In the Soul Counsel programs, participants use weekly focus sheets in between sessions that allow them to explore the inner Soul self through various modatlities and exercises that often included writing and journaling. This also allows for integrating the material that is discussed in the individual sessions.
In the Soul Dive program, one of the focus sheets is writing the Origin Story of ones Soul. The one below was recently read to me during a session....... and truth be told...I was so deeply moved by it that I wept as I listened. It is a powerful piece and I feel it is also a universal voice of the inner Soul of who we all are in essence. I trust you might be nourished by it today as well.
ORIGIN STORY OF MY SOUL
I needed to come out at this time and in this place and with these other souls even though it was not the intention of your mother at first. I had to see that being the last and the youngest gave me freedom and some overshadowing that needed to be overcome. You had to bring joy and freedom and possibility into this world. To show others what they are capable of. There are some obstacles here for you. Some worries that you must learn to let go of.
Let go of the things you can’t control. Ease your mind. Don’t ruminate and over analyze. Judge less, love more. Allow yourself freedom and coming into the unknown. Face your fears of first
times and not knowing and don’t let them stifle your love of adventure and spontaneity. You have stifled the YOU wishing to suit those you hope will love you. Love comes from those who authentically are your life partners -friends, family, lovers. Easily and without invitation.
You come from a place where all energy dwells, from all around us, and will return there some day after the lessons have been learned. No fears necessary. Your departed loved ones are all around you rooting for you, leading you on this sometimes difficult but always rewarding journey back to yourself. Love you.
You are worthy of all things good, simple, difficult but needed. All will be revealed. All in the service of your highest good. Make your way through the mud - there is sunshine and happiness on the other side. You are here to nurture and nurturing can also mean helping others through their tests and struggles as they grow on their own journey.
Love never ends and never dies. It just transforms. Save your worry and transform it into loving kindness. For yourself first then others. You have to believe and end worry. Go out there and explore. Win. Lose. Laugh. Cry. Experience is all there is. This is the way. And so it is.
There is something about thoughts that we are not always able to fully recognize and that is that they can be experienced as coming to us rather than from us. We call this sort of thought that suddenly awakens in us an insight, clarity, or a new realization.
That awakening is most real and true and can often change our perspective on life. At the same time, it is also an amazing thing that such thoughts arrive without the experience of us manufacturing them ourselves. We simply receive them without effort on our part as the active thinker.
It's those, "this thought just came to me" moments, or those distinct ah-ha's! you get. Or the, "I never thought of that before" feeling that allows for a certain kind of peace and knowing. And besides all that wokeness, those thoughts also are often filled with a flavor of spontaneity, surprise, or can give one a sense of feeling grounded in a larger truth that there is guidance and a sense of direction on our path. Those new thoughts also allow for clarity of a decision and can also provide peace of mind.
In the essence of this experience, you become the listener and receiver to and of your own innate wisdom. At some point you might also realize this is a satisfying place to continue to gently focus your attention because it feels so amazing to consciously connect to the guidance that is always there within you, ready and available to share itself with you. It expands as you focus and becomes a cool experience when you are able to consciously recognize that you are a part of this happening.
So keep paying attention and noticing. Stay open to receiving such thought experiences, as they are your Soul wisdom speaking to you and that is also the conversation that you are having with your own creative inner universe!
Listen to them, because these thoughts are gifts leading you to the next good and right thing on your path. Trust them, because they are your guidance system...They are your True North...They are your personal, individual super power. They are your true nature speaking to you. They are a gift.
I would love for you to share in the comments a significant new thought you have recently had, or one that you recall having at some point that changed your perspective on something in your life and allowed a deeper peace of mind.
Your Soul is the caretaker of your human Self. It speaks to you and guides you as a representative of Source.
You learn to care for yourself through this Soul. The more you listen, the more you reside from its perception and observe your human life as a beautiful gift and a true adventure.
The core Soul Counsel principles are all one thing and in their purest form they are exclusively experiential. It’s the awakening of self and recognizing Soul and its function and then knowing how to use the mechanism of Self as and through consciousness.
The delusion is the 'ego' attempting to separate these principles. This is not an intellectual process, but the intellect does allow for the recognition of experience. The answers are always the same, we are connected to Source…..we are Source itself…..therefore if we listen to this Source, we know exactly how we work and who we truly are. It's just that simple.
Live the life that YOU ARE!