"I am the Soul
I am the Light Divine
I am Love, I am Will
I am Perfect Design"
I still remember this quote from one of my first spiritual Mentors. It has stayed with me all these years and I take the time to connect with the meaning behind these words regularly.
For me, the Soul Presence is part of our humanness, the most ephemral aspect of ourselves, often refered to as our Spirit. The Soul is not physical and therefore possibly not present except in the form of "belief", yet as we take the time to listen deeply within, it makes its presence known.
Anyone who has lost a loved one knows the chilling moment when they see the body without its animation. It is as though that person had just disappeared out of the body. the loss is palpable yet mysterious too. Where did they go? Some say nowhere, duist to dust.
And this is now in the territory of belief. It is my belief, and my experience, that the Soul leaves the body upon death and travels somewhere. My first experience of this was one summer day when I was 18 years old. I was in the back seat of a car that accidently hit a person on the highway (what was he doing on the highway you might ask?) and killed him.
The four of us were sitting high up on a hill waiting for the police and ambulence to arrive, when the young man who was dead came up and sat beside me. Yes, indeed. He said through the inner plane, "shat is happening". So I told him, "that's you down there. You were just killed by our car. I am sorry to tell you that you are dead".
At the time I kept this bizzare incident to myself, but over the years apprenticing with a Spiritual Healer, I know exactly what transpired that day, and have a visceral sense always of our traveling Souls. Zoom Zoom. When the body is finished the Soul simply discards is and moves on.
So why am I telling this story? Again, belief.
I believe that there is a journey we all take and it goes over many, many lifetimes. That journey is the communion and cultivation of the Soul Presence in our evolution, and you might say, our return to Love. The destiny path is one of finding peace and joy in the Present, and enjoying the ride. Or at least being conscious of the ride!
Sometimes I feel very dis-connected from my soul energy, as if it is floating somewhere above, or worse, blocked altogether. This dis-connect has lasted months for me in the past, and early in life probably years, but not longer because eventually I feel so sad to be so split off from myself, that I do find a way home.
The way back is often slow but always conscious. It starts with a decision to become aware. I must draw back and draw into the body and listen to the signs, to take the time to breathe and do the Spiritual Practices that I know how to do. To pull the energy into my central chakra pillar and ground.
As we we are directed and led by an inner knowing and trusting of an experience of our divinity, we connect with the eternal aspects of ourselves. When we are in connection with that awareness of Self the light shines within, and then without. We become healthy and magnetic. We release toxic emotions and often physical ailments falls away too. And there is more effortlessness and flow internally, which extends to how we feel throughout our day, and how we are with ourselves and others.
We become lighter, happier.
When it is not present, there is more doubt and confusion, sometimes even anger and resentment that emerges. This of course is what keeps us spinning our wheels, feeling frustrated, and short tempered.
It is as if the soul energy is always humming in the background, ready to get us back on track, to not "sweat the small stuff" as that little book suggests.
Even more, it is a compass through which to direct our moment by moment choices about how to be, what to do, which opportunity to follow. It guides and tweeks our plans, moves us toward our destiny path, brings us home to the Self.
Big Self, Higher Self. Not the part of us that questions and second-guesses things or ourselves. Not the part that keeps us hiding and staying small, and not going after more for ourselves.
This comes all the way down to the physical, to the day to day decisions we make for ourselves.
In truth, we can never separate the way we feel emotionally from the way we feel physically, and the way through getting all locked up and stuck can swiftly be replaced with allowance and flow once we can manage our energy with consciousness. Consciousness is not over-rated! It is what we are moving toward.
Every bit of time spent on self-care, even when you are extremely busy, will pay off ten-fold, and the way you focus your mind on what you intend for your day, as well as the enthusiasm you hold for your visions and dreams. It will inform all of your choices and decisions in a positive way.
As you grow your ideal business you are also growing your ideal lifestyle, so ask yourself the question "What do I really want?" "How can I get that swiftly and easily?" The rest is organizing and prioritizing your time and projects with your goals in mind.
Let being led by the Soul Presence be your guide and light. That way you don't need anyone else giving you permission to own your destiny!