Controller, Carrier, and Passenger

I knew then that I was on a quest, with questions to meditate upon; I was not at the point where I wanted definite answers about the relationship between body, mind, and soul, or about life and death. I just knew that a sense of humble questing drove me to continue my journey.

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The profound whiteness embraced us as we walked towards the white palace, Hilla on one side of me, Bear on the other, and Dolphin swimming ahead of us. We passed through the palace’s open gate and within minutes reached the large white marble table with benches on each side where I usually met Elijah. We sat down and waited, Hilla sitting to my right with her eyes shut. I looked at the palace in the distance; it wasn’t revealing much of its glory that day.

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Elijah’s head was bowed and a divine, peaceful eminence radiated from him. After a few seconds he replied, “This balance that you humans talk about is different from what the real relationship should be between soul, mind, and body. Since the mind is in control, it may turn out that the soul’s ability to function is very limited. This happens mainly when the mind is too much occupied with itself, when one’s ego becomes more important than taking care of the body. When that happens, there is often bodily sickness and, later on, a dysfunctional soul, which leads, in some cases, to death, either by suicide or as a result of severe illness.”

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“Throughout a life journey, the mind and soul are in constant communication. The life cycle is structured so that the soul is given the opportunity to influence the direction of the life journey at the beginning and at the end, more than at any other stage of the human life cycle. For the soul to learn, develop, and make progress, it needs a mind and a body,”

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