This article assumes our soul is of unlimited dimension, and that at physical conception our soul centers its seat of consciousness in a 'bodily' disguise. We dress our soul, along with the mind it uses to assimilate and relate with, in the costume of a body for the purpose of gaining more consciousness of ourselves.
Body and mind begin as elements of energy
Our body and mind are composed of elements that derive from energy. And science explains this energy as one force taking many dress codes over eternity. We might even say that energy lovingly reveals itself, because it manifests from harmonious interaction.
The bodily elements are composed from the earth, and at physical death go back to their elemental form.
Unseen and undetected as yet by science, the elements composing the mind are of a finer nature in relation to the elements composing the physical, but they are still definable as energy.
The soul can be realized by experiencing its nature transcending matter and energy, and this happens quite easily through the practice of meditation.
In meditation the body becomes still. The still body helps by example to still thoughts running through the mind. The mind can be given one thought to concentrate on to still itself, such as an uplifting word or phrase. By this continued practice the body-mind is made aware of its permanent self or soul or individualized spirit.
Experiencing the soul in meditation
In meditation the soul observes a constant hum of energy at first observed in the head. By deduction we analyze and find it is not part of the mind, because the mind can have thoughts going on while the hum is still present in the background.
The property of this cosmic hum is one of constancy, always present in us in our every atom, in every atom in nature and every atom of the mind. This cosmic energy vibrates continually, upholding all creation. It is the ultimate revelation of love and science exploding in ultimate harmony as supreme energy. Enough energy to power every atom of existence.
Movement of life
Scientists can see that the movement within the atom is continuous - the fine form of the cosmic hum, cosmic energy, supporting atomic movement. In scripture this intelligent creative aspect of God, this cosmic hum, is known as 'The Holy Spirit', third person in the Trinity, the force creating and sustaining the manifest universe. (This is but one example of how parallel scientific and religious understandings can be.)
Who is listening to or observing this cosmic hum? The Soul.
Our soul observes as if from a grand stand, watching the parade of events go by, untouched by thoughts and actions of the energetic-material world. We get so involved with the passing and changing events that we identify with each new 'float' as it goes by, and forget that at soul level we are but observers.
Observers in meditation
In meditation we have the chance to sit back as observers and watch the parade go by, remaining peaceful, calmly balanced, fully awake.
In summary: Through meditation we have contact with our soul and come to feel our integral link with all souls. And through meditation we become aware of our life's purpose - growth in awareness of our everlasting home in joy, peace and never ending perfectly fulfilling love. We each then stand at the center of the universe; aware that we are a part of the grand interwoven Soul - an infinite body of bliss.
"A body of bliss
That is what we are.
Through living meditation
We become ever more aware of ourselves
Our Soul; our Self as bliss."
Article and photo credit Susan Kramer
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