That is an interesting question, Karey :-))
I never have tried to visualize my soul. I have wondered what it looks like...size, shape, color, texture, existence, location, mobility, etc., etc....
Have your wonderings led you to any conclusions at all ?
I sometimes try to picture the enormity, but my imagination fails me. I think I just get a kind of felt-sense, then I feel the presence of something. I can't descibe it.
But it's real
No definite conclusions yet :-)))
Staying away from delusions is important at this point and not jumping to conclusions is also very important.
There is something freeing in saying..."I don't know". We live in a time of---"inquiring minds want to know"...lol!
I think living with "not yet", "wait till" and "when the time comes" are in my thinking. I find there are lots of things out there on "aura's" etc. which are interesting.
What's my Soul? I don't mean that to sound silly. Is it the sum total of what I feel is "me" under the skin, minus the everyday worries, annoyances, and problems? But the Spirit, which is even deeper, and finer, that's different. It seems there, like a star, ever-present. The link, through Spirit, to Soul, is what connects us to the Divine. I think.
I think of it like Russian Dolls. The Spirit indwells in the Soul, which indwells in the body. So they are all there together. But they can be separated, like in an out of body experience (a real one!) Once I left my body, and looked back to see my physical body on the bed. It didn't impress me much. I felt I didn't need it at that moment. I was what I was at the time. I guess I was in my Soul then. So my Soul just was what I was.
"Run your fingers through my soul, for Once, just Once, Feel exactly What I Feel,
Believe as I Believe, Perceive as I Perceive, Look, Experience, Examine, and
for Once: just Once, Understand =)
~ author UnKnown
This quote sends shivers up my spine. Oh for just one glimpse of this!!
You appear to have a great store of gems at your finger tips. I love it !!
Share more with us, please ????
You know how on Return of the Jedi when Obi-wan and Darth Vader appear to Luke as white ghosts... since seeing that as a child, that's how I imagine my soul to be... looking just like myself, but like a transparent ghost. LOL... OK, maybe Star Wars not greatest way to envision a soul, but hey, I grew up in the 70s and 80s...
I liked what you were saying about the Russian Dolls. I guess if we slowly peeled away everything human, layer after layer, we would find Spirit.
I believe, like you, that our Souls are our connection to the Divine Spirit. I also find it helpful to remember that our Feelings (from the Heart) are our guidance system. Our Souls speak to us through our feelings and gently lead us to Enlightenment.
Trouble is we don't listen often enough. Always in conflict, when I believe in truth our Hearts are a surer way to find peace and happiness, than our 'rational' brains.
There are many paths to the top of the mountain. But the view is just the same.
I like that ! A sort of effervescent white glow.
I wonder if we will ever know???
I don't know very much at all about Auras. Something to look into....Yay !!
I feel differently now about Time. I like to think that Time is the consciousness of the Universe, within which all things change. I try to avoid the "whens, untils," and so on. I don't wear a watch and I don't check clocks.
I find it very feeing. There is no past. There is no future. They actually don't exist except as electrical circuitry in the brain. What does exist in reality is only ever Now.
Living this way took an enormous leap of faith and courage, but the rewards are becoming more and more apparent. Slowly slowly letting go of worries and anxieties, which left alone would sort themselves out. This is Tao
But my goodness, I have a long, long way to go.
That is exactly what I would love for my family to see me as.
Thanks! That about sums it up!