Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spirits and Physical Bodies

I have often pondered as to whether spirits can touch and feel things. We know that spirits are more fine and pure. We know that spirits can float and can appear and disappear. I guess there are no scriptural references that show that spirits can go through walls but I've always just assumed that spirits could do that. We also believe that our soul is made up of a spirit body and a physical body. If spirit is more fine and can travel through walls, how does our spirit stay in our bodies? Even more interesting question is, how does our spirit control our bodies? There must be some connection between our physical body and our spiritual bodies. Where is that connection and how does it work? Is there a special connection in the brain that allows our spirit to communicate with our bodies?

The only answer I have come up with comes from D&C 7:7. "Spirit is matter". It says that "There is no such thing as immaterial matter." So, spirits do have matter, but it is finer and purer. There must be enough matter there to be able to make a connection with the body and communicate with it. How it stays inside the body is a mystery and is probably predicated by a law of God. It will be interesting to learn just how spirit bodies communicate with physical bodies once we leave this life and start learning things in the afterlife.


Marni said...

The line, "can only be discerned by purer eyes" got me thinking.

We've all heard of stories where someone will ask someone else, "You look different. Why?"

There are people so good you can feel/see? it just being around them. Likewise passing by someone and their countenance is dark.

How do you think that plays into this? Is their "spirit showing?"

Ammon said...

Whoa.... I really can't put words to the quantity of the spirit that came to me when I read this. It's as if... my own spirit were telling me there is some sort of physical connection.

analee hirschi said...

that is a very interesting concept, but I think you are right, there is a greater law we don't know about. I have a point for you to ponder and research... the history of the written word or the alphabet... that has intregiued me lately. Hugh Nibley has a great talk on it.... anyway