I have been exploring recently what it is like to feel me, the true me, my connection to Soul. The aspect in me that brings me back to how I felt as a child – open, free and extremely play-full, while in complete harmony and respect for everyone and everything else at the same time. When I am living from my connection with Soul, I feel my connection with God and my absolute joy of just being me!
It occurred to me that I have not always lived this way throughout my life; that I have often lived the contrasting opposite to this otherwise natural way of being. It has become far more obvious to me each day that there are actually two versions of me that I have at my will to choose to be at any given moment, on any given day, and each gives me a very, very different way of living and approaching life.
There is a part of me that is Divine. It is absolute and known within my being to the core that there is no doubt that the essence of God is in me. It feels very powerful! It feels such that, from my heart to my bones, stretching down beneath the ground, with every step I take the very earth I walk on is being graced by this presence and movement. I feel so at one and held by God’s Love that my body feels yummy all over. I can feel this connection through every tree, every breath of wind on my face and even every drop of rain.
His perfection is everywhere, His mastery of life, just an undeniable reality, and with such connection comes the enormous sense of responsibility and Brotherhood. It feels that with such love, nothing is held to be less than or greater than me. Everything and everyone is held without judgement in this love by my presence and understanding.
I can feel this connection with God throughout my veins, in my being and deep within my heart. This connection naturally offers inspiration to all of life that sees and experiences it and it is absolutely Gorgeous!
And that was only a small preview – being with my Soul is undeniably amazing.
Then there is the other side of the coin, my spirit, a part of me that chooses to live in separation of the deep connection with God and life that is naturally there within us.
When I am with my spirit and no longer feeling connected to my Soul and to God, I feel small. I feel that life is full of issues and problems and, at times, they feel so dominant that they seem to exist in every facet of my life. It feels horrible to be living from this side.
There enters an ignorance to others and to life and the very Divinity of life seems to have been replaced by just being functional. I find myself forever seeking more, not feeling complete and content within myself. I can feel there is more to life than this but it feels like I am lost in the seeking of how to get to it. Life feels mundane, a drag, and in my body I feel heavy and lethargic.
There is a constant tension running through me that is from the knowing that this form of living is simply not it.
It feels like the world’s own poles have shifted and I am the centre of it, everything is about me and, I can even convince myself that I am also God’s number one man. The worst feeling about being on this side of life is the feeling that life is always ahead and I am always dragging on behind, dragging my heels through the sand. God becomes a figurehead but no longer the livingness that I in-truth deeply miss when living in this way.
Choosing to be with my Soul has revealed to me a forever-deepening understanding about the key distinctions that exist when living from spirit or from Soul. Through Soul, I have learned that the ways of the spirit may make us feel that what is presented to us in life is much greater than what we are able to handle, but in truth this is never the case. In fact there is never anything greater than us at all when our love is brought to it. It may sound outlandish but I have found this to be absolutely true.
Life actually presents situations to us constantly to help us re-connect with more of the true side of us, our Soul.
It is clear that there is a choice to be made in each and every moment: a choice to be with our Soul and hence live our Love and Truth in and with God – or a choice to be in total ignorance of God, Truth and Soul and make our life much, much smaller than it truly is.
We are all from God. We are His Sons. To feel this as a fact we only need to stop, take a moment to be with ourselves and our bodies, perhaps through the support of The Gentle Breath Meditation®, and there is a warmth and love inside us. We all deserve this love equally from ourselves and from each other, without perfection, and hence it is the responsibility of us all to make true and wise choices as to what source we choose to live our lives from.
When I am with my Soul, there is no greater feeling than feeling that we are all One. Plumbers, gas fitters, Muslims, Jews, Christians, people of all other races and cultures, are all our equals, our Brothers, and deserve our love neither less nor more than anyone else does. I can now see clearly that the only true way forward for all of us is to become more responsible about where our quality of life is coming from as, without a doubt, nearly every single one of the problems we have today would not be there if we chose to live the love we all naturally are from, Our Soul.
Forever inspired by Serge Benhayon, a man who presents a living example to us all of what living from Soul is truly about and how simple it truly can be.
By Joshua Campbell (23) Amazing Man, Tauranga, New Zealand
Spirit or Soul – Learning the Difference Through Serge Benhayon
I Am a Student of My Soul – There is Always a Choice
The Wake of Our Walk
562 thoughts on “Spirit or Soul”
This is a very beautiful blog giving clear examples of the consequences of what energy we allow to run our bodies; are we connected to God, to our Soul, ‘We all deserve this love equally from ourselves and from each other, without perfection, and hence it is the responsibility of us all to make true and wise choices as to what source we choose to live our lives from.’
When we consider ashes-to-ashes and dust-to-dust we all have to come from the same Universal Love (particles) of God and thus Soul-full-ness should be our normal as our Soul is the divine aspect of God.
Learning of and accepting the difference between spirit and soul changes the whole game of day to day human life.
It is key to feel what is running your body in every moment, ‘It has become far more obvious to me each day that there are actually two versions of me that I have at my will to choose to be at any given moment, on any given day, and each gives me a very, very different way of living and approaching life.’
Knowing the difference between our spirit and our soul is a difference that we feel and know, and not something we have to learn- the learning part is remembering how it feels and what it is to be connected and live from our soul, and not our spirit.
Joshua clearly knows when he is expressing from his Soul, ‘When I am living from my connection with Soul, I feel my connection with God and my absolute joy of just being me!’ Gorgeous confirmation.
The more I have come to know what my soul feels like in everyday life, the more it shows to me what my spirit feels like too. I really notice this in my voice, which is rich, definite and deeper when I am connected. Otherwise my voice can become higher, and has the falsity of being nice or people pleasing.
It is great to notice the differences when we are connected to our Soul, as opposed to when the spirit is running the body.
It feels as though there’s part of us that likes to indulge in this ‘power’ to be able to flick the switch between the spirit and the soul just for its sheer entertainment, and addictive value of inconsistency i.e. stimulation.
Do we see ourselves as the centre piece of the universe and try to make everything revolve around us? Or are we a small speck in the wider magnificence… no lesser because of our size, and like the stars at night, it takes all of us to shine to make up the magnificence of heaven.
“my absolute joy of just being me!” When I first listened to Serge Benhayon talk about spirit and Soul it was a life-changing light bulb moment.
I can always tell when I have lost my connection with my soul and slipped into a more spirit-driven way of being when things seem over-complicated, overwhelming, and as if I don’t have the ability to work through them or am not enough just being me, but have to do something to prove my self-worth.
To know that there is a spirit and soul brings a whole new understanding to life and literally beyond.
How great that Joshua has clocked what it feels like when his body is running from his spirit, ‘When I am with my spirit and no longer feeling connected to my Soul and to God, I feel small. I feel that life is full of issues and problems and, at times, they feel so dominant that they seem to exist in every facet of my life. It feels horrible to be living from this side.’
What I find amazing is how the same activity can be done in the two different qualities, spirit or soul, each one so vastly different from the other. But what this means is that when connecting to one’s soul, we need not change all of the practical elements in our lives, we need not make drastic decisions that upsets the flow of how we live in society and with people. There simply is a commitment to quality within all that we are living, within all of the activities and so therein life will change gently and of is own accord as we are ready and as it is needed.
To live with your Soul and feel the many blessings that this brings, would never be possible without the powerful reflection of Serge Benhayon living with his Soul in such an absolute, consistent and joyful way.
Having an understanding of the energetic differences between spirit and soul is important – we are either puppets of an energy that is not love or true vessels of expression for that which is love. It is always a choice as to which we align to.
That is why noticing/feeling which energy has what effect on our bodies is important, being run by the spirit is certainly not a joyful experience, ‘There enters an ignorance to others and to life and the very Divinity of life seems to have been replaced by just being functional. I find myself forever seeking more, not feeling complete and content within myself. ‘
Having most of my life aligned to my spirit, I cannot thank Serge Benhayon enough for re-introducing me to my Soul.
The absolute stark opposite of being with your Soul or your Spirit is completely down to how you feel and what you allow in. There is a source of energy that we align to and when we make this an everyday understanding and something that we keep at the forefront then we are more likely to connect to what we know is true, our Soul.
Life can be a struggle only because we walk rejecting God in our side.
To support inviting my wayward spirit back to be once more in alignment with the soul, I have found it supportive to understand and work with it by likening it to an individual, arrogant teenage joy-rider that does not care one iota for the harm it causes to anything, nor cares what it crashes or destroys as long as it continues to stimulate itself enough to put up barriers, reactions, excuses and justifications to keep itself distracted from returning to love and enjoying playing the game of irresponsibility! Playfulness and lightheartedness are supportive in the changes.
Beautifully expressed, Stephanie, for likening our wayward spirit to a teenager is a very useful and supportive approach to understand one’s unloving behaviours and insecurities.
I like the analogy Stephanie.
I can feel the difference between the two, Soul and spirit and I know I prefer to be with my Soul more than anything and as much as I haven’t perfected it, it is continually being offered. The Soul offers such love that nothing comes in the way, the purity is immeasurable and divine from inside out.
Indeed, to be with our Soul is my choice, ‘Through Soul, I have learned that the ways of the spirit may make us feel that what is presented to us in life is much greater than what we are able to handle, but in truth this is never the case. In fact there is never anything greater than us at all when our love is brought to it. It may sound outlandish but I have found this to be absolutely true.’ I love what you have come to be aware of Joshua.
In every moment we have the choice to reconnect to our Soul and live from our essence instead of being caught up in the trivialities of a spirit led life. What amazes me is how often I still choose to allow myself to get pulled away from my own divinity, but your blog is a beautiful reminder of the awesomeness that awaits us all when we choose to return.
Through living my life now more from my soul rather than my spirit it has become more simple straightforward and fulfilling, when life becomes complicated it is a great reminder to reconnect back to soul.
Understanding the energy that is of the Soul or of the spirit is to know who you are.
There is no information and insight that is more profound and life changing than the difference between Spirit and Soul and the way each of these impact our life.