Love Me Body and Soul

What is the Body to The Soul?

If your belief system includes the acknowledgement that the body is limited but the soul is infinite; you may question why is the body even needed?

When that question comes to mind on occasion; especially when feeling physical pain…I’m beginning to believe more thought must be given to understand the harmony that must exist between The Body and The Soul.

As was said to be recorded by Aristotle who most likely studied Kemetic teachings:

The Soul of a living being is associated to be “within” (enclosed) form and matter along with energy/power.  This enclosure can be referred to as The Body.

From the teachings I deduct, The Soul has use of The Body for (1) awareness and acknowledgement of  The Senses; (2) using the The Heart & Brain to produce rational thinking; (3) powering and providing The Soul with energy in a nutritive way; (4) perpetuating The Soul with a drive for purpose in the form of appetite; (5) and a means of movement.

The Senses – from my studies thus far, sensitivity is a “flesh” attribute and once our souls leave the earthly ream, there is no need of sensitivity.  Some master teachers are training students to either control or suppress their sensitivity (good and bad); while professions for psychology help hurting people channel towards positive sensitivity.   I feel very confident in believing senses can be a very strong motivator…strong enough to make one remove their hand from fire or kill someone for love of another. My best guess at this time in my life is… The Senses… driven by a very healthy and virtuous soul is an awesome motivator in contribution to purpose.  Therefore, I would like to believe that The Soul uses The Body’s senses to motivate The Body to make change…hopefully in a positive manner towards purpose.

HeartSoulThe Heart & Brain – it is recent understanding for me that human beings do better thinking from the heart in conjunction with the brain.  This understanding has led me believe I best rationalize things by first going to The Heart for compassionate wisdom and only then to The Brain to validate logical decision making.  As with the theories of duality, I believe these two attributes of The Body are a powerhouse when used together.  Apart, I have experienced disaster after disaster; ie…The Heart can be too trusting/empathetic/careless and The Brain can be too cautious/insensitive/analytic. With free will, I’m concluding at this time, The Soul has need to rationalize earthly instances that come by use of The Heart & The Brain.

Power & Energy – again, as I believe The Soulis not limited to the earth, but dwells in the body while on earth…The Body is available to manage power and energy in physical ways; where the The Soul can manipulate power/energy by metaphysical means.  Any needs The Body has for earthly power can be better energized by The Soul’s power to operate in the metaphysical realm.  Instances of “will power” and “miracles” can probably be attributed to the power of the The Soul.

Appetite – unfortunately, most beings don’t make a voluntary move without cravings or being driven to it.  The Soul resides on earth for its purpose.  The Body can provide an appetite to pursue the purpose.  

Golden WaveMovement – again on earth, the soul moves along with its body.  I have no doubt The Soulcan move outside the body on its own abilities; but The Soul’s purpose on earth involves movement of The Body…for all the above listed attributes.

So there you have it; using those attributes associated with Aristotle…I can rationalize why The Soul rightfully so resides in a formed-matter body.  It might be wise to mention here that ever body is unique in design and abilities.  For this, it might be wise to assume each soul is just as diverse.  I’m not sure if our bodies are ever meant to be completely joined by some matrix; but definitely believe our souls belong connected.

Slavery Bad for Business

Sorry Slavery is Just Too Expensive

At about the half-way point in my reading of the book “From Columbus to Castro, The History of the Caribbean” by Eric Williams, I couldn’t help but be driven to express what seems to be a profound realization about how labor and business-costs are related. AND, slavery didn’t eventually end due to uprisings and revolts; but rather the eventual influx of voluntary labor and machinery 😦
My initial conclusion is that for the island planters of sugar, cotton, tobacco and other agriculture… slavery was too costly of a business model. See this high-level comparison with the associated comments and You decide:
 
 Work Hours:

It’s obvious machines can work more hours than humans, but advanced technology machinery can be (a) costly at start-up; (b) require high human skill-sets to operate; (c) and may not be conceived yet. For the argument of comparing the most inexpensive work-hour per laborer, slavery seems to have been the best available option for Caribbean planters at the time.

Quality:

Quality may not have become of major business component for the United States until after World War II when the Japanese started directly relating quality to product-value (ie Honda/Datsun/Toyota etc.). However, it is hard to believe the Caribbean planters thought a “less than quality product” would bring top price in any case. But what the planters probably didn’t want to consider is that quality was directly related to the type of labor they were using. Instead, the excuse for poor quality product by slave labor was attributed to the AfRaKan workers being less skilled and capable…except AfRaKans built the great pyramids of AfRaKa where they were the inventors of science and technology. The excuse slaves were not capable of producing a quality product doesn’t make sense. Rather, I’d argue the conditioning of the practice of slavery is the true root-cause for poor quality products.

 Maintenance:

What is preferred for an effective and efficient business-cost model is low maintenance labor. Slavery provided for high overhead expenses such as shelter, food-water, clothing, medical, control mechanisms, and everything to keep a human alive (and focused to do the work). In opposition, voluntary labor is responsible for its own basic needs.

 Volatility:

From the capture and delivery of the first slaves in the Americas, volatile situations ensued. The direct costs probably can’t be properly assessed for the years of hostile conditions, (struggles, beatings, killings, run-aways, etc.). But if I had to guess, these direct and indirect cost would definitely exceed the desired profit margins.

Turn-Over:

Even in today’s corporate world, a dollar is assessed for every employee that is recruited, on-boarded, and trained to work on the job. Some would suggest the break-even point at around 2-years of un-interrupted time on the job to recoup new employee overhead. From what I’m reading in the book, the conditions of slavery in the Caribbean would kill a slave within 3-years. This is the reason all indigenous peoples of the islands became extinct. Therefore, the actual trading of slaves seemed to be more profitable than agriculture because slaves were constantly needed to replace dead workers. Again, the planters were not exercising the best business model here; but rather the slavers stayed profitable replacing dead workers on a regular basis.

 This analysis does NOT singularly relate to slavery in the Caribbean during the 17th century. From personal experience, the reading encouraged me to think more about how corporate-America operates. And, I’ve come to a quick conclusion that: “Poor working conditions may provide the employer with more working hours per employee, but (1) the quality will be low; (2) maintenance will be high from sick employees with high risk for being injured; (3) volatility will mostly likely occur on the job site from employees who are over-worked and unhappy; (4) and eventually, the best employees will leave and cost the company high turn-over expenses.

…Just my analysis and thoughts 🙂