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Body or Soul?

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When I am in the consciousness of the body, this role and personality that is visible, then everything is based on a physical reality. My happiness, love and even my security comes from a physical dimension.

All that is physical is temporary. Even this body is temporary and one day it will no longer remain. I therefore remain in the shadow of fear – the fear of losing that which I have or the fear on not achieving that which I ‘need’.

In the consciousness of soul I am connected to the spirit. My needs are fulfilled from a spiritual source within the self and from the Supreme – both of which are eternal and immortal. I become detached from all that is physical. I am here and I use the physical but there is no dependency and hence there is no fear of losing anything. I remain stable and content.

Let me learn to remain soul conscious.

 

Om Shanti

November 24, 2016 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

The Reality of Me

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When I ask myself the question – Who am I? How do I choose to respond?

The ‘I’ that I am familiar with is based on many levels of identities.

There is the physical identity – the ‘roles’ I play, the titles I have and the identity by which others know me – my relationships etc.

I also identify myself as a personality – the way I express and experience myself. This ‘self’ has been created over time, through the experiences and learning I have acquired in life. It has been developed through events and the environments that have influenced me in life – culture, society, schooling etc.

The least obvious one I connect with is my real identity – one based on spiritual awareness. In this awareness I know ‘I’ exist – the conscience and conscient self. Not the role but the one whom the role belongs to, not the body but the one whom the body belongs to, not the personality but the one whom the personality belongs to. I am the one that holds all of these but am not any of them.

So really ‘Who I am?’

I am energy, the life force, the soul. The one that is eternal light and life. How much am I aware of the real ‘I’ and how often do I understand and experience the real ‘I’?

Unless I learn to understand and experience the real ‘I’, my ‘being and doing’ will continue to be based on my physical identity and my personality, developed though life experiences. In fact I will remain in denial of my own reality and furthermore deny myself the experience of being that.

Can I experience myself as a soul?

 

Om Shanti

May 26, 2016 at 6:27 am Leave a comment

I am!

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Originally and eternally my nature, my personality has always been one of virtues and qualities.

I, the soul, am born into a body and through that I perform actions. I play my various roles through this body as I act and interact with other souls and with matter.

As I do this a natural mechanism comes into play – An action that is repeated many times becomes a habit and when a habit is repeated of a long period of time it becomes a personality trait. Over time I also accumulate many experiences and memories that influence me in the actions I chose to do.
This process, that is at play, has made me who I am – the person I know and see and believe to be me.

This personality of ‘mine’ – the one that I have become – has weaknesses, expresses vices and generates so many waste thoughts and feelings. It causes sorrow to the self and others because of the direct influence this personality has on my behaviour.

However, originally and eternally this is not me, not really. Neither am I the body, nor the roles and thus I am also not the personality I believe myself to be.

Step away from the false belief and chose to be who you really are.

 

Om Shanti

April 9, 2015 at 6:32 am Leave a comment

Who Am I?

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They say that we are three people: the one I think I am, the one others think I am and the one I really am.

So who am I really? Who am I?
I am a soul.
I am a soul within this body

I know this but do I understand the deep significance of this truth?
Do I even care?

I am a soul…. I am energy, I am light.

As a soul, I am eternal and immortal ….. I am never born and I will never die.

I cannot be seen with these eyes and yet I exist without a doubt.
I am beyond matter and sound, beyond anything tangible yet I know I do exist.

It is I that speaks through these lips and sees through these eye. The body does not see, it is the soul that sees. The body does not speak, it is the soul that speaks through the body.

I am the soul, the traveller and this is my journey through time.

 

Om Shanti

January 29, 2015 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Consciousness

Body consciousness is the belief, within the subconscious mind, that I am the body and all that is associated with it: roles, positions, wealth, culture etc.
In body consciousness I will do anything to protect and preserve the body and its reputation. In a way it portrays a ‘physical power’, which shows itself in the way I speak, act or am perceived in the world I live in.

Soul consciousness is the belief, within the subconscious mind, that I am the soul within this body. In this consciousness I will identify myself with my innate qualities, values and virtues and express them through the body…even if it means renouncing my body-based reputation. Soul consciousness brings ‘spiritual power’ which protects and preserves the inner being.

I can either be in the consciousness of body or soul. I can have only one awareness at any one time and there is no in between.

What consciousness do I live in?

Om Shanti

December 11, 2011 at 7:01 am Leave a comment


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