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On Affinity

 

By George A. Boyd © 2002

Ray Compatibility Factors (Affinity)

Affinity refers to the spiritual connection between two potential partners. This is colored by the influence of the Seven Rays, relative spiritual evolution, the idealizing factors and the sense of essential identity. We will briefly discuss these factors in this article.

Influence of the Seven Rays

In general, the 28 different ray combinations yield a range of potential matches between individuals. These combinations and compatibility factors are shown below.

Combinations of the Rays

7-7

7-6

7-5

7-4

7-3

7-2

7-1

6-6

6-5

6-4

6-3

6-2

6-1

5-5

5-4

5-3

5-2

5-1

4-4

4-3

4-2

4-1

3-3

3-2

3-1

2-2

2-1

1-1

Quality of Match

Combination

Example

Match

Relative Compatibility

same ray

7-7

best

high

both even

both odd

6-2

5-7

good to fair

high medium

medium

low medium

odd with even

4-3

fair to poor

low

very low

Relative Spiritual Evolution

One of the complicating factors in affinity is the divergence of spiritual evolution, e.g., the number of nodal points between the two individuals’ souls. While this is not set in stone, there are some general guidelines for spiritual evolutionary divergence.

Number of Nodal Points Separating the Souls of Potential Partners

Less than 24 nodal points

Best

25-48

Good

49-72

Medium

73-96

Fair

97+

Poor

The Idealization Factor

In contrast to divergence of spiritual evolution, the devotional or idealizing factor tends to overcome the difficulty inherent in navigating the wide gulf between the partners’ souls. These types of idealization or devotion include:

Loving another as a Divine infant or child

Loving another as an eternal friend

Loving another as an ideal spouse or eternal consort (Soul Mate)

Loving another as a god or goddess

Loving another as an ancestral sage or ideal parent (Divine Father, Divine Mother)

Loving another as a teacher or guru

Loving another as an incarnation of God or Avatar

Differences in Faith

Differences in religious background (when the religious and spiritual groups or faiths are on different Rays) will decrease affinity. The variance of positioning of these faiths on the Great Continuum of Consciousness, in Subtle, Planetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic or Transcendental Bands, contributes to this distancing effect. For example, in the First Exoteric Planetary Initiation, we see the array of faiths across the Rays.

1st Ray Classical Judaism

2nd Ray Democracy

3rd Ray Catholicism

4th Ray Essene Judaism, Natural Healing

5th Ray Social Justice Christianity

6th Ray Evangelical Christianity

7th Ray Kabalistic Judaism

Faiths also align on the Great Continuum of Consciousness according to the band of the continuum on which one dwells. Sampling from this continuum we find:

Plane

Examples of Religious or Spiritual Groups Arising on this Plane

Subtle Realms

Pagan, Wiccan faiths

Biophysical Universe Plane

Nature Religions, Native American Religions

Abstract Mind Plane

Christian Science, Science of Mind, Scientology

Psychic Realm

Mormon Faith, UFO Cults, Spiritualism

1st Exoteric Planetary Initiation

Judeo-Christian Religions

1st Esoteric Planetary Initiation

12 Mystery Schools

2nd Planetary Initiation

I AM Movement, Church Universal and Triumphant

3rd Planetary Initiation

Theosophy, teachings of Alice Bailey

1st Cosmic Initiation

Hatha Yoga, Astanga Yoga, Kriya Yoga

2nd Cosmic Initiation

MSIA

5th Cosmic Initiation

Risen Christ Yoga, teachings of the Cosmic Masters

Supracosmic (73 paths)

Shaivite, Buddhist Vaisnavite, Muslim , Zoroastrian, and Sikh faiths

Bridge Path

Mudrashram® Lineage

1st Transcendental Path

Subud

2nd Transcendental Path

Radha Soami, Sant Mat paths

3rd Transcendental Path

teachings of Avatar Meher Baba

4th Transcendental Path

teachings of the Urantia Book

5th Transcendental Path

Eckankar™

7th Transcendental Path

"Knowledge," Elan Vital™

To be on the same spiritual path or in the same religion can be a cementing factor in relationships, provided both partners are "equally yoked" in the words of St. Paul. This means that the partners have a similar understanding of the faith and share a common perspective and hold largely the same values and aims.

Essential Identity Factors

The spiritual connection contributing to affinity is likewise enhanced when one senses that an individual resonates to the same spiritual essence in the same domain as their partner. These domains are shown below:

The noetic connection, that one resonates to the same nucleus of identity or ensouling entity, also plays a role in tying two individuals together. These ensouling entities and nuclei of identity are listed below:

Ensouling Entity

Band of the Great Continuum of Consciousness

Soul Spark

Subtle

Soul

Planetary

Monad

Transplanetary

Astral Soul

Cosmic

Supracosmic Soul

Supracosmic

Transcendental Ensouling Entity

Bridge Path, Transcendental Paths 1-6

Satchitananda

Transcendental Path 7

 

Nuclei of Identity

Band or Plane of Manifestation

Carnal or Natural Self

Biophysical Universe

Wave of Time, the apperceptive atom

Abstract Mind

Colored seed, in archetypal form

Psychic Realm

Moon Soul

1st Planetary Initiation

Solar Angel

2nd Planetary Initiation

Manasic Vortex

3rd Planetary Initiation

[Augoiedes]

4th Planetary Initiation

Cosmic Consciousness

1st Cosmic Initiation

Cosmic Soul Awareness

2nd Cosmic Initiation

Cosmic Triune Center

3rd Cosmic Initiation

Universal (Avataric) Consciousness

4th Cosmic Initiation

God Consciousness

5th Cosmic Initiation

Supracosmic seed atom

Supracosmic Paths

Affinity cannot usually be developed: it either exists or doesn’t exist. It can be altered to some degree, for example, when one converts to another faith or when one makes great strides in spiritual evolution to come to a closer, or co-equal, footing with their partner.

Affinity is an innate principle that draws two individuals together to powerfully bond them, or may distance them indissolubly. When it is right, it is magic. And when it is out of attunement, any relationship can turn into a wilderness of loneliness and alienation. We hope you will reflect on affinity as you have experienced it with friends and loved ones, and with those with whom you have not had positive relationships.

We consider affinity along with other factors in our Relationship Compatibility Reading, and some of you may find this provides a helpful clarification and confirmation of your intuitive sense.

Having good affinity with your partner contributes to the feeling you are on the same mission or on the same path, and share the same intuitive and cosmological perspective. The deep sense of truly seeing eye-to-eye and feeling a powerful connection in your spiritual hearts and in your souls provides an abiding transpersonal foundation for keeping your personal relationships together. When you have affinity with another person, you feel it and know it beyond words.

 

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