“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” – C.S. Lewis
I believe we know the truth when we read it. The truth resonates with us, and we recognize deep in our souls when something is real.
Yet, on a conscious level, most of us have forgotten our deep and spiritual nature. Humanity as a group is walking around in a fog. We have forgotten that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Most of us have lost touch with our divine essence. Yet our souls crave to remember.
I spent a good period of time disconnected from my divinity. Even though as a child I had a deep knowing and sense of connection with something greater than myself, as I grew older, my sight became blurred.
As a teenager, I was spiritually inquisitive. I explored the religion which I was born into with a strange sense of need that was unlike any other 14 year old I knew. I had a deep hunger for wisdom and knowledge and was curious about everything. I was sensitive to the suffering of others, and the greater issues facing our world. Throughout my teens I devoured self-help and new-age material and clearly knew I was a divine spark in human form.
Yet, as I started to grow, I took on the weight of the world. I moved away from my divine essence, as most of us do. As my fragile sense of self was trying to emerge in a world full of chaos, I separated from my internal worthiness and began to define myself through the lens of a confused society.
I compared myself to images of women in magazines and berated myself for not looking exactly like them. I began to believe my worth lay solely in my appearance and I grew to deeply dislike my body, and myself. I thought I would never be pretty enough or desirable enough to be truly loved.
As I moved into my 20’s, my low sense of self-worth caused me to create the wrong type of relationships. Even if things started out well, I would continually sacrifice my own needs hoping that my selfless commitment to my partner would buy me true love. Instead, through my lack of self-respect, I taught others that it was okay to disrespect me.
Like most of us do, I had drifted away from myself. I had lost touch with the real soul-self that is within each of us. I had forgotten what I needed to be happy. I forgotten what I loved to do. And I was so far away from my divine essence that I had forgotten who I was. I was in the depths of the darkness, with my vision of the true reality completely blurred.
Slowly but surely, as I began to reconnect with the things I loved and find my way back to the light, I remembered the truth about who I really was.
You already know these truths; it’is simply about remembering them. To help remind you, here are some notes about the divine essence we all share.
1. You are inherently worthy.
You were born worthy. We are all as perfect and whole as one another. No one is better. No one is more special. No one is more unique.
2. True happiness can only ever come from within.
You already have everything you need to be happy. Our society teaches us that happiness will be found in the material world, but true happiness can only ever come from within us.
3. Everything is happening for you, not to you.
Life is a school, and you will be given the lessons you need to learn for your soul’s growth. If we are being pushed away from something, we need to trust that we are being redirected to something better.
4. The spirit realm is more real than the material world.
You came from the spiritual realm, and you will return there. Earth is the stopover. The spiritual realm is our natural home.
5. You have the ability to create your reality.
You are a spark of divinity and you have been given creative power. Part of our journey on Earth is to remember this instinct and use Earth as our creative playground.
6. You are more capable than you think.
You have been given unique God-given talents, and part of your purpose in life is to find them; and then give them away.
7. The aching in our hearts is caused by the separation from our divine nature.
When we live in the fog, we forget our true nature, and it leads us to feeling fearful, lost, unsure, confused or completely lackluster. We end up with a silent ache in our hearts. The only way to really ease this pain is to connect with our divine essence and find our way back to the truth.