“I propose that spirituality, sensuality, and joy are synonymously linked. Joined by the spark of spirit that asks, ‘Who am I?‘ The spirit feels the answer through the sensation of the body, with the effect being bliss, hell, or your spiritual sandbox (everything in between).” -Amy Larson, amyjalapeno.com
When the spirit separates from the body, death occurs. Or so most of us believe. Why then would the separation of the spirit and body in regard to our deepest spiritual beliefs and philosophies in life be any different? To do so is a spiritual death.
The spirit and body are partners. One is not holy and the other a portal for iniquity. Sin happens in the mind.
for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so
says Hamlet, in Shakespeare’s play of the same name. And two stanzas later…
O God, I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.
So it is with us. Our thoughts and childhood conditioning, our fears and ambitions (bad dreams) can either be our undoing or that which we break free from as a new creature – a king (or queen) of infinite space.