What is my soul’s purpose?
This is a question that many humans seek to know. But what is the soul? Here is where we must begin.
I write this as an exploration into my own state of consciousness, and in doing so I leave room for your own exploration on this topic.
In Gary Zukav’s book, The Seat of the Soul he says, “the soul is the part of you that is immortal… Your soul is not a passive or a theoretical entity that occupies a space in the vicinity of your chest cavity. It is that part of you that understands the impersonal nature of the energy dynamics in which you are involved, that loves without restriction and accepts without judgement” (p. 30-31)
The soul is that unexplainable energy that we feel which brings us to heart felt clarity when we are in the presence of a newborn baby. When we look into their eyes and know they are communicating with the deepest parts of us. The soul is the part of you that speaks to you when you see someone across a room and you know that there is something powerful between you, yet you have never met. Your soul is the part of you that can communicate with loved ones that have passed on and you know without a doubt that the communication was real.
These are not moments and incidents that are freakish or weird, they are the true language between beings, spoken across every tribe, country, age, religious or spiritual sect, there is no separation in the language of the soul.
So what is it’s purpose? And how do we integrate this into our daily living? Zukov says that, “when the energy of the soul is recognized, acknowledged and valued, it begins to infuse the life of the personality. When the personality comes fully to serve the energy of its soul, that is authentic empowerment. This is the goal of the evolutionary process in which we are involved and the reason for our being. Every experience that you have and will have upon the earth encourages the alignment of your personality with your soul” (p. 31)
If we choose to align ourselves with this thought, then we must recognize that every person, relationship both positive and negative, challenging life experience, hurt and pain, are all necessary and purposeful for our souls to grow and evolve. Looking deeper into these experiences we can find lessons for us to develop things like self love; compassion; strength; skill sets like listening, communication and patience. We experience these opportunities and we can choose to grow from them, or we may experience similar challenges repeatedly until we learn the lessons we need to in order to evolve past these fragmented parts of our soul, to heal.
Yes it is true, that some of us humans will not learn the core lessons that are specific to each of us in this lifetime, in these cases we will return in another lifetime with similar challenges. This is the essence of Karma.
Before we were incarnated into our present form, we formed bonds and ‘plans’ with the souls that we encounter in our present life, with the intention for each other to influence patterns of soulful healing. This might look like a relationship that ends in a hurtful challenging way, a physical illness or life challenge. This may be a difficult concept for many to accept but try to understand that our physical bodies are a minuscule expression of our full being. Our soul, our spirit, our energies are vast and exist without separation from others.
So how can we move through life with this awareness. It begins by looking at life through different lenses. Becoming a deep observer of yourself and your life experiences. Working towards less reactive tendencies and towards deeper responsive tendencies. Looking at change, challenge, people and animals, relationships and family as our soulful communication. Here for our soulful purpose, our growth and healing, and therefore giving gratitude for even that which brings us pain, choosing to use these experiences a catalyst for change.