What is the Soul?

There are many definitions of what the Soul is. For us here at Openhand, consciousness flows through the universe as waves on a vast ocean. You and we are each a unique blend of these various energetic characteristics - aspects of beingness.

So we are being both the ocean and a unique blend of universal consciousness too. It's what we call a 'Soul Ray Harmonic'. The Soul is what makes us unique, animates who we truly are, and the Soul's full liberation and expression is the purpose of our existence.

When the Soul can flow through the experience of our lives without attachment and full unbridled expression, then we are self realised and Enlightend.

Index of articles on The Soul:

 

 

 

The Challenges of Breaking into Spiritual Realignment - "Gateway 2"

Submitted by Open on Sat, 02/07/2015 - 07:41

Learning to follow our "Spiritual Compass"
Right now, I'm hearing from lots of people within our virtual community who have awoken and are beginning to step onto the spiritual path in earnest, they're being drawn to Gateway 2 - the "Realignment" - as we've termed it. It can be a very challenging yet profoundly rewarding experience. In essence we're making a quite profound shift of consciousness inside. Prior to this shift, like most people in the world today (even many awake ones), we create our lives really by making decisions about "how to move the external pieces on life's playing board". But afterwards things change dramatically...

Who are You? and how to be that

Submitted by Open on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 07:14


It strikes me that the biggest problem humanity faces right now is a case of mistaken identity. People mistake themselves for something they are not; and this generates all manner of false lifestyles and suffering. And even when a person discovers they are not the ego, there frequently follows all kinds of attachment and identification with qualities of the soul: like "I am love" for example. So what about ditching all kinds of conditioned identity completely?

What about surrendering into the infinite vulnerability of the moment
and allowing the real you to effortlessly arise?
How might that positively change your life and the world around you too?...

The Greatness within You - and 9 ways to unleash it

Submitted by Open on Sat, 12/13/2014 - 19:32

What does it mean to be truly great? Is greatness in all of us, or just the 'chosen few'? What does greatness have to do - if anything - with fame, fortune and popularity? Greatness is something that's has always intrigued me. And even though there's a heavy dose of surrendering acceptance in the nature of my soul, when I open an internal space, something pretty often arises all by itself - a striving to learn, explore, evolve and grow. It's a passion and commitment to evolutionary change. There's no struggle in this, but there's absolute determination and will. It feels totally spiritual to me. Does this bear any relation to greatness? Is it in you, and if so, what might you do to unleash it?...

What happens internally when we start to infuse Soul?

Submitted by Open on Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:00


When we begin to observe ourselves and our behaviour - our thoughts our feelings and our emotions - then we begin to know ourselves as more than the small "I". We begin to open the heart and feel our connection to the divine; sensed as joy, timelessness, expansiveness, interconnectivity, unconditional love. Many approaches in the Spiritual Mainstream would concur with this. But the question is, what happens next? What goes on internally as the soul infuses through our being; what will be encountered? And most importantly, how best can we work to integrate soul for the benefit of our lives...

Breaking through Personal Limitation: "I can, I will, I must"

Submitted by Open on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:12


Do you ever get the sense that it's not "SC" (spiritually correct) to express passionate will? In the 'New Age Movement', where 'acceptance' and 'surrender' are the big buzz words, is there still a place for passionate courage, commitment and determination? Certainly to me there is.

So how do these qualities relate to acceptance and surrender? Are they meant to be blended together in some way? How do you commit to something with your whole heart, but without attached struggling?...

What is the Purpose of YOUR incarnation? Why exactly are YOU here?

Submitted by Open on Sun, 08/17/2014 - 07:19


The divine Gift of Beingness.
It seems to me so many are trying to figure out exactly why they are here, in this incarnation right now. And in a world of increasing turbulence, exactly what are you here to do? How can we help? It's a question that's enough to drive you crazy just thinking about it! So what if the reason for your incarnation could easily be revealed to you from the current circumstances of your life? What if a simple change of perspective on how you create reality could uplift not just you, but everyone around you? What if that's the only truly positive way to change the world...

Living the Higher Dimensional Dream 24/7 - What does your Soul ache for?

Submitted by Open on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 05:31


Finding your real passion
What is it that really makes you tick in life?
What is it that gets you out of bed in the cold, dark hours before the sun rises - have you discovered it yet?
Is there something that you would give your whole life for - something that is more important even than breathing?
Well, I can safely say that I'm one of those fortunate beings to have discovered the answer for me.

And in sharing a reflection, you might well find some inspiration for you too...

Soul Mates and Twin Flames revisited

Submitted by Open on Sat, 10/12/2013 - 08:00

Hi Openhanders!
A couple of years ago, Trinity and myself co-wrote an article about "Soul Mates and Twin Flames". It's proved to be one of our most popular articles: it has had many thousands of reads and has been circulated on many sites across the web. It seems many awakened souls are interested in finding that perfect 'partner'! It's also something that's recently come up quite strongly in the one-on-one spiritual coaching I do. So what's the secret of success? I'm often asked this question so I thought I'd briefly revisit the subject...

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The Soul's purpose and the Seven Rays

Submitted by Open on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 08:01

What is purpose and where does it come from?

Sense of purpose is crucial to a satisfied and harmonious life. We all seem to have a yearning for something, even if in some people that sense of destiny is partially suppressed, denied or distorted. Purpose in life is what makes us tick. It's what gets us out of bed in the morning, it defines sense of worthwhile service and it brings the divine nature of the etheric into reality. Yet when unbalanced it can also make us desperately unhappy. So what is the purpose of the soul, where does it come from and how can we attune it so that we may experience a fulfilling and successful life?...

The Guru within...YOU are the Captain of your Soul

Submitted by Open on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 05:59

These are extraordinary times of great change and upheaval. Many things we've come to rely upon, the establishments and systems in society, even the very foundations of the reality we've believed in, are beginning to crumble. So in an environment of such turmoil, who and what can you really trust in? Gone are the times when a great saviour - a Messiah - has come to 'save the day'. These are times of the past. Now is the time to put faith in your own soul. Yes of course, other people can reflect back to you your gifts, they can empathise and catalyse, but they are not your gurus. They may point towards a Gateway, but only you can walk through it. Only you are the Captain of your Soul...