When Soul Meets Body
Have you ever wondered what it must have been like for your soul to move into your body when you were born? Whenever I think of it, I feel this big expansive mist of love trying to squish itself into a physical form – like trying to get a blown-up balloon into a jar. I expect the soul is a bit more malleable, but still.
I’ve heard that the soul pops in and out while we’re still in utero. Maybe checking things out, getting some measurements and then going back to home base and knowing it will all work when the time comes, but maybe wondering how.
Someone recently posted on Facebook that they did a Twitter survey to see how many people believed they had a soul. She said she was completely shocked to learn that there were people who believed they did not have one. The truth is, we are sovereign human beings and can believe whatever we choose. For me, I believe the soul is me. It’s what breathed my body into life.
But for many of us, even when we believe we have a soul, we forget and this explains a lot.
It explains discontent.
It explains why we can feel alone.
That’s why it feels like I’m missing something when I think my ankles are too big, or my tummy a bit too poochy. There’s nothing wrong with my body. It’s exactly the way it’s supposed to be. What needs adjusting is the thought that this body, this home for my soul, isn’t enough.
So I reframe. I remember that it’s my soul that wanted to be on earth. It’s my soul that wants to have experiences so it can evolve and grow. My body - with its ability to see, hear, touch and have emotions - is an amazingly intricate vehicle designed specifically for my soul to live in during its time on Earth.
When I think of the person I am here on Earth, I remember I am eternal, that when I die, my soul will move on and my body will not.
I like knowing I have a soul, it brings me comfort and reminds me that my body is perfect exactly as it is in this moment, because it’s home for this soul that wanted, more than anything, to experience life. And here I am.
And here you are. You being you, giving your soul the experiences it came here to have. That is worthy of a very expansive celebration!
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