Imagine being a soul in a human body. But wait! We are? Yes, we are. But what if you become really aware of that? Sometimes I make it into a game pretending a soul has landed in this body and experiences all aspects of human life as if it is the first time.
At the breakfast table the hand, that seems to be a part of this body, moves towards the coffee cup. The soul looks at the hand that lifts up the cup, bringing it to the hole in the face, and without having to think about it, takes a sip from the coffee. Wow! There is the experience of the hot coffee going inside the body! There is a feeling of excitement in the form of uplifting energy inside the body while looking at this experience. The coffee falls deep into the body and now there is a warm feeling inside the stomach.
Hey! There is another experience! A soul in a different form landed on the table in front of the breakfast plate washing itself. The eyes in this head look at the little creature, realizing it is a soul as well. It makes the tiny paws wet with the mouth and then washes the head. This is so cool!
The biggest reason we as humans experience suffering is that we give meaning to everything!
The biggest reason we as humans experience suffering is that we give meaning to everything! A boyfriend who is not responding for a few hours to a WhatsApp is turned into a story that either he is an egocentric bastard, he doesn’t really love us or worse he is with someone else. Parents who give advice turns into the meaning that they still treat you like you are the little girl who cannot take care of herself. And the boss that reacts in anger to a minor mistake you made, turns into a major frustrated dickhead.
In all honesty, my head made hundreds of stories every day, looping over and over, until once upon a time there was this shift, that took out the “I” and the “me” in the story. There was simply the soul observing. When we take out the “I” or the “me” in the story, there is the experience of sitting alone. The experience of sitting. The chair. The bottom touching the chair. The experience of no responds to WhatsApp. Until another experience happens. The cat jumping on the lap. A friend calling. A hiccup. The body asking for food or a drink. The reaction from anger from a person that at the moment is stuck in the me story.
When we take out the me, nothing is personal anymore.
My head still makes stories sometimes. The little game I play immediately takes me back however in what “I AM” really means. A soul having an experience. When we do, there is no heavy emotion, as emotions follow after the thought loop. But if subconsciously there is already the experience of for instance feeling rejection or not good enough, we can look at it as being another experience. There is the experience of feeling rejected. There is the stomach ache. There is the heart racing. The experience of another being with no matter what it is they are experiencing. The experience of the thought loop. The experience of the emotion.
When we practice BEING, – being WITH the experience, – without giving it MEANING, we become truly present with whatever is.
It helps to ask yourself the question: “What am I?…” “What am I?”… “What is the experience?” Practice this and the stories become less, you become more present and more connected with the truth that I AM.
PS One minute after finishing this article my soul is having the experience of a hacker taking down 200 euro from my banc account. After experiencing all sorts of human reactions (I am only human myself living in a me-society, conditioned to act like a victim of crime) ;-) I return back to observing the experience itself, saying out loud:
I am sorry you choose this way to get money.
I am sorry you feel such desperate need.
Please forgive me (being the collective) that drove you to take this action
I love you
As my true self is ABUNDANCE I know somehow the Universe will get the 200 euro back to me. As my true self knows this too comes from the oneness I cannot other then love it, learn from it and see it what it is: an experience.
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