It is from the mental body that a succession of bodies forms, eventually culminating in the physical body. It is so not only for man, that unique micro-cosmos, but for the Infinite. Just as in man, the mental, emotional, etheric (astral) and physical bodies of the Infinite have certain qualities that set them apart from one another, and these qualities give rise to the four directions.
The mental body of the Infinite includes within it the Primary Trinity, but it gives rise to Inherent Awareness, (the trinity thus becomes a square). The mental body is therefore represented by a square and is masculine. It represents space and the direction of North. It holds the large vision for the other bodies.
The emotional body is feminine in relation to the mental body and is creative in nature. It is the Creative Trinity which gives birth to Creation and is represented by a triangle. It represents the flow of the Infiniteís emotion (the desire to know itself) and the movement of this flow is time. By creating a deliberate counterclockwise spin to the emotion, it fractures the Infinite into two: the Infinite and its Creation. The direction it represents, the East, uses analysis to pierce illusion.
Both directions located within the Infinite are masculine in relation to that which it creates. Where then lies the true “Mother in Heaven”? And does Creation always have to be “unreal”, only a mirror image of the mental and emotional bodies of the Infinite? There is a most glorious answer to these questions, never before revealed to humankind, and a happy ending to man’s sacrifice and suffering upon the altar of furthering evolution.
Let us first look at the other two bodies of the Infinite, those that fall within Creation: the etheric (astral) and physical bodies. These bodies represent (indwelling life) and (life manifested) or materialization.
The etheric body of the Infinite is what we refer to as the higher self, or the Trinity of Indwelling Life. It is that which interprets the Infinite’s purpose into form and experience. It is feminine in relation to all other bodies.
Although it designs and gives birth to material life, it is not the mother that we seek in order to alleviate the suffering and make us “real”. The etheric body of the Infinite falls into the realm of the mirror image. It too is but a reflection or “unreal”. Besides, its primary task is to manifest the Infinite’s purpose, not to listen to the way we (material life) would wish to have it.
The etheric body holds all unresolved pieces of previous experience. It represents the West, the direction of energy. Being feminine, it is represented by a triangle. It works with frequency to manifest the purpose of the Infinite. It splits itself in order to create manifestation (material life) and forms the Trinity of Materialization.
The Trinity of materialization is the physical body of the Infinite – the cosmos. Its purpose is to explore the unknown through experience and it represents the South. It is masculine in relation to higher self or the Trinity of Indwelling Life. It lives out the purpose of the Infinite to explore existence by manifesting as much diversity of form as possible.
Within this trinity a new awareness forms: Evolving Awareness. Instead of the linear movement of Inherent Awareness formed within the Infinite, this awareness spirals and with the birth of this additional child, the 3 becomes a 4 and so the Trinity of Materialization is represented as a square.
The four bodies of the Infinite and its Creation are the same bodies used primarily by a human being in identity consciousness. Someone in identity consciousness tries to run his or her life using these bodies alone. In other words, there is a two dimensional quality to life lived with only four bodies fully participating. Then four directions expressed and in balance still keep us in identity consciousness.
Information not previously known during this cycle of life on earth is that the Infinite and its Creation (the four lower bodies of the Infinite) sprang from three higher bodies, the spiritual-emotional, spiritual-mental and spirit bodies.
The spiritual-emotional body is feminine and is represented by a triangle. It represents the direction of below and the element of love – one of the three original elements from which the Infinite and its Creation sprang (not the same as the emotion of love). The spiritual-mental body is masculine and represented by a square. It represents the direction of above and the element of light, the second building block of all that is.
The spirit body is neutral in that it is both masculine and feminine, represented by a square and a triangle. It is the direction of within and consists of the third building block from which the Infinite sprang: Original Awareness.
The spirit body of the Infinite, like the spirit body of any organism, contains the possibilities waiting to become. The Infiniteís spirit body, just like that of man, contains trillions and trillions of light fibers of possibilities outside of itself waiting to become. The spirit body holds the key to the next evolutionary stage of the vast Being we are apart of.
Jointly the three higher bodies of the Infinite form a feminine trinity that birthed what we know as God (the Infinite) and is the true Mother of God. When the four lower bodies open to the influence from this true Goddess, her love spiritualizes matter and it becomes “real”, immortalized matter.
Immortal Mastery requires the bringing forth of light into every action. It requires the complete silencing of thought, our actions guided by Original Awareness – that effortless knowing the world calls genius. This form of awareness, Original Awareness, is the third awareness.
Excerpted from Journey to the Heart of God