Body And Soul

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Monday, January 25, 2010
It is a general opinion that the soul lives somewhere inside our bodies, and that when we die, the body perishes while the soul takes flight.  I challenge anyone to point within their flesh and bones and show me where the soul is.  I have not seen it yet, am I looking in the wrong place. 

I am not of the opinion that the soul is inside me.  I consider it to be the other way round; that the body is in the soul.  Our bones, our heart, our brain, are all contained within our body, and all of this flesh and blood, all the energetic expression of us, is contained within our soul.  That is why we cannot see it.  It holds us, bringing shape to our lives.  When we feel things, when our senses are engaged in life, it is feeding our soul.  Some may consider that what I am saying is libellous as there is an inference that soul is then outside of us.  Not at all, one has to change our view of what we are.  If soul is the essential self, then we, our bodies, our emotional and psychological self, are contained within something greater.  Not outside ourselves, as the soul is ourselves.  If we deny our bodies, deny what we are feeling and thinking, we are denying our soul.  As we begin to inhabit our soul with a presence of mind our relationship with our body, with our inner world, changes.  We listen to all the feelings and thoughts with a new awareness.  We do not need to disregard them.  We are able to connect with them in a way that allows them to inform us.  It is when we listen to them from the perspective within them that we are lost.  Yet if we disregard them altogether we are remiss, for one of the components of human existence is being tossed aside. 

If you entertain the idea that the body is contained within the soul, that your soul is holding you here, then perhaps you will begin to listen to what it is telling you, directly.   The task is not to simply work out how to use what we have, it is to understand what we have, and how it is configured, then work out the authentic way for you to use it. 




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Phillip C Gordon I am an Alchemist, falling into the fires of transformation over and over as I realise the gold that I am. I choose to serve all humanity to that end, to raise the consciousness of humanity, one by one if that be the case. I am a writer, a speaker, an actor and fool.

Body And Soul

Posted by Phillip Gordon on Monday, January 25, 2010
It is a general opinion that the soul lives somewhere inside our bodies, and that when we die, the body perishes while the soul takes flight.  I challenge anyone to point within their flesh and bones and show me where the soul is.  I have not seen it yet, am I looking in the wrong place. 

I am not of the opinion that the soul is inside me.  I consider it to be the other way round; that the body is in the soul.  Our bones, our heart, our brain, are all contained within our body, and all of this flesh and blood, all the energetic expression of us, is contained within our soul.  That is why we cannot see it.  It holds us, bringing shape to our lives.  When we feel things, when our senses are engaged in life, it is feeding our soul.  Some may consider that what I am saying is libellous as there is an inference that soul is then outside of us.  Not at all, one has to change our view of what we are.  If soul is the essential self, then we, our bodies, our emotional and psychological self, are contained within something greater.  Not outside ourselves, as the soul is ourselves.  If we deny our bodies, deny what we are feeling and thinking, we are denying our soul.  As we begin to inhabit our soul with a presence of mind our relationship with our body, with our inner world, changes.  We listen to all the feelings and thoughts with a new awareness.  We do not need to disregard them.  We are able to connect with them in a way that allows them to inform us.  It is when we listen to them from the perspective within them that we are lost.  Yet if we disregard them altogether we are remiss, for one of the components of human existence is being tossed aside. 

If you entertain the idea that the body is contained within the soul, that your soul is holding you here, then perhaps you will begin to listen to what it is telling you, directly.   The task is not to simply work out how to use what we have, it is to understand what we have, and how it is configured, then work out the authentic way for you to use it. 




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