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No. Everyone has a soul.
There is one soul which people are connected to.
The soul is not your spirit.
Can you please explain what you see as the difference between "spirit" and "soul"?
Originally posted by TRUELIES11
reply to post by SaturnFX
Spirituality is measurable.
A person has a spirit or does not.
Two paths. Different consequences.
Use it or lose it.
I don't think there is a path to anything. There is just a path.
But nothing has shaken my conviction that we each have to find our own way --- our own path through the vast, scary forest. If we only keep moving, true to self, we will emerge in the meadow beyond. But no one can walk it with us, really. They can shout directions and best wishes from their own paths, but....
in the end, we are physically alone, and I really believe we each have to travel that path, our personalized Spiritual Path, with only that unique guiding light that passeth understanding.
I began my journey as a little girl in the woods. Toes in the mud, twigs in the hair, sun on my skin, wildflowers squeezed in my chubby hands....poision ivy summers and bonfire winters. I was born a child of nature and to nature I will return....and I love it...knowing the cold, deep earth will take every inch of my body and break it down and it will nourish the nature that I love so much. This is my basic understanding of god, the understanding of a child gazing at stars, clear pure snowfalls, the salt of the ocean in my lungs...
I have searched far and wide, I have studied religions, philosophies, spirituality, new age.....I like them all, but nothing ever speaks to me as directly as the warmth of sun on my skin, or the peacefulness of a morning mist.
Well you have your path and i have mine. Nimrod thought he could follow his own path and become his own god.
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Ed, this is one of the best posts I have read from you. It was clear, coherent, and makes perfect sense.
I do believe we are all One. Your post made me think of another analogy:
if we are all one in God, as cells in a body, and some of those cells turn cancerous, or gangrenous, or ingrown, or mutated; they will be fought by the body (immune system) and drop off, die, be removed, or kill the body.
I think right now our body (humanity) is very ill indeed. I think about these things, God, humanity, the Earth, life, every day, nearly all day...when I go to my rest, and when I awaken. With everything I do, there is a sense of wonder, and anticipation.
Thanks for your thoughts. (You don't mind if I call you Ed, do ya?)
(I wanted also to mention that I've noticed what seems to me to be "growth" or subtle changes/movements in your posts. I wonder if it's an illusion, or if I'm just starting to get what you say, or you feel yourself growing and changing, too.)
When undertaking spiritual practice it is important to bear in mind that each individual is different and so what works for one person may not work for another.