“It must be clearly understood that the perceptions of each single organ of soul or spirit bear a different character. … A revengeful thought, for example, assumes an arrow-like pronged form, while a kindly thought is often formed like an opening flower, and so on. Clear-cut, significant thoughts are regular and symmetrical in form, while confused thoughts have wavy outlines. … Rays of soul-warmth issue from every manifestation of growth and development, while everything in the process of decay, destruction, ruin, gives an impression of cold.” ~Rudolf Steiner
A Warm Soul
Since I am writing this on a cold winter morning with snow in the area, I can relate to the idea of warmth being a good thing. When Steiner speaks of a warm soul, however, it shouldn’t be taken literally. Standing over a fire won’t “warm” the soul. Others say the idea is to fill the soul with light. I think that expresses it better, although warmth is not a bad analogy.
Organs of Soul
When Mr. Steiner speaks of soul organs, it can be a little confusion. We don’t think of the soul as having organs. It seems obvious to me, however, that what he is talking about is the chakras or energy centers that we are probably all familiar with.
These energy centers actually exist on three levels and only one level relates directly to the soul. On the lowest level, the third dimension of matter, the chakras relate to specific organs. At the higher level of the psychic or astral body, they relate to thoughts and emotions. This level also relates to the mundane soul or animal soul. The third level of energy centers exists in the spiritual body, usually just called the spirit. This is also the level of the Divine Soul. The four energy centers on this level each relate to one of the major aspects of life. Continue reading “Warm Soul from Happy Thoughts, Positive Thoughts”