Re: Two Hundred and Sixteen
Ron, I have a different view when it comes to the three realms which may or may not help you in your quest.
The first realm physical as you say.
The second realm is the spiritual, the spiritual, non physical, truer aspects of self. This realm includes much of the principles you already follow and maybe even more. It includes neutral, non resistance, love, blending, Ki etc. etc. and the principles which are inherent. This is also true mind the spirit/mind realm is one and the same.
The third realm is the realm of the divine or holy or god or universal or however else you want to put it including infinite.
If you excuse me putting it simple (some may say being simplistic) but I like to call it putting some perspective on it to take away significance I would give you one example:
I believe the way you practice Aikido you will be aware of your own spherical, spiritual space and it's use in Aikido. I assume also that you may equate love with this space. If so then that would be an example of part of the second realm. Your space, your love, your Ki etc. all being utilized in blending with the same of the others.
Now if you can imagine reaching beyond your space and love and joining with the universal love then you will be experiencing the third realm.
Thus Ki wise too you get to get better and better reality on your own Ki and that of others first and then when you let yours join with the infinite or universal Ki then you start to experience the third realm.
Such is my view anyway in theory and in practice.