When I say that a human being’s spirit has to ‘penetrate into matter,’ I mean, first and foremost, that they have to enter fully into their own physical body, take possession of it and become its master. Once they are really and truly at home within their body, then they may work and exercise their influence on their environment. And here, too, they act as one who dominates: transforming, building or destroying.
This is the all-important phase of involution, of the descent into matter. But the Holy Spirit has great plans in mind for the human race. He will not let us continue indefinitely on the downward path; he will not allow us to become totally enmeshed in matter, or to lose all contact with heaven and forget our divine origin.
As soon as humans have attained a sufficient degree of self-mastery, of control of their brain, their members and all their faculties, as soon as they have understood the properties of the elements, then other influences, other forces and currents will begin to make themselves felt and mankind will be borne upwards once again.
Gradually, human beings will recover the faculties they possessed in the distant past. Then they will know both matter and the spirit.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
To be continued…
Izvor Book 219, Man’s Subtle Bodies and Centres
Chapter 1 Human Evolution and the Development of The Spiritual Organs