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Reincarnation: the 35 steps of soul evolution

Reincarnation: the 35 steps of soul evolution
According to many spiritual teachers, all human beings are, in reality, spiritual beings on a human journey. We reincarnate as human beings in order to evolve as souls. Our ultimate aim is to become fully conscious and capable as unique individual expressions of All That Is. It is a long journey, but that’s okay because the soul is eternal. Soul Evolution The soul’s journey is really a process of evolving. How do we grow in consciousness? But why in physical form? It is precisely so that we can experience the state of what feels like total separation from others and from the rest of reality. In other words: Choice and the ramifications of choice provide the essential lessons of life. a d v e r t i s e m e n t The 35 Steps We are here to know ourselves and be all we can be, step by step. But why 35 steps? It is simply because, according to Michael, we go through five major stages of evolution through reincarnation. 5 x 7 = 35. Each single step requires a whole lifetime to complete. Stage 1. Related:  Levels of consciousnessChakra

The First Principles of Theosophy The First Principles of Theosophy By Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa First published in 1921 Theosophy is the wisdom arising from the study of the evolution of life and form. As man becomes Adept, he ceases to be merely an item in the evolutionary process, and appears as a master and director of that process, under the supervision of a great Consciousness called in Theosophy the Logos. These Masters of the Wisdom, the agents of the Logos, direct the evolutionary process in all its phases, each supervising a particular department in the evolution of life and form. Sometimes that Wisdom is given indirectly, through workers in quest of knowledge, by inspiring them all unseen towards discoveries; sometimes it is given directly, as a revelation. Theosophy is then, in a sense, a revelation, but it is the revelation of a knowledge by those who have discovered it, to those who have not yet done so. In Theosophy today we have not the fullness of knowledge of all facts. What will be the next stage?

Why You Need to Know About Your Chakras Whether or not you acknowledge your chakras (shah-KRA), they are in your body. You may have heard the word “chakra” and written it off as some new age concept that didn’t apply to you. Referring to areas of your body as chakras, energy plexuses, endocrine glands or nerve centers, it doesn’t matter. They are all very similar. What matters most is that you acknowledge them and learn how they work with or against the wellbeing of your body & soul. Endocrine Glands The word “chakra” means “wheel” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of Hinduism. Carolyn Myss in her book Anatomy of the Spirit has done a marvelous job at overlaying the chakra system with both the Christian and Jewish mystical traditions to make brilliant correlations having been unrealized before only by semantics. As more people learn about and study the chakras, the greater role energy medicine plays in Western thought and health care. A Rainbow of Seven Chakras Starting from the lower body, the chakras are as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4.

"The Necessity for Reincarnation" by William Q. Judge The Necessity for Reincarnation Attributed to William Q. Judge To most persons not already Theosophists, no doctrine appears more singular than that of Reincarnation, i.e., that each man is repeatedly born into earth-life; for the usual belief is that we are here but once, and once for all determine our future. Now, there are only three ways in which this obvious unfitness may be overcome -- a transforming power in death, a postmortem and wholly spiritual discipline, a series of reincarnations. There remains, then, the last alternative, a series of reincarnations,in other words, that the enduring principle of the man, endowed during each interval between two earth-lives with the results achieved in the former of them, shall return for further experience and effort. Now, (a) Only through reincarnations can knowledge of human life be made exhaustive. (b) Reincarnations give occasion for the development of all those faculties which can only be developed during incarnation.

Below the earth by 70,000 yojanas are the seven lower planetary systems called Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Mahatala, Rasatala and Patala - Vaniquotes The distance from the sun to the earth is 100,000 yojanas, and below the earth by 70,000 yojanas are the seven lower planetary systems called Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talātala, Mahātala, Rasātala and Pātāla. Below these lower planets by 30,000 yojanas, Śeṣa Nāga is lying on the Garbhodaka Ocean. The body of the Supreme Lord, Viṣṇu, which forms the Śiśumāra-cakra, is the resting place of all the demigods and all the stars and planets. One who chants this mantra to worship that Supreme Person three times a day—morning, noon and evening—will surely be freed from all sinful reactions. Summarizing the entire description of the planetary systems of the universe, Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura says that one who is able to meditate upon this arrangement as the virāṭ-rūpa, or viśva-rūpa, the external body of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and worship Him three times a day by meditation will always be free from all sinful reactions.

Chakras: 7 year development life-cycles | Malavika Suresh Click into the image to see it bigger. This is a table of human development of the chakras. I did not invent this table, you can find it here (the original text is in russian but you could put it into google translator if you are not russian speaking). According to this philosophy, our life moves in 7 year cycles corresponding with each of the 7 chakra centers located in our light body. Within these 7 year cycles we also climb another 7-chakra ladder (corresponding to the top row of chakras on our table and the columns they represent) which takes us from The Root chakra to the Crown Chakra. After completing a 7 year cycle, we enter the first stage of our second year cycle. Another noteworthy occasion is when we are under the influence of 2 of the same chakra centers – this is indicated by the gray boxes in the table. Each chakra in this table is represented by these key themes associated with each energy center: The Root Chakra: Fear The Sacral Chakra: Feelings The Heart Chakra: Harmony m

REINCARNATION - YES IT IS TRUE The Causal Body by A.E.Powell (Part 1 of 2) By Arthur E. Powell A publication of The Theosophical Society This book, like its three predecessors, is dedicated with gratitude and appreciatoin to those whose painstaking labour and researches have provided the materials out of which it has been fashioned In section II of this document will be found This book forms the fourth, and last, of the series of compilations dealing with the bodies of man. In addition, there has been incorporated a considerable amount of information regarding the planes, or worlds, associated with these four bodies of man. The compiler thus hopes that the intensive labour, which has occupied him for about three years and a half years, will serve to make a little easier the path of those who desire to obtain a comprehensive grasp of what may be termed the technical aspects of modern Theosophy. A.E.Powell When we come to study the causal body of man, we enter upon a new phase of our work, and must take a far wider sweep in our purview of man's evolution. Diagram II

MAY 1958 – PLANES OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE NEXT INCARNATION. | Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre | Avatar Meher Baba Ki Jai MAY 1958 – PLANES OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE NEXT INCARNATION. Baba had this discourse read on Planes of Consciousness in the Next Incarnation: Do persons on the spiritual planes of consciousness take birth having consciousness of the same plane? Thus, a person of the gross world dies to reincarnate conscious of the gross world. As I said the other day, the gross, subtle, mental spheres and God are all in you, in your human form. In the gross world, the whole cosmos exists; also in the subtle and the mental worlds there are innumerable experiences. In the end you experience yourself as God which, in the ultimate experience, is the real experience. Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 15, pp. 5429 – 5430. The Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India are the copyright holders of all of Meher Baba’s messages, discourses and photographs, unless otherwise stated.

Evidence for Reincarnation in the Bible From Ch. 16 of In Search of the Loving Godby Mark Mason All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. The sentence I have emphasized with capitals clearly indicates that people who die still hankering after the things of earth, will be given the opportunity to return to it. “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so I would have told you. It is also exactly what believers in reincarnation say happens when all earthly desires and karma have been worked out, except that they call these heavenly cities “astral planes” (or in some cases “etheric planes”). Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out. After reaching perfection, people spend all their time with God. "See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Elijah was a man just like us. As he went along he saw a man blind from birth. and,

The Seven Planes of Prajna - Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia By Swami Alokananda Brahman is Satchidananda—existence, knowledge, and bliss absolute—eternal, unchanging, without beginning or end, the plenitude of knowledge, devoid of all activity and transcending all objective categories. Through its omnipotence, Shakti, it willed its own objective manifestation. The indivisible ocean of consciousness was thrown into waves. Though every wave is part of the ocean, yet each is seen as a separate independent entity. Ayurveda conceives the practice of the art of healing in terms of disease, its cause, health and the means to health. A central dictum in yoga is that all worldly objects are sources of pain. The Seven Planes of Prajna according to Maharshi Patanjali In his Yoga Sutra Maharshi Patanjali mentions several levels of prajñā, the ultimate discriminative insight derived from viveka-khyāti: ‘Tasya saptadhā prānta-bhūmih prajñā; to that person come seven forms of discriminative insight’ (2.27). The First Plane

Chakra System...Notes Chakra #2: Swadhisthana (Area of consciousness for the emotional body) This chakra resonates to our need for relationships with other people and our need to control to some extent the dynamics of our physical environment. All the attachments by which we maintain control over our external lives, such as authority, other people, or money, are linked through this chakra to our energy field and physical body. The illnesses that originate in this energy center are activated by the fear of losing control. This chakra has procreative energy that is both biological and spiritual: we desire to create children and also to bring our creative ideas into physical form, which is crucial to our physical health as to our spiritual. The primary fears in this chakra are the loss of control, or being controlled by another, through the dominating power of events or conditions such as addiction, rape, betrayal, impotence, financial loss, abandonment by our primary partner or professional colleagues.

Reincarnation and the Bible Many Christians have misconceptions about reincarnation. One particular misconception is that it means people don't inhabit heavenly realms between Earth lives. The misconception is that people reincarnate immediately after death. It ignorantly assumes people will never be permanent residents of heavenly realms. But near-death testimony reveals these misconceptions to be just that - misconceptions. A good understanding of reincarnation begins by understanding the ancient teachings on the subject and comparing them to what we know about NDEs. For thousands of years, Christians believed that when a person dies their soul would sleep in the grave along with their corpse. Many Christians would be surprised to learn that the resurrection of corpses did not originate with Christianity or with Judaism. The first-century Jewish historian Flavius Josephus wrote about the Pharisees being believers in reincarnation. Jesus revealed John to be Elijah; but John denied it.

7 etape pe care OMUL le atinge în evoluția sa spirituala Toţi oamenii pe care îi vedem, pe care îi cunoaştem sau pe care i-am putea cunoaşte sunt roboţi, veritabili roboţi care lucrează numai sub presiunea influenţelor exterioare. Ideea nu ne aparţine, ci a fost expusă de filosoful greco-armean G.I.Gurdjieff, care pleacă în activitatea sa pedagogică de la premiza că omul îşi petrece viața, de obicei, într-un somn spiritual, care, odată depăşit, îi permite individului să ajungă la un nivel superior de conştiință. Aşadar, Gurdjieff, în seria lui de învăţături esoterice sintetizate de către Claude G. Omul nr.1 Este omul corpului fizic, la care funcţiile instinctului şi mişcării prevalează asupra celor ale sentimentului şi gândirii. „Fiinţa lui trăieşte prin instincte şi senzaţii, arta sa este de imitaţie, un simulacru sau grosolană, primitivă şi senzuală, precum muzica şi dansurile popoarelor sălbatice. Omul nr.2 El este omul în cazul căruia funcţiile emoţionale le domină pe toate celelalte; este omul sentimentului şi al emoţiei. Omul nr. 3

Sufi Healing Order | Chakras I. Chakras – from different traditions II. The Subtle Body III. Chakra Colours in Different Traditions I. There are faculties of the soul which express themselves through a certain centre in the body of man; and as there are parts of lands that have never become fertile soil because water never reaches them, so it is with these centres when the breath never reaches them. It may be compared to living in a great town and not knowing that there are many beautiful things that one has never seen. Vol II p 158-9 ‘How can he who does not recognize the chakras in his own body attain liberation?’ Yoga Cudamani Upanishad In tantra, the infinite process of evolution from the Absolute – the state before creation, before the interaction of purusha and prakriti – through the creation of the phenomenal world, the animal and human realms, the dimension of divine beings and beyond, is described in terms of the chakras. Motoyama Chakras p221 Alice Bailey Treatise on White Magic HIK Vol XI ch XI II. Sushumna: 1.