Friday, September 14

Discovering Where The Soul Resides

I was writing my eight digit bank account number on a form yesterday and did this without thinking about the actual individual numbers. As I reached the final digit I realised I had completed the task without thinking about it - on automatic.  But more importantly I realised that 'I' had been watching 'me' fill in the numbers.

This got me thinking.

It's happened probably to most of us - this watching ourselves do something. I remember when I was tied to a job in management I sometimes had to make presentations or pass on information to staff and so on. I'm not a natural orator so I would always prepare well - very well.

During the actual speech or presentation I often found myself listening to myself speak to see how I was doing.

My thoughts on this led me to thinking about the soul.

Where is the soul to be found? Providing you believe we have such a thing, of course.

According to the ancient Vedic scriptures of India, for example, the size of the human soul is 1/10,000 the tip of a strand of hair and is located in the heart region and is the actual life force.

This somehow doesn't feel right to me.

If we were to sit quietly and try to find our soul we would probably search for it in various parts of our body: the abdomen, the heart, the head or brain.

But if we do this I don't think we will find it. How, for instance, can the soul be in our brain if we are watching it mentally?

Running through all of this, it suddenly dawned on me - the answer to where the soul resides.

The soul isn't within you. The opposite is true: you are within the soul.

We live our lives on earth within our soul - this is why we can sometimes watch or listen to ourselves as we go about our daily lives.

I did a little research and read something by a Stanley King who wrote: "The fact of the soul being around, but outside of, the body was one of the things deleted from the original teachings of Jesus." I have been unable to verify that what Mr.King says is true.

Our body, however, being within our soul makes sense to me.

When I was filling in my bank account number yesterday it was my soul that was watching me do this. So when we say 'I' it doesn't refer to our body or mind it refers to our soul.

Other Posts Which Refer To The Soul:
The Soul Group Links On Earth
There Is No Teacher But Your Own Soul
The Sixth Sense Between Soul Mates

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  1. I agree completely. How interesting that writing the numbers resulted in this insight.

    1. It's good to hear that you agree.

  2. So Mike, do you think our aura is part of the soul you profess or do you see more as an invisible force?

    Scott McMan

    1. I'm not sure to be honest. It's something I have to do some more work on as there appears to be several layers or parts to the aura - a robe of many colours.

  3. I know that feeling. Until I read Genesis I didn't know 'what' it was that I felt. It said that man does not have a soul, but rather he IS a soul.
    I might add that, at times, it seems like an -out-of-body experience. Thanks, Mike.

    1. Man is a soul - I go along with that. I don't see us being man/body with a soul but man being a soul with a body - to enable us to experience life on earth. Thanks Dixie.

  4. I agree with what you are saying here Mike.
    I realized this when I had an OBE at around 11 years of age.I knew then that the the thinking part of you was the part that was the part that would survive death,because when you look down and see your body you realize that the body is just a vehicle like the car you hop into drive down the road.
    If everybody could experience this at a young age they would have no fear of dying,but that's not to say they wouldn't fear a violent or painful death.
    Woody Allen's quote,
    "I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens".
    still stands for me.

    1. I like that Woody Allen quote! I've never had a 'real' OBE but can understand how it would completely change our attitude to life.

  5. Anonymous08:31

    If the body is a vehicle, would the animals around us have a soul outside of their vehicle too then?

  6. Anonymous10:18

    In psychology the act of disassociating and watching yourself is called depersonalization. Shamans too have this idea called soul loss and it can happen under stress and extreme trauma. Some people are more prone to it than others. It sounds like you make it work for you.

  7. @Anon
    Trying to describe an OBE to someone who hasn't had one is like trying to describe vision to a skeptical blind person.Until the blind person experiences vision for themselves they'll have no idea what I'm trying to convey to them.And who would blame them?
    An OBE is seeing,and I mean actually seeing,not imagining you are seeing,without the physical eyes of your own body.
    Sounds nuts,I know...but try explaining how TV works to an Amazon bushman,who's never seen one before.
    They'll think your nuts,as well.