Up until the late 1800s the great enquiry for scientists, philosophers and theologians was the human soul. Writings on the soul dates back to ancient Greece. Contributions have come from sources including Plato, Pythagoras and Leonardo De Vinchy, More recent contributions came from the Theosophical Society with Alice Bailey and later Serge Benhayon. The explorations included work on what the soul was, where it was located and how it linked us to the spiritual world.
The soul can be describes as the essence we are born with.In my experience it is our source of love, It is though our soul that we can experience a divine connection. This is where I think some of my interesting insights come from. These revellations appear when I am most relaxed and not actiually thinking about a subject. It might be whilst meditating, walking in nature or when I first wake up.
By connecting to our soul we can experience love and an intuitive knowing. This connection can guide us through life and be a deep resource.
It is a natural part of living that we cover our soul with various layers. These layers are made up of our beliefs, assumptions, illusions, judgements and notions of self. The layers form through our experiences in life, the painful times, our successes, learnt behaviour, expectations, hopes, excuses, justifications, predjudices and attachments. It is when we break through these layers that we can connect to our soul. In my experience this happens when I meditate. It is when I calm my mind that I am free from the thoughts that keep me in absorbed in the layers around my soul.
Living a life that supports our connection to our soul keeps us connected to our source of love. This state of living can be supported with meditation, living with awareness, experiencing life through our senses, being concious of our intentions and acting out of love.
Although we may not always be connected to our soul we can enjoy many moments throughout the day when we live with that intention. In those moments we can more easily see the distractions in life for what they are and losen our attachments to them leading to deeper changes in the way we live our lives.
By Simon Brown