I talk a lot about the soul and following soul guidance but you can’t follow the guidance until you are connecting with soul. I teach that trusting the soul is the first step – I know I couldn’t/wouldn’t connect with my soul because I didn’t trust it at first (so if you have trouble connecting to soul this may a step worth looking into).
I have found connecting with soul to be the most simple and straightforward process that it is quite difficult to teach. I suspect everyone will have their own slightly different way of connecting with their soul and so it should be a unique journey for everyone. All I can do is share with you the way I have connected with my soul.
Some people talk about the heart being the gateway to the soul, and yes, I do believe there are parallels between “thinking from your heart” and “love” and “feeling” etc but the most important connection I have found between heart and soul is that the heart shares the same space with our lungs which facilitate our breath. I believe that our breath is the gateway to soul connection. And when you focus on breath you are focusing on the area where the heart space is. So to me, it is the breath/lung area that is the gateway to soul.
This is what my soul had to say about the heart/soul connection:
It is where the soul lives. The symbology, the emotions, the love, the breath, the life that the centre of the chest represents is where the soul wants to be. The soul embodies, so when you connect through the heart centre you fill up and shine from there. It is the place to connect through and with others. It is an anchor point of balance and connection. Hug and you connect here. Love and you feel here. Breatsfeed - give life and nourishement. There is so much the soul wants to be and the place it wants to be, and come from within from, is the heart space.
When I first began exploring the soul connection I would imagine travelling out of my body, through my crown chakra up into the universe to find my soul and bring it back into my body. I honestly ended up with a splitting headache every time I tried to do this. It was too forced and not for me. When I concentrated on my breathing and just set the simple intent to connect with soul, that is when the magic started to happen.
When we breathe we are tapping into the cycle of life. There is always enough breath, it just happens without us even thinking about it. We breathe constantly, and we don’t even have to be awake and conscious to breathe successfully. The soul is like this also. The presence of soul is constant and effortless and is always sustaining our life. The breath is unlimited, there is always enough, our soul also has this quality of bringing us unlimited abundance, joy, energy and peace into our lives. So the qualities of the breath and the qualities of soul are similar.
The peacefulness that comes with focusing on the breath is the gateway to the soul connection. I would suggest breathing deeply and intentionally, feel each breath in, each pause, each breath out. Become your breath. Recognise the energy and life force that fills you up continuously and effortlessly through your breath. Then set the intention to connect with your soul. Feel the soul connection as peace. When you feel the peace and joy you will know your soul. It also helps me to put a smile on my face while I do this process. The smile lifts me up to meet my soul. If you are a visual person, you might like to imagine your soul as a person, colour or energy.
My soul connection feels like a blanket or cloak of energy that surrounds me and becomes me. I feel tingly and peaceful when I connect with soul. If you feel any heaviness or anything other than peace then you may be connecting to the lower vibrating aspects of your soul. Set the intent to connect to the higher aspects of your soul until you feel the peace. Through lots of practice I can breathe in while asking for a connection with my soul and as I breathe out I feel the tingliness – it happens that quickly now. The soul connection also feels fleeting like the breath. In another breath in and out, the connection can go away. The aim I have is to bring my awareness to soul as much as I can and continuously connect – whenever I need to make a decision or want to feel that peace I connect. It is becoming more and more constant the more I consciously connect.
I can imagine one day that the soul connection will be there constantly, sustaining me, just like my breath without me having to even think about it.
Today is the equinox of 20th March 2013.
Equinox represents to me the equal balance between shortest and longest days of the year. A day of equal day and night. It is a significant high energy day representing balance. It’s as if the planet pauses before changing cycles. It represents the changing of one season to another.
I had a realisation today that these significant energy days remind us we are part of a whole greater picture. It is a reminder to get out of our limited 3D view of what is happening right in front of our faces, and into the greater cycle of energy flow.
I know I fall victim to immersing myself in all the petty (seemingly important) day to day stuff that can become all consuming, like paying the bills, balancing work and family, illness, injury, relationships, pain, family, drama, work stress etc. But none of that is real (although it seems so real at times).
With the equinox today I started feeling the usual energy buzz through my body, the headache, feeling emotional and weird. Then I realised. I am more than this “stuff” I was consumed in. So I tapped into this equinox energy and acknowledged the greater cycle of life and decided to become a part of that cycle rather than my mundane life stressors. I felt a freedom, a wonderment of the forces of nature and its cycles. And I realised “This is what is real!” Then suddenly with this realisation, my headache and wobbliness went away. I felt powerful and peaceful.
I was not a victim to this energy, I was a part of the greatness of it. It only felt like a “struggle” or nuisance because I was fighting against the flow of the cycle. I was trying to live my life without acknowledging and accepting the greater flow – it was like trying
to row a boat upstream instead of with the current. I allowed myself to go with the flow and felt better for it.
So my advice would be to acknowledge all these beautiful natural cycles like full moons, equinoxes, solstices etc and to just go with the greater flow!
Here is a channelled (Soul Writing) excerpt from my new "Living with Soul Guidance Course". In step 1 of this course I talk about Trusting our Soul. Part of this step is understanding what the Soul is and also that our Soul connection allows us to also connect and awaken a God Connection (if you prefer to substitute the word God for Universe, Source, Creator, All that is etc that is OK)
What can connecting with God do for a human life
What can't it do. Your lives here in the human body are very precious. They are sacred. You think the energies you connect with are the sacred parts of your life but you have it in reverse. You are sacred human beings. Once you realise this and live and treat yourselves and each other as sacred, then you are living a life connected to God and Soul. Most of you deny a god presence in your life because you don’t believe you are worthy, you believe in the human existence and the human condition which reinforces how helpless and hopeless your lives are. If you can feel the god presence, the overwhelming power and presence that is inside each and every one of you, and realise that this IS you, your lives will change.
What is the key for us to change our lives and recognise the god presence within.
Just believe and trust. Some may call it faith because you can’t see and touch but oh boy can you feel. Once you have felt the presence of god there is no turning back. And for those of you who recognise that this god presence is not outside of you it is within you then you are empowered. It is the fear based religions that recognised the power of god but didn’t recognise the self-worth and power it brought within, they treated the god presence as something outside of themselves and which they could only be rewarded with once they had died (gone to heaven) but as your songs say –heaven is on earth. It is possible to be a part of god right now and right here.
Is there anything else you can share about connecting with god
Just make sure you are going within. No matter what you visualise or feel or how you get to connect with god, bring a very strong awareness to the fact you are connecting to what you already have inside of you. You are god. You are all made of god and from god. God is not some elusive force outside of you. This is the most important fact to be aware of.
I posed this question to my Soul (8/10/2012) when I was discussing with a friend the concept that as a New Human (evolved) we didn't really need our ego and mind. That to move into a space of fulfillness we could let them go.
Q: What controls us when the ego and mind are not running the show?
A: Nothing controls us, we are just in the flow. We find peace, live in peace and flow and harmony. We would also be "dead" in a physical sense, as to be alive and human is to have and use a mind and an ego. But to live with them in balance and be guided by Soul is to live in the flow .
What guides us might be a better question - energy, spirit, soul, a higher and wiser part of us. It is all of these at some point, a combination often, or one stepping forward.
Fearlessness, a knowing of what needs to be done and just doing it. Accepting the higher purpose for everything instead of questioning.
Since I have been connecting with Soul there seems to be one general message that consistently comes through for my clients (and for me!). Have more FUN!
Believe it or not our Soul doesn’t need or want us to experience anything other than Peace, Joy, Abundance - and have Fun in the process.
Did you grow up hearing the sayings “Life wasn’t meant to be easy” “You don’t always get what you want” “No rest for the wicked” or “I’ll sleep when I am dead” to name a few. I cringe when I hear any of these now. They all imply that life is horrid, so get used to it! Not what our Soul wants us to believe at all.
You may be thinking that bad stuff does happen in our lives. Yes it does. We all at some point experience grief, heartbreak, illness etc. But changing our perspective on all of these events we can see how they were meant to be, what they taught us, and in most cases the change in direction our lives took for the better.
I am not trying to suggest that a parent who loses a child will look back and say it was the best thing that happened – not at all! But it is still possible in such cases to grow stronger through the grief and still experience joy and peace at some stage.
In every moment of every day there are opportunities to have fun. If you are not feeling it – then just smile. Doesn’t matter how fake the smile is at first, you will notice a shift in your body, and your mind will then start to believe you are having fun. You will start to feel it. Have a go…
Soul Message – Have more FUN!
I believe that knowing who we are at our unique soul level holds the key to living an authentic and joyful life. Once we know who we are, we can begin to BE who we are, and then BECOME who we were always destined to be.
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