Posts tagged ‘soul’

Parallel Universe

I live in a parallel universe. One is the physical world in which I am the person I know with the personality, habits and role that I play. The other existence is in the universe within – my own inner world.

At each moment these two universes and two existences of myself are connected by the decisions I make. Every decision and therefore every action that follows affects both my inner self as well as my outer personality.

Silence and stillness are the natural nature of I the soul, I crave for them and search for them, yet they seem so out of reach. Why is this?

With every decision I make I give priority to sustaining the needs of the role and the personality that I am. The needs of the soul get overlooked. Who is this personality I have come to be subservient to? Who is it that consistently takes priority over the deepest and most sacred part of me, the soul?

It is the ego – the one that needs to be recognised, understood and respected. The one that has to be always right and win no matter what the cost. In trying to ensure the ego is sustained I renounce my peace, my happiness and more.

With courage let me decide to give priority to sustaining of the soul, the spirit that I am.

 

Om Shanti

March 16, 2017 at 8:17 am 1 comment

Sailing the Ship of Life

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Internally there is a belief that I am the captain of my ship and yet often I find the ship of my life sails in whichever direction the wind of challenges, situations, relationships, circumstances take it.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to ensure I reach my destination. It’s not what happens that determines my future, it’s how I respond to what happens.

Let me truly accept that am the captain of my ship and the responsibility that lies with that.

Then as the winds of challenges blow and circumstance arises – let me learn, adjust, gain experience and become wiser – until I learn to master the winds.

Then through the choppy waters of life and the stormy days I, the captain, will sail through and reach the other shore – it is my destiny after all.

 

Om Shanti

March 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm 2 comments

Believing into Being

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When I look at myself and keep focusing on the weaknesses that exist within my own personality then it will lead me into depression.

Weaknesses do not belong to me but I have acquired them through life experiences and so it appears as if they belong to me – but they don’t!

Do I believe that?

What I need to do is see the truth within myself, about myself, and believe that.

Let me understand that I am a soul. I need to have conviction in what it means to be a soul. Believe in the soul’s true nature and innate qualities.

Without belief there is no power of authority in that truth.

Like a picture of the sun – looking at it again and again will not give me light or heat. I need to see the real sun and then I will experience it.

Experience makes us worthy and powerful.

Experience gives us spiritual authority.

 

Om Shanti

February 9, 2017 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

My Original Self

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When thoughts are expressed they lead to words and action. This expression of thoughts creates an experience for the self and leaves a memory of that experience within the subconscious.

When I repeat the same words and actions again and again, they become a habit. And when habits are repeated, over time, they become my personality – it reflects the way I am.

This personality I am now, has been created, over time, through expression and experience. Layers of experiences have superseded each other with dominating personality traits overpowering more subtle and gentle ones.

I take a deep breath and reflect on this ‘created’ personality of mine and the thought arises from deep within the soul – what was my original personality? Will I ever return to that original pure personality that I was?

And my conscience responds in a whisper – this is the destiny of the soul.

 

Om Shanti

January 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

Stop and Observe

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In a fast moving world that operates on the basis of actions and reactions, is it possible for me to step back and observe?

My automatic reaction to life’s dramas seem to be controlled by a force that I am not directly managing. And then these reactions become the basis of my tomorrow.

In the face of situations let me see if I can apply a brake. To stop and not engage at any level – whether it be my thoughts, words, actions or even feelings.

If I am able to stop then I can become the observer of the scene – Who is doing what and why?

If I can step back even further then I become the observer of the self and my behaviour within the scene. What am I thinking and feeling about the scene and what are the needs and desires which are fuelling that?

Developing the ability to ‘Stop’ will allow me to begin to understand the things that control me from a very deep space within the soul. I begin to reveal myself to myself and in doing so I am able to become free.

 

Om Shanti

January 5, 2017 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

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

My Self Created Personality

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The person I am today is not the same as the one I was last year or even yesterday. As I go through life I am continuously learning and my personality and character develops over time.

I express myself every day, from moment to moment, often charged with anger, upset or even sadness and then at other times with happiness and enthusiasm . These emotional reactions are a result of a personality that has developed over time. But it is not my true or original personality.

When I allow myself to consciously step away from the safety of the character I have come to believe I am, I step away from the illusion – I let go of all the acquired cleverness, skills, knowledge, experiences and allow my true personality to emerge.

Who am I? I am who I was always and always will be – constant, consistent and forever. I am the spiritual being, the soul, full of all goodness and power. Complete and perfect without the need to prove my self-worth.

Do I have the courage to stop and step away from my self-created personality and respond from my non polluted and original self?

 

Om Shanti

November 10, 2016 at 7:38 am Leave a comment

Peace, Silence and Power

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Peace of mind begins when there is no waste or negativity within my thinking. It is then that the incognito battle within the mind stops. Thoughts slow down and become few and I experience peace within my mind.

If I allow anything to come and disturb this state of thinking then I myself am responsible for the peacelessness that arises. Peace or peacelessness are a state of mind. Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved through understanding.

From peace I consciously take a step into silence. I connect with the feelings and vibrations around me and within me. This opens the door to experience the subtlety of my authentic self.

Within the experience of self, the power of spirit emerges. A spiritual strength which gives a sense of contentment and completeness. Of having reached my destination.

 

Om Shanti

November 3, 2016 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

The Magnet

InheritenceThe relationship with the Supreme is often likened to a magnet. His power is such that it can draw and connect souls to Him easily. Just as a needle is drawn and connected to the magnet without effort.

However for this to happen the soul must be clean and free from rust. If rust has developed on the soul then no matter how powerful the magnet it will not be able to pull the soul. The connection will not happen.

The rust that develops on the soul, over time, begins when it starts to identify itself with the body. When body consciousness develops, the soul, starts to use the vices such as greed, attachment and anger for it’s ‘survival’ in the world. These vices are the the rust that slowly covers the soul completely until it forgets it was ever a soul at all.

Soul is an energy which is eternal and imperishable and therefore there is no need for ‘survival’ and no need for the vices.

As, I the soul, wake up to this reality and allow it to manifest practically into my life, the rust will begin to lift and I become available and attracted to the Supreme Magnet again.

 

Om Shanti

October 13, 2016 at 7:39 am Leave a comment

Destination of the soul

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Deep within the soul there is a yearning…a yearning to reach.

Where to I do not know and yet there is a knowing that it is a place beyond here and now.
If I allow an internal shift of identity to take place – from the consciousness of being a body to that of being a soul – to understand and experience my own existence as a soul and not a body, and to stabilise in that, it opens up unlimited possibilities.

In that awareness I find myself in a place beyond time. It is an experience of my own eternity and truth. In that awareness I am easily able to come into the presence of the Supreme Soul, the Supreme Spirit.
In the presence of His energy and in His company I, the soul, am filled and fulfilled. The internal satisfaction that surfaces is that I have reached …. reached the destinations for the soul.

 

Om Shanti

October 6, 2016 at 7:38 am Leave a comment

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