☯ Goals for the Soul – What am I aiming for?
In order to balance the body, mind and soul, we need to focus on the soul and what it needs to have a positive influence on our state of being. Goals for the soul are:
☯ Develop your soul wisdom
☯ Live your life with love not fear
☯ Give service to humanity – “Pay it forward”
☯ Purifying the Soul – How do I strengthen my soul connection?
☯Universal Law for the Soul: Do what you truly love
There is no scientific definition or explanation for the soul. We can only say that it has been known for the following:
► Saving us from impending danger through intuition
► Healing illness through ‘divine intervention’
► Storing good and bad karma from all lifetimes
► Giving us soul wisdom, making certain people appear more evolved or enlightened
► Guiding us through life experiences that serve to teach us in some way
In Soul Mind Body Medicine, Dr Zing Gang Sha describes the characteristics of the soul and the role it plays in balancing the body, mind and soul:
☯ The soul is an independent entity inside your body.
☯ The soul has its own will, thoughts, and preferences.
☯ The soul has emotions and feelings.
☯ The soul has creativity.
☯ The soul has flexibility.
☯ The soul can communicate.
☯ The soul possesses incredible wisdom.
☯ The soul can heal.
Whether we have experienced these aspects of the soul or not, there are several ‘soulful concepts’ that can enrich our lives and accelerate our healing. This is what we call ‘food for the soul’…
☯ Love versus Fear – Where are you coming from?
Living with love is the key to harmonizing the body, mind and soul.
Love and its opposite of fear underpin our whole lives, every aspect of life and the meaning of life itself. Without getting philosophical, it’s important that you understand how it influences your body, mind and soul. The love versus fear concept is the perfect tool to guide your own healing.
Use your awareness of love and fear to guide your own behavior In any given situation you can ask ‘am I acting now out of love or fear?’ The more frequently you reorient your actions with love, the closer you will walk to the path to healing you body, mind and soul, not just your health but all aspects of your life. And the most important time to remember this is when we are being hard on ourselves. And here comes the second cliche .. be kind to yourself, love yourself, and you will give the same gift to others!
Remember…Love melts all pain. Forgiveness brings peace.
☯ Forgiveness – Do you know how to forgive?
To forgive is the ultimate gift of humanity. It is also one of the most misunderstood concepts amongst us.
☯ What is the definition of forgiveness?
Forgiveness is about liberation. It liberates our psyche and our soul from the pain of attachment, and it liberates the psyche and soul of others who may have been consciously or unconsciously involved in our pain. It is unconditional: it requires no response from another so it can be done in isolation.
You will know when you have forgiven someone unconditionally because you cannot mistake the feeling of liberation, freedom and non-attachment. In order to heal, we must learn to forgive. Peace cannot exist in the absence of true forgiveness. It is key to healing your life.
Ask yourself, who in your life do you need to forgive?
☯ Wisdom – Where does your wisdom come from?
Wisdom is the product of knowledge and experience. You cannot have wisdom without experience or without knowledge. Which is why we become older and wiser. However…
How wise we become with age is a matter of choice. If we choose to live consciously – consciously learn from our mistakes and choose to do better as a result – we develop wisdom at a greater rate than if we are unconsciously floating through life according to ‘the school of hard knocks’.
Soul wisdom refers to our existing wisdom that the soul has registered from other life situations. We can access our soul’s wisdom at any time. Our soul wisdom comes to us in the form of intuition. Intuition is a subtle form of communication from our souls telling us what serves us. That is, our soul knows and tells us what is in our best interests. Living consciously and developing your intuition will put you in touch with your soul wisdom.
☯ How conscious are you? Do you consciously learn your life lessons?
Universal Service – Are you sharing your wisdom?
Soulful people know and live the concept of universal service. They know how to “pay it forward”. They know that we are connected with all of life and that the act of one influences the whole. They use their body, mind and soul to give back to society, they allow all their life experience and wisdom flow through them in service to others, with the intention that they will in turn benefit as they form part of the whole.
☯ What is universal service?
Universal service is based on the idea that we are all here to help each other progress through life. It refers to Karma, where each action has an equal and opposite reaction. We all live by these principles whether we realize it or not. Universal service is about giving without expecting to receive anything in return. Giving of ourselves without conditions is the goal.
To live in universal service means living consciously with a purpose to positively influence all humankind and our environment. As you become aware that your actions impact the world around you, you will find that your life will become enriched in unexpected ways. It is the universe’s way of saying thank you.
◄ How can you be of service to humanity?