The Mysterious Soul
We are three-part beings with a body, a mind, and a soul. The body is our vessel. It is used putting our thoughts into action. Our mind thinks, learns, creates – it is our greatest creative tool we have. The soul? We cannot live unless we have all three parts. Yes, we have a soul. It is a reality that gives us life. In this age, the word soul is used enough that it is a common idea, discussed in certain cirlces. But the meaning of the word is clouded in the mysteries of our universe, our experience, religious and spiritual texts, as well as the history of the world cultures’ ideas; often we do not believe, and some don’t even know.
Reading the book Conversations with God, book 1 by Neale Donald Walsch was the first time that I felt that I could begin to define the soul and its purpose. The author claims that he actually experienced talking to God. I put my doubts aside and dug into the book. My conclusion was that I don’t see how he could have written this book without that conversation. It is still hard to live without doubts. But I have grown tremendously in my understanding in recent years. The way we talk – and the words we use – about religion, spirituality, soul have changed in recent times. Science today is significantly a part of the conversation, but it struggles with the change it is experiencing.
So, with the help of Neal Donald Walsch in Conversations with God, book 1, here are some insights into our soul.
- The soul joins the mind and body late in the fetus’ development. The body cannot survive without a soul.
- Your soul is your spirit, the ‘you’ – your inner self, your essence. It is your self-creating center, your subconscious, the sum total of every feeling you have ever created.
- The soul is a communication center. It is our connection to God. It is difficult to “hear” your soul. God talks to everybody, but many are not listening to that voice. We are continuously helped.
- Your soul’s only desire is to turn its grandest concept about itself into its greatest experience.
- Being is a function of your soul. Doing is the function of the body. The soul communicates with the body.
- The language of the soul is feeling.
- Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living. Your soul cares only about what you’re being while you are doing whatever you’re doing. It is a state of beingness the soul is after, not a state of doingness.
- What is your soul seeking to be? With God.
- Your soul is with God, and it knows it. What the soul is doing is trying to experience God while here. And what it is remembering is that the best way to have this experience is by doing nothing. There is nothing to do but to be; to try being whatever you like to be.
- Location, location, location. Where you are going to be is important. Are you going to be in a place called fear, or in a place called love? Where are you coming from as you encounter life?
- A place of fear: closed, distant, uncaring, inconsiderate, grumpy, resentful for what you are doing…
- A place of love; cheerful, confident, Joyful in your work, goodness, mercy, compassion, understanding, forgiveness, love, Godliness…
- Where you are determines your experience. Beingness (like energy) attracts beingness and produces an experience. There is an enormous menu of beingness from which to choose.
- The soul has a grand job, to choose states of being.
- You are on this planet to produce something with your soul. The soul leads you to the right and perfect opportunities for you.
- The soul is completely without need. That is not true of the body and mind.
- The function of the soul is to indicate its desire, not impose it. The function of the mind is to choose from its alternatives. The function of body is to act out that choice.
- When body, mind, and soul create together, in harmony and in unity, God is made flesh. Then does the soul know itself in its own experience. Then do the heavens rejoice.
- From certain states of being will spring a life so rich, so full, so magnificent, and so rewarding that worldly success will be of no concern to you. The way is open for things you need to flow to you.
- You are a tri-part being made of body, mind, spirit. You will always be a tri-part being. At death, the body changes form (the ethereal body), leaving the most dense part behind, but retaining always its outer shell. The mind (not to be confused with the brain) goes with you, joining with the spirit and the body as the one energy mass of three dimensions, or facets. In truth, you are one energy, yet with three distinct characteristics
- Each of us has our own unique spiritual soul signature.
Our hope in writing these blogs is to stretch your imagination, to encourage you to be what you can imagine yourself to be so that you can experience Truth, Joy, Love, and God. Hopefully understanding becomes food for you hungry soul.
because you are never apart
This is the truth of your being. We are whole.
So now you know the whole truth.”
~Neale Donald Walsch in Conversations with God, book 3~