PG. 69-70 Worry and Irritation are more prevalent at this time for the following reasons:
CAUSES ARISING IN THE ETHERIC BODY.
Pg. 72 The etheric body is a transmitter of all energies to the physical body producing good and bad results as the case may be. However, I am here considering the diseases, problems and physical difficulties which arise in the etheric body itself and work out in its relations to the physical body.
The etheric boy is a body composed entirely of lines of force and of points where these lines of force cross each other and thus form (in crossing) CENTERS of energy. Where many such lines of force cross each other, you have a larger center of energy, and where great streams of energy meet and cross as they do in the head and up the spine, you have seven major centers. (also known as CHAKRAS. Mdb) There are seven such, plus 21 lesser centers and 49 smaller centers known to the esotericists. However we will confine ourselves to the etheric body as a whole and to the seven major centers. It might be of interest to you to be told where the 21 minor centers are to be found. They can be located at the following points:
Two are in front of the ears close to where the jaw bones are connected.
Two are just above the two breasts.
One is where the breast bones meet, close to the thyroid gland. This, with the two breast centers make a triangle of force.
There is one in each of the palms of the hand.
Pg. 73 Two are just behind the eyes.
There is one in each of the soles of the feet.
Two are also connected with the gonads.
One is close to the liver.
One is connected with the stomach. It is related to the solar plexus but is not identical with it.
Two are connected with the spleen. These form one center in reality, but such a center is formed by the two being superimposed one on the other.
One is at the back of each knee.
There is one powerful center which is closely connected with the vagus nerve. This is most potent and is regarded by some schools of occultism as a major center. It is not in the spine, but is no great distance from the thymus gland.
There is one which is close to the solar plexus and relates it to the center at the base of the spine, thus making a triangle of the sacral center, the solar plexus,& the center at the base of the spine.
Where there is a free flow of force through the etheric body into the dense physical body, there will be less likelihood of sickness. There may, however, be increased tendency to difficulties arising from over-stimulation and its consequent results of over-activity of the nervous system, with all the attendant problems. These forces, seeking inlet into the dense vehicle, are emanations from three directions:
Pg.74 1. From the personality vehicles—the astral and mental bodies.
2. From the soul, if contact, recognized or unrecognized, has been established.
3. From the environing world to which the vehicles of the soul and of the personality have acted as “doors of entrance.”
Where these centers are quiescent, not stimulated, unawakened or functioning partially, then there is a condition of BLOCKING. It produces CONGESTION in the etheric vehicle and subsequent difficulties in the functioning of the dense physical body. Congestion of the lungs though it may be traced to definite physical causes—is, in reality those causes, plus an inner condition of etheric congestion. Every outer congestion can always be traced to an INNER and an OUTER cause. In these cases, the outer cause is not an effect of the individual inner cause, which is interesting. All ills are not purely subjective or psychological in origin but are sometimes both exoteric and esoteric. We use eyeglasses because the Ajna center (the center in the forehead) is not stimulated, or if it is stimulated, it is not radiating, As we evolve these living wheels of fire rotate very fast and become like an iridescent globe of pure fire. They form triangles with other centers. The Masters judge our spiritual growth through these luminous glowing triangles of light.Mdb)
Pg. 75 For the majority of people, the centers below the diaphragm are more active than those above the diaphragm. ( I am referring to the 7 major centers only) For aspirants, centers below the diaphragm are active and the heart and throat centers are slowly coming into activity, while in the case of disciples, the ajna center plus those centers below it in the body are rapidly awakening. In the initiate, the head center is coming into vibrant activity, thus swinging all the centers into coordinated rhythm. Each individual being on some Ray, responds differently; the pattern of the unfoldment varies and the response to the inflowing forces is slightly differentiated
Pg. 76. The healer should have some knowledge of the astrological inclinations of the patient. He would then have a more accurate diagnosis. The key to all release (either through the physical cure of disease or though death) lies in the understanding of the condition of the centers in the etheric body. These determine the rate of bodily vibratory activity and the general responsiveness of the physical body. The centers even condition the health of the sympathetic nervous system.
The etheric body is a mechanism for intake and for outlet (of energy MDB).
Pg 77. Where there is no free play between the etheric body and the astral body, you will have trouble. Where there is no free play between the etheric body and the physical body, involving also the nerve ganglia and the endocrine system, you will also have trouble. Never forget the close relation between the 7 major centers and the 7 major glands of the physical system. Their functions are determined by the condition of the etheric centers. These are conditioned by the point in evolution, by the specific polarization of the soul, and by the rays of the soul and of the personality. The balancing of the glandular system and the relation of the glands to the blood stream, and also to CHARACTER and predispositions of many kinds, are considerations of real value. (In Transmission Meditation, someone is psychically present to tweek our charkas which balances the endocrine glands. MDB)
Pg. 78 Congestion is first on the list of diseases arising in the etheric body. This is partly due to the age long habits of suppression and of inhibition which the race, as a whole has developed. It is this congestion at the point of intake and of outlet in the etheric body which is responsible for the impeding of the free flow of the life force, with the results of a rapid succumbing to disease. (How do we respond to the various energies from the outside and from the inner life MDB?)
Assigned breathing exercises with their subtle effects of readjusting the subtler bodies (the etheric and astral bodies) will become more widespread. Congestion may also exist in the astral body center or in the etheric body.
Pg. 79. LACK OF COORDINATION AND INTEGRATION.
The etheric body is the “substantial” form upon which the physical body is built. It is the network of nadis (infinitely intricate) which constitutes the counterpart or duplicate aspect of the entire nervous system. It is thus definitely, with the blood stream, the instrument of the life force.
If there is a weakness in the relation between the inner structure and the outer form, the difficulty will take three forms:
This is overstimulation of the centers. The whole theme of healing is tied up with the develop-ment, unfoldment and control of the seven major centers.