The greatest mystery of life is found deep within each of us, in the sacred spiritual domain of your Soul and Spirit. Most still don’t think of our spiritual natures as a living, breathing part of them. It is within the spiritual domain where true power is born.
Almost every religion in our world has tried to contain the Soul and Spirit. Most religions have meshed them together, basically saying they are the same. Fortunately, our spiritual natures will not be denied, and most of humanity is beginning to awaken to this awesome inner power.
The Soul and the Spirit have very distinctive qualities. To fully comprehend we must begin by understanding the function of the Divine within our physical world of duality. The divine Oneness expresses itself through duality, becomes divided into a polarity of God and Goddess. The Oneness is divided into two energies. Not positive and negative but rather distinctive masculine and feminine reflections of the oneness. The energy of the Divine steps down to create our Soul and Spirit.
The Soul essence is a reflection of the Divine Feminine (Goddess), as the Spirit expresses the Divine masculine (God) within everyone regardless of gender. Every human being has both masculine and feminine energy. The Soul is a reflection of our feminine energy and the Spirit, our masculine energy. When these energies are brought together, they give birth to inner power and peace.
The person who has learned to value and integrate their masculine and feminine will experience wholeness and empowerment. Isn’t that what each of us is seeking in our endless search outside of ourselves? The person who is looking for their “other half” to somehow make them whole. Wholeness and inner power come from our Feminine-Soul-Goddess connection, and genuine security is found within our Masculine-Spirit-God relationship.
The Soul and Spirit cannot function in our physical world without each other. It is a vital relationship. The Soul is like a space that’s filled with oxygen. The Spirit fills the space with light, like a burning flame. The Spirit needs the space (oxygen) of the Soul, and the Soul needs the warmth and light of the Spirit to coexist.
We live in a world that teaches us to starve our Soul by denying our feminine energy and likewise become disconnected in consciousness to the Goddess. We are never really disconnected, but it can appear that way when we deprive our Soul of its food. Our inner being becomes polluted with negative emotions of emptiness. The light and life of the Spirit dwindle into a tiny spark. And our lives reflect this limited power with darkness, depression, and despair.
Feeding our Soul begins our personal journey toward wholeness. The Soul is our passion, intuition, feelings, and imagination. The Soul seeks to feel the love and oneness of life with dignity and power. When we deny Soul, we also deny our feminine qualities and replace them with artificial substitutes. Our passion is replaced by addiction, feelings become apathy, intuition is askew, and the imagination often becomes imitation. The natural state of being that is supposed to be one of peace, caring, and love becomes distorted into anxiety, apathy, and pain.
When we seek the beauty of life and open up to feel the innocence within our being, we nourish our Soul. Passion is the part of your Soul that seeks the oneness of coming home to yourself. The artist who becomes one with their canvas is experiencing true passion. Being at one with the flow of creativity we step outside of time and space and experience the oneness of the Divine. That is the passion of the Soul. Explore what brings you passion will to tap you into your Soul’s majestic power.
The unique differences between Soul and Spirit are dramatic. The dynamic energy of Spirit is born of freedom, joy, and expression, all of which are masculine qualities. The Spirit within each of us seeks to feel alive and be in the present moment. Spirit wants to connect compassionately with its eternal partner the Soul. It is always searching for greater freedom, joy, and meaning. We say an animal is spirited if they are alive and dynamic and someone with charisma has a beautiful spirit. The Spirit of America was conceived by a desire for freedom and change. Our Spirit is motivated by understanding and is the part of us that won’t settle for complacency. Our Spirit keeps us exploring new ways to be free, joyful and powerful.
When we deny our Spirit, we resist change and growth, and are never in the present moment, but instead always worrying about the past or concern about the future. We don’t take time to taste the food we eat or feel the touch of a lover’s caress. The Spirit-denied person becomes filled with emptiness and confusion. The fire dies down, and eventually, its search for understanding and freedom will wither.
To awaken your inner power, you must begin feeding your Soul. What are your passions? What aligns you to the oneness of life? Begin to feel your emotions and honor them. Explore your imagination and intuition. Engage in activities like meditating or daydreaming. Journal on these topics or meditate about love and caring and you will discover their soul-full meanings.
Once you have fed your Soul, turn your attention to Spirit. What represents your personal freedom, and what brings you joy? Do you feel the freedom to express your talent? Let yourself connect with others to feel compassion. Make a commitment to yourself to experience greater joy, dignity, and aliveness.
As you begin to breathe the breath of life into your Soul, you will activate your Spirit and generate the inner light of your Divine power. Your very presence will inspire and heal the world around you.
Michaiel Patrick Bovenes
Michaiel Patrick Bovenes helps spiritual people quickly transform their stress into strength and their struggle into greater freedom, confidence and positive change. Michaiel is the inspirational leader at Soul-utions and the author of a popular series of guided meditations. Soul-utions can activate your inner-power to create the changes you desire by aligning with your purpose, power, inner-wisdom, and destiny.
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