It constantly changes. Every minute of our lives we encounter a shift, a ripple in the fabric of Consciousness. It’s all individual, yet the ripple effect flows through all life and perfectly ties all individuality together.
The material body, or shell, is an imaginary solid corpse, a vehicle for this plane, guided by the Soul. We wouldn’t be seen, or have an ID without it. So it is necessary in this stage of unfoldment. However, do not “become” the illusion. This body is the only one we have right now. Why don’t we take better care of it? It’s the temporary home, house, of your Soul. Make it livable; keep it clean and healthy so the Soul can expand and thrive.
The question begs an answer: Why do we abuse the body? By abusing your body, your mind cringes and stiffens. The Soul part of you (your spiritual self) wants to become free. It wants to return to its true home, the realm of Universal Consciousness, where it can regroup and reincarnate to another experience.
Last month, one of the greatest singers of all times died due to an overdose. She had been tormented for a long time, all of her “Earthly” wealth and status could not prevent her from destroying herself, proving again that your focus should be on a healthy mind. Material riches, as comfortable as they might seem at the time, have no lasting value. The Soul always yearns for the spiritual values and will leave the body when the enjoyment of this Earthly life has vanished.
The unenlightened mind is deceived by likes and dislikes and shaped by past habits and old ways of looking at things. It seeks fulfillment and ecstasy in superficial endeavors. It looks in all the wrong places.
The enlightened mind is searching for the truth and looks at it with indifference. It knows the truth is constant and unchangeable. The Understander will nourish the Soul and enjoy life to its fullest, always appreciating what he has at the time. Striving for more understanding, rather than material riches is the goal of a true searcher. Being wealthy is not bad - it is very, very good as long as you do not mistake it for “important” and “necessary” and know that you would be just as happy without it. This knowledge is true wealth.