If you will look at the drawing, you will see that we have pictorially expressed the immortal self in spirit, connected to the self that you know, expressing on the three-dimensional plane with a physical body, an emotional body, a mental body and a spiritual body. As you can see, each of those bodies is connected by a bridge directly to your immortal spiritual being and each body is also tied to the next body.
The process is very simple. We first must understand that it is the emotions and the emotional body which tie us to the constant round of reincarnation on this planet. The Four-Fold Path is a process of detaching ourselves emotionally from all the things which exist in our lives here on planet Earth.
Begin with the physical being. Examine all the physical things in your life to which you are attached and slowly detach yourself from them, one by one. This is not to say that you cannot have the material things of this life. It is simply to say that you must not be emotionally tied to them. For example, there is nothing wrong with having wealth. But there is something intrinsically missing from that point of view which is more concerned with wealth then with spirit. So it is a case of where your focus and attention lie.
Proceed, then, with the examination and detachment of yourself on the physical level. Step by step detach yourself from all those things which tie you to the physical plane. Once you have achieved this, imagine that you are now burning the “bridge” which connects your physical being to your immortal spiritual self.
Now begin the process of detachment at the emotional level. Examine all your emotional feelings, ties and connections, and transmute all of them into unconditional love, rather then the conditional love of the personality. The road to unconditional love is really a process of neutralization of your emotional energy, bringing earthly love, hate, anger, sorrow, joy all to a place of calm. Once you have achieved this emotional detachment with an equal love for all things, without focus in one particular direction, then you can detach your emotional body by burning that “bridge” which connects it to the spiritual.
Having done this you now move on to the mental body. It is detachment at the mental level which is so difficult for most of us simply because we perceive ourselves by that which we know. “I know physics, therefore I am of some importance”. Detachment from our knowledge, detachment from all that we know is the hardest thing to do for most of us. Because it is letting go of this knowledge which reduces us to the nothingness and humility of the soul which we are trying to achieve. Once you have detached yourself mentally, then burn the “bridge” of the mental body. You will see now if you will look at the diagram again, that once those three bridges are burned, the only connection you now have on the physical plane is directly through your spiritual being from your immortal aspect. In this way all the actions, thoughts, works and deeds of the physical, emotional and mental bodies will be directed by your inner self through Spirit. This is the Four-Fold Path. This is the process which leads you to self-mastery and connects you on all levels with Spirit at all times.
About the Author:
Gillian DeArmond came to the US from England in 1981. She worked for many years as a registered nurse in England, Scotland and Indonesia but was always involved in metaphysics. She was the pupil of Edna Maye, a well-known Yorkshire clairvoyant, and while in Indonesia studied the Buddhist philosophy as well as Chinese numerology, the Tarot and Astrology. Gillian currently resides in Montana.
Gillian DeArmond was born clairvoyant in Yorkshire, England. Throughout her childhood and until the present she has spoken many times to her personal guide, whom she calls “David” and who is also known as “Hermes.” Over the years, Hermes has taught her many things regarding the development of her spirituality. For many years she has taught metaphysics and done clairvoyant readings for others in the United States and abroad.
The above writing “The Four-Fold Path” was excerpted from her book “Chalice of the Dove”. It is a spiritual handbook written specifically for the times we are in. This book is designed to offer clarification about who we are as evolving human beings and how we can, step-by-step, work towards the perfection of our souls. In this book Gillian offers pertinent insights about ourselves and our connection to the Whole.
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