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If we make every effort to avoid the death of the body, even more, we should endeavor to avoid the death of the Soul.

Stress, Anxiety, Fears – they are all passions. We must deal with all our passions and overcome them one by one.

What are the Passions and How to Fight Them?

Saint Basil the Great explains passions. He starts first, by defining what virtue is, which is when we take the faculties and gifts that God created inside us, when He created us in His image, and use those same faculties and gifts to be able to turn towards God and to turn into His likeness.

Contrary to this is what the passions are: we take those

same faculties and gifts and turn toward something temporal, that is created, instead of using them towards the Creator. Thus, our passions and pleasures, grow and develop inside us.

After defining virtues and passions, we must now understand where passions came from. They were never part of the original image of God that was placed inside of humanity. Therefore, what the Christian has to realize is that virtue is what is natural, and the unnatural is seeing passions develop inside the human being.

It is not natural, neither normal, for us to give in to the passions. It is when humanity fell and distanced itself from God and His goodness that passions came to be. We let ourselves exposed to the evil that could occur inside us.

Now, what do the passions do to us?
What we see is that when a person is overtaken by his/her passions, something inside him/her happens and that something is unruly. It becomes an addiction, so he/she acts in an unnatural way. Thus, this is a struggle and there comes a state of illness. The Fathers of the Church speak of passions as if they turned a person mad (madness, craziness).
Why? Because passion pushes people to do things that naturally they would not do.

The Passions: self-love, gluttony, lust, love of money and greed, sadness, apathy and boredom, anger, fear, vainglory, and pride. They are all interconnected.

How can we then fight those passions?

By Praying and Meditating with your Soul Energy Noosphere Regulators, you can defeat all your passions by God’s Will, with time! Even in silence, by just feeling the Divine Light of God! With your Soul Energy Noosphere Regulators, you are able to balance stress levels and minimize the negative physical effect in your body. As stress starts in your mind, meditation is the perfect antidote to cope with it. Through mindfulness, stress and anxieties from the past or present begin to fade as you allow yourself to see the bigger picture. You become more involved in the present and choose to focus your attention on your soul salvation.

Soul Energy Noosphere Regulators erase all passions of yours through the Divine Light of God! They are not coming already from within your heart and mind. You do not suffer anymore. You do not allow the desires of your body and mind to control your life. You are not lead to sinfulness anymore. You are not opposed to the Will and the ways of Lord anymore.

God knows that we are weak and we will fall many times as we walk with Lord Jesus Christ. He knows we are all “works in progress” and knowing that He has allowed for our imperfections while we are going through the process of transformation to overcome the passions of the flesh.

And God has not left us without the things we need to have the victory over the passions of the flesh. He has given us many things to enable us to fight our passions, the main gift being the giving of the Holy Spirit. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to transform us into the image of Lord Jesus Christ, and that means specifically to help us overcome the passions of the flesh, as the Scripture says:

“…for if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” Romans 8:13-14

The keyword in this verse is YOU. If YOU, by the Holy Spirit, put to death the deeds of the body you will live.

It is the work of the Holy Spirit to transform you into the image of Lord Jesus Christ, but you must activate the Holy Spirit to fight when needed.

And to arm the Holy Spirit to be able to help us in our time of need, we MUST study the Scriptures and absorb them into our hearts and minds. This is critical to being able to overcome the passions of the flesh.

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