"Man's body represents the sum total of the animal world, because in its evolution it has had experience in nearly every type of elemental form. These memories are part of the soul" (The Twelve Powers of Man 79).
"This process of restoration of the body of man to its original purity is the basis of divine or spiritual healing. The complete redemption of the body may not be accomplished in one incarnation, but whoever accepts the Christ as life and substance, and conforms to righteous living as taught by the Spirit of truth, will finally sit with Jesus on the throne of dominion over disease and death" (The Twelve Powers of Man 120).
The body is the outpicturing of consciousness reflecting the mental and spiritual ideas contained within the soul. When the soul is filled with memories of pain and suffering, it outpictures these memories as inharmony and disease in the body. Healing through grace comes when we make contact with the Christ mind within us and allow it to pour its transforming energies into the deep soul levels of consciousness. Prayer and meditation are the ways to make this Christ connection. The only other requirement is that we become willing to surrender all memories that are not of the Christ vibration.
Diagram of the Fully Conscious Soul
"In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." — (John 14:20)
"The soul is the sum total of consciousness and its great goal is a consciousness of eternal life. Through his I AM or Jehovah God man enters into his soul realm and rebreathes into it the true ideas of Being until these ideas quicken his consciousness to a response that harmonizes it with the underlying Christ principles" (Mysteries of Genesis 34).
"Spirit exists eternally in God-Mind, of which we must become conscious. This consciousness is soul and is the tangible part of soul" (Atom-Smashing Power of Mind 151).
"The soul touches both the inner realm of Spirit, from which it receives direct inspiration, and the external world, from which it receives impressions. But as man brings into expression the original purity of the divine consciousness his soul is purified and established in its primitive innocence" (MBD/Soul).
"The real object of existence is to bring forth the perfect man and attain eternal life. Eternal life must be earned. It is usually assumed that man does not die, and this is true of the I AM; but how about the consciousness, the soul? 'The soul that sinneth, it shall die' is the testimony of the Scriptures. That only lives which conforms to the principle of eternal life" (Atom-Smashing Power of Mind 150).
Three Phases Of Mind and Their Function in the Prayer Process
The following quotes from Charles Fillmore contain great wisdom about the three phases of mind and their true function. Careful study of these quotes will reveal much insight about the power and true purpose of prayer.
"The subconscious mind is the vast, silent realm that lies back of the conscious mind and between it and the superconscious.... The subconscious may be called the sensitive plate of mind. Its true office is to receive impressions from the superconscious and to reproduce them upon the canvas of the conscious mind. Man, however, having lost the consciousness of the indwelling Father as an ever present reality, has reversed the process and impresses the subconscious from the conscious mind" (Keep a True Lent 87,89).
"The superconscious mind lifts up, or regenerates, both the subconscious and the conscious, transforming them into the true image and likeness of God. The conscious mind must be faithful during this transformation. It must look ever to the superconscious for all direction and instruction. It can of itself do nothing with assurance, because the Spirit of wisdom rests in the superconscious" (Keep a True Lent 89).
"The regeneration of the subconscious is not the work of the conscious, but of the superconscious mind acting in harmony with the conscious" (Keep a True Lent 91).