a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull.
Integrity of Spirit, mind and body. Adherence to moral and ethic principles, not only belief. This is connecte to the state of being whole, entire or undiminished. This is how we were created to be. Adherence to moral and ethical principles leads to soundness of moral character, exemplifying honesty and truth, unimpaired, in perfect condition. Sound.
Integrity is very closely related to purity. Purity also denotes an unimpaired, perfect condition.
the condition or quality of being pure; freedom from anything that debases, contaminates, pollutes,etc.: the purity of drinking water.
freedom from any admixture or modifying addition.
Purity indicates freedom from anything that debases, contaminates, or pollutes.
So purity and integrity both indicate strength in that they are undiminished and unimpaired, presenting themselves as created to be. Do we want integrity? Then we must maintain our honesty and purity on all levels. This will keep us strong.
Purity in Spirit. Integrity. Honesty. Truth. Adherence to moral and ethical principles. Doing that which is right! This maintains our strength. Anything less will diminish our strength. When our intentions are impure, will will falter and become weak. We also weaken ourselves when we do not live up to ethical standards of Truth. Guilt, indifference, dishonesty, selfishness, laziness, judging and blaming...these all sidetrack us and slow us down. In order to strengthen ourselves we must be honest and straightforward in our efforts to live up to the highest standards we can.
Purity of Mind. Honesty in what we tell ourselves and others. Honesty always reflects the Truth of our divinity, as we were created in the image and likeness of God. Anything less is not True, no matter what appearances say. To have purity of mind means to see this and not the illusion of imperfection, which we manifest with our beliefs. Manifest that which is True by preserving the integrity of our True Nature, pure and perfect as we were created to be. Our reality on earth is set in our mind. To bring heaven about on this earth is to bring into manifestation the perfection of heavenly design. This is God's will for us. To see the perfection beyond the illusion of imperfection is to keep the mind pure. Also be pure in motive. Rigorous honesty is what makes us strong. To thine own self be true. Thy inner self, not the self of selfish motives, but the inner self which is Pure. Be true to that part of you which is Perfect Love. Integrity is the inner strength which purity brings.
Purity of Body. This is where the action occurs. This is our physical world. Keep it pure! Keep the earth pure, the air pure, the water pure, the food pure...this will purify our physical world and maintain integrity on the physical plane. Strength.
This is true of the earth as a whole and it is true of our own personal bodies. What you breathe, drink and eat should be pure to maintain natural integrity and strength.
The products you use on your body enter your pores, and therefore these should also be pure. Anything less than pure is dishonest, because integrity and truth are not presence. Purity is freedom from anything else added in.
Honesty. Truth. Integrity. Purity. Strength.
Honesty is presenting something as it really is. Artificial means fake. Not real. Honest in food is real food. Artificial food is a lie. It deceives. It will not bring the strength that you seek. Purity in food means nothing else added in. Freedom from admixture or modifying addition. Adding artificial ingredients in means our food is no longer pure, lacks integrity, and is associated with weakness rather than strength. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that.
Do we lack integrity? We may not think so because we don't openly lie, or because we do what we say we will do in our daily actions. We always try to do the best that we can for others. But do we really do the best that we can, or simply the best we know how? For real integrity, perhaps we need to expand our idea of doing our best. Doing the best that we can means DOING the best that we are truly capable of....in all areas of spirit, mind and body....not just those areas which are convenient for us.
Strive for integrity on all levels by keeping it pure. Ask yourself if the way you are thinking or acting is in keeping with Original Plan.
What is meant by, "Original Plan?" It's acting in accordance with the way we were designed, and respecting and using the resources provided to us as they were designed to be used. Do we have faith in how we were designed? Make it pure faith by behaving like we believe we were created in the image of God! Purify your faith as well by behaving as if you believe the earth is the perfect environment for us.
Stop blaming the ragweed and find out why your own strength has been weakened. There's no such thing as the "flu season," and plants are here for our good. There are many examples that could be used. The point is that do we believe we were placed on this planet by accident? It will support us in life if we purify our use of the elements and if we purify ourselves in our own hearts and minds. Why would we ever choose to diminish our strength?
Spiritual impurities we can avoid include such things as hatred, blame, intolerance, cruelty, violence, gossiping, stealing, lying, cheating, imposing our will upon others, greed, selfishness, indifference and anything other than love. ANYTHING other than love in all cases. ALL cases...not just those that matter to us.
Mental impurities include negative thinking, doubt, worry, judgemental attitudes, blame, jealousy, and other thought patterns which do not coincide with the Truth. We must discipline our minds to steady our course on that which is only True. The Truth is that we are created in the image and likeness of God. God is Love, God is Good, God is Life. Our minds are meant to be the connecting link between spirit and body. Are we using our minds in the proper manner?
Our mind should be used to direct our physical actions in ways that promote the will of God...Good...Good for us and everyone else. The mind is best used by focusing upon solutions rather than problems. Solutions are reflective of the pure nature of God, whereas the problems are distortions of Truth. To solve problems the solution must be focused upon in order to manifest Truth. Pure thoughts are essential to this. There is no room for the impurity of doubt, nor of lazy intentions or anything else that water it down. Anything less than the Truth of our Divinity will put us to one degree or another in a compromised world. Of course this is the human condition, but how far from the Truth do we wish to stray? This is the cause of all disease.
Properly using the mind as the connecting link between spirit and body will solve every problem there is, to the degree in which our thoughts and actions are pure.
Purity on the physical level means to live in accordance with natural laws. Physical impurities means to bring into our physical experience that which is not pure, and that which is not according to Natural Design. This includes synthetic aromas, foods, drinks, etc. This also includes any physical actions which are unnatural to us, as in overexertion or underexertion, for instance. Purity means to purely and solely act in accordance with our design.
Of course no one holds perfect ideals, perfect thoughts and maintains perfect adherence to natural laws, and that's okay. That's okay so long as we understand that the consequences are in direct relation to the purity of our intention, our thoughts and our actions are. Our strength relies on the purity which we display. The more impure our intentions, thoughts and actions, the weaker we will be come. To make impure means to dilute. Impurities dilute our strength.
Be strong! The way you were created to be! Do as much as you can to act in accordance with how you were originally designed. We were designed to be healthy and strong. Purity is the core of strength. Integrity is living the Truth.