Overcoming Your Body Through Your Spirit
Most people in this world are controlled by their body more than their spirit, and because of this we have a public of low morality and understanding. As soon as you throw in a spiritual concept such as reincarnation all these "problems" transform themselves into "teachers".
Take people who are born missing limbs, blind, retarded or any other type of "tragedy". People are usually so quick to take the short-sighted side of saying that these things are bad and unfair because it makes the person less capable as a more "normal" person. However, when you become more spiritual and discover concepts such as reincarnation these "tragedies" that used to be confusing and unjust start to become clear and purposeful. We are all multidimensional beings that are bringing in experiences and data from many different physical bodies. The bodies are simply our vehicles in this reality we live in. Different bodies allow for different experiences and thus provide us with a broader understanding of reality and ourselves. Therefore, being born blind is not a bad thing, it's simply an experience. In another life you may be born as a top athlete, and that's not necessarily a good thing. Different bodies take in different information. You are only your body for a temporary period and falling into the trap of associating with your body and not your spirit is a trap many fall into and will continue to fall into until they reach a certain level of spiritual development.
Suffering is another topic people who favor their body over their spirit just can't seem to grasp. Many people always pose the question, "Why does a good God allow suffering?" As in the previous example, this is another very narrow line of thinking as it is forgetting about our entire spiritual purpose here: we are here to gain experiences and develop our spirit. How would you grow without having friction to create that polarity for development? We grow because of these conditions created due to the polarities of our reality. What is good without bad and what is right without wrong? What is good to one person may be bad for another. At the end of the day they are all experiences and they are all for our spiritual growth. The physical density creates certain events that we will not have access to in a more "good" realm, therefore these sufferings and trials of our spirit only make us stronger and smarter. Our struggles and sufferings should be looked upon with eager praise as they are the key to our growth. Usually those things we consider the worst for us are usually those things we need the most.
For instance, have you ever met a child that comes from a rich family with low moral and standards which result in very little hardships and suffering for the child. In these cases the child faces very little hardships and growth may be limited.
And conversely, have you ever met a child that came from a poor family with rich moral and standards which result in constant struggle and strife for the child. In these cases the child faces many hardships that present many opportunities for growth.
Here's probably one of the biggest things people who are associated with their body fear: death. Just the idea of dieing for most people is a sad and terrible event. Nobody wants to disconnect from their body because they have become so attached to their body and the ways of materialism. Since most people don't understand that you have been here before and you will be here again (for the most part), they fear having to leave this body, thinking that's it. Even most religions say you only have 1 shot here so it creates a feeling of loss when people leave their body as they fear that this was and is their only life here. Once again, when reincarnation comes into the picture it brings in a whole new perspective with wider understanding.
These are just a few of many examples that discuss how people are constantly held back by their body - and it's not a bad thing, that's just where they're at. At one time or another we will all eventually come to the understanding that there is much, much more than this 1 life and this 1 body. Your body is only a vehicle for you at this moment, many other vehicles await you at other times. It should always be remembered that you are only facing things which you can handle, nothing more or nothing less. If you are not ready for a certain struggle, you will not yet be faced by it. Also note that the more developed your spirit becomes the greater the tests it will face.
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