By Dr Benard Etta
The human being is essentially a spirit being, having a soul and living inside a body. Little has been known about the human body but the human soul and spirit are like no go zones. For humanity to assert total health in the 21st century, humanity must muster the courage to go beyond the average. Breaking new grounds, championing new ideas and venturing into the unknown.
No one can discover new lands without leaving the shore. Our shallow efforts and knowledge cannot guarantee our triumph over sicknesses and diseases. Venturing into the unknown for the truism of human existence and functionality is the way forward to human triumph over sicknesses and diseases. We are going to venture into the science of the human soul in order to acquire insight on health.
The human soul is an invisible dimension of the human being; though tangible; invisible in the sense that, it cannot be accessed through any physical means. This invisible nature of the human soul is what has contributed to its neglect by scholars. Though the human soul is physically un-reached, its influence and impact on human functionality cannot be overemphasized.
The human soul principally embodies the human mind, will and emotions. Thus, the health of the soul is determined by the condition of the human mind, will and emotions which are the constituents of the human soul. We have to consider the constituents of the human soul and their impact on health.
Human mind: The human mind is the largest component of the human soul. From my mental laboratory, I consider the human mind to be the real heart of the human being. Its centrality in the human life permits it to function as the regulator of the human physical and supernatural operations. Minus the human mind, both the human spirit and body will lack sight and light.
The mind is the central control counter where exchange between the body and spirit takes place. It has four functions or faculties: the reasoning, thinking, creative and imaginative faculties. With respect to health, the human mind needs to be sound, having its four faculties in relative soundness and functionality. This condition permits the mind to impart the human intellect with positive influences which are transferred to the human brain for coordination to affect body condition.
For the mind to have soundness, it must be exposed to positive and quality influences. Such influences can be in the form of positive and quality information or positive and quality music. Most individuals are having unsound minds and sick bodies because of the kind of information and music they exposed their minds to. The world is more corrupt today than in any other time in history. A lot of negativity beam through the media and other communication mediums.
Information and music which only pervert the mind with thoughts of immorality, drugs, violence, suicide and death etc. With such thoughts, the positive functions of the mind are hampered; leading to disequilibrium in the relative functioning of the body, soul and spirit. Such disequilibrium creates health conditions which are completely unexplainable by medical sciences. A perverted mind creates an unhealthy soul which goes a long way to affecting the body health condition.
The human mind is naturally imbued with positive instincts which are allergic to negative influences. When exposed to negative influences, the human mind immediately shrinks inwardly, creating an internal unhealthy mental state
This state leaves the human being vulnerable.
Human will: Humans are the only species in existence with a soul which possesses the will. The human will is the wheel of the human life. Its function permits humans to determine their destiny; whether sickness or health, failure or success, prosperity or poverty, death and life.
The human will is intended to reinforce the human spirit, soul and body. It is to provide the tenacity needed for humans to decide what they want, why, how, and when. No physical condition can withstand the might of the human will. The human will when exercised in its fullest efficacy and potency, has the capability to make impossibility possible, this confirms what a great mind once said “when there is a will there is a way.” For health to be possible, the human being needs the will to be healthy. Without a strong will, a human being will be a victim of all external factors.
The human will can wheel the human body and spirit to the right direction. For this to be possible, the will must be empowered by the knowledge of the truth. This is the knowledge which unveils the truism of human supremacy over external factors. Such truth can be accessed in the universal lab manual (the divine constitution).
When a human being becomes conscious of the truth about his supremacy and ability to violate the laws of nature, the human being by his will becomes strong and resolute against unpleasant external factors. In such a moment, powerful stimulus are projected from the realms of the human soul to the human spirit and body, reinforcing and empowering human defense mechanism against any prevailing external condition.
Many who are dying today of sicknesses and diseases, are dying for their lack of will to live. It is said in the universal lab manual “If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land.” The good of the land speaks of the pleasantness which can be attracted when our human will is released in its full efficacy and potency. The human will can break any barrier, it can violate the laws of nature to establish its counsel. The human will makes the human being a participant in life and destiny. When the human will is weak the human being becomes vulnerable to any physical assault. When we talk of resistance, persistence, insistence; these are all effects of the human will. The human will generates resistance, persistence and insistence which are all vital requirements for human survival.
For so long, humans have accepted so many negativities as a sort of human fate. Some of these can be changed if humanity will have the will to change them. No condition is permanent if the human will is put to work. What one tolerates cannot change. What one refuses to tolerate must change. The human will makes this possible. Show me anyone who has made it through tough situations and circumstances; I will show you someone with a will power. Empower your life by empowering your will.
Human emotions: The human emotion is that area of the human soul responsible for the expression of human feelings with respect to different situations and circumstances. Human emotions may be positive or negative. While positive emotions contribute to the quality of the human soul and the general health condition of a human being; negative emotions affect the soul condition and the general health situation of a human being negatively. Positive emotions are as follows; emotions of love, joy, peace, satisfaction, gratitude and gratefulness, etc. Negative emotions are emotions of hate, sorrow, agitations, dissatisfaction, disappointment, anger, etc.
Harboring negative emotions for a long time creates tension within the human soul. This tension is communicated to the human brain through the intellect, leading to a change in the dynamics of the body operation. Diseases like high blood pressure are caused by negative emotions like anger, bitterness and sorrow etc. Expressing positive emotions helps in enhancing our health condition. It has been proven that joyful people recover faster than those who are sad, depressed and disgusted. That’s why the universal lab manual instructs us to be joyful irrespective of the situation. For a merry heart does well as medicine.
For an individual to build a stable emotion, such must invest to acquire quality knowledge with respect to crises management. Sometimes quality music can be helpful and also the services of a good counselor.
Health habits for the soul: The health of our soul like our body equally depends on our attitudes and actions, though the health habits for the soul are different from those of our body. The human soul being a non physical dimension of the human being requires a more diligent attention. Health habit for the soul involves the following;
Quality time to acquire quality information on human existence and functionality is an important health habit for the soul. Information on human existence and functionality is to the soul as food is to the body. Quality time to sing and to equally listen to soul touching music on a daily bases is equally a health habit for the soul. Music to the soul is as water to the body.
The combination of quality knowledge on human existence and functionality and quality music forms the core health habits of the soul.
The human spirit: The human spirit is the ‘real estate’ of man, containing secret information about each human being; information which can only be known by each individual as consciousness. The human spirit is the seat of human potential, consciousness and life. The human body dies immediately in the absence of the human spirit.
The human spirit is a personality with full consciousness. Its soundness is imperative to the general health condition of the human being. For the human spirit to be sound, it must be supernaturally connected to the universal source of existence and life for continuous infusion of energy and vitality. When the human spirit lacks this connection, it shrinks and dies gradually, depriving the human being of divine energy and life.
It is virtually impossible for the human being to enjoy absolute soundness without divine energy and vitality which stems from within the human spirit. Divine energy and life is only possible when the human spirit is connected to the universal absolute source of life and existence. This is an absolute need for every human being.
We are not on earth as a result of a universal accident; we owe our existence to a higher power. As we connect with our source of existence, which is perfect divine life, health and strength, we attract to our consciousness these divine virtues capable of influencing our whole being. This is the greatest breakthrough humans need; attracting divinity into our humanity.
Until our humanity becomes infused with divinity, we can’t talk of real freedom from sicknesses and diseases. Divine life and energy is the highest potent force which can empower humanity to transcend all what challenges us in the natural with respect to our health.
Health habits for the spirit: The human spirit just as our soul and body depends on our actions for its health. The health habits for the spirit are quite different from those of our body and soul. The health habits of the spirit are as follows: sanctity, meditation.
Sanctity: There is relativity between our human life style and the health of our human spirit. Our human spirit by nature is full of all goodness, righteousness and purity. We were to reflect the virtues of our human spirit in our day to day life. When human life style fails to correspond with the virtues and values of the human spirit, there will be a negative reaction within the human spirit. This reaction is a state described as the grieving of the spirit.
The grieving of the spirit creates an unhealthy spirit, which may go a long way to affect the human being in his soul and body. For a human being to have a healthy spirit, such must practice sanctity. Most of what humanity is suffering from today is due to the evil life style of individuals. As humanity grows in evil and negativity, humanity increases unhealthiness.
There is no health to those who violate the moral and righteous demands of life. Those who care about the health of their spirit must accept sanctity as a reasonable service to oneself. What we sow is what we will reap. If we sow evil and unrighteousness, we should be ready to reap the fruits of an unhealthy spirit.
Meditation: A human being is a mixture of humanity and divinity. The divinity in humans can only be accessed through meditation. The universal source of life and existence resides in the human spirit as consciousness. This consciousness is the sum total of all health, perfection, strength, power, wisdom, etc. The question is, if the universal source of life and existence resides in humans as health, perfection, strength, power, and wisdom. Why are humans sick, weak and victimized? This is where health habits for the spirit come in.
Humans are dying in their misery while the source of all life and health lies dormant within them as a result of ignorance. With meditation, humans can reach down and tap from within their being, life, health and strength for every day’s challenge etc.What is meditation? These is a moment of serenity and focus which permits humans access inspiration, health, strength, etc. from the universal source of life and existence which lies within humans as consciousness. Meditation is abused when it is reduced to satisfying religious rituals and ceremonies.
Meditation should permit humanity tap from the divine within them. Anything out of this is just an aimless and useless ritual. Meditation is a health habit for the spirit because it allows humans to have communion with the source of life within for empowerment.
NB: Sanctity comes before meditation. Meditation begins with a silent reflection and deep thoughtfulness on the universal source of life and existence, his providence toward all his creation. This should equally be accompanied with words of gratefulness and thanksgiving which permit our mental consciousness to open up to our human spirit from where we can access divine consciousness.
When the above is carried out with all seriousness, the human being receives the confidence to make petitions and a supplication as one is disposed, accessing the divine into our humanity.
When meditation becomes a habit, it assists to empower the human spirit, which goes a long way to influence the human being in his entirety. Meditation is also possible with the aid of the universal lab manual, the divine constitution.This is possible by reading through it, asserting every word, phrase and sentence, appropriating it into our inner self through deep thoughtfulness, belief and vocal confession. The words and stories found in the divine constitution are inspired to lift up our spirits and to equally empower our souls and bodies.
Sometimes the psalms could be a good point to start from. There is so much to also learn about meditation from the lives of great saints. Some of them lived on earth for several hundreds of years in total health. They knew what we don’t know. The difference between two individuals is in their knowledge and understanding.
The end result of meditation as a health habit is access into the divine, for a healthy spirit, soul and body.
DR Benard Etta is an author of fifty books, a Social scientist, visionary, educator, mentor, coach and CEO of Nation Builders International, an educative and human resource organisation. Man of the year 2005, nomination by American Biographical Institute. Third most influential anglophone Cameroonian,nomination by a Cameroonian leading news paper(Cameroon post}2003. Honorary Doctorate degree on special field Human Resource Development,from life leadership University USA.etc NATION BUILDERS INTERNATIONAL, PO BOX 6146 email@example.com YAOUNDE CAMEROON