If the desire is strong enough
“Now, there are no closed systems in reality. In your physical system the nature of
you r perceptions limits your idea of reality to some extent, because you purposely
decide to focus within a given "locale." But basically speaking, consciousness can never
be a closed system, and all barriers of such a nature are illusion. Therefore the soul
itself is not a closed system. When you consider the soul, however, you usually think of
it in such a light - unchanging, a psychic or spiritual citadel. But citadels not only keep
out invaders, they also prevent expansion and development.
There are many matters here very difficult to express in words, for you are so afraid
for your sense of identity that you resist the idea that the soul, for example, is an open
spiritual system, a powerhouse of creativity that shoots out in all directions - and yet
this is indeed the case.
I tell you this, and at the same time remind you that your present personality is
never lost. Now another word for the soul is entity. You see it is not a simple matter of
giving you a definition of a soul or entity, for even to have a glimpse in logical terms you
would have to understand it in spiritual, psychic, and electromagnetic terms, and
understand the basic nature of consciousness and action as well. But you can
intuitively discover the nature of the soul or entity, and in many ways intuitive
knowledge is superior to any other kind.
One prerequisite for such an intuitive understanding of the soul is the desire to
achieve it. If the desire is strong enough, then you will be automatically led to
experiences that will result in vivid, unmistakable subjective knowledge. There are
methods that will enable you to do this, and I will give you some toward the end of this