Man towards God
If the existence of God is not acknowledged and, for example, an atheist, then there is no automatic belief in the existence of any spiritual beings. Of course, the presence of an eternal spiritual person in a man is also not accepted, because it is connected with the existence of eternal God. It follows that people who do not believe in God must recognize man as an animal; admittedly very developed, but an animal. In the meantime, although our physical body is similar to the animal one, we are not animals because of the achievements of human civilization. Besides, all the other arguments in this study serve to assert that man is a spiritual person living eternally and having only a physical body in the first phase of his life.
Christians consider man to be a soul-possessive and do not really understand a concept like a unity of physical and spiritual person. That's why I will try to define more precisely who we are.
A human body endowed with physical senses, i.e. a physical person, is in my understanding a means of transport and a mechanism for moving our inner personality in the physical world. This inner personality or other inner being can be called a spiritual person and it seems that it is the right man.
This inner being within us directs our life as if the right person was functioning within our physical body. That is why he must be called a person, adding that he is spiritual.
I argue that a man's spiritual person emerges from the Original Being just as a newborn child emerges from the mother's womb. Its birth, however, is not the result of fertilization, as is the case with physical conception.
It has its origin in the Heart of God, when in the human body the law that comes from Him about the proper penetration of the male sperm into the woman's egg cell works. The decision to fertilize comes from man, but as a consequence it involves God's participation in initiating the creation of a new human life. This was the concept of the Creator from the beginning. The formation of a spiritual person is not associated with any process of passing time or a specific place, because the spiritual world functions outside of time and space. Each time it is a unique divine creative act that is independent of us. A spiritual person is formed from the beginning with Divine Energy. Therefore, a new, eternal being arises in which the personality emerged from the Divine Personality will be implanted. The Creator gives it as if a part of Himself in the form of His Intelligence, Will and Love and a "piece" of His Heart. It will be a child of both parents and His. The personal attributes of God for a particular person come to life when the Creator makes the decision to breathe life into the nascent natural person. This occurs when the period of her many months of development in the womb ends. Such an embodiment of the Creator's attributes can be taken as the proper beginning of divine fatherhood for an individual.
I have such a scene in front of my eyes: a human being is born from the mother's womb - a new physical person. At the same time, another picture is imposed on this image: God's calling to life a new spiritual person emerging from Him, but invisible to our eyes and connecting with that already visible to our senses. This is the beginning of each of us, being eternally existing from the moment of birth. We go further through life, we reach a state when our physical body is old and unnecessary. Then, we throw away the carnal shell, the so-called corpse, and we continue to live as a proper spiritual man. From this moment on we are an invisible being, inaccessible to the physical senses, but living eternally in the spiritual world, without time and space restrictions.
Our eternity is a basic matter, but it is difficult to comprehend in the course of earthly life. In the meantime, it is enough to realize the simple truth: we are eternal! Of course, we are eternal as spiritual persons who spend the first few decades of life in physical bodies.
It was once explained to people that after the death of the physical body, their soul or spirit goes to the "other world". According to the generally accepted religious knowledge, man could go either to heaven, or to hell or to purgatory. The significance of these three places will require a special explanation in the further parts of this study. Now, however, I will deal with the concepts: soul, spirit and spiritual person.
First, we must point out that all these concepts are examined because after physical death, eternal life awaits us in a different dimension and in an eternal environment, without insight into whether it will take place in the form of a spirit, soul or spiritual person. So what do these three terms mean in my study?
There are well-known sayings: "there is no living spirit in this house" or "there is no living soul" to emphasize the fact that there is no one there (no human). It helps us understand that basically the right person is his spiritual person, colloquially called the spirit, and in many religions, soul. However, in my opinion these three terms: spiritual person, spirit and soul have different meanings.
Due to the nature of this study, I am forced to explain why I use the terms natural person and spiritual person. During biological life they are a united human being. In this case, Christian theology uses the terms body and soul. I am also in a similar manner delimitation of these two basic concepts. The human body is a biological organism that I have called a natural person. For me, these two terms are almost unambiguous. Meanwhile, the use of the term spiritual person instead of the term spirit or soul may be difficult for many recipients to understand. I use this name because the spiritual person is the right human being. It is a much more precise name than the ghost. It is in relation to man that I avoid the term spirit, because in the colloquial sense it means a very wide range of spiritual beings, such as angels, ghosts of the dead, demons, devils, nymphs etc. At the same time, in my considerations I reserve the concept of the soul to describe the internal character of a given being. In the rest of this chapter I explain exactly how I understand the concept of the human soul. In general, it is not some independent entity, but rather an internal, inseparable nature that directs man. The model for determining it is as if the "Divine Soul", that is, the attributes of the Spirit of God. These are, first and foremost: His Intelligence, Will and Emotionality, which create as if His Inner Character. He penetrates the ubiquitous Energy of the First Cause, which for our imagination can be called the Spiritual Body of God.
In summary, man was not created like everything else in the universe. He was born from the Original Being, which for that reason is called the Heavenly Father.
If the world developed from the beginning in accordance with the concept of the Creator, each birth of a new man would be another impetus in the development of God Himself, an act of expanding His presence in the universe. It is as if our Heavenly Father was developing thanks to our birth, even though He is already a Perfect Being. In this way, through us, the Creator can realize His inner desire for development, which was passed on to all creation as a mechanism for maintaining its existence. Development is the main process occurring in both our personality and God's personality. It seems that each of us was created to become like an extension of the Creator, or rather a collective complement to God. Of course, the implementation of this concept will be possible when a person reaches the maturity foreseen by the Creator, which should be understood in human terms as perfection. This was clearly emphasized by the only perfect man walking on Earth, Jesus Christ, with the words: "be perfect, how perfect your Heavenly Father is" (Mt 5:48). Unfortunately, this request of Jesus remains unfulfilled.
The perfect man is one that reflects, as a single being, all the basic attributes of God, that is, His Heart, Intelligence, Will and Emotionality. This reflection actually means inheriting a personality from God on the scale of a particular human being. The attributes taken over from God create a human personality that can be described as an original nature. It should guide the life of each of us. It consists of functions of intelligence, perceived as rational actions, emotional functions, perceived as an action from heart and functions of the will, perceived as intentional or intuitive. In our original nature, all these attributes are harmoniously balanced and mature, although they reveal themselves fully only after the human individual has reached perfection. The action of emotionality, resulting from the heart, is the main driving force that always remains in harmony with the action of intelligence and will. The perfect man is not primarily guided by reason or desire to fulfill his desires, but works out of the need for love inspired from the heart. Here you can see the similarity of a perfect man to Heavenly Father. Man's perfection is of course accomplished in his spiritual person developing on the basis of a physical person.
A physical person is our physical body endowed with the instinct of life, which is something like the instinct of animals. In the case of man, however, this is not a typical instinct, although there are conditional and unconditional reflexes. In the case of animals, this inner sense can be called an animal soul. Meanwhile, the human physical body is governed by the internal directing nature, which is called the physical soul. In this case, a physical person is a physical being similar to an animal being, but representing the highest stage of development. As in the case of animals, this person is closely related to the surrounding nature and is subject to all laws in force therein. Like all physical beings, it must die within a certain time. The difference between a physical person and even the most developed representative of the animal world consists in a different sense of their existence. This can be described with a simple statement. The meaning of an animal's life is to serve a physical person, and the sense of the existence of a physical person is to serve a spiritual person.
Perhaps a human body, similar to the body of animals, could theoretically live without a spiritual person, but its functioning is completely connected with it. Therefore, along with her “departure”, also from a physical person lives biological life. This is caused by the interruption of the spiritual energy flow connecting both these entities. Without the spiritual person, the physical body loses the sense of its further existence. Here a colossal difference is revealed between the sense of life of an animal and a human being.
A spiritual person, besides other attributes, is the basis for one of the most important aspects of the human personality, distinguishing it from an animals, that is freedom. It is within this framework that we can manifest our free will. To what extent does freedom concern a human spiritual person, and to what extent a physical person?
Freedom is deeply written into the character of a spiritual person, but a physical person has very little to do with the true freedom assigned to a human being. Physical life is actually a whole string of necessities, coercion and duties, that is, everything that is not a free existing. Of course, this is not about whether a given person was imprisoned or leading a free life. The point is that a physical person must eat, drink, breathe, sleep and perform hundreds of other physiological activities without which he cannot live. It must also exist in society, live, work, turn money and use various other means of cooperation and social communication, otherwise it will be a social outcast. At the same time, each of us is obliged to observe a huge number of laws, laws and orders and prohibitions, because if it does not, it will go to a place that is a symbol of the lack of freedom, or prison. Is this a real freedom?
It follows that a physical person has very little scope of freedom and cannot act against existing laws, i.e. it is not free.
In contrast, a spiritual person can enjoy the freedom assigned to him. He can feel it with some limitations already during earthly life, but he becomes fully free after leaving the physical body. It is also concerned with the note that freedom is not anarchy, because it is defined by the supreme law, i.e. the natural law of God, which I describe in this study in various places. The world shaped by the perfect Creator is free because the principles by which he was created reflect his absolutely independent personality. This observation influenced our understanding of freedom. Infinity and eternity derived from the Creator are most often equated with a state without any restrictions. Therefore, God's Laws cannot be seen as a restriction of freedom. In a natural way, in the spiritual world, under His authority, you feel total freedom combined with a sense of omnipotence. It gives a great joy and a full understanding of the proper position of God and the person staying with Him in the form of a spiritual person. Man was created "in the image and likeness" of Heavenly Father, that after going through physical life, become in the non-material world a being that is similar to Him, that is completely free. Everyone wants this freedom subconsciously, but it is not yet available.
As I explained before, a human spiritual person is actually a man himself. It was she who was created in "image and likeness" because her pattern, or the Spirit of God, is God's Spiritual Person. Therefore, a spiritual person is a spiritual being with a spiritual body and a central spiritual attribute that will be called a spiritual soul. The spiritual body, sometimes called the astral body, is the base of life energy for our eternal existence. It has been shaped from the Divine Energy and is directed by the spiritual soul mentioned, constituting the center of existence and the quintessence of the human personality. The spiritual soul is best called the inner inherent directing nature, whose functioning manifests itself in the form of the original nature of man. It emerged from the Personality of God, our Father. In connection with the Energy from Him, contained in our immaterial body, makes us eternal personalities and His children. Just as the physical soul in the body of each of us directs its five senses and is the instinct that sustains life, so the spiritual soul performs similar functions to the spiritual person of the human being, directing his spiritual senses and constituting the center of his intelligence, will and emotionality. Looking at a human being, we only see a physical person, and we do not see the spiritual person in it. Why is it like that?
We can't see energy. We try to locate it, but most often we are doomed only to accept the effects of its action. This life's "forming material", derived from the First Cause Energy, accompanies us in physical life as this "visible energy" transformed into matter. At the same time, there is also this "invisible" in us that fills the spiritual world, also from the same source. So energy applies to both our physical and spiritual person. Certainly, a natural person is a greater "consumer" of energy from God, than spiritual, because it is material. The fact is that the Creator has engaged a huge amount of energy in the physical world. This is clearly demonstrated by the equation given by Albert Einstein (E = mc˛), in which the speed of light raised to the second power is a quantitative coefficient illustrating how much energy is needed to create matter. It must be said openly that only God can do it.
A physical person uses energy transformed into matter during the entire lifetime from the fertilization in the womb until the components return to nature after decomposing the corpse. As I emphasized previously, it is a huge "user" of primary energy, though only for a limited time. Thanks to this it is visible and can fulfill her short mission of bringing a spiritual person to maturity. This one is also a "user" of primary energy, though much less intense, but in a much longer time, that is, for all eternity. Both are therefore a place of concentration of primary energy from the Creator, but on a different scale.
The permanent concentration of the energy used by the Creator to shape our spiritual person is intended only for life outside of time and space. There is no need for our spiritual person to be visible in the physical world, because while he is growing to full maturity he is placed in a visible physical person. Only in the first physical phase of human life intended for human development does it have to harmonize harmoniously with the pre-energy transformed into the physical body. Then he leaves the dead physical body and from then on continues his life as invisible to our eyes. Except for truly exceptional situations, this concentrated energy from which it is created is never transformed into matter.
Of course, in exceptional situations, a spiritual person can be felt in our physical world and even become visible to our eyes. I call it "physicalizing". There are several forms of such physicalization. I will start with the slightest spiritual interference in our physical reality. If someone remains in strong spiritual stimulation, they can sense in their surroundings the concentration of energy resulting from the presence of such a person, and even recognize them without visualizing them. This happens while using the imagination and spiritual senses of both parties involved in this phenomenon. Then you can even communicate with such an invisible person, that is, find out what she wants from us. This is done for example by using telepathy or remaining alone in hypnosis. Then such a spiritual person can understand what we want to convey to him. With a slightly higher concentration of energy, it is "physically" formed, i.e. "dressed" in visible form, because the concentration of its spiritual energy is already sufficient to not let light rays through. Then the spiritual person looks like a shadow or mist. In this way the so-called ghosts are seen by certain people. Usually viewers describe the spirit as an ethereal figure. I am based here on numerous testimonies and memories of people who survived such a thing, but I cannot verify these experiences. The concentration of spiritual energy looks a little different. Then the spiritual person looks like a physical character and can perform various activities. For example, angels took on physical form, passed on certain information, did various jobs, and behaved just like humans. We know from the Bible that one angel was fighting Jacob, the archangel Gabriel was talking to Maria, and another broke the bars in the prison where St. Peter. It was not, however, mere materialization or visualization. This phenomenon is best described by the aforementioned term: physicalization, which describes the act of the appearance of a spiritual figure in the physical world for a short time. It may not be a term associated with typical phenomena in our world, but it is adequate to describe the above situation. Sometimes you need another person called a medium. It adds to this transformation its will and energy, a huge amount of which must be used even with a brief physiological expression. In addition to all this, it should be noted that a person from the invisible world must want to be seen, because in order to be trustworthy he needs the will to mobilize spiritual energy. Jesus Christ Himself showed the maximum effect of this phenomenon. After His resurrection, he was fully visible, spoke, moved and performed various activities like a normal person. He would appear among His disciples many times whenever He wanted, taking advantage of the fact that they too were "energetically" prepared and involved in His presence. All this confirms the fact of the spiritual person's eternity, in accordance with the Creator's plan.
A man who has achieved personal perfection in a perfect world is the top work of the Creator, fully completed and stabilized for eternity. It reflects in a maximum way the attributes of God. There is no need to imagine someone even greater and more perfect. The Creator has put in His work all that was best. Hence the important conclusion that if somewhere in space, on any planet, God's children would be created in his "image and likeness", I suppose that they would be identical to us on Earth.
In addition, because I introduce the terms of the physical and spiritual person in all places a book, I give once again its definitions:
Physical person of a human being – is our physical body endowed with an instinct of life similar to instinct in animals. In the case of man, however, this is not a simple instinct and is therefore called a physical soul, which is the internal physical directive nature.
Spiritual person of man – this is the appropriate man. It is a spiritual being with a spiritual body and a central spiritual attribute, which I call the spiritual soul. The spiritual body, sometimes called the astral body, is the base of the spiritual life energy for the spiritual person. It is guided by the spiritual soul mentioned, constituting the center of existence and the essence of the human personality, that is, its internal directive nature.