What is a Soul?
Many wise men and mystics asserted the existence of a soul.
Yet, we still don’t fully understand the nature of the human soul.
What is a soul? Is there really such thing as a soul?
We answer this in a series of questions so that you may know.
Is the existence of the Soul possible?
As death hits the body, it immediately disintegrates and eats itself from the inside.
Without the soul, the body destroys itself.
We also see it in the talented child who uses the ability from their own soul.
How is it that a musical genius child prodigy born from an untalented family?
Is all that we are a product of our environment?
If so, why is there only one Einstein and one Beethoven in the world?
According to our environment, there should be more Einsteins if they are born in his home town!
It is now come to our awareness that there is more than the body or the environment that makes us who we are.
What’s a soul? What is it’s function?
Who are you? That is the eternal question.
Are you your body, your emotion, or your mind?
For some, the body is who you are. But once you have a body of a child and you call yourself, “You”.
When you grew up to adulthood, you are still “You”.
The body change but your “You-ness” is still there.
Therefore, the body can’t be you because if the legs are cut off, you are still “You” and not your leg.
If not the body, then surely it must be the emotions. Are you what you feel?
One day you are happy, then sad and angry. The next, you are surprised and then content.
How can you be your feelings and emotions if what you feel changes on a daily basis?
The same can be said for your thoughts. Your thoughts roam constantly in different directions.
And the same is said for personality and memories.
But at the end of the day, you are still “You”.
The Soul is the eternal essence of who you are.
It is the animator of your atomic particles put together called body, emotion and mind.
Soul is the “I”.
The body, emotion, and mind are only the vehicle of the soul.
Our environment can only shape the personality, but the soul still remains.
And the memories give us glimpse of our soul’s activity both in dreams and in past life.
As the bible spoke, “ye may know that ye have eternal life”.
That is the reason why you are the soul – to experience this life as a human being.
What is the difference between a soul and spirit?
The soul is when the Higher Self, or Real You, is contained in the body.
The spirit is the Higher Self out of the body.
But the Spirit, the father, is also known as Cosmic Consciousness, The All, or simply God.
When exactly is the soul transferred into the body?
At the first point of the newborn’s breath. That is it.
When the baby is removed from the mother, it is pale and blue.
The breathe revitalizes the newborn with energy and, thus, gives it life!
But a soul transferred does not mean that the soul is active in the baby.
A soul is active at the first sign of conscious activity in the child at around age 2 – 6.
Can we study the soul?
In ancient times, the word “psychology” means study of the psuche or psyche.
Psyche means the soul. So one’s psychology is the same as one’s soul.
The original study of psychology is the study of the soul functions.
But scientists like B.F. Skinner and other behaviorists cannot measure the soul, so in their ignorance they rewritten psychology to mean “study of behaviors”.
And now not only does the soul lost its meaning but any soul ability is regarded as paranormal or supernatural.
Then most people who have strange events in their life fear the unknown because they do not know.
What does the soul look like?
Although it is not possible to verify objectively what a soul look like, we can get close enough.
The ancients has regarded fire as a symbol for life.
There is something extraordinary in the fire.
It gives energy and then destroys itself and then rebuild new energy.
The flames you saw a second ago is not the same flame you see right now.
In a sense, fire is immortal because it comes into life and then vanishes and comes back again.
Our soul is like the flame of life and some have seen it to be a ball of light with a wavy extended arm that lights up like flames.
What is it like for people to have no soul?
There are people who are living but not “Alive”.
Alive is when there is vibrant, color, and vitality.
Dead is when the skin is pale, no energy, and lack of meaning.
In other words, the soulless man is wholly unconscious.
The activity of the soul is found in the heart’s yearning and longing, the need to express your truth and story, and intelligence and creativity.
People who have no soul can simply be concluded by the teenager’s behavior: “Eh, I could care less.”
You will find nothing in their eyes, not even a sparkle. It is as dark as blackberry – devoid of life.
However, it is not that people have no souls but that human soul is overcome by the animal soul within.
As long as you are alive, the soul is there. Whether that be the human soul or not is questionable.
What is the difference between animal soul and human soul?
Man is half-animal, half-god.
The animal soul is driven for self-preservation and self-attainment.
It seeks a comfortable root, a satisfied sexual appetite, and food and water.
The god soul is driven to connect with Source, the desire for progress, and noble intelligence and creativity and altruistic ideals.
Man’s journey is the battle between his animal needs and his spiritual aspirations.
They are the yin and yang of our essence fused into one, which is a gift or a curse depending on how you look at it.
But the human soul is the most unique of all the creations of souls because the human soul is given “Free Will” without limitations.
In that sense, the human soul has the ability to transcend themselves wherever they are.
Does animals have souls?
A soul is the essence of the being.
If an animal is alive, it must have a soul.
Any thing that has intelligence is a soul – plants, minerals, sand, and wind.
But an animal soul is not the same as the human soul.
Likewise, a collective bee is one soul or a forest can be one soul.
That is to mean that they have one source of natural intelligence which operates all their being.
A soul is a light of awareness
Where there is awareness, there is soul in man.
The fall of awareness is the road to ignorance and ignorance lacks soul activity.
The human soul is given the gift of immortality so that he may learn the wisdom of life over many lifetimes.
Soul is ever eternal and present if we are open to realize it fully.