine Child, is an intelligent being of light with a pure and perfect consciousness. We often know this body as our Guardian Angel. Our Christ Consciousness grows and increases with our Causal Body and may even be considered the consciousness of that body. Our Christ Consciousness is a lower vibration than our “I AM” Presence, but it is united with it in characteristics, actions, feelings and intent. Our Christ Consciousness serves as a Silent Watcher, and acts as a transformer to step-down the magnificence of the “I AM” Presence into the lower planes.
Mental Body—Immaculate Conceptions
The Mental Body is an octave lower and surrounds the Christ Consciousness. It is the first of our “lower bodies”, and serves as a container for the lower, or outer, expressions of all our concepts, opinions, knowledge, and conclusions from all our human lives. The Mental Body is fashioned from the substance of the Mental Realm. This body is meant to be the lower representative of the Christ Consciousness while on the Physical Plane and an instrument by which to create and hold the matrix of our manifestations until they become physical.
Emotional Body—Consecration of Energy
The Emotional Body is an octave lower and surrounds the Mental Body. The Emotional Body, also known as the Astral Body, serves as a container for the lower or outer expressions of all our feelings, emotions, and creations in all our human lives. The Emotional Body was created from the substance of the Emotional, or Astral, Plane, which is the realm of feeling. Since Earth is the planet where we incarnate to learn mastery of emotions, it is the largest of the four lower bodies. About 80% of our planets, and of our physical bodies, are composed of water. Therefore, about eighty percent of our earthly tests are through our emotions.
The Emotional Body’s service is to nourish Divine Ideas with the positive feeling of accomplishment. Thoughts, words, and actions have little efficiency without the sustaining power of the feeling of enthusiasm and other positive emotions. Our thoughts are like the matrix, or scaffolding, that surrounds our creations, but it is the energy of our emotions that fills that matrix in order to give it reality. Angels serve humanity to assist us in infusing our creations with the energy of Divine Love. If we wish to call upon an angel’s assistance, we can attract if by using colors, music, flowers, candles and anything that can evoke a loving emotion. Our Emotional Body, also known as the Astral Body, is the Core of our creativity.
Etheric Body—Peace and Unity
Our Etheric Body is the exact counterpart of our tangible, physical body. However, it is composed of much subtler material and is slightly larger than our physical body, extending beyond it in both our outer and inner worlds. Our Etheric Body surrounds our entire body as well as each individual organ within our body. In other words, we have an etheric heart, etheric liver, etheric lungs, etc. Much spiritual healing is actually done through our etheric organs, and that healing is then passed on to our physical form.
Our Etheric Body interfaces between and connects our physical self to our higher bodies. It is the intermediary of our inner and outer worlds. Also known as our Aura, our Etheric Body determines the condition of our physical health, as it is the repository and the transmitter of energy. Our chakras are located in our Etheric Body, or Aura, and it is from them that we can download the prana that is available to us from the higher dimensions. Within this body are the records and memories of all our experiences through all our countless incarnations. Our Etheric Body receives ideas from the Mental Body that have been energized by the feelings of our Emotional Body. Before thoughts and feelings can be manifest in the physical world, they must filter through this Body.
Physical Body—Power of Transmutation and Manifestation
Our Physical Body is the lowest vibration of all our bodies. With the exception of the Etheric Body, which slightly extends it, our Physical Body is the outmost of all our bodies. Just as our higher bodies are made up of the elements of the plane upon which they reside, the physical body is made up of the elements of the Physical Plane.
These elements are:
- Earth—structure and form of our bodies. The Earth element represents the physical aspect of our self.
- Air—breath and space within our body. The Air element represents the mental aspect of our self.
- Fire—neuron synapses and Three Fold-Flame of our body. The Fire element represents the spiritual aspect of our self.
- Water—fluid, liquid and blood of our body. The Water element represents the emotional aspect of our self.
Our Physical Body is also made up of tiny particles of light substance called electrons, which enter us through our chakras in our Aura. These particles of light, emitted from our higher bodies, are loaned to us to create our Three-Fold Flame and to maintain health and vitality.
Our Three-Fold Flame is the spark of the Father which gives us Power, the form of the Mother which gives us the ability to gain Wisdom, and the Love which is the “effect” of their joining. This Divine and Unconditional Love is our birthright. No matter what conditions we meet in any incarnation, love is ALWAYS available to us through our Three-Fold Flame in the Core of our Etheric Heart. Our Physical Body is our anchor point on Earth through which the Light of this Divine Unconditional Love can flow.
Our Soul “sent down” a fragment of Its SELF to create a body for us on each plane of the fourth dimension. When we connect with, heal and align each of these bodies, we construct our Path back to our Soul.
As we cross over into the fourth dimension, the first fragment of our SELF that we shall meet will be our Lower Astral self, or our dark side. Therefore, it is beneficial to form a relationship with an Ascended Master, Angel or Elemental to assist us in loving and healing that portion of our SELF that is the receptacle of all our emotional pain and darkness. Then we can align with our Emotional Body, our Mental Body, our Christ Consciousness of our Causal Body and our “I AM” Presence. With all these bodies in alignment, we can be, live and express our SELF in our physical world.