Originally Posted by ChrisL
Melchoir - Our soul and body are two distinct beings, the first being static and the latter being dynamic. The body is more concerned with our current life and how to survive, while the soul contains memories of all the lives and wants to know the "big picture" and how we play in it.
Is there something to be said about the concept of the 'mind' as well here, like a linking factor, or perhaps something else? Also, what exactly is an etheric body anyway, and how does it relate to the 'physical' body? A while back I was talking about the differences/connections between information and energy in another thread, and I'm wondering if this etheric body can be represented as 'pure' information? If so, where would it be 'stored' (the medium)? Could you say Akasha is the soul's etheric body of all of existence?
We're always 'connected' to the information - it's a matter of having the intention and clarity to experience it, like tuning into a tv or radio station. Try creating a visualization that includes sacred symbols to excite your consciousness, and includes visiting a library or temple, and then looking into a void of some kind (i.e. movie screen, deep water, black stone). Then ask questions and allow yourself to experience answers in a multi-sensory form, and even experiencing answers in a holographic form, like stepping into a movie. If it helps, imagine yourself in a round room where the 'movie' gets played 360 degress all around you.
And the tuning into these, other than necessary for survival, information channels, what's the best way to improve the signal to noise ratio? I can see how visualizing and asking yourself questions and getting answers in that method could help, but I'm not as confident in the 'accuracy' of the answers or if I might just be making stuff up (like a way to test the information, very similar to how we might test our vision by not running into a wall
). You mentioned something about chi in your response to rei, do you know how well taichi does to improve the receptiveness of this crown chakra? Also, what more can you tell me about what chi actually is?
Yup, another barrage of questions... >.<