The soul is defined as the truth of who we really are, the reflection of the divine in human form, the fingerprint of the hand of God. When we meet a person who is full of soul, we feel different around them, as if we are being lifted up to the best of who we really are.
In most cases.
Sometimes, a person full of soul bothers our inner selves. We feel resistant , critical, defensive, defenseless, better than, worse than. To me, these are all reactions to our own soul's longing, only we don't know how to access what our soul is really saying.
In many cultures around the globe, there is a support network set up from pre-birth to nourish the soul of each individual as they enter into their community. For example, in one African tribe, before a baby is born, the mother goes to a private area in nature to meditate on the song of her child. She learns her child's song, and teaches it to her tribe. When the child is born, the tribe sings that song to the child. If the child strays, the song is sung to bring the child back to their SOUL.
This Western culture doesn't always have the rituals set up to accomplish this exquisite task of singing the soul into being or back into being.We may not know, or understand how to fully access our soul's calling or purpose.
To see what your soul might be singing to you, take a few moments to answer these questions.
- What do you consider your greatest virtue?
- How do you practice this virtue in your daily life?
- Imagine someone close to you telling you what your highest virtue is. Is it the same as the virtue you named in the first question?
- Why or why not?