This year I’ve committed to finally finishing my first book, which happens to be mainly about the human Spirit and Soul and how they are alike as well as different. Growing up, I’ve heard these two terms used interchangeably by adults in my church, family, school, etc. and I honestly never really knew there was any difference at all. However, I’m come to understand that they are in fact quite different and those variances are beyond divinely incredible…
We’ve all heard at one time or another someone say that a person “has spirit” or that a song might be “soulful”, and what is apparent is that BOTH spirit and soul invoke emotion and are deeply embedded within us, so that when the creative force they invoke surfaces whether it be via painting, writing, singing, or mud wrestling (lol), each bring from our core that which makes us each human beings with a living purpose. They are intertwined and affecting one another as a whole, and yet maintaining their respected uniqueness and differences all the while.
You see, according to most religious definitions our “souls” are who we are while our “spirits” are what we have. However, I digress to argue that this can also apply the other way around. I say that since both are infinite expressions of Prime Creator, Source, God…(whatever term you feel most comfortable with), and neither can be destroyed, only ever transformed, that we could also say that we are also in fact spirits as well and also have souls just as much.
But we live in a world of duality, so what fun would it be if I didn’t get into the juicy stuff of how everything has an opposing friend to keep all of existence in harmony and balance? I don’t get to say this often, but I do agree with religion’s view that our Spirit is the (perhaps not so literal) breath of God. I just prefer to describe it instead as “a sound wave of a certain frequency signature.” But that’s just the nerd in me talking…
I also agree that the Spirit is what provides us Consciousness of Self. It is our Awareness and is ever-flowing, ever-present in the Now. It is our direct connection to Source and is the origin of our intuition, drive, grace, purpose, and sense of Oneness. I also believe that the Spirit is energetically connected to Mother Earth as we are incarnated here as human beings. Our Spirit is what provides us our “mana” or life-force energy during our lifetimes.
If one lacks connection, to Oneself, to others, to a higher purpose, to God our Source Consciousness…there is a good possibility that you could end up “spiritually dead”. Not having a sense of purpose or direction in life is often what makes people falling into depression and feel a sense of disconnection and unworthiness in their lives.
Okay, so onto the Soul. My take on the Soul is that it is something unique to Humanity and is a collective container of all the memories you’ve ever had from every life you’ve ever lived. It also contains every personality, every ancestral trauma, every perception, belief, experience, etc. It carries as well every single one of our unexpressed potentials, talents, abilities, lying dormant waiting to emerge in this life or the next.
Your soul is like your blueprint; your grand design. The book you’re writing across all dimensions of the Universe. You forget the chapters that came before when you are writing the current one (the reasons why are another entire article which I will most certainly save for another day!), but you are literally building it as you go. It is kind of like one of those Choose Your Adventure books when we were kids, remember? 🙂 Yes, just like that…
The Soul can be split, matrix-ed, fractal-ed. In fact, this is how our memory is wiped before incarnating. While incarnated the Soul is heavily influenced by the Ego-Mind, although under that layer it contains your hidden desires, your talents, and abilities, your ever-unfolding greatness…
So, while they are both YOU, they are both NOT YOU at the same time…and really…would you expect anything less and would really want it any other way in this crazy, cosmic, amazing, beautiful, conscious Universe???
Have a great weekend everyone!
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
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