Before we continue with the process that lead the very first human mind to think about immortality, we must have a clear understanding of the difference between soul and Spirit.
From the Latin “anima” we call “living” things ‘Animated,’ meaning with a soul, and non-living things we erroneously call in-animated, namely, without a soul. We know, however, that everything is animated at the atomic level and, therefore, everything has a soul, the whole universe is alive.
Being alive, however, is not synonymous of having a higher state of thinking or awareness. And here is were the Spirit comes into play for it is through the power of the Spirit that we humans have the ability to transcend the mundane, i.e., time/space, as Jesus and many holy people have.
From the book of science about the Spiritual world i.e., Kabbalah, which, by the way, gave rise to the Holy Bible, we know that the first human to realize about a Higher Being (i.e., God) was Abraham, who is the common patriarch of the Abrahamic religions, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
We also know that just until the death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit resided inside the Holy of Holies, namely, the Tabernacle. This means that, before Jesus, no human had the Holy Spirit within. In other words, humans were no different than any other creature, except, of course, by their higher reasoning ability.
Fifty days after the resurrection of Jesus, The Holy Spirit, or Paraclete, descended upon his disciples during Pentecost. This event marked the greatest transformation in the history of human kind because before it we were all mortal beings, and afterwards, we became immortal. And, yet, not too many people seem to be aware of the mind-blowing significance of this fact.
It is just a matter of Spiritual Consciousness!
JC Wandemberg Ph.D.
President & Founder
About the author: Dr. Wandemberg is an international consultant, professor, and analyst of economic, environmental, social, managerial, marketing, and political issues. For the past 30 years Dr. Wandemberg has collaborated with corporations, communities, and organizations to integrate sustainability through self-transformation processes and Open Systems Design Principles, thus, catalyzing a Culture of Trust, Transparency, and Integrity.