The spirit is all-powerful in the world above, but it is not all-powerful in the world below unless it is set free-
‘We might wonder why the spirit, having penetrated so deeply into matter, has not succeeded in rendering it nobler and subtler. The truth is that the spirit cannot manifest itself on the lower planes, in the opaque density of matter, with the same omnipotence and omniscience that characterize its manifestations on the higher planes.
The more deeply it penetrates matter the more it is restricted and prevented from manifesting its true qualities. In reality the descent of the spirit into matter has been going on for millions of years, and although it has not yet achieved the true spiritualization of matter it has already brought about a tremendous flowering of man’ s intellectual and emotional faculties.
Now there is to be a collective, cosmic descent of the divine spirit
Yes, matter has reached the stage of intellectual development, but that is not enough. This is why the time is now ripe for the cosmic spirit—not just the spirit of each individual being—to descend into humanity and spiritualize it.
Until now it has been the task of the individual spirit to descend and make its dwelling in each individual physical body, and in the struggle to animate and refine the matter of that body it has lost many of its qualities. But now there is to be a collective, cosmic descent of the divine spirit, who is coming to vivify and resuscitate all creatures.
Once it is set free, the spirit can pulverise matter
People are always astonished at the extent to which the all-powerful spirit can be subjugated and paralysed by matter. Yes, the spirit is all-powerful in the world above, but it is not all-powerful in the world below unless it is set free.
It is exactly the same as atomic energy: as long as that energy is imprisoned in matter it is powerless, but liberate it and you will see what it is capable of! The spirit can be virtually paralysed by matter, but once it is set free it shows itself to be so powerful that it can pulverize the matter that held it prisoner.
The physical body works and uses up its energies but the spirit becomes stronger
When you are doing this work it may seem as though you lose something (and it is quite possible, in fact, that your physical strength will diminish), but you will become spiritually stronger and more powerful. Of course, as this spiritual strengthening is not visible, everybody thinks that the spirit, like the physical body, declines with age, whereas the truth is exactly the reverse.
The trouble is that human beings get everything mixed up and identify with their physical bodies. The physical body works, uses up its energies and becomes weaker with age, that is true, but the spirit becomes stronger. That is life!’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works Vol. 26, A New Dawn: Society and Politics in the Light of Initiatic Science