You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out. -- Martha Graham
Matters of the soul have been the focus of my writing here and on my personal blog, Rx For The Soul, since I first began blogging nearly four years ago. In my author's archive, you'll find at least 10 articles I've posted over the past four years that address various aspects of the soul.I'm delighted to learn that HuffPost now has an entire section devoted to it! And rightfully so, for one might say that we are now living in those "interesting times" of which the ancient Chinese proverb speaks. And in these interesting times, we often find ourselves rudderless and in need of some kind of guidance system.
I find this idea of using technology to help us get and stay connected with the soul and learn how to nurture it in our daily lives an interesting concept, for I've always thought of the soul itself as our internal GPS. This concept expands the envelope of how we humans can relate to the soul, but something in me is not quite ready to jump on the technology bandwagon when it comes to addressing the needs of the soul.
I may be slow in coming to this party, but not because I automatically reject new ideas. Quite the contrary! I've always been an early adapter/adopter, at least for my generation. However, when it comes to technology and matters of the soul, for me, the jury is still out. What I do delight in, however, is the importance being placed on the place of soul in our lives and cultivating one's ability to be informed by the soul's calling.
The idea that the soul expresses our true nature is not entirely accurate. It would be more accurate to say that the soul serves as a conduit to our true nature and thus, when we attend to its needs, we will be brought into alignment with its agenda. And the soul's agenda is always about evolving in the direction of our highest possibilities. In this way, the soul is the guidance system that is always seeking alignment with its own true North.
But often times, perhaps even most often, the soul will take the deepest path to get to its destination. The soul is about deepening, for in the depths is where we'll gain access to the wisdom it seeks.
Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body.
The wisdom your soul seeks is the very reason for your existence. What if we are not bodies with souls but rather souls with bodies? Kind of gives it a different perspective.