What is Soul? Part 1

art by Rebecca Schweiger

In wanting to understand my self and the purpose of Soul in my life I asked Soul some questions.

What is Soul?

The essence of self.

Of course, I had to look up the words essence and self.  Here is what I discovered.

Essence according to Webster’s Dictionary is:

Function: noun

1 : the basic nature of a thing : the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <the essence of love is unselfishness>

Self according to Wikipedia is:

The self is the subject of one’s own experience of phenomena: perception, emotions, thoughts. In phenomenology, it is conceived as what experiences, and there isn’t any experiencing without an experiencer, the self. The self is therefore an “immediate given”, an intrinsic dimension of the fact of experiencing phenomena. In some other trends of philosophy, the self is instead seen as requiring a reflexive perception of oneself, the individual person, meaning the self in such a view is an object of consciousness.

So, then, Soul is that quality that makes me, my self, who and what I am?


art by Greg Sobel
art by Greg Sobel

If Soul if the very nature of Me why do I often feel so disconnected from Soul?

It is impossible to be disconnected from Soul.

I beg to differ.  I have felt lost these past few days, without any guidance from Soul.

We have been here the whole time.  Your fear muted our voice.

Why are you using the plural here?

Soul is not unique in the context of individuality.  Soul is All One.  Soul is connected to All That Is and All That Is is Everywhere and Everything.

Your getting a little woo woo for me here.  No wonder I press the mute button.

If you only knew and could feel that you are never alone and We are All One you would never be afraid again.

I’ve heard all this before . . .

Yet, you have never embraced it.  Why is that?

Because I’m afraid I will lose my individuality.  I’m afraid I will no longer be me.  I’m afraid I’ll never be the same again.

What has sameness gotten you?

art by Leva Daniels
art by Leva Daniels

Not very far.  That’s for damn sure.  I feel stuck in fear.

How do you recommend I embrace this concept?

A concept is a construct of the mind.  Allow your heart to feel.

I’m so afraid.



Yes.  We’ll keep it simple.  When ever you are afraid, breathe. 

I can do that.

Yet, you don’t.

That’s true.  I know the power of the breath yet I continually hold it.  I’m afraid of change and I know that breathing deeply is about trust.  I have to allow and trust to really bring the breath deep into my body.

Yes.  For the next few days focus on your breath.  When ever you are afraid breathe deeply.  Notice how your life changes.

o.k., I’m willing to experiment here.  Can We continue this conversation in the future.

Of course!  We are always here.

Della is a psychic, a channel and a yogi.  If you would like to know more about her and her services click here.

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