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Esoteric Healing - Chapter VIII - The Laws and Rules Enumerated and Applied

Law VI
When the building energies of the soul are active in the body, then there is health, clean interplay and right activity. When the builders are the lunar lords and those who work under the control of the moon and at the behest of the lower personal self, then you have disease and ill health and death.

This is a most interesting law, because it deals basically with causes, primarily with causes over which the average person has no conscious control, and because it occultly gives a picture in miniature or microcosmically of the universal or macrocosmic situation. It deals with the entire problem of evil, or pain and suffering (the great mysteries of our little planet) in a few sentences, but they are sentences conveying vast implications. The very simplicity of this great natural law veils the far-reaching significances of its normal working. It says the following things quite simply, and I enumerate them because the breaking down of a [608] paragraph into its clear and simple statements is a sound way to arrive at understanding:

  1. When the soul controls the form involved, there is health.
  2. The soul is the builder of the form, the constructive force in manifestation.
  3. This is true of both the microcosm and the macrocosm.
  4. The results are wholeness, right relation and correct activity.
  5. When the soul is not in control, and the forces of the form nature are therefore the controlling factors, there will be ill health.
  6. The builders of the form are the "lunar lords," the physical, astral and mental elementals.
  7. These, in their triple totality, compose the personality.
  8. They are occultly under the direction of the moon, the symbol of form, called often the "mother of the form."
  9. The emanation coming from the moon has in it the seeds of death and disease, because the moon is a "dead planet."

It all comes back again, as you will note, to the source of the major energy controlling the body. Though the soul is the source of all life and consciousness, for aeons all the soul does is to preserve the form in life and in consciousness, until such time that it has reached the stage in evolution where it is a useful and suitable instrument (and will become increasingly so) for the soul to employ as a medium of expression and service. Karma determines then the quality and nature of the physical body. It can be healthy because it has not been misused in the particular life or lives conditioning a particular incarnation, or unhealthy because it is paying the price of error. Good health is not necessarily dependent upon conscious soul contact. [609] That can and does produce good health, but it is also dependent, in the majority of average cases, upon the life and intentions of the personality - in this life and in previous lives; it is not until the will of the personality is towards spiritual betterment and a cleaner, purer life that the soul can be of real assistance.

This law carries also the implications of that basic relation which makes the threefold form of the man an integral part of the macrocosmic whole. All forms in all kingdoms are built by the lunar lords under an impulse emanating from the planetary Logos, working in cooperation with the Spirit of the Earth - the sumtotal of all the lunar lords and of the three types of energized substance which go to the creation of the physical, astral and mental bodies. The relation of the planetary Logos to this Spirit of the Earth (the relation of an evolutionary Being to an involutionary entity) is a reflection (distorted and under the influence of glamor) in the three worlds of the relation of the soul to the personality elemental. It is most useful for the healer to realize that in handling disease he is in reality handling involutionary lives and attempting to work with elementals. The natural trend of these elemental lives, all of them upon the involutionary arc, is to block and to frustrate his efforts and the efforts of the soul, and this - for them - is their way of evolution; it is that which will eventually bring them on to the evolutionary arc.

When the time comes that the soul can assume conscious control within and over the form, and can eventually create a form which is adequate to its spiritual needs, it will be because the elementals which are the sumtotal of the personality elemental have reached a point in their development where they are ready to move on to the path of return. The work of the soul is never the purely selfish one of having a medium of expression in the three worlds, as might [610] sometimes appear to the casual and superficial thinker. That is entirely incidental from the angle of the soul; it is a needed activity, but it involves also the sacrificial work of salvaging substance and forwarding the evolution of matter. As the Old Commentary expresses it: "the Mother (substance-matter) is saved by the birth of her Son (the Christ within, the spiritual consciousness)." This is true of the macrocosm as well as of the microcosm.

Here lies the secret of planetary suffering and of death. Our planetary Logos (viewing the truth from the angle of the macrocosm) is, as you know, one of the "imperfect Gods" of The Secret Doctrine, although perfect past our human comprehension - the comprehension of a unit in one of the kingdoms which constitute His body of manifestation. There is still no true balance between spirit and matter, though the point of balance has almost been achieved; the involutionary forces are still potent and the spiritual energies are still frustrated, though far less so than earlier in human history; the next great human race, following on our present one, will see a point of balance reached which will usher in the so-called golden age. Points of friction will then be far fewer upon the planet and therefore in individual man; areas of frustration and of futile activity will die out. This can be seen working out in the body of an advanced person or an initiate to a great extent and for long periods in their incarnations; paralleling correspondences are as a general rule accurate.

This law gives an amazing picture, and one too which is full of hope, particularly if one considers certain facts which are present in the world today and compares them with conditions hundreds of years ago. The consciousness of humanity is awakened everywhere; the most undeveloped races are in process of achieving education, involving necessarily the discovery of the mind; goodwill is being recognized [611] as necessary to world unfoldment, and men are finding that "no man liveth unto himself" - or any nation either; they are registering the fact that it is simply common sense and the part of wisdom to better conditions for all men everywhere. This is a new attitude and a fresh and most hopeful approach. Men are learning to know and understand each other; nations are arriving at a closer contact with one another; statesmen of all nations are wrestling together and in joint conclave with the problem of bettering human living conditions; everywhere there is thought, there is appraisal, and there is the struggle for freedom and for the truer values. What is all this but the effort of the soul of humanity to kill out disease, restore unhealthy areas to health and eliminate points of friction? Is not this what the spiritual man who is ill is seeking to bring about in his own body, and what the healer is attempting to aid him to do?

In so doing, the "lunar lords" and the forces of substance must eventually yield to the energy of the soul, and are benefited, whether they are microcosmic forces or macrocosmic.

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