Wednesday, January 6, 2010

So, What is the Soul?

To progress along our individual paths of spirituality it is necessary to develop an understanding of the soul. Our soul is not something that we have; it is something that we are. The soul is the life energy within a human person. The soul is what gives life. It is also the adhesive that holds us together, the principle of integration and individuation within us. As long as we are alive, which means that we have a soul within us, all of the chemicals within us work together to form a body. At the point of death, we no longer have a body. Chemicals that used to work together begin to go their own way. Once the soul has left the body, decomposition occurs. Life stops and we literally fall apart.

The soul has a dual purpose. It puts the fire in our veins and keeps us energized, vibrant, living with zest and a sense of hope. It also keeps us fixed together. It gives us a sense of who we are, where we came from and where we are going. We are given this gift of fire, our souls become illuminated, and we are invited to live in the presence of God.
Faith in Jesus Christ enriches the soul because the message of Jesus is all about love, hope, and belonging.  To feed the soul within us, we are all given the invitation to experience God's love and life.  God has already accepted us as his beloved children, it is now up to us to understand and accept God's invitation to be loved. 
God is all you need. 



"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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