Making the physical body an instrument of spirit

September 25th 2016
Spirituality does not consist in despising or neglecting the physical body but in making it an instrument of spirit. That is why the teaching of the Universal White Brotherhood provides numerous methods to purify and regenerate the physical body. All the most natural actions of everyday life, those that are vital to life itself, such as breathing, eating, drinking, washing, walking, sleeping and talking, can in this way become opportunities to do this work of regeneration. It is through these actions that our spirit gains more and more power to manifest. Having ways of accomplishing this does not suffice; an enlightened consciousness is also necessary for understanding why they exist and how to apply them. For methods are only tools. The words or gestures we repeat can only release their power if they are given substance, and giving them substance, assumes we have a philosophy. Methods can only be valid if they are sustained by a way of thinking; and this way of thinking must be intensified.