[The following is another guest post from Lady Awesomesauce herself: Mary Carol Moran]
On Monday, April 9, 2012, I met my soul. I don’t remember the surrounding circumstances, but the event itself was crystal clear. All of a sudden, I was in the presence of my soul.
Here are my first impressions. Because I’m living in a female body, I’ll use feminine gender to describe her. It’s going to sound like my physical self and my soul are separate entities, but that’s not the way it is. I/me/physical/soul are all one, indivisible. But the pronouns get really confusing… hence the linguistic compromise.
She seems surprisingly young. I thought a soul would feel old, or at least have an old vibe. Instead, my soul is like a little kid: eager, alert, happy, innocent, pleased with everything.
My soul thinks it’s really fun having a body. Walking around with her is like taking a baby to the grocery store – all of a sudden, you notice the lights and colors and sounds that you’ve become immune to. Wow, grass is green! I mean GREEN! How cool is that? And my soul appreciates that I take reasonably good care of my body. Let’s have as much fun as we can for as long as we can in this body, okay?
My soul likes me
I feel like Sally Field at the Oscars: “She likes me! She really likes me!” The sense of validation, of acceptance, is overwhelming. I literally can do no wrong. She communicates that whatever I am, do, think, feel is absolutely great. She gives me, and empowers me to feel, unconditional love.
Along with liking me, she keeps me company. It’s like having a secret friend when you’re a kid. Which makes me wonder if children are a lot more in touch with their souls – if this sense of one-ness is something we outgrow, or are trained out of, and then work all our lives to regain.
She gives me opportunities to perceive in different ways. For example, my soul isn’t really “my” soul. It’s all one. She’s just the part of the whole that I’m most able to perceive in this body. Imagine you’re standing in the ocean. The water that touches your skin is the water you are most aware of, but it’s part of the same giant ocean as all the rest of the water. The soul is like that.
I understand now why humanity invented the word “God”
Talking about this vast stuff is close to impossible. As Lao Tzu said, paraphrasing drastically, “What you can say in words isn’t true, and what is true, you can’t put into words.” God is a great shorthand for the infinite, the universal, the ultimate, the tao, the soul.
So having just shot down everything I’m writing here, I’ll plow on. I have a spirit friend I call Red Dog, because in life he was a red dog whose name I never learned. I helped euthanize him when he was ready to go, and he offered to help me out with animals. He’s done so many times. At one point, I wondered if I was asking him for too much help. After all, he’s a dog, right? I didn’t want to wear him out.
He explained (this sounds like words, but the message didn’t come in words) that he’s God – yeah, the big God. And there’s no way to wear him out. He’s God, I’m God, you’re God, the rocks, the computer, the chair I’m sitting in, it’s all God.
Shortly after this ‘conversation,’ my soul introduced herself to me. I guess I was ready.
Meeting Who You Really Are
Many belief systems have a tradition of meeting the soul, of knowing who you really are. I wish I had a road map to share with you, but I think everybody probably finds their own path. I also wish I could tell you that once you meet your soul, all your problems will disappear. Sigh…
I can tell you that my soul loves it when my physical self is happy, and she also loves it when my physical self perceives problems. And because she loves it all, I’m able to keep a clearer perspective, to see difficulties as transitory opportunities, to remember that really, I am my soul, and it’s all good!
What are your experiences with soul, God, the universe? We always seem to have great conversations here on Melody’s blog. I can’t wait to read your comments! Giant happy shiny Red Dog hugs,
Mary Carol Moran lives in Mexico, where she spreads love and awareness and poetry. Her latest project is an animal shelter for puppies and kitties. Check it out and support the site by liking it here: Amigos de Perros y Gatos Colima