For the purpose of this write-up, I will be using the masculine gender Man to represent the Male/Female gender and Him or He to represent GOD. Please this no disrespect to my female readers, it is just for the purpose of consistency, thank you.
Intention: If the purpose of a thing is not known, then abuse is inevitable
“…And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul”. – Gen 2: 7
The real person is not the physical body, but the Soul is the real person, and it is from where the real intention of man arises from.
The intention of the Spirit of the God: is primarily of Love, God expresses Himself in man by, breathing into the Man to become a living soul, each possesing different gifts and attributes.
The soul of Man it has birthed is like a child and should grow to reflect its parent, the Spirit of GOD, but the child, (the Soul) has to grow through life’s trials and challenges to know, and to the degree by which knows and reflects the parent (Spirit of GOD), to that degree would it be reflected in its intentions and outward show as either good or evil.
The one who practices goodwill is said to be more “spiritual” because it reflects the Spirit of God in him or her, while the one who practices evil is the one who has not realized the Spirit of God in him or her.
The Breath and The Heart of the Matter:
The Breath of God is the Spirit of GOD which animates man to be a living soul. The very act of breathing continuously, animates Man with the Spirit of God, for if one ceases to breathe, the person dies.
Proper breathing is important for overall health for if one breathes properly, the Vital Life Force (Spirit of God) would animate all the cells of the blood and cells, giving the body health and radiance, however, this would not be possible without the heart, for just as the Spirit of God is central to man becoming a living soul, so is the heart necessary to pump this animated blood cells all around the body for man to be alive. There is indeed power in the blood and the heart is the central force.
Once the heart stops, the Spirit leaves and the Soul of Man finds its way according to its “Spiritual density” to its place in the Spiritual realm of GOD.
In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. – John 14:2
The heart is so important that some teachings have concluded that the Spirit of GOD and the Soul of Man is concentrated in the heart region.
Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Jesus said, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”. (John 4:24)
The Spirit of GOD is Truth. Everything GOD created with his Spirit is done in proper alignment and is in TRUTH, any deviation from this truth is a lie.
The soul of Man in its everyday life tries to reflect this Spirit God, this Truth, and though we sometimes miss the mark in our daily living we (the soul) unconsciously strive to be one with this Spirit of GOD, unless one has sold our soul to the devil, in that case the person would unconsciously be bound to that lie and reflect the attributes of Satan.
A conscious effort to silence the mind (the objective attribute of the Soul of Man), from the haze of everyday trials and temptation, through conscious silent meditation and prayers, paves the way to reach the Spirit of GOD dwelling within each person. This is the act of worshipping in Spirit and Truth. With constant practice (pray without ceasing from the heart), the person gradually becomes one with the Spirit of GOD.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see GOD
The intention of the Spirit of GOD is for the Soul of Man to reflect His true nature, and He has bestowed upon each person gifts which must be realized sometimes the realization and perfection comes through the trials and challenges. When the Soul of Man merges fully with the intent of the Spirit of God, the merger is the TRUE SELF-expressed.
The mind (objective self) and the Soul of Man in tandem with the heart (Spirit of God), must resonate as one. In other words, there must be purity of thought stemming from the Spirit of God and with that, the one can be said to one the pathway.
“Man Know Thyself and thou shall know the Universe and the gods (GOD)” – Oracle of Delphi
The one whose Soul merges with the Spirit of GOD in his heart is on his way to see GOD and as the person gradually acknowledges this union and pays attention to it, the whole vista of God’s understanding and the Universe would gradually unfold.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see GOD.