The ultimate goal of the soul is to seek, to experience, and to understand the marvelous wonder of existence. Enlightenment is achieved when one finds perfection and unconditional love in all experiences. This progresses through eons of time, with each lifetime gaining, unfolding, and developing new awareness every experience of every lifetime adds to the whole of the soul. You are forever expanding and accumulating information consciously and unconsciously. Although our physical being does not, the soul remembers in perfect detail every experience ever had; every thought ever thought; every word, feeling, smell, scene, and taste ever known. It all is categorized and remembered. This creates a particular energy: The energy of you.
There is a cause and effect inherent in everything, including thoughts. The soul not only seeks experience, it also seeks itself. The soul is the divinity of God and unconditional love incarnate. The secret of life is not in pointing fingers at everybody else and judging their behaviors or beliefs, but in looking closely at self and noticing what choices you make for yourself and where those choices take you. Are they based in fear or love? Are they for your highest good? Are you adding positively or negatively to life as a whole, including all life on the planet? This, my friend, is a full time job. Do not worry about what you have done; stay focused on what you are doing. Karma is balanced through love. Love is the most powerful and greatest energy of the universe, and it will positively affect even the most adverse situations. It is the ultimate healer. It is God. It can be used to heal and balance any situation in the universe.
The universe is based on and created from love. Anything not of love will create an imbalance, and the universe will strive to put this energy into balance. This balancing is not about punishment and reward, but it is about natural consequences. Striking out at others, grievances, unforgiveness, hatred, violence, anger, fear, and jealousy all have an energy to them, and there will be a reaction if this is the energy you choose to display. This energy is real and will affect you even if your attitudes remain as thoughts only. You will feel the effects of your negative attitudes and actions because they will become enormous obstacles to the growth of your soul. Make note that I am not saying these attitudes are wrong, but that they do constitute an extremely dense energy that will inhibit your own enlightenment. Remember, to seek enlightenment is to seek love.
The enlightenment of the soul is based in love and walking the spiritual path from the heart. Being aware and conscious means making deliberate choices to exhibit love, no matter what situation or life condition you find yourself in. This change always involves personal work and commitment to the process of change. It can be complex, and you may feel like you are beating your head against a wall. Truly, the soul is complex, vast, immortal, interconnected, and multifaceted. This makes healing and change also complex and vast. However, when you are working with love as a tool, you are using the most powerful force in the universe, and the results can be miraculous.
I have personally found that when I feel blocked in my own growth, it is often wise to seek someone who works with energy and is not invested in my personal issues. This helps achieve clarity. Spiritual growth can often be facilitated by someone who works with energy and the healing of the soul. In some situations, our obstacles might stem from soul loss that occurred earlier in life or from circumstances of another lifetime and are not present in our conscious mind. The spirits have taught me that the care of the soul is the first concern, and that the soul is a composite of all that you have ever experienced in all lifetimes. This complexity of the soul creates multilevels of healing and makes growth possible.
Jan Engels Smith – About the Author:
Jan Engels-Smith promotes self-healing, empowerment, better communities, a healthy world and conducts workshops in shamanism & journeying. Her book, Becoming Yourself is at http://www.LightSong.net . Jan’s a Licensed Counselor. She’s done over 2,000 soul retrievals. She is the founder of LightSong School of Shamanic Studies, a Chemical Dependency Specialist, and Marriage Therapist. She is a water-pourer for sweat lodge, a minister, a Reiki Master.
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