Defining “breach” will enable us to focus on what a breach of spirit entails. A breach is an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. Synonyms for breach include contravention, violation, infringement, infraction, transgression, or neglect. A breach of contract is something we understand and is synonymous with a breach of spirit. Defining spirit is the nonphysical part of a person that is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.
We seek harmony between body and spirit. In this light, a breach in the spirit occurs when code of conduct impedes the union of the spirit with the physical body. Traditional stating of this concept is to say that worldly concerns cause a breach of spiritual values. The inspiration of this essay came from a quote I read that says, “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein in a breavh of spirit.” The concept that the marriage of the spirit to the flesh is breached by forms of corruption has been around for a long, long, long time. Whatever date the book of Proverbs of the Bible was written, it is in chapter 15, verse 4 that the above quote is found. We maintain a union of the spirit to the flesh when hree things occur: 1) When we realize the presence of a universal deity. 2) When we welcome the noble qualities of the spiritual fruit. 3) When we mold our thoughts, emotions, and behavior to the fruit of the spiritual realm. A breach of the spirit occurs because of irreverence to a worldwide deity. When humanity begins to debate over which religious culture has the greatest god, perverseness through inhumane acts result. Likewise, when the spiritual fruit are relegated to a minimal roll in day to day life, a breach of spirit occurs through interpersonal conflict. Additionally, when gratification of fleshly desires become dominant over spiritual qualities, society is plaqued with many social ills.
A breach in the spirit is evident when there is a lack of spiritual fruit. This is obvious because qualities of the spirit cannot exist with a broken spirit. Envision plants or trees that give life to fruit and vegetables. Wholeness of the plant from the root, through the stem, and on to the fruit enables a free flow of water and nutrients. Water and nutrients give life to fruit, vegetables, and flowers. From this point, envision a breach in the root, the stem, or a branch of the plant. The breach would impede the flow of water and nutrients, prohibiting the fruit from appearing. Likewise, a broken stem is comparable to a broken spirit that fractures the ability to bring forth spiritual fruit. Spiritual fruit is the water of life and nutrients of the soul that appear when the spirit is whole. Wholeness is evident when there is an alignment of three components to allow the water of life to freely flow. Those three components align when; there is reverence for the universal deity, we welcome the qualities of the spiritual fruit, we align the desires of the flesh to the spiritual realm. Signs of a breach in spirit is as easy to detect as a fruitless peach tree with broken branches. We often perceive people who feel rejected and alone; there is a breach of love, goodwill and kindness. Other times, we notice someone who exhibits an unusual amount of fear and conflict; there is a breach of peace, meekness, and gentleness. Some people show signs of despair and doom; there is a breach of joy, faith, and goodness. When frantic behavior leads to fatal consequences; there is a breach of self-control, patience, and perseverance in the spirit of everlasting life. In this light, we comprehend how a breach in spirit adversely affects the welfare of our behavior, feelings, and thoughts. We should desire our root, stem, and branches to function harmoniously to keep our soul blossoming with spiritual fruit.
Desolating the fruitful sentiments we feel will cause a breach of spirit and affects our health. Plants are our teacher in this matter. Healthy plants produce leaves, fruit, vegetables, and flowers because they absorb what they need from their environment. Nutrient rich soil, sunshine, and water are what plant-life absorbs to bring forth blossoms. Broken plants with damaged roots, stem, or branches are not able to absorb life-giving sustenance. Consequently, they become unhealthy, unable to bear fruit, as they wilt and wither away. Wholeness of spirit thrives on the sunshine of constructive attitudes, with rich inner soil of spiritual fertlility, and readily absorbs the waters of life. A breach in the spirit exasperates the ability to enjoy the plesant side of life that brings comfort and fulfillment. In brokenness, where do we attempt to console the misery we feel inwardly? The answer is discovered in unhealthy behaviors that attempt to fix a broken spirit by substances that cause us to wilt and wither. For example, alcohol and drug abuse along with detrimental eating habits are within a wilting spirit. A person’s life becomes out of control in the unfruitful ways of their breached spirit. They inhale various types of smokes into the cells of their body to comtaminate and make waste cf the physical body. The broken spirit indulges in fatal attitudes regarding healthy lifestyles. We’ve heard there is no rest for the wicked, and certainly there is no rest for the body suffering from the consequences of a breached spirit. Rejuvenation comes by the rest found in wholeness, but bodily destruction partners with a breach of spirit. Impatience for pleasant comforts sabotages the consolation of fruitfulness. Restoring the health of our inner life is within the wholeness of spirit, and is achievable. Restoration comes by: 1) Acknowledging that the universal deity claims the fleshly body of every individual everywhere. 2) Welcoming the fruit of patience, self-control, and perseverance when the skies seem dark, the rains do not come, and the earth seems so hard. 3) Realizing that our mental, emotional, and physical health depends on our desire for continuance of life through the blossoms of the spiritual fruit.
Lacking the ability to regulate the conflict of our inner life is a breach of spirit and affects our security. We learn from plants in that matter. Stable plants are regulated by the inner flow of nutrients from the root to the blossoms of the branches. Instability and tragic consequences plaque plants when their inner source of life is breached. Broken plants are hoed down, weeded from the garden, thrown in the trash, or burned in the fire. Suffering a breach in the human spirit comes from an inability to regulate our internal affairs. Weeds grow from our thoughts, emotions, and behavior because attitudes of a meek and gentle spirit of peace are breached. Unstable manifestations result from the harsh aggression of violence that goes unregulated in our soul. From unstable internal affairs we are hoed down, weeded from a civil community, tossed aside, or otherwise destroyed. A breach of spirit partners with calamity. Civil servants have a responsibility to reduce calamity by removing unstable individuals from society. That removal is done for the safety of the one full of conflict, or for the safety of others. A stable person will regulate their inner life with the nutrients of peace, meekness, and gentleness. The wholeness of their spirit will convey tranquility upon the landscape of society. Wholeness is the root of all civility. Regulating our inner life to produce a safe and secure lifestyle solicits three attitudes. Number one is to know that acknowledging the universal deity is the path of peace for humanity. Number two is to welcome the nutrients of the spiritual fruit to mold us with meekness, gentleness, and peace. Number three is to allow tranquility to entertain our fleshly thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Harboring hardened attitudes against society is a breach of spirit and affects our place of belonging. Envision a plant whose place in the world is to grow in the direction of the sunshine along with all other plants. That’s what plants do! If there is brokenness of the root, stem, or branches then the plant loses its ability to absorb nutrients and to blossom. The plant’s place of belonging among the other plants growing towards the sun is forfeited. Similarly, when we suffer a breach in spirit we lose our place of belonging among those with civil attitudes. A broken spirit impedes the absorption of kindness, goodwill, tolerance, love, intimacy, and acceptance of one another. In our brokenness we become wilted with intolerance, prejudices, hate, cruelty, bad intentions, and various forms of abuse towards others. Hardened attitudes is a breach of spirit that displaces our civility. In this light, it’s essential to remain beneficial to those around us by keeping our internal root, stem, and branches flowing with spiritual waters. We can ensure our place of belonging among a civil community by keeping three ideas in mind. First, acknowledgement of the presence of a universal deity makes us a universal family. Second, accept the idea that the spiritual fruit of love, goodwill, and kindness are universal qualities that unite individuals everywhere. Third, realize that wholeness requires our fleshly components of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to be in harmony with an humanitarian purpose.
Irreverence for the universal deity is a breach of spirit and affects our noble membership within humanity. Can you imagine the state of our world if our agriculture could not benefit from universal elements? (Universal elements meaning sunshine, soil, and rain.) Along with our food supply wilting away, so would the population of the world. The Creator has a contract with Creation. The agreement is that the universal deity is humanity’s source of life as we revere the goodness of the soul. A breach of that contract is fatal to the soul even as starvation is fatal to the poor. Divine goodness of the soul is of supreme worth to enable us to respect the dignity of one another. Wholeness of spirit brings spiritual fruitfulness, tranquility, life, belief, and positive energy. In that wholeness, we acknowledge the worth of others as we feel self-worth. Components of a breached spirit is inward desolation, violence, fatal attitudes, disbelief, and pessimism. In brokenness, we despise self and feel little worth for others. Restoring a sense of positive self-worth and respecting the life of others happens when; 1) We realize our worth is in the universal deity who cherishes every life around the world. 2) We allow divine goodness to blossom in us through the spiritual fruit. to define our potential. 3) We respect flesh and blood as being subject to universal principles of dignity.
Negative energy coming from us is a breach of the spirit and affects our self-expression. Self-expression relates to our identity, or what we identify with. The cactus plant will teach us something about identity and expressing that identity. Thoughts of cactus conjure up images of hot and sandy deserts, but cactus also grow in the tropical rain forest. Desert cactus and tropical cactus have their unique identity whereby one could not be expressive in the other’s environment. A desert cactus would not survive the abundance of rain in a tropical forest, and a tropical cactus could not survive the arid desert. Each cactus is created to express itself according to its identity. Changing environments is to toss each cactus into ominous negativity. In this, light, a breach occurs when trying to relate to a desert plant according to the identity of a tropical plant. Likewise, there is a breach when attempting to nourish a tropical plant according to the ways of a desert plant. That breach of switching the identity of the plants brings the demise of the plant’s self-expression. Wholeness of spirit requires that we nourish our soul with sustenance matching our identity to make our self-expression fruitful.The spiritual fruit is the life of our inner being. Attempting to relate to one another without the spiritual fruit violates all that we are inwardly. Our words and behaviors become full of despair, pessimism, evil, and hopelessness without the fruit of the spirit. A breach of spirit attaches to a wilting attitude of doom. A breach of spirit can be mended. Wholeness is restored by; 1) Knowing the universal deity creates the identity of each soul to be expressive with spiritual fruit. 2) Identifying with the fruit of faith, joy, and goodness to fill our self-expression with positive energy. 3) Attending to the flesh of the body according to universal principles of compassion as members of humanity.
We can assess that wholeness of spirit relates to a universal deity for humanity. This involves welcoming the blossoms of the fruit of the spirit, and putting fleshy desires under dominion of the spiritual realm. The diagnosis is that a breach of spirit occurs when we put specific interests over the welfare of humanity. In that case, the spiritual fruit are relegated to a menial role, and fleshy desires have preeminence over the spirit. We plan to guard ourselves from a breach of the spirit by reverence to the divine worth of individuals everywhere. That plan enables the fruit of the spirit to blossom in the fleshy components of our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Implementing that plan comes about by having an inward focus that weeds out negativity and encourages the sunshine of positivity. That plan keeps our root, stem, and branches free of brokenness to enable the absorption of soft, and tender waters of life. Implementation of that plan is successful when the spirit is free to blossom with joy, peace, goodwiil, and eternal values.
Some people want to deny us the benefit of wholeness in our spirit that comes from alignment of our thoughts, emotions, and behavior. In the process of their denial, they use anger along with conflict towards belief in a universal deity, the spiritual fruit, and integration of the flesh with the spirit’s realm. They cause a breach in the spirit by alienation of inner peace. Pessimism, despair, and sadness are also tools they use to breach the spirit of joy, optimism, and faith. They share bad news to depress spiritual wholeness. Their notion of bargaining, conversation, and negotiation is to cause a breach in your spirit. In your broken condition, they solicit reliance on them for restoration through worldly offerings. They refuse to accept universal equality through the spiritual fruit that comforts the thoughts, emotions, and physical concerns of the flesh.
Reservoirs exist wherein is the intent is to cause a breach in the spirit. A broken spirit could manifest with hate, violence, despair, and terminal endings to cause havoc in communities. What is a reservoir according to my use of the word? A pimple on the face is one reservoir of undesirable matter, and another such reservoir could exist on another part of the body. Likewise, a terrorist cell is a reservoir that manifest on the lanscape in various geographic areas. In this light, reservoirs are groups that span over a geographic area with comparable behavior.
Intent to break the spirit is found in various reservoirs. Identifiable attitudes exit those reservoirs to incite unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that manifest from a breached spirit. Attitudes of words that exit them include verbal opposition to notions of an universal deity, a fruitful spirit, and a consideration for the welfare of the body. The attitude in their behavior is to declare superiority and dominance over qualities such as love, peace, faith, and everlasting life. Their intent in word and deed is to cause a breach in the spirit to demoralize neighborhoods everywhere. That intent transfers directly through those who want to be “God”, want to be the source of all worldly rewards, and want dominion over the physical body. Indirectly, the malicious intent against wholeness transfers through those who feel empowered through worldly gain while having a disregard for the welfare of others.
Attitudes that oppose wholeness of spirit enter us through a low sense of worth while experiencing social displacement. A low sense of worth often corresponds to a broken spirit. That’s because a breach occurs relating to the source of empowerment. Empowerment comes from the living deity residing in the soul. When that empowerment is breached, we are demoralized and willing to accept a place of belonging among those desolate of spiritual fruit. Attitudes enter into our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that cause a community to be broken. Our social interactions become engrossed in opposition to the universal deity, with disdain for the fruit of the spirit, and a disregard for a healthy body. Brokenness of spirit is disease upon humanity.
Who are the people who might be susceptible to hosting a breach of spirit? First, they are surrounded by circumstances that compel questions relating to inhumane actions. Especially their unfair treatment. Second, they begin to join social networks that build on perceptions of inequality relating to “them versus us”. The virus has bitten and the breach of spirit sets in. Third, attitudes in their words begin to express opposition to various sectors of people as their behavior becomes cold and hard towards their “persecutors”. Fourth, they begin to transfer the ideology of a larger anti-establishment movement as they seek to recruit “friends” to their “just cause”. Fifth, their sense of worth becomes engrossed in the praise received from disparaging the subject of their scorn. They become committed to a place of belonging that exist through a breach of spirit. In effect, the host is initially susceptible to hatred, conflict, despair, and fatal decisions.
Interrupting the cycle that breaches the spirit is possible for every individual. Let me number the ways: 1) Keep in mind that healing comes when we receive vaccination by the spiritual fruit. Wholeness of tongue is a tree of life. 2) Associate (identify) with reservoirs (social networks) that induce wholeness with humanity, neighbors, and communities. 3) Let life, love, faith, peace, and endurance exit in the words we speak and the deeds of our behavior. 4) Transfer attitudes beliefs, ideas, and information that bond and build bridges according to the ways of the spiritual fruit. 5) Be confident in the worth we have to the universal deity, assuring us a place of belonging with elements of preservation. 6) Guard self from susceptibilty by restraining intolerance, unhealthy habits, conflict, irreverance to spiritual concerns, and negativity. Simply following any single one of the five steps above will interrupt the cycle that breaches the spirit.