What am I?

Hel­lo mys­ti­cal trav­el­er! This is Broth­er Thomas, your spir­i­tu­al guide, assigned to help you along the Mys­ti­cal Path of Spir­i­tus Lumine. The three ques­tions most peo­ple want to know are: Who am I?, What am I doing here?, and Where am I going after this? In the les­son I have cre­at­ed for you, we will think deeply about the first ques­tion and answer it from a meta­phys­i­cal view­point. The quick and easy expla­na­tion is that you are a Source cre­ation that has been made in ITs very image.  As the Uni­ver­sal Con­scious­ness dreams, IT becomes inter­est­ed in explor­ing and hav­ing spe­cial­ized expe­ri­ences about those dreams. To this end, Source cre­ates Souls by par­ti­tion­ing part of ITs infi­nite ener­gy into a spe­cial­ly cre­at­ed soul com­plex called the Lux Ani­mae.  Our hunger to know what we are here for is seed­ed by Source’s very own desire to explore and grow. Life­time after life­time, you have learned more about your pur­pose. Even when our lives do not appear to make log­i­cal sense, we can be assured that each of our life­times is part of a greater Over­life that is explor­ing ITs pur­pose.  At this point in your soul devel­op­ment, your unique con­scious aware­ness is housed in a Lux Ani­mae and wear­ing a spe­cial­ly adapt­ed bio-suit (human body) to explore, reflect, grow, and learn more about your over­all pur­pose. And now, you are here – read­ing a les­son pro­vid­ed by the Spir­i­tus Lumine – to gain even more clues as you trav­el along the path for this life­time.


[dropcap]Ask [/dropcap]most peo­ple about them­selves, they’ll respond with their name, what they do as an occu­pa­tion, what kind of work they’ve done in the past, or they’ll tell you that they are a hus­band, wife, son, daugh­ter and the like. They may answer you by telling you their reli­gious, philo­soph­i­cal, or polit­i­cal affil­i­a­tions. But none of these get at what you are, and in the end, these answers are unsat­is­fy­ing.


You are more than a human body. You are Source con­scious­ness express­ing ITs self as a mul­ti-dimen­sion­al being of light. You live in a soul com­plex that con­nects direct­ly back to Source and is cur­rent­ly teth­ered in a human body. In a very real sense, you are the imag­i­na­tion of Source as it expe­ri­ences ITs infi­nite self across all time and space.

Your Physical Form

From a meta­phys­i­cal point of view, you are many things!  Let’s work back­ward shall we?  The body and all its char­ac­ter­is­tics are only a small part of who you real­ly are. It’s easy for us to iden­ti­fy with it. We name it, dress it up with clothes, style the hair, tat it up with tat­toos, and do all sorts of things to make it unique and eas­i­ly iden­ti­fi­able. But, the body is only an amaz­ing meat-suit that we wear to host to our con­scious­ness. In many ways, the phys­i­cal body isn’t much dif­fer­ent from the clothes in your draw­er or clos­et – it’s only an out­ward cov­er­ing.  When the body fails and dies, our con­scious­ness sur­vives. The real you want­ed to expe­ri­ence life in this dimen­sion and could not do it in the way it wished with­out this spe­cial adap­tive device. Your body is a fan­tas­tic adap­tive piece of hard­ware – but there is more to you than your phys­i­cal form.

Your Energetic Soul Form

If you could see the real you – your Lux Ani­mae, it would look more like an egg-shaped orb of ener­gy. The real you can be seen by those with a devel­oped clair­voy­ant sight as an extra-dimen­sion­al ener­getic field sur­round­ing the human body. We often refer to this as the human aura. The aura is a fan­tas­tic ener­gy com­plex that feeds and ener­gizes the phys­i­cal human body. It is the body’s pow­er sta­tion. It is true enough that the phys­i­cal body pow­ers itself through food, water, air, and sun­light – but none of this would be enough for the body to oper­ate with con­scious­ness were it not for the con­nec­tion of this ener­getic source. Ener­gy attach­es to the body via the sil­ver cord. The sil­ver cord is many things, but for now, it has three pri­ma­ry func­tions. The first is to serve as an ener­getic exten­sion cord from the soul to the human body. The sec­ond func­tion is to split the Lux Ani­mae (soul light ener­gy) com­ing from this exten­sion cord into sev­en spe­cif­ic fre­quen­cies that ener­gize var­i­ous organs in the human form. The third func­tion is to serve as a data-mul­ti­plex­er which inter­prets our human expe­ri­ences to the soul and vice-ver­sa. As we trav­el the var­i­ous dimen­sions of light (we will learn more as we study the ROY-G-BIV High­way), the under­stand­ing of what we see and do is trans­lat­ed into phys­i­cal human con­scious­ness and mean­ing via the sil­ver cord.

Your Seven Bodies

Your Lux Ani­mae is not one body but many encap­su­lat­ed into a sin­gle form.  Besides our phys­i­cal body, we have the health, emo­tion­al, men­tal, astral, ether­ic, causal, and spir­i­tu­al bod­ies. Each of these sub­tle bod­ies has unique func­tions. Though we speak of them indi­vid­u­al­ly, they work togeth­er as one. It is like our phys­i­cal form which has sys­tems of endocrine, diges­tive, ner­vous, mus­cu­lar, skele­tal, and the like. All have spe­cial func­tions, yet all work as one. Dif­fer­ent meta­phys­i­cal sys­tems vary on the num­ber and descrip­tions of these bod­ies. Some sys­tems like to asso­ciate each body with a par­tic­u­lar chakra and col­or as well. It is impor­tant to keep in mind that these are only road maps to help us bet­ter under­stand our spir­i­tu­al make­up.

Health Body

The Health body is often seen as a sort of elec­tric or grey­ish white cloud that is extreme­ly close to the phys­i­cal body. It is some­times referred to as the ether­ic body. With a lit­tle prac­tice and con­cen­tra­tion, this body can be eas­i­ly seen by most peo­ple – if a light-col­ored wall is behind a per­son and they allow their eyes to soft­ly focus on the body.  A crisp and elec­tric look indi­cates a healthy body, while a dingy or mud­dy col­or sug­gests a less healthy one.  This body cor­re­sponds to the root chakra, whose col­or is red.  The health body is used for com­mu­ni­cat­ing pas­sion, com­muning with nature and moth­er earth, and inter­act­ing with those who man­age and keep the earth along with its plants and ani­mals. If we are atten­tive, we will notice that our guides often call us to notice and con­nect with nature. It could be as sim­ple as see­ing flow­ers in a gar­den or the beau­ty of a field as we dri­ve by in our cars. Moth­er Earth (Gaia) con­tin­u­al­ly reach­es out for inter­ac­tion with us. A great out­er form is to walk in bare feet over the earth and notice grass, plants, trees, and flow­ers.  As we do so, we com­mune with the nature spir­its who care for them.

Emotional Body

Like it sounds, the emo­tion­al body man­ages the ener­getic forces relat­ed to our feel­ings and emo­tions.  It cor­re­sponds to the sacral area of the body and its col­or is orange. As we learn to rely on how our bod­ies feel, we learn that the emo­tion­al body can be a sure guide to whether some­thing is good for us or not. For instance, when we have feel­ings of peace and good­ness in our body, we can be con­fi­dent that what­ev­er is receiv­ing our atten­tion at the moment is wor­thy of us. The emo­tion­al body is also use­ful for detect­ing ener­getic forces from crys­tals, min­er­als, and plants.Through mus­cle test­ing, this body can also pro­vide feed­back about the use­ful­ness of foods, sup­ple­ments, and many oth­er ques­tions we may have under con­sid­er­a­tion. Through med­i­ta­tion, we can learn to com­mu­ni­cate with our emo­tion­al body to deter­mine why we may be feel­ing stress in cer­tain parts of our body. We will pro­vide sev­er­al of these med­i­ta­tions in our series of lessons on the inner forms. As we learn to be more atten­tive, we will notice that our guides will some­times speak to us by inject­ing feel­ings into our bod­ies. David has an agree­ment to allow a shiv­er to trav­el up his spine as he hears spir­i­tu­al infor­ma­tion Spir­it wants him to know about. We can make oth­er con­tracts that serve as ways for Spir­it to com­mu­ni­cate with us as well. Final­ly, we should be aware of our emo­tion­al states and be vig­i­lant when we are pick­ing up the emo­tions of oth­ers. This sub­tle body can become res­o­nant with the emo­tions of oth­er peo­ple.  The next time you feel your­self get­ting anx­ious or worked up about some­thing, ask your­self if these are your emo­tions or the emo­tions of some­one around you. We can even pick up emo­tions from a dis­tance as we “tune-in” to some­one in thought.

Mental Body

The men­tal body is reserved for the ener­gies of log­ic, rea­son­ing, learn­ing, and all vari­eties of knowledge.Though you might think this ener­getic body would con­nect at the lev­el of the phys­i­cal brain, it does not; rather, it con­nects through the solar plexus. Its col­or is yel­low. We trav­el dai­ly to this lev­el of con­scious­ness though it might not have occurred to us that we are doing so.  When we get lost in thought or med­i­ta­tion about a par­tic­u­lar sub­ject of inter­est, we are trav­el­ing in the men­tal body. Some­times we are in the flow – a state that seems time­less and effort­less – while we are active­ly engaged in a sub­ject of inter­est. This too rep­re­sents a move­ment of ener­getic soul trav­el on the men­tal plane of exis­tence. We often attend class­es on the men­tal plane while we are asleep at night. At this time, we may vis­it muse­ums, libraries, and class­es held all over the uni­verse via our light bod­ies. Here, we may learn about any sub­ject – both past, present, and future. It is said that Thomas Edi­son would often take short naps dur­ing the day while he was work­ing on numer­ous inven­tions. No doubt, Edi­son vis­it­ed many of these places of learn­ing on the men­tal plane as he napped. As we trav­el the mys­ti­cal path, we soon learn that our Guides often inject thoughts into our mind. These thoughts sort of “pop” into our heads. I could be an idea about a per­son, place, or thing, that we hadn’t been think­ing about or some answer to a ques­tion that has been both­er­ing us. If we are will­ing, Source is more than will­ing to com­mu­ni­cate with us through our men­tal process­es.

Astral Body

The astral body is locat­ed at the phys­i­cal heart cen­ter. Its col­or is green. It is a har­mo­niz­ing body that links the low­er, more phys­i­cal chakras, with the upper, more spir­i­tu­al ener­getic forces. This is the body that teach­es us com­pas­sion. It is the body that is used to bring about phys­i­cal, emo­tion­al, men­tal, and spir­i­tu­al heal­ing. This access this body as we work to bet­ter under­stand oth­ers in our dai­ly rela­tion­ships. This is the body that desires peace, calm and com­pas­sion.  Many peo­ple who work in the help­ing ser­vices uti­lize this body on a dai­ly basis such as physi­cians, nurs­es, heal­ers, social work­ers, teach­ers and the like. All who see their work as ser­vice to oth­ers may access this body.

This is also the body that many meta­physi­cians refer to as the first of our spir­i­tu­al soul trav­el bod­ies. It is often ref­er­enced in books about astral trav­el, lucid dream­ing, and the like. Some believe the astral body is the only body used to trav­el to extra-dimen­sion­al­ly (soul trav­el). While this is some­what true, and we see noth­ing wrong with it, we believe it is just as accu­rate to state that we are able to trav­el in the oth­er bod­ies that we have men­tioned as well. In a larg­er sense, all extra-dimen­sion­al trav­el is astral trav­el. It depends on what we want to do.  But tech­ni­cal­ly, the astral body is con­sid­ered a fourth-dimen­sion­al body, that mim­ics the phys­i­cal third-dimen­sion­al body. Once we trav­el exclu­sive­ly in our light bod­ies (fifth dimen­sion and above), we use a dif­fer­ent ener­getic light body that is more refined.

The astral body has become a pop­u­lar ves­sel of dis­cus­sion because it is usu­al­ly one of the first places on the meta­phys­i­cal path where we encounter spir­it com­mu­ni­ca­tion with loved ones that have passed and vis­it earth like loca­tions extra-dimen­sion­al­ly. Often, this occurs in our dream state; but we can learn how to trav­el in our astral body through guid­ed med­i­ta­tion and train­ing the spir­i­tu­al imag­i­na­tion of the Lux Ani­mae.

When we learn how to pay atten­tion, the astral body is a use­ful and acces­si­ble way for us to com­mu­ni­cate with our high­er-self, solve prob­lems with the high­er-selves of those we are earth­ly relat­ed, seek mes­sages from loved ones who have passed and main­tain con­nec­tions with our angels and guides.  We also may learn to how to inter­pret the prompt­ings we receive from this body into our con­scious minds so that we may help heal our­selves and oth­ers.

Etheric Body

The ether­ic body is often referred to in meta­phys­i­cal lit­er­a­ture as the Ether­ic Tem­plate Body. It is locat­ed at the throat chakra, and its col­or is blue. As we think of it, this is the body that allows us to give phys­i­cal expres­sion to our spir­i­tu­al thoughts. As a tem­plate, it stores the per­fect blue­print for each of our low­er bod­ies. But it is also the con­duit where­by we dis­cern what spir­i­tu­al mat­ters we should pass along to the three-dimen­sion­al plane where we reside. When we trav­el in our Lux Ani­mae, we often wish to remem­ber what we have seen. With this body, we chan­nel what is seen by the third-eye, and crown chakras so that we might give phys­i­cal expres­sion to these con­cepts. This is the body that we often use for chan­nel­ing mes­sages from the ascend­ed mas­ters such as Jesus, St. Ger­maine, El Morya, Lady Nada and oth­ers. The lessons Broth­er Thomas gives to David finds its expres­sion through David’s ether­ic tem­plate body. Broth­er Thomas is a work­er for St. Ger­main of the Sev­enth Ray. David is a chan­nel of this spir­i­tu­al infor­ma­tion.

Causal Body

Every soul has a plan for its growth that is stored in the causal body. This body car­ries the mem­o­ries of our pre­vi­ous life­times and the kar­ma that accom­pa­nies it. When it is time for the soul to incar­nate once again, the next part of the plan pro­ceeds which includes deliv­er­ing the soul to its planned loca­tion in time and space which includes time of birth, coun­try, the city of birth, par­ents, sib­lings, mar­riage part­ners, and chil­dren. These plans also include the sig­nif­i­cant events that are wait­ing in store for us such as careers, major suc­cess­es and fail­ures, and the sig­nif­i­cant peo­ple we will come into con­tact – includ­ing our roles with them and their roles with us. It also includes a series of poten­tial exit points where we may choose to leave our earth­ly exis­tence if we wish.

The plan is a con­tin­u­a­tion of our per­son­al kar­ma – or the law of cause and effect – in which we have agreed to par­tic­i­pate. Some of the kar­ma is designed to give us an oppor­tu­ni­ty to set­tle past sit­u­a­tions from pre­vi­ous lives. Oth­er kar­ma is designed to improve our abil­i­ties at man­ag­ing our light body ener­gies in ways that advance our souls and those about us. We can be assured that the plan stored in our causal body will be car­ried out in every­day life. It pro­vides us with con­stant test­ing to see whether we will choose to serve our­selves over oth­ers and whether we will choose the path of love over pow­er. The tests are thor­ough, com­pre­hen­sive, and includes every con­ceiv­able cir­cum­stance that one liv­ing in the third-dimen­sion will face.

The causal body is also the place we come into con­tact with our part of the Akashic records. These records store the mem­o­ries and com­plete details of our pre­vi­ous lives.The vast­ness of all records, includ­ing our own, are stored in crys­talline libraries across the galax­ies and are some­times made avail­able for our exam­i­na­tion by the guardians of these records. Very often at night, while the body is at rest, the Lux Ani­mae reviews some of these records and per­mits the mem­o­ries to come for­ward to the con­scious mind. Care­ful stu­dents on the mys­ti­cal path will rec­og­nize these dream frag­ments as past life episodes and use them for bet­ter under­stand­ing their present lives and accel­er­at­ing their spir­i­tu­al growth.

Spiritual Body

The last sub­tle body we will dis­cuss is the spir­i­tu­al body – some­times called the celes­tial body. This body has many names and is the home of the ascend­ed state of con­scious­ness achieved by Christ, Bud­dha, Krish­na, Lao Tzu and many oth­er mas­ters like them who have lived through­out space and time. While this state of con­scious­ness may seem like the end state of our devel­op­ment – it is only because we exist in the third dimen­sion. There are many dimen­sions beyond this. Once we ascend beyond our present state, we will learn that the path is con­sid­er­ably longer than is often dis­cussed by earth­ly meta­physi­cians! Though it may seem like this celes­tial body is beyond our attain­ment it is not. Strict­ly speak­ing, in the quan­tum uni­verse, we are already there. But in the con­tin­u­um we find our­selves abid­ing now, we are allowed to vis­it our ascend­ed mas­ters at their invi­ta­tion – though they often extend­ed them to those whose hearts are pure and known to belong to them. Med­i­tat­ing and think­ing upon these ascend­ed mas­ters is one way we may go about invit­ing them to work more close­ly with us. It is nat­ur­al for humans to relate more with one mas­ter than anoth­er. In many cas­es, we have been under a spe­cif­ic master’s direct influ­ence for mul­ti­ple life­times. Dif­fer­ent mas­ters car­ry out their work in dif­fer­ent ways. Stu­dents of the mys­ti­cal path should learn about these mas­ters and pick one or sev­er­al to study and com­mune. As one estab­lish­es an ener­getic con­nec­tion to an ascend­ed mas­ter, the more spir­i­tu­al infor­ma­tion the stu­dent will be giv­en and the more like­ly the stu­dent will be intro­duced to pri­vate teach­ings designed to help them grow.

Spiritus Lumine and Source

So far we have dis­cussed your phys­i­cal and ener­getic soul forms. The last part of what makes you who you are is the Spir­i­tus Lumine – or light of the soul – and Source. This series has an entire les­son ded­i­cat­ed to explain­ing the Spir­i­tus Lumine which we hope you will read and study.  But for now, we will only men­tion a few key points about the light body.

We define Spir­i­tus Lumine as the lov­ing and orga­niz­ing intel­li­gence that takes the infi­nite and inef­fa­ble qual­i­ties of God, such as con­scious­ness, essence, knowl­edge, and impar­tial being­ness – and dis­trib­utes them across the infi­nite planes of exis­tence. It is the great light of God that trans­mits the creator’s qual­i­ties into all things, space, dimen­sions, and time.

This is the same light that is described in the Holy Bible when it says that God is light and in him, there is no dark­ness at all. Even though Spir­i­tus Lumine is the Light of the Spir­it, it should not be con­fused or equat­ed as being the same thing as God; instead, it refers to those essen­tial qual­i­ties that make Source what It is – and more specif­i­cal­ly, the dis­tri­b­u­tion of these qual­i­ties to all of cre­ation. Spir­i­tus Lumine exists because The Cre­ator has dis­trib­uted Its infi­nite self across a lim­it­less uni­verse. In anoth­er les­son we hope you’ll read enti­tled, The Secret that Changes Every­thing, we define Source as absolute con­scious­ness and the only thing going on. We state that Source con­scious­ness is the only thing in exis­tence and that every­thing else exists only as a holo­graph­ic out­pic­tur­ing of con­scious­ness, light, ener­gy, and mat­ter!

So, if you want­ed to bot­tom-line all of this, You are Source! Or more accu­rate­ly, Your con­scious­ness is but one part of an infin­i­ty of Source aspects that Source sent from ITself to expe­ri­ence ITself.

Your Multidimensional Existences

Because we have attached our con­scious­ness to a phys­i­cal form, we tend to think of our­selves as a sin­gle enti­ty exist­ing in a phys­i­cal form. We per­ceive our exis­tence as a sin­gu­lar event. But it is more accu­rate to describe our­selves as a plu­ral­i­ty. As we have seen from the dis­cus­sions above, our soul has mul­ti­ple ener­getic bod­ies (health, emo­tion­al, men­tal, astral, ether­ic, causal, and spir­i­tu­al) and we are also able to expe­ri­ence numer­ous exis­tences through par­al­lel lives and alter­nate quan­tum phys­i­cal real­i­ties.

Concurrent Lives

The ener­gy you are made of is vast and beyond com­pre­hen­sion. In the third dimen­sion, no one phys­i­cal form receives all the ener­gy avail­able to it from the Lux Ani­mae (soul). No phys­i­cal form can with­stand this quan­ti­ty of pow­er. In the Holy Bible, the sto­ry of Moses receiv­ing the law upon the moun­tain describes that he could not gaze upon the face of God lest he should die. And lat­er, after receiv­ing the com­mand­ments, Moses’s appear­ance was so bright that he was asked to place a veil around his face for the com­fort of those need­ing to speak with him. Just to be near to this type of ener­gy is tax­ing to the phys­i­cal form. There­fore, the human body receives a stepped down ver­sion of the ener­gy and not the full amount. By prac­tic­ing yoga, and oth­er ener­getic prac­tices, the human body can be trained to receive more ener­gy – but nev­er the full amount. Because of the amount of ener­gy avail­able to Soul, it has the option of split­ting its ener­gy into mul­ti­ple phys­i­cal exis­tences – not all on the same earth­ly plane of exis­tence or even in the same peri­ods which we call time. Most peo­ple are bliss­ful­ly unaware of their mul­ti­ple exis­tences – though some are.

Quantum Existences

Many reli­gions teach that once we die, we are judged over the life we lived – and it is true that all of us will expe­ri­ence the life review. What is not com­mon­ly known is that our life review is based on our quan­tum exis­tence.  At every instance, we have choic­es that we could have made – and did make – in alter­nate quan­tum exis­tences. For instance, a per­son may have cho­sen to mar­ry a dif­fer­ent part­ner in a dif­fer­ent quan­tum life. The per­son may have remained mar­ried, instead of divorc­ing, or the per­son may have cho­sen not to mar­ry at all.

In David’s exis­tence, he once attend­ed a con­fer­ence in Chica­go where he was near­ly run over by a large truck.  Had a near­by friend not pulled on his col­lar, drag­ging him to the safe­ty of the curb, he sure­ly would have died or been severe­ly injured.  The truth is, that point in time was one of the first exit points that David could have select­ed to leave his three-dimen­sion­al earth­ly expe­ri­ence – and he chose not to leave. How­ev­er, in anoth­er quan­tum exis­tence, David was hit by the truck and died soon after. We have untold thou­sands of ver­sions of our present exis­tence run­ning at the same time. Our life review takes all of those into effect as we learn more about the true nature of our soul growth.  In oth­er words, what we call this phys­i­cal exis­tence is a ver­sion of many phys­i­cal exis­tences occur­ring at the same time.

Final­ly, as we trav­el the mys­ti­cal path, we grow in wis­dom and spir­i­tu­al pow­er and learn how to tap into these var­i­ous exis­tences.  For instance, the prob­lems we face in one exis­tence may have been eas­i­ly solved in anoth­er. We often receive dreams that relate to these oth­er exis­tences. In those dreams, we notice sim­i­lar peo­ple and events that we have expe­ri­enced in the wak­ing state – but there is usu­al­ly some small dif­fer­ence and out­come that occurs. A study of these dif­fer­ences can be most help­ful to us as we grow on the mys­ti­cal path. For the advanced mys­tic, it is pos­si­ble to not only vis­it these alter­na­tive quan­tum exis­tences but to select them as our pri­ma­ry expe­ri­ence – as David was allowed to do in Chica­go. Though in David’s case, this was not a con­scious deci­sion, but one made by his Over­soul.


You are more than your phys­i­cal form, your thoughts or your emo­tions. You are more than what you think to say or do. You are Source con­scious­ness.  More pre­cise­ly, you are but one of an infin­i­ty of Source aspects that God has spread across the uni­verse to expe­ri­ence itself. You are a phys­i­cal body that is has been spe­cial­ly cre­at­ed to host a soul com­plex. The body will one day per­ish, but the soul com­plex con­tin­ues on. This Soul com­plex is called the Lux Ani­mae and is com­posed of sev­en ener­getic bod­ies – each hav­ing spe­cif­ic duties, abil­i­ties, and pow­ers. The Lux Ani­mae is con­nect­ed to Source via the Spir­i­tus Lumine – or that which dis­trib­utes God’s inef­fa­ble qual­i­ties into all things, space, dimen­sions, and time. As an ener­getic aspect of God, we live mul­ti­ple ver­sions of the same life as well as mul­ti­ple con­cur­rent life expe­ri­ences.