The Concept of the Soul
We came from a field on Oneness, our true home and the heavenly place we return to between forms. Some call this heaven. We existed in perfect unity with the Divine Mother.
From our hearts, a sincere desire came forth to experience life in form. The love of our true self chose to descend into a human experience. We desired to create and evolve through the experience of an individual life.
The soul is beyond space and time, has lived before this lifetime and will live many more after this one, each time shrugging on a new body and personality like a fresh set of clothes.
If you are new to this concept, it may seem strange and unnatural, but in fact it mirrors many of the organic processes in nature.
The plant growing in the woods, for example, is not in essence the stem, leaves and flower that we see. It’s the bulb or rhizome, hidden underground, which sends up new shoots every spring.
When it has finished flowering and fruiting, it dies away, but the underground bulb has grown bigger and stronger. The soul, too, goes through successive seasons of incarnations in order to grow and evolve.
If the original plan for the lifetime is lived to the full, the soul has learned its lessons and gained in depth of experience and understanding, we inch a little closer along the great arc of involution and evolution that will eventually take us back to the Source.
Because the soul is beyond space and time, it can understand the bigger picture. As we walk along the road of life, our normal perceptions show us a limited view behind and in front.
Sometimes the road leads uphill and we can look around and get more of a sense of how it winds away in both directions.
The soul, however, can see the road not as a straight line, but as a wide arc curving its way from the Source and eventually returning Home again.