For the following days, I am being inspired to place the words of theosophist Alice A. Bailey and the Tibetan disciple Djwhal Khul on my website. Words are energy and these words come from the Book titled “Esoteric Healing”. May these words spread light and healing to all who read them and may they be inspired to greatness within themselves.

“The Physical Body is the response apparatus of the indwelling spiritual man and serves to put that spiritual entity en rapport with the response apparatus of the planetary Logos, the Life in which we live and move and have our being. It enables the soul to express itself on the physical plane as part of a greater and more inclusive organism.

The Etheric Body has one main objective. This is to vitalise and energise the physical body and thus integrate it into the energy body of the Earth and of the solar system. It is a web of energy streams, of lines of force and of light. It constitutes part of the vast network of energies which underlies all forms of life. It connects all of life together.

The Astral, or Desire Body is experienced as emotion and as pain and pleasure and the other pairs of opposites. In these two bodies, most of the causes of physical disease and trouble is to be found. They are to be found in lack of vitality or in too much stimulation, and in the moods, suppressions, or expressions of the deep-seated longings, irritations, secret delights and the many hidden impulses which emanate from the desire life.

The Mental Body constitutes the fourth of the series of mechanisms at the disposal of the soul. At the same time, these four constitute one mechanism. A smaller amount of all modern diseases originates in this body or state of consciousness. When the focus of human attention has shifted from the emotional nature to the mind, and when people are essentially mental as emotional, then the causes of disease will increase in the mind realm.”