Source, Spirit, Soul
The terms Source, Spirit and Soul are often used interchangeably. They appear to mean the same thing, but when we dig a little deeper, they are all parts of a whole, but they are different.
In order to understand Source, Spirit and Soul, we need to revisit the idea of Source as the whole of everything and break it down from there to consider Spirit and Soul as an aspect of Source.
What Is Source?
Source can also be referred to as Consciousness, the Universe, the Field, Energy, Life Force, Source Consciousness, Source, Energy, Prana, God, the Mind of God, or even Spirit.
What we are referring to here we shall call Source.
It is everything that is. It is nothing and everything. It is field of energy that runs through everything like a life force.
We can consider Source as a continuous, infinite ocean of energy that includes everything that exists, and ever is and ever was. Within this ocean exists your Spirit , and your Soul.
What Is Spirit?
Spirit can also referred to as “Higher Self” or “Spirit Guide.”
Your Spirit is one aspect of the infinite ocean of Source energy that is everything. Your Spirit is like a wave in the ocean of energy, or a river, or a quiet bay. It is still part of the ocean but it is identifiable as something within the ocean. It is bigger than a drop in the ocean.
It exists as intangible and immaterial energy. It feels complete and whole and is connected with the Universe or Source Consciousness and all other spirits.
It exists in spiritual realms of higher dimensions than the physical third dimension that we know. From these higher dimensions it is aware of you in your physical form and the infinite potentials and possibilities for your life at any point in time.
Your Spirit or Higher Self is what manifested the thought or idea of you, and separated your Soul like a drop in the Ocean. It is just one aspect of Source but it is the aspect of Source that connects your Soul to Source.
When you can connect to your Higher Self you can tap into a higher wisdom that comes from a wider and more objective perspective of your current situation. When you are connected to your Spirit you feel connected to something bigger than yourself that may be guiding you in the right direction.
What Is Soul?
At its essence, the word soul means life. It is what gives life to the human form.
Your Soul was imagined by your Spirit or Higher Self as an idea or thought of you and who and what you could be. You Soul was separated and created as a way for your Higher Self to experience just one aspect of itself.
It is like a drop in the ocean of energy that is everything. It is one drop taken from the wave, or river or quiet bay that is your Spirit. It is still a part of the ocean and the wave or river or quiet bay, but it is separate.
When your Soul separates from your Spirit it comes to planet Earth. Your Soul is the immaterial and intangible essence or core of who you are. It is your true nature. Your Soul is the spiritual or energetic aspect of the human being you know as you.
Your Soul is what provides you with an inner voice and an inner compass that helps you guide you through life, should you choose to hear and listen to it.
The Soul is never touched and exists before you manifest in this life in this physical form, and will continue to exist after your departure from this life on planet Earth. The ancient Indian text known as the Bhagavad Gita tells us:
“The soul is never touched; it is immutable, all-pervading, calm, unshakable; its existence is eternal.”
We know that everything is energy and energy transform from one state to another but never disappears, it only changes form. Your Soul is energy. It is a life force and can never be destroyed but only transform.
Mind Body Heart
In the third dimension everything is physical. Once on Earth your Soul manifests in the physical form as the human being you know as you.
Your Soul and physical form provides your Spirit or Higher Self an opportunity to experience an aspect of itself in a different way.
In your physical form, your Soul splits into three aspects: your Mind, Body and Heart. These three aspects are tools to help you perceive, understand and navigate the physical world we know as planet earth. How you use them will impact your experience life here on Earth.
Connection And Disconnection
At your core, you are a spiritual or energetic being having a physical experience here on Earth.
The problem is that most of us are disconnected from our Mind. Body and Heart, which in turn disconnects us from our Soul, our Spirit and Source.
As long as we live disconnected and separated we will experience pain and suffering.
In order to feel better and reduce our suffering, we must start to become aware and reconnect back to our Mind, Body, Heart and Soul. Through this process we will reconnect back to our Spirt and in turn Source, where we will remember and understand that we are merely a drop in the ocean of Source energy, that we are connected to everything.
Understanding these different aspects of Source and that at your core you have a Soul and a higher Sprit, is the first step in raising your awareness and understanding of who and what you are.