THE SUBTLE ANATOMY PART IV, The Causal Body
November 27, 2011 by ravenstarshealingroom
“The Causal/Soul Body is named “Causal” because it is the originating source of each personality that incarnates in each lifetime. It is the source of your personality, causing it to be and exist. When your personality ends, the essence of you is absorbed back into the Causal Body. It is the first level of your individuality that is relatively immortal as the Causal Body exists for many millions of years, during your journey as a human through many incarnations or lifetimes. Animals have yet to obtain a Causal Body and super-humans that are liberated from the cycle of rebirth discard the Causal Body and move on to higher levels” http://www.energyreality.com/pgs/caus.htm
Your very first breath of life, anchors your soul in the Causal and physical body. The Causal body is where your life plan, life tasks, karma and astrological makeup are stored as well as ‘permanently stored past life information’. There is a very strong connection between the Causal, Astral and Mental fields, as well as several bodily pathways that include the brain, nervous system, endocrine glands and immune system.
Many have described the Causal as multi-layered, round and similar to an onion…the most outer layers are easily accessible, the inner layers much more difficult to obtain. We all need the intelligence of this field to solve problems, help us evolve, find new directions, new methods and a new sense of self. When we tap into this wellspring of information we discover an endless supply of wisdom and information. The Causal contains several layers of survival information as well as a record of all our previous lives.
The content of the causal body is the accumulation by slow and gradual process of the good in each life. The building proceeds slowly at first, but towards the end of incarnation, – on the Probationary Path and on the Path of Initiation – the work proceeds rapidly. The structure has been reared, and each stone quarried in the personal life. On the path, in each of its two divisions, the work of completing and beautifying the Temple proceeds with greater rapidity…” Alice Bailey
When I read this quote from Alice Bailey, I had a vision of Blacksmiths, Goldsmiths, the Mayas. Egyptians and Masons, who learned, with their hands, to take nature apart and put the pieces together in a new and more powerful combination. It made me think of words like structure, patterns, architectural plans and how they are all fashioned geometrically in design. I thought of crystals and how they’re put together and the way atoms are made of their parts. I visualized the spiral structure of DNA resembling several layers of different parts put together. I realized the creativity and skill of ancient monuments and world carved giant stones are embodiments of universal truths and the product of their creativity. They are, just like the Causal Body a timeline of many stories that exist within us and without. I have learned that as we awaken and develop our soul power, we raise our vibrations and open up the channels to our Spiritual Self.
“The collective unconscious is that set of building blocks from which human reality is made. It’s as if there is a great reservoir outside of time and space, patterns or energy—from which everything is drawn or everything is made.Reality consists of patterns made upon this gridwork, and like a gigantic spiderweb, if you pluck one part of that web, other parts of it respond.” Stephen Segaller, Merrill Berger
We live in a world of interrelationships…each of us is connected to every other being on this planet and as well to the many dimensions that spiral up to the original source. Your Soul (Higher Self) is a dynamic, growing life-force existing in an intricate network of energies where all beings unite as one multidimensional consciousness. Your higher self is the very essence of who you are and holds a wealth of knowledge from ALL your lifetimes.
Our souls are connected to all other souls on earth and all other great beings in the universe. Through our souls we have the ability to communicate with higher levels of consciousness through prayer and meditation. When we are in this state we have a sense of unity with all things. This is what the Causal Body is all about. It is both individual and universal. When in contact with your soul, there is a part of you that is detached, that is listening and watching all the events in your life. This is where its power lies. Your causal/soul body is both the observer and the participant at the same time. You must observe yourself as you observe others, hear yourself as you hear others. You must be able to see yourself as others see you and understand.
“Way down inside ourselves, we have never really forgotten our true nature. We are spiritual beings and will always be spiritual beings. The problem is that we do not remember consciously what it was like to be in the spiritual realm before we were born this time around. And it is only in a rare moment that we vaguely recall our past life experiences on this earth—perhaps when we meet another person in a certain situation, or awaken from a dream with a recall that tells us that we have lived before. This discovery on the part of the mind is a beginning.” William A. McGarey, M.D.
The causal body stores emotionally charged and repressed information from this lifetime and past life memories. Connected to the etheric field (mirror of the physical body) it then has connections to the seven major chakras and seven major endocrine glands of the body. The number 7 and the number 12 have great significance in the architectural building of the causal body or ‘temple of the soul’. 7 is the combination of 3 (The Divine) and 4 (matter)….its ultimate goal, unification. The number 12 represents twelve soul types linked to the twelve astrological signs, known as the zodiac. There is a tremendous history in the world of astrology dating back to Atlantis and the Egyptians. It was the Greeks who fine tuned the daily movement of the planets and added mystical gods to each sign which were borrowed from the Egyptians. Each soul sign holds the key to lessons you’ve learned in each lifetime. Not only does each sign empower you, they also show weaknesses and repeating challenges that sabotage your effects.
Much of our daily life is concentrated on meeting our basic survival needs like keeping ourselves and our families fed and clothed and the daily routine of working for a living, paying the rent and the bills on time. Although we aren’t conscious of it, each day, we pass around the great astrological wheel, moving slowly through each of the 12 zodiacal signs for the unfoldment of our soul. If we were aware of this, we would see how we affect other people, our environment, and our own lives. We would see just how important our own life is and how all things are connected.
I wrote this on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum as tink27 (Cosmic Tarot, Wheel of Fortune), “In a twenty-four hour period, we spin around the wheel of life as the risk-taker (Aries), the sensual self (Taurus), the inner-child (Cancer), the creative self (Leo), the analyzer (Virgo), the projected self (Libra), the secret self (Scorpio), the truth-seeker (Sagittarius), the ambitious self (Capricorn), the individualist (Aquarius), and the spiritual self (Pisces).
And it can be a continual turbulent rollercoaster if we aren’t balanced and can’t adjust to the many different changes in direction that can occur on a daily basis. I think this symbol can also reveal startling revelations if we are grounded and aware. The wheel of fortune can open doors to our higher desires. It can also force us to face our demons….to do a lot of soul-searching to discover what is blocking or isn’t working in our lives.”
We did not come here by chance. We decided to enter the karmic wheel through birth with a will to fight, and with the courage to experience many trials and tribulations to change and heal our lives. The Causal body encourages us to become attuned to our own mental and spiritual well-being and is characterized by the twelve petalled lotus, which we’ve come know as the twelve soul signs or the twelve great states of mind, known as the zodiac.
“The petals of the lotus open in a specific order depending on various individual factors, but in general the three knowledge petals are the first to unfold, followed by the love petals, and then the sacrifice petals. The three innermost petals are the last to open. They are activated by forces flowing from the monad during the third and fourth initiations. (See Figure 2.) These inner three enclose what is called the ‘jewel in the lotus‘.” http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/leadbeater/0/golden.htm
That Jewel within the lotus is similar to a seed that we not only nurture and give life to, but also a purpose. If you know the glyph of the Sun in astrology (a point within a circle) the jewel within the lotus could be this symbol, representing the many cycles of life, death, rebirth all condensed into one initial point. And it takes a lot of hard work, time and nurturing for a seed to begin to grow, so its essence wouldn’t begin to unfold until after many incarnations. The twelve petalled lotus is about weaving the knowledge of past, present and future into an intricate web of wisdom and understanding.
“The [astrological] signs are our spiritual needs. They are the dimensions of evolution, the ways in which we can grow. The houses show those areas of life in which the signs seek expression and development. They describe the experiences and circumstances of everyday reality through which we learn the lessons of all twelve signs and grow and develop accordingly. Without teachers in the school there can be no lessons. The planets represent personality functions or energies which initiate the activities that provide learning experiences, helping us to develop consciousness and fulfill our potential. The planets are intermediaries that bring the influence of the signs down to us, pervading our lives with their spiritualizing energies. They link the spiritual factors behind life’s expression to everyday experience. Signs are remote and set in the heavens, but the planets are nearby and less impersonal—as witnessed by their personification in the influential gods of Greek and Roman mythology, actively engaged in human affairs.” http://www.douglasbaker.com/astrology.html
Carl Jung believed that there is a repeating story in everyone’s life that is related to the ancient myths. He called these ancient myths, archetypes. Each archetype has its own special story that helps us find meaning in our lives. We have been fascinated by these myths which are multicultural in nature and have exchanged or cross-fertilized their information through time. Now, many of these old stories are rising up and being awakened and reborn.
We are in truth composed of a metaphysical and psychological anatomy. All your past lives have helped to mold and fashion who you are today. In fact I believe this information is stored in several different areas in the physical and spiritual bodies. When the Causal body recognizes information that may be pertinent to you right now, it releases that info via the body’s nervous system which affects endocrine glands and the autonomic nervous system, which affects the brain. All this occurs in less than a second! If we could see this visually it would look like colorful flashes of hyper energy overlapping one another.
Once in a while we are given glimpses of different lifetimes through our dreams, our intuition and through meditation. The soul knows when the moment is right for you to access a past life and bring it to the surface. If you feel stuck or there’s an area in your life that keeps repeating—pay attention and watch for clues! Your Soul (Higher Self, Inner Wisdom) is always talking to you through your intuition and feelings. It also communicates through coincidences and synchronicities – in the form of people, newspapers, books movies and anything else that will give you the message(s) you need to hear. As you strengthen your connection to your higher self, you will experience many more insights, revelations and heightened awareness.
When we heal ourselves and create the reality we want to live in, we are happier and share our happiness with others, through a smile or a gentle act or conversation. We help brighten up others’ spirits, and they then pass it along to others. If this energy is strong, it can flow through many, many people. It is like the chaos theory: a minute change can have a huge effect in the long run.
Think of all the people you effect through your words and actions. Do you want your world to be filled with happiness, peace, understanding, joy? Then learn to accept these things in your life, in the present moment. If you feel they are too distant for you right now, then simply choose to be willing to allow these into your life.
I’d like to end this article with a wonderful reading, channeled by the late Edgar Cayce. The whole reading is very long so we’re going to step into a conversation between God and the Master,(known to us as Jesus). In the beginning of the channeling, we are told the Master had lived many other lives, namely Amilius, Adam, Enoch, Hermes, Melchizedek, Joseph, Joshua, Asaph, Jeshua and Zend. “In none of these lives had the Master lived a perfect life, but he had done much to point the way to God. Several times, he had given to the lost souls revelations from God which described God’s mysteries and which should have served as a blueprint for their salvation. But each time, the meaning of the revelations was forgotten when the Master departed….Before the master returned [to earth] again to achieve his goal, God came to him and spoke lovingly and affectionately. “My dearest son, you have done well. You do not have to return to earth, you can stay with Me forever in heaven.”
The Master replied, “I thank You, Father, for Your love, but I also love my brothers and sisters. I want to show them the way, which I have not yet wholly done. I am ready now to live a perfect life in materiality. I will not fail this time.”
God recognized the commitment and love of the Master for his brothers and sisters and was pleased. However God also warned him, “Although I too think you are ready to complete the task you began long ago, you should know that your life on earth, even if it is perfect, will be one of suffering and difficulty. You have set certain patterns in your earthly record, which, if you return, you must meet and finally overcome. When you lived as Joshua, for example, you killed many people. If you are to complete your earthly mission, you must heal and restore life to the people in the areas where you took life before. And you must endure death and experience some of the agony you inflicted on others. If you do all this and do not err, your mission will be complete. You will have removed the penalty of death which you incurred as Adam. The way for all to follow will be shown and they will not forget this time. The bond will be restored between Me and My sons and daughters.”
The master knew what lay ahead, but he praised God and humbly said, “I am ready.”
The way was prepared for the Master’s entry. Eve returned to be the channel for his birth and many others who had worked with the Master from the beginning returned to assist him in this epochal venture.” Edgar Cayce, Story of the Master retold by Glenn Sanderfur
Stay tuned to Subtle Anatomy Part V – The Aura