How I Met My Spiritual Double
How I Met My Spiritual Double (3 Keys to Meeting Yours)
By Barbara J. Semple
Sound, movement and purifying my energies had a lot to do with meeting my spiritual double. Since that meeting, I have found great comfort and an ever-deepening richness of my inner world by being in relationship with my perfect health, spiritual twin. Someone told me once that when he reached a certain point in his yoga practice he felt like he was BEING breathed. I feel something similar happens with me and my spiritual twin.
I feel certain everyone has a spiritual twin or double, and with all of the uncertainty in the world today, it’s probably a really good thing to consider attuning to your spiritual double. This is important because nurturing a relationship with your spiritual twin or spiritual double might amplify your own healing process, and uplift your entire life. You know there is a saying: “What you think about, you bring about.” Let it be so for you and meeting your spiritual double. May it be a truly sacred experience.
Here is what happened…
Once upon a time, as a happily married woman, I was leading an ordinary life with an agonizing disability. And, I had a most extraordinary thing happen to me. I met an absolute perfect health energetic double of me that I could see clearly in my mind’s eye and feel as if the double were a physical person standing as close to me as you could get to someone without actually touching them. I met my spiritual double when I was in some of the worst pain and immobility of my life with rheumatoid arthritis. Imagine how surprised I was. I had no idea such a thing was even possible, let alone that I might ask to see something so remarkable as an absolute perfect health energetic double of me. And, it did happen.
I met a perfectly healthy, young, svelte energetic double of me, and I felt instantly that I actually was this person. It’s been years since we first “met,” that I actually saw my spiritual double as a perfect human person. It feels like we have become inseparable. I am conscientious that we move together, like a pair of dancers with one partner standing on the other’s feet as we dance.
What I saw and felt as I experienced my double is that she looked just like me when I was in my late 20’s or early 30’s with skin, muscles – an entire human body double of me, inside and out.
The ancient world says so…
In the early 1900’s, through some amazing circumstances of his own, a Japanese scientist named Master Jiro Murai, came to be studying the world’s sacred texts. He found common threads among all of the different texts. From his research and these studies he discovered that there is a perfect invisible double of each human being constantly feeding life into the physical body by filtering higher frequency energy influences of the planets, Sun and Moon as well as the twelve constellations of the zodiac, which relate to the 12 thoracic vertebrae and 12 organ functions of the body, for example. This is important because this formless or invisible activity of the perfect invisible double made up of cosmic star stuff influencing a physical body, is known as the order of creation of life.
It was autumn, November to be exact. It was evening. My husband and I had already eaten dinner. My husband had begun martial arts training in the gentle art of Aikido in October 1999. (Aikido loosely translated means “the way of harmony of spirit.”) (There is that word again – harmony.).
So this very night, I went along with my husband to watch him do his aikido routine. I walked into the dojo with the assistance of my rolling walker, a strange looking, and clunky, metal thing with special arm rests for people who cannot hold onto the walker very well. My husband helped me sit down in the back of the room in a comfortable padded chair, the same chair from which my husband would have to lift me up when the aikido practice was finished, because I could not get out of the chair by myself. The other aikido students and my husband, barefooted, and dressed in their white tunics and pants with various colored belts signifying their levels of accomplishment, prepared to work out on the large cushiony, matte floor area.
This particular evening the sensei (the Japanese word meaning teacher or master) instructed everyone to warm up by doing a breathing exercise, then he led everyone in two different exercises to increase “ki” spelled k-i which is Japanese for chi or spirit energy). Next the teacher introduced something new. He put on some music, it sounded like a Jai Uttal song that started out slowly, had a really strong drum rhythm with an accelerating tempo and increased in depth and richness as additional musical instruments entered the song. I had made a mental note that I had never heard this song before and I really liked it. Sensei then told the students to move to the music with their eyes closed if possible, and “find your own rhythm.” The teacher called this “Aikido-mai” which is Japanese for the dance of Aikido.
So here I am sitting in my comfortable chair in the back next to the large white matted floor area filled with fluidly moving bodies, each in their own personal dance of aikido. I had followed along with the students on the mat and had done the breathing and ki building exercises along with everybody else, only I did the exercises seated in my chair.
All of a sudden an absolute perfect double of me stood up right in front of me about two inches away from my body! My etheric double was facing forward as my physical body was facing forward in the chair. My spiritual double stood up and raised its arms in the air like you’ve seen in pictures of the person standing on top of the mountain or looking out at the ocean with their arms raised in the air in a V for victory and a V for receiving all that the moment has to offer.
My heart was overflowing. I began to silently cry as I kept my eyes closed and continued to move my arms and hips to the music, all the while I am in awe of what I am witnessing. I remember the perfect double’s perfect posture, and felt her perfectly toned organs and breasts and muscles and joints, and hands, strong and healthy. She was a youthful, in the prime of her life perfect double of me. I knew instantly the double was me. My life would be different from this moment on.
Now, it just so happened, as if this all wasn’t amazing enough, while the spiritual double was showing itself to me, the pregnant wife of the Sensei was looking at me sitting and moving to the music in my chair. The wife mentioned this to me after class. The woman said she felt a huge loving presence surrounding me. It felt so strong, said the wife, that it made her shift her attention from watching everyone moving on the matted floor area, to watching me in my chair.
Was it the “ka” body?
Was I going crazy? If so, I liked this kind of crazy. Did I, and vicariously, the pregnant wife of Sensei, witness a physical manifestation of my non-physical, soul self, or what the ancient Egyptians called the “ka” or spirit-twin? The “Ka” or Spiritual Double carries the consciousness of a deceased person for example and is the active principle of Spirit in a living person as well.
If it happened to me, then surely it must be possible for you, and you do not have to be in perfect physical health.
Here are 3 keys to developing an environment conducive to meeting your Spiritual Double:
- 1. A regular habit or practice (repetition) of raising your energies or frequencies to a high place of love and compassion such as energy healing self-help, for example.
- 2. Including the body in the process, as with singing or hearing sacred music, or moving your body, exercising it, and being present with all of your senses to your awareness of your body even while sitting in a chair as you would in breathing and building “ki” or Spirit.
- 3. And, if you really want to have an experience meeting your Spiritual Double, you may want to request that, saying it out loud.
Everyone is created equally and made up of the same cosmic “stuff.” It is up to you to pursue a relationship with that part of your nature (cosmic “stuff”) that takes you beyond the basics of being human, which may for you include a “beyond mind and body,” invisible, absolute perfect health etheric double of you. The more you focus on that absolute perfect health etheric double of you (repetition), the more the awareness and consciousness of it expands and the more you know it.
So, it seems the “system” is set up for you to know your Spiritual Double. What appears to be an important part of the potential meeting is the inclusion of your physical body in your preparation.
One of Aikido O Sensei’s editions of poems contained this preface: “Those who train in Aikido [the way of harmony of spirit] must never forget that the teaching has to be forged in one’s very body. Always keep in mind the Divine workings of creation, from beginning to end, and ceaselessly learn from the gods. Make the entire universe your dojo (school of training).”
Based on the advice of various masters who have gone before us, we are encouraged to plan for and prepare for such opportunities as meeting with our spiritual double. You make room for the possibility. Meeting your spiritual double is possible, maybe now more than ever, highly likely, and maybe even a new normal. Let it be so!
Self-healing activist and energy healing expert Barbara J. Semple is a pioneer of Mind-Body self-help, a certified integrative healing arts practitioner, and author of a number of books on health and spirituality including best selling and award-winning Instant Healing – Accessing Creative Intelligence for Healing Body and Soul (Xlibris).