I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For Everyone, Everywhere; And I Pray We All Make Every Effort – In Whatever Way We Can, Wherever We Stand…No Matter How Big Or Small – To Make Positive Changes In This Country And In The World…For The Benefit Of Us All; Understanding That The Biggest And Most Powerful Change Begins Within Ourselves…And The Renewing Of Our Minds From The Negative Conditioning Of The Past; In Order That We May Advance Further…Not Only Individually, But Collectively…Towards That Greater Love And Light Of Our “I AM Presence”; Towards That Truth…Of The “Presence Of God” Within Us! Amen …
Give Thanks And Praises…For That TRUTH…Of The “Presence Of God Within Us”!
“The Soul is further, in itself, incorporal essence, and even when in body it by no means doth depart from the essentiality peculiar to itself.
Its nature is, according to its essence to be for ever moving, according to its thought, to be, self-motive, purely, not moved in something, nor towards something, nor yet because of something.
For it is prior to them in power, and prior stands not in any need of consequent. The special nature of the Soul, however, is essential thought.
It is the Soul that doth supply this intellectual life. It is called living through the life, and rational through the intellect, and mortal through the body.
Soul is, accordingly, a thing incorporal, possessing in itself the power of freedom from all change. For how would it be possible to talk about an intellectual living thing, if that there were no living essence to furnish life?
Nor, any more, would it be possible to say a rational living thing, were there no ratiocinative essence to furnish intellectual life. It is not to all lives that intellect extends; it doth depend on the relationship of body’s composition to the Harmony.
Soul, Ammon, then, is essence containing its own end within itself; in its beginning taking to itself the way of life allotted it by Fate, it draws also unto itself a reason like to matter, possessing “heart” and “appetite.”
“Heart,” too, is matter; if it doth make its state accordant with the Soul’s intelligence, it, then, becometh courage, and is not led away by cowardice. And “appetite” is matter, too; if it doth make its state accord with the Soul’s rational power, it then becometh temperance, and is not moved by pleasure, for reasoning fills up the “appetite’s” deficiency.
And when both these are harmonized, and equalized, and both are made subordinate to the Soul’s rational power, justice is born. For that their state of equilibrium doth take away the “heart’s” excess, and equalizes the deficiency of “appetite.”
The source of these, however, is the penetrating essence of all thought, its self by its own self, working in its own reason that doth think round everything, with its own reason as its rule.
It is the essence that doth lead and guide as ruler; its reason is as ’twere its counsellor who thinks about all things.
The reason of the essence, then, is gnosis of those reasonings which furnish the irrational part with reasoning’s conjecturing—a faint thing as compared with reasoning itself, but reasoning as compared with the irrational, as echo unto voice, and moonlight to the sun.
And “heart” and “appetite” are harmonized upon a rational plan; they pull the one against the other, and so they learn to know in their own selves a circular intent.
Now, every Soul is free from death and in perpetual motion. For in the General Sermons we have said some motions are by means of the activities, others are owing to the bodies.
Soul, then, is an eternal intellectual essence, having for purpose the reason of itself; and when it thinks with it, it doth attract unto itself the Harmony’s intention.
But when it leaves behind the body Nature makes, it bideth in and by itself—the maker of itself in the noëtic world. It ruleth its own reason, bearing in its own thought a motion (called by the name of life) like unto that of that which cometh into life.” (Of Soul: Thrice-Greatest Hermes, Vol. 3)…
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