“The All is SPIRIT! But what is Spirit? This question cannot be answered, for the reason that its definition is practically that of THE ALL which cannot be explained or defined. … Spirit transcends our understanding, and we use the term merely that we may think or speak of THE ALL. For the purposes of understanding, we are justified in thinking of Spirit as Infinite Living Mind, at the same time acknowledging that we cannot fully understand it. We must either do this or stop thinking of the matter at all.” ~The Three Initiates
We all use the word spirit, but do we really know what it is? Do we all understand it to mean the same thing? Probably not. I think most people define in in a negative way, namely that anything which is not matter must be spirit. That is a reasonable assumption, but it doesn’t really say what spirit is. If I wrote a fantasy novel and in it said, “Everything which is not ‘gorm’ is “flug’,” would you have any idea what flug is? Of course not. If we knew what gorm was, then we would know what flug isn’t, but we still don’t know what it is, and the same is true of Spirit.
The Three Initiates say that spirit is another way of saying THE ALL, or God, and is just as unknowable as God is. They then go on to say that we can think of spirit as “Infinite Living Mind” although, they admit, that is not totally accurate. God is spirit, but I’m not sure it is accurate to consider them one and the same. Spiritual students know that there are spiritual worlds, spiritual dimensions, created by God, but does that mean they are God? Some would say it does, but others disagree. In Cosolargy, we use the term “Consciousness” to describe what the Three initiates call “Infinite Living Mind” but that still doesn’t explain what it is. Continue reading “What is Spirit?”