Spirit Bodies

Spirit Bodies
By Shelby Phillips Weinstein

I was reliving an experience I had in my intuitive meditation class last week. We were asked to postulate sitting our bodies in a chair as if they were separate from us and stand with our hands on their shoulders. As I approached my body, I began to cry.

At the end of the exercise, I received validation from my teacher that my tears were confirmation of my connection with spirit. Just as many of us get “confirmation chills,” I have been learning that when I see the spirit in others, I cry, that is my confirmation sign.

So this morning, as I was reliving the experience during prayer, I received the following message. It was powerful and simple, and I thought I would share.


“When our spirit bodies connect, we want to celebrate what they do, or don’t do every time, as it is a gift to have recognized one another.”

To let that energy flow, to not control it, to be open to the message, for there is always a message. Some are subtle, some are not. Prepare yourself to listen with an open heart and a quiet analyzer mind, and you will hear the divine wisdom meant for you at the perfect time.”

My message ended with “namaste.” So I decided to research the origin and meaning of the word. I loved what I found so much that I decided to share that too.

“Originating in India, the gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. To perform Namaste, we place the hands together at the heart charka to increase the flow of Divine love, close the eyes to help the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the third eye, bowing the head, and then bringing the hands down to the heart. This is an especially deep form of respect.

Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”

For a teacher and student, Namaste allows two individuals to come together energetically to a place of connection and timelessness, free from the bonds of ego-connection. If it is done with deep feeling in the heart and with the mind surrendered, a deep union of spirits can blossom.

The teacher initiates Namaste as a symbol of gratitude and respect toward her students and her own teachers and in return invites the students to connect with their lineage, thereby allowing the truth to flow—the truth that we are all one when we live from the heart.”

Namaste my friends, Namaste.

Shelby Phillips Weinstein
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