He [Don Juan] had asserted that the physical body and the energy body were the only counterbalanced energy configurations in our realm as human beings. He accepted, therefore, no other dualism than the one between these two. The dualism between body and mind, spirit and flesh, he considered to be a mere concatenation of the mind, emanating from it without any energetic foundation.I believe that when people are seeking to love or are looking for fulfilment in their lives, they are actually seeking to know and be their true self. The only desire I have is to be my true self.
Don Juan had said that by means of discipline it is possible for anyone to bring the energy body closer to the physical body. Normally, the distance between the two is enormous. Once the energy body is within a certain range, which varies for each of us individually, anyone, through discipline, can forge it into the exact replica of their physical body - that is to say, a three-dimensional, solid being. Hence the sorcerers' idea of the other or the double. By the same token, through the same process of discipline, anyone can forge their three-dimensional, solid physical body to be a perfect replica of their energy body - that is to say, an ethereal charge of energy invisible to the human eye, as all energy is. The Active Side of Infinity, Carlos Castaneda, p. 216
I believe the energy body that Don Juan is speaking about in the above quote is about the true self, the dreamer. As Don Juan puts it, the gap between the personality self and the energy counterpart appears to be "enormous" because people have been programmed into the belief that we are separate from love. Man seeks what he already is. To be the self is to live with the awareness that I live and have my being in Love. There is nothing but Love. I am Love.
With this awareness one's body literally transforms into Love. This Love radiates into the universe, transforming all in its path into Love. People who are sensitive and open feel this Love. It does get tricky when the Love gets mistaken as romantic love when it's really the love of the true self in expression.
There is no greater feeling than being and sharing the love of the true self.
I am Love.
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