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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:

Unleashing the Soul - how free are you?

    "We, who lived in concentration camps,
    can remember the men who walked
    through the huts of others,
    giving away their last piece of bread.
    They may have been few in number,
    but they offer sufficient proof that everything
    can be taken away from a man but one thing:
    the last of the human freedoms-
    to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
    to choose one's own way."

    Viktor Frankl - Auschwitz survivor

The Soul's Gifts of Beingness

We live in a world of physicality, a place of goals, aspirations and creations. It's where we're invited to taste the ultimate paradox - the almost intangible essence of the divine, deeply diffused within the density. It's like sitting in an orchestra trying to listen to the quieter instruments like the flute when you're right next to the bass drum. Both are registered in the mind which plays its tricks of course, confusing the messages we're being given. We might feel a definite pull to do something which then doesn't seem to work out. How do we fathom what's going on when the ego can be so loud? It's all about finding the gift of beingness...

Invoking the Warrior

Overcoming darkness...
I'm frequently asked by awakening people how to deal with negative energies which may invade our consciousness as we become more open. In truth we are all influenced to a greater or lesser degree by an Opposing Consciousness that acts through the surrounding field causing us to make choices that are not in our best interests. Of course some will say it's important not to give energy to the dark and I would agree with the sentiment, yet we live in a relative world of real experience where we can be easily derailed and there are ways of combating this destablising influence. If the subject is important to you, then you might like to read on...

Activating the Power of Higher Mind

How to manifest authentically
Consciousness and matter are the same thing: we shape and change matter from what we're being within. In some teachings though, we feel this ancient truth has been taken a step too far; trying to shape circumstances to manifest a new, apparently more desirable reality. There's simply no need to do this. Our higher selves, intune with the Divine Design are already shaping a far more miraculous, far more harmonious and far more loving reality than ego could ever dream of. And all we have to do is open to Higher Mind and bring that authentic dream into reality. So how does authentic creating from Higher Mind really work?...

Self Knowledge and the Soul

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
“The Prophet" by kahlil Gibran was originally published in 1923. It has since become a spiritual classic and for many years now a firm favourite of mine. It is told in the form of a story with the finest interlace of deeply inspirational poetry. Here's a very brief overview and taster:

Almustafa approaches the dawning of the ultimate spiritual liberation. As an instrument for divine expression, he turns a mirror back upon the journey of human life from birth until death, inviting acceptance of all things...

Soul Mates and Twin Flames

Birds of a feather or feathers off the same bird?
We've been receiving many questions of late concerning the subject of Soul Mates. It seems many are out to find their "ideal" partner in life. So what's it all about? Do we meet on a dreamy white cloud and sail off into an eternal sunset whilst cherubims play their sweet soul music? Or is there a bit more to it than that? Both Trinity and myself are Soul Mates who have joined in union in this incarnation to help one another. We felt compelled to write this joint article which you might like to read if the subject interests you...

Being an Empath

Unfolding the Higher Paradigm
Imagine being able to feel and sense everything, whether positive or negative around you, 24/7. An Empath can’t turn off empathy (unlike someone who is perhaps 'empathising'). It is possibly one of the most challenging of psychic gifts to master. I am an Empath who has spent nearly two decades, since awakening, mastering my empathic nature. It is an ongoing process. I am still not perfect and not sure that I ever will be whilst incarnated here. I am however content, despite the challenges of integration, as I see it as an incredible gift to humanity...

Listening to the Soul

    ‘How do the geese know when to fly to the sun?
    Who tells them the seasons?
    How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on?
    As with the migrant birds, so surely with us,
    there is a voice within,
    if only we would listen to it,
    that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.’

    Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The thing I love about this quote is the reminder that in our world, all sentient beings know the way. They know when it is time to move onwards, time to rest, time to flower, or time to shed our leaves...


The Cosmic Role of the Spiritual Catalyst

Some souls have incarnated here to hold an energetic harmony which provides empathic support for evolving people. Others however, have come with the specific 'mission' to break down illusions and inspire change by the very energy they hold. Such people may be called "Spiritual Catalysts". They’ll frequently find they have a confrontational affect on their environment and especially the people in it: you begin to undermine the very illusions society has been built upon. In the beginning, life for the Spiritual Catalyst can be very challenging, until we learn how to integrate the full complement of energies we have; and how to utilise that energy with gentle sophistication, but definitely without dilution...

Spiritual Archetypes - a doorway to your soul

When we step onto the internal super highway of spiritual evolution, we begin to unravel the differences between personality influenced desires and authentic inner yearnings of the soul. Every moment presents an opportunity to shed behaviours which no longer serve and instead allow divine beingness to shine forth. This continual self realisation process is far from easy, sometimes it is exceptionally difficult to feel and know what is truly authentic. However, benevolence has armed us with enlightening tools to unravel the inner coding: we may take on a filter - a Spiritual Archetype - that helps us see more clearly who we are...