(OK. So this I started writing with a completely different intention, but it went a little woo-woo, so I let it. It obviously needs to be told. I hope it brings something to you…)
The spiritual world raves about the Mind Body Soul connection. There are entire festivals and events dedicated to it.
But what does it actually mean?
I spent a good ten years trying to figure it out and find and connect to my mind, my body and soul, and then bring them together.
Meditation. Yoga. Gratitude journals. Daily Journals.
Talking to my body. Quieting the mind. Searching for the Soul…
What I Thought I Knew…
By the end of all this searching and hunting, I thought I knew a few things.
I was a spiritual being in a physical body. Having a physical experience.
And my mind helped, or hindered the process… with all its thoughts and ideas and daily incessant chatter.
And my Soul was somewhere in there too?? I could never quite grasp that, cause I couldn’t quite find it.
So I kept searching.
Heck, we even have a dedicated term for the process of looking for that missing thing.
For a long time it seemed that my Soul was the missing piece.
I had glimpses of it. In meditation. In writing. Or drawing.
A connection to something bigger than “ME.”
Something more powerful. More infinite. And completely whole.
I had moments of total awareness. That were short- lived. That eluded me for the long-term.
But that small taste of Soul, Spirit, Oneness.
Whatever it was.
I wanted it. Craved it.
It Felt Like I’d Found The Missing Piece
And lost it again.
So I kept searching and searching.
I kept working on “ME,” And my stuff.
The thoughts and actions and things that were holding me back.
The stuff that seemed to be keeping me from finding my Soul.
I kept stripping them away, one day at a time, slowly, painfully.
Until An Epiphany Arose
I’d cleaned away enough of the layers and the lies that I thought were “ME.”
I’d let go of the beliefs and ideas and mantras imposed by family, friends, authority and society.
The stuff that I chose to adopt as mine, but never really was.
The things that never really felt true to “ME,” but I was told were just they way things were.
I let it go. All of it. Well, as much of it as I could.
In a search for my Soul and the truth of how things really are.
And Then I Found It
When I’d stripped away enough of the layers. I found it.
I finally found ME.
Only ME wasn’t the “ME” I thought it was. The “ME” I’d always been told I was.
Without all the layers and the thoughts and the ideas of who I “should” be, how society wanted “ME” to be, I’d finally found ME.
Under all of that ME was there.
I Am Not ME
Who I really am is not the “ME” that I’d created for the outside world.
The ME that is and always has been was still inside. All along.
Hiding. Forgotten. Covered up.
There’s no more need to search for Soul.
Because I’ve found it.
I AM IT.
ME is my Soul.
YOU are your Soul.
YOU are the essence of who you are. It’s NOT “out there.”
Not your thoughts and beliefs and ideas and ideals of that you “think” you should be.
Not what others tell you you are.
What I Know Now
Sounds wacky I know.
It’s hard to describe YOU.
But here’s what I really, truly know…
YOU are a spiritual, infinite, eternal being. YOU are your Soul. It’s not “out there.”
YOU are NOT your mind. YOU are NOT your body.
They are just tools you have to work with, here in this reality.
You are NOT the construct of the thoughts and beliefs and ideas and ideals that you think YOU are.
They are just distractions form the truth of who you are.
YOU Are NOT Missing
YOU never were.
YOU just got lost in the thoughts and beliefs and ideas and ideals about the reality of this world.
And is you make the choice to choose YOU, and choose that every day.
Then at some point YOU will.
At some point, the thoughts and beliefs and ideals that you chose, but aren’t quite true…
At some point, you’ll let them go.
YOU Will Discover YOU
And, now that you’re found.
You’ll realise, that YOU were never missing at all.
YOU just have to choose for it to happen and be.
And it will.
That’s how powerful YOU really are.