Oneness and the Soul
The idea of an old soul can only exist in time, and can only pertain to those with a consistently bounded singular spiritual packet of energy called body-mind-soul. In oneness, we have found no need for the term, or at least we have found the term expands out to mean something which separates and un.necessarily complicates the relationship of what-is.
You may have need of it. It may make sense to you. If so, then it is so.
In oneness, the concept of a soul – connected to a physical personality-self, lying in the space between a material world and source, collecting all the memories and lessons of various lifetimes, forming bonds within a soul-circle and matching up with soul-mates and twin-souls, on a journey from young soul to old soul – speaks to us of separation.
It tells us, we are wrong (or right). It judges our actions as karmic or righteous, and it allows what-is to be either a punishment (lesson) or an encouragement (alignment with our highest good and the highest good of all). We don’t love it. Our sensibility can’t settle in a place that speaks of the world in such a way.
Obviously, we’re not telling you not to love it. We’re assuming you know what is true for you and whatever we have to say is inconsequential. We’re assuming you have the wisdom to be where you are, reading what you need to be reading, without blaming anyone or anything else for your predicament. Although, assumptions can be dangerous.
When we hear the term ‘Old Soul’
When we hear the word soul and have said all we need to say on the subject, we can re-interpret the message to mean what it means in our language. Whereas, when we hear the term and have not yet written down our thoughts on the subject or vlogged about what it means to us, then the reaction is different. It feels like frustration.
We get up on our soapbox and philosophise, usually to our husband, about how there’s nothing out there in the world for people like us. Until we recognise the very complaint we’re making is content for our project. Hence, “we should be recording this,” has become a bit of a mantra in this house.
Which means until we’ve said our peace*, we can’t listen to other people’s stuff on the subject without having a major reaction. Of course, it’s not them we’re reacting to. We’re not angry at them or in disagreement with their perspective. We have no opinion either way on what’s true for them. We’re simply feeling the invitation to speak our peace and it happens to appear in the form of frustration.
Having no soul
Having no soul feels like a more direct explanation of simply being in oneness. Not better or more accurate. Just less complex.
Since there are no borders or boundaries in oneness, it’s not as if you can lose something by saying you have no soul. It’s just one more place you have accepted a oneness picture of the universe rather than a dualistic or nondualistic version of what-is. And if it feels un.comfortable then that’s how it feels. What would you like to do with that?
*Yes, we are aware that we keep using the word peace instead of piece. It’s our way of emphasising how feeling frustration and raving on our soapbox are not a means to an end. So often we are presented with the dark night of the soul story, the catharsis that lanced the boil of what was building up and up as we ignored the signs and avoided doing what needed to be done until finally there was nowhere left to run and we had to act or perish. We don’t love that story. There is another way of looking at it we feel more comfortable with.