A Course In Miracles
In the course, Jesus specifically teaches;
“The body is a judgment of the mind. The body is the symbol of the WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist.
Only the body makes the world SEEM real… ALL mind is whole, and the belief that part of it is physical or NOT MIND is a fragmented (or sick) interpretation.
Mind CANNOT be made physical, but it CAN be made manifest through the physical if it uses the body to GO BEYOND itself. By reaching OUT, the mind EXTENDS itself. It does not STOP at the body, for if it does it is blocked in its purpose.
A mind which has been blocked has allowed itself to be vulnerable to attack, because it has TURNED AGAINST ITSELF. The removal of blocks, then, is the ONLY way to guarantee help and healing. Help and healing are the normal expressions of a mind which is working through the body but not IN it.
If the mind believes the body is its GOAL, it WILL distort its perception OF the body ….
Perceiving the body AS A SEPARATE ENTITY cannot BUT foster illness, because it is not true.
…the body APART from the mind HAS NO PURPOSE AT ALL.
You are NOT limited by the body and thought CANNOT be made flesh. But mind can be manifested through the body if it goes beyond it and DOES NOT INTERPRET IT AS LIMITATION.
Whenever you see another as limited TO or BY the body, you are imposing this limit ON YOURSELF. Are you willing to ACCEPT this, when your whole purpose for learning should be to escape FROM limitations?”
The Law of One
Extraterrestrial messengers gave their understanding concerning the body in their collaborations about “The Law of One”. The following are excerpts are taken from “The Law of One” Book IV, Session 85. How the teachings were dictated and how to obtain the manuscripts of the teachings by original authorship is featured @llresearch.org.
Spiritual concepts and information about creation and human evolution were given while under trance by a process called channeling from an extraterrestrial memory complex called RA. The following gives a brief synopsis from the “Ra Material, the “Law of One” concerning bodies:
“It may be considered first, for the mind is the first of the complexes to be developed by the student of spiritual evolution. Body must be seen, as are all the archetypes of the body, to be a mirror image of the thrust of the activity of the mind. The body is the creature of the mind and is the instrument of manifestation for the fruits of mind and spirit.
A Dweller On Two Planets
“A Dweller on Two Planets”, published in 1894, is another autobiography of physical and spirit life during a period of time Atlantis existed and on Venus, in another dimension. Dictated from the spirit realm, the spirit/mind of Phylos, the Thibetan, channeled to his scribe concepts offering similar teaching stating,
“I need not say thoughts are things, for all things are thoughts. Even a stone is a thought concept of the Eternal Spirit, and the stone seen by ordinary eyes is but the externalization of the idea.”
“As the body is the externality of the soul, therefore, as the soul is, so will be the body also.”
“My friend, it is the soul that is chained, not the body of man. Unchain thy souls, oh, brethren, and seek to know the things of heaven, of the high life with God, and all things else shall be added unto you, yea, even to the ability to explore the stars in person”.