What Is Spirit?
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth. ~ Carl Jung
The etymology of the (English) word "Spirit" comes from the Latin word, “spiritus,” meaning
"breath" or “to breathe.”
In order to gain a partial understanding of what "Spirit" refers to, it is important to put aside any
preconceived notions that we may have developed in our upbringing. This particular form of "Spirit" comes from a
very special Source of Knowledge that has been given to mankind for their personal Spiritual development.
The meaning of Spirit, as we will use it here is, “The Vital Principle Or Animating Force Within All
Living Things.” It is the “liveliness,” the “animation,” and the “energy,” in action. This force that
gives us LIFE is, quite literally, “The Breath of God” and is that which ignites our “conscious”
The Spirit is Our “Divine Spirit” and is one with God’s “Divine Substance.” It is incorruptible, immortal, and
the manifestation of consciousness.
The Spirit, first and foremost, wills each and every action, whether impulsive or premeditated, before it is
channeled through the various connections that allow it to manifest into this physical world, or the world of
All of our thoughts, our words, and our deeds originate from this Spiritual core. There is not a single thing we
do that is excluded from this as we are Spiritual beings, incarnated on Earth for the purpose of learning,
maturing, and perfecting our Selves.
It is the Spirit within us that is our real Self! And yet, if asked, "what is Spirit?” Hardly anyone would
answer; "It is me, myself, my true being!"
Just this interpretation and right understanding of "Spirit" will provide the necessary answers to all our
questions in due course.