Why do some saints seem to leave incorruptible bodies behind when their soul or spirit have long fled? This is a question that has long perplexed me.
Last night I watched a television program on the National Geographic Channel here in The Netherlands called "Sleeping Beauties : The Incorruptibles." Again my long-held interest came to the surface.
I won't give away the findings in the program incase it has not be televised in your area, but I will give my personal comments from the point of view of meditation and spirituality.
Most of the incorruptibles - bodies that have not naturally decomposed over a year or so, and haven't been imbalmed - are of people who led saintly lives.
I find it astounding that the bacteria that very quickly begin the normal decomposition of a body are missing in the incorruptibles. I mean, don't we all naturally have this kind of bacteria?
The shocking answer seems to be - apparently not.
Then why don't the incorruptible saints have the decomposing bacteria?
I think that when a person's life is filled with joy it may be the outcome of years of meditation and prayer. And that meditation practiced with a pure heart acts as a vibrational cleansing to the superficial and self-centered mind. (An example is silverware being cleaned by vibration.)
And that the deep waves generated in meditation have so great a calming and peaceful effect that harmony reigns in the physical bodily cells as well as the mind - lasting years beyond physical death.
The power of goodness and kindness can be seen to be almost immeasurable in the lives of people we end up labeling saints.
Personally, this spurs me on to redouble my efforts in meditation and prayer, that I may bring the greatest good to fruition by my life - and enjoy peace and joy in the process!
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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